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  • #8362

    bytestorm
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    Hi!

    Sorry for the noobish question but I see ppl mentioning extra scalers some times when talking about the OSSC.. like the VPxx series by DVDO?
    I planned to just buy a good pc monitor 24-27inch and use my consoles directly with the OSSC and from that one straight into the monitor via hdmi.

    Why would I use an extra unit in between? Could someone just explain why that would be wanted?
    Cant I just use my: snes,neo geo aes, ps1 with the OSSC alone to get a great image?

    Thanks all!

    #8364

    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    While OSSC has a lot of features that full blown video processors have, it is designed first and foremost as a lag-free line doubler. It’s designed to integrate into any setup without adding any additional lag. Full blown video processors are different, they offer functionality like pan/zoom, sophisticated deinterlacing and advanced picture processing that’s just not possible without a full-frame buffer.

    If you need that functionality, adding an OSSC to many video processors gives you excellent 240p picture quality (many video processors don’t handle 240p well at all) and all the advantages of a full video processor, as well as some disadvantages (more lag, longer 240p->480i transition times)

    Of course, not everyone does need that kind of functionality, as long as the scaler in your display handles the OSSCs signal well (either in line double or triple mode) then there’s no need to add a video processor too.

    #8367

    bytestorm
    Participant

    Thanks for the fast reply!

    Well I don’t think I need zoom and stuff like that .. i just want great 240p with the possibility of adding scan lines to a lcd monitor.

    I was about to buy the xrgb mini the other day but I am to afraid the input lag will kill the experience when playing punch out or the mega man series.. :/.. this ossc seems like a perfect alternative…

    So on a pc monitor, will only the ossc be enough to give me a stunning picture quality? Or do I really need to fork out the cash for a xrgb mini and just hope the lag isn’t noticeable?

    #8368

    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    With OSSC you’re far more at the mercy of your displays scaler so it really depends on the monitor. In most cases the picture is excellent though.

    #8369

    bytestorm
    Participant

    I see.. from what i understand pc monitors are better at supporting than flatscreen TV sets. Anything specific to look for when choosing monitor? To have a high chance of it to work with the line double and triple modes?

    #8370

    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Nothing specific I’m afraid, but I think you would have to get quite unlucky to find a monitor that didn’t support line triple based on my experiences.

    #8391

    bytestorm
    Participant

    Alright! Thanks for all the info!! 😀

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