OSSC’s are in stock now. Order now and your unit ships immediately (max 3 days, usually quicker). No waiting lists, no pre-ordering, just buy and enjoy!
1.6 Revision – Includes an extra 3.5mm audio input and has analogue to digital conversion as standard, no need for a separate upgrade board. See here for more information.
Important! – We give you the option to purchase the OSSC without power supply unit (PSU) or remote, so that you can use suitable replacements you may already have yourself. Information on using alternative remotes is available here. Please note the specs of the required PSU carefully. You require a unit that outputs DC 5V with at least 1 Amp. The tip must be 2.1 x 5.5mm and centre positive. Please note that damage caused by using an incorrect PSU is not covered under the warranty.
Need a different number of accessories? Do you want 2 power supplies but only one remote, or a spare remote perhaps? Leave the boxes above un-checked and add additional power supplies here, remotes here, remote overlays here or JP21 adapters here. For quantities greater than 6 OSSC units please contact us.
Customers in Asia please note – RGB cables are wired slightly differently in your region (despite having the same physical connectors). If you want to use JP21 RGB cables with your OSSC, please also order a JP21 adapter. This adapter is NOT required for the more common Euro SCART cables (as purchased from Retrogamingcables.co.uk, Retro Console Accessories or most dealers in the EU, Australia and America).
It’s finally here! The ultimate lag-free retro gaming linedoubler and processor hits the market. Now there’s an affordable way to use your retro consoles on your PC monitor or TV in perfect quality. No more bad upscaling, no more interlacing artefacts, no more high input lag, the OSSC is a dream for retro gamers and collectors!
What does it do?
Processes (line doubles) retro games with NO input lag – Unlike other scalers, such as the XRGB Mini, the OSSC works on individual scanlines rather than a frame at a time, that means there’s no input lag whatsoever (well, a few nanoseconds if you really want to be precise).
Eliminates ugly deinterlacing artefacts and bad scaling – Connect most retro consoles to your TV and if you get a picture at all, it’s likely to be ugly. Bad scaling combined with deinterlacing (which should never even be applied to 240p material) will ruin the picture and make you wish you had your old CRT back. Well, worry no more! OSSC converts the image into a 480p or 720p (where compatible) image that is correctly displayed and processed. EVERY special effect, from 240p drop shadows to striped sprites, is rendered correctly.
Converts SCART and Component to DVI/HDMI – Feed in a 480p component video signal from a Wii and get out a perfectly processed 480p HDMI or DVI (with a simple adapter) image. The quality is flawless!
Convert VGA to DVI/HDMI – Connect a Dreamcast directly to the unit and enjoy HDMI processing of all your games, not just those that support 480p.
Convert analogue audio to digital DVI/HDMI *NEW* – Analogue audio from your retro games console will be converted to digital audio and injected into the HDMI/DVI output (requires compatible TV, processor or AV receiver. Analogue audio output is still available for setups where this is required).
Fast deinterlacer – Fed up with high input lag on interlace games? The OSSCs deinterlacer is lag free! Note that this does however mean there’s a drop in picture quality for interlace sources, but this is unavoidable. A pass through mode, where interlace signals are sent directly to the TV for processing instead, is also included.
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What are other people saying?
Don’t take our word for it, check out these other reviews around the web.
Documentation, support and returns
In addition to the standard 1 year EU warranty, we’re also giving a one-month no quibble return for all units. Test the OSSC in your setup and if it doesn’t work, return it to us for a full refund. All we ask is that you pay return postage and send the complete unit and any accessories undamaged. Contact us here if you need to return a unit.
- 1 X SCART – Supports RGBs (clean csync, cvideo sync, luma sync), RGsB, Ypbpr
- 1 X Component video – Supports Ypbpr and RGsB signals
- 1 X D-SUB15 (VGA) – Supports RGBHV, RGBs, RGsB, Ypbpr
- 2 x 3.5mm analogue audio – Supports all analogue audio. Input 1 can be toggled between output (from AV1/SCART) or input
- Composite video and S-Video are NOT supported and require an adapter/transcoder
- 1 X HDMI or DVI-D (with adapter) (digital only, including audio). Full-range 24-bit RGB output through DVI/HDMI
- 1 X Analogue audio 3.5mm (input/output toggle)
Supported input resolutions
- 240p/288p/480i/576i 15khz
- 25Khz medium-res modes
- 480p/576p/720p/1080i 31khz
Supported output resolutions
- 240p/288p -> 480p/576p or 720p line triple (compatible displays only)
- 240p/288p -> 1280×960, 1280×1152, 1080p, 1600×1200 line quadruple/quintuple (compatible displays only)
- 25Khz medium-res modes -> 480p
- 480i/576i -> 480p/576p or pass-through
- 480p -> pass-through or 960p line-double (compatible displays only)
- all other 31khz resolutions passed through
- Back lit LCD
- SD Card socket for firmware updates
- JTAG connector
- IR receiver
- DC 5V 1 Amp – 2.1 x 5.5mm positive tip
Submit your review
I've been using the OSSC for about a year now and couldn't be happier! After some twiddling with the many options of the OSSC and a few adjustments to my TV's settings (which by default didn't give the optimal picture for any of my applications, including my PC and disabled all the optimizations), my Japanese Mega Drive output looks better than ever (also thanks to a good RGB SCART cable). Thanks to a vivid picture with nice colors and blacks and of course the scanlines, give a classic arcade-like experience on my 4K TV, which is great. Recommended!
Finally, I got the best picture for Playstation 2!
XRGB-mini Framemeister could not do this!
Thanks Sergey! While we're glad you love the OSSC, for the PS2 the XRGB-mini is usually the better choice, since the OSSC does not have sophisticated deinterlacing and most PS2 games run in 480i.
Works great with a little cheap magnovox tv, (19mf1377b usa model) actually works with snes on all resolutions. Doesnt work with my 75xbr900e 4k with snes but works with the sega genesis (megadrive). However the snes works with tv if im connected thru my av receiver marantz sr6010. I am extremely happy and it is a big upgrade over the cheap scart to hdmi converter.
Unfortunately my main tv doesn't handle the Snes signal at all, but I have to say it does handle the line quintuple 5x mode and for the consoles it works for it is the best possible picture. I can't say enough. I have a framemister as well and this puts it to shame. Zero lag, crisp clear RGB I can't ask for more.
As far as consoles I've tried, Sega Saturn and Sega Genesis with euro-scart and Sega Dreamcast using vga and everything is beyond prefect.
One thing I was worried about was sound. I got the 1.6 with HDMI and the sound is perfect.
***If you are buying this for the Snes be careful as some tvs cannot handle it's weird refresh rate. Also the line tripler (720p) and above does not work for every tv.
I have a Sony Bravia 65" 4k and the line multipliers worked prefectly, so we'll in fact, I don't mind the my snes being incompatible with my main tv.
Although,I wonder if I bought a pal snes at 50hz if that would help compatibility.
But, as long as you understand what you are buying you will be 200% happy!
Thanks Mr "Q" :). We're still working on the SNES problem and hope to have a simple hardware mod out this year for the SNES that tackles that.
It's just awesome how beautiful my snes and my n64 can look on my TV. I'm also very surprised that line 5x mode works on my Samsung TV.
Thumps up for this excellent device. Works great with my Samsung TV. Line triple mode looks simply awesome!
I don't have words to describe how beautiful is the image of my Genesis and Snes. Both run clean and crisp in line5x with RGB SCART cable from retrogamingcables. My Sony XBR-55X855C TV don't display any problems and zoom the image very well. Thanks for the great work in OSSC!
Não tenho palavras para descrever o quão bonito é a imagem do meu Mega Drive e Super Nintendo. Ambos funcionam limpo e nítido no modo line5x com o cabo RGB SCART da retrogamingcables. Minha TV Sony XBR-55X855C não apresentou nenhum problema e amplia a imagem muito bem. Obrigado pelo excelente trabalho no OSSC!
Thanks! Sony TVs can be picky with OSSC, great to hear yours works well.
5 star product the quality image and sound is near perfection.
The OSSC works perfectly with my beamer in pretty much every mode, my preference being my SNES in Linex3. The picture is really clean and beautiful, and I can finally correct the aspect ratio to my liking (horizontally stretched circles can make a game unplayable for me).
I highly recommend checking out the OSSC, as soon as my other cables arrive I will test it out with the Mega Drive and the Gamecube.
Where to even start? I was having issues with a Scart to HDMI for a RGB modded N64 (with de-blur switch). In the fact that when I turned it on for the first time on my 4K 60 inch LG TV, I wanted to burn my eyes out, such was the horrific quality of picture!
I then contacted the guy who modded the N64 who said really I should be running it through an OSSC, to which I hadn't a clue what he was on about. So, I looked online and found it here. At first the price put me completely off. 'How can anything for an old console upscaling be worth over £150' I thought to myself?
I went to YouTube to see what was being said about the OSSC, and to see the results for myself. After some more reading up, looking at reviews and weighing up if it was worth the risk, I took the plunge... boy was I not disappointed.
When I first plugged it in it look a little while to work out the menu system, which is all displayed on the small but useful LCD. The line modes are easy enough to cycle through, but a lot of it is trial and error on your screen to get the right settings. For each line output, there are different modes too, like 'Passthrough', 'bob' and a few other features to do with interlacing. It's tricky to work out what's having an effect, but with patience, you can really hone the image in.
For my TV, even though it's only a year old and pretty high-end, it couldn't handle Line5x mode in any format or setting. Line4x mode worked to a degree, but had an odd horizontal delay, where the top of the screen moved 2 frames slower than the bottom half. The beauty of this little bit of kit though, is that you can keep trying different modes until you get something stable and clear. Still haven't got a clue if I need to change the Hz settings to get a better image on Line4x, but I guess I can keep trying.
The fact it's a stable image with zero flickering is perfect. Picture quality is not an issue, even if the colours are a bit washed out once I cycle up through the line modes. Again, that might be user error not having the right tv settings.
The zero lag is amazing considering, and the scan lines are an absolute god-send for giving you that retro feel, but also help the old school graphics to keep their sharpness. By removing scan lines and having them re-drawn in, older consoles look 'bloomed' and blurry still. Personal preference at the end of the day.
The remote you'll definitely need, so make sure you purchase one with the OSSC, and remember to buy the best quality RGB Scart cable you can.
The ability to save your settings to different slots is also a huge advantage of the OSSC, as I can imagine that being particularly useful when cycling different consoles.
All-in-all a great bit of kit, and one that's brought a 20-year-old console back to life. Thanks to this device, I've pretty much binned off my XBox One, which was boring me to tears, and have enjoyed playing pure gaming for the first time in many years.
If you have the money, and you're looking to spend some quality time on an all-time classic console, buy the OSSC!
Thanks for the fantastic review Ben! There are no Hz settings you can change on the OSSC as it doesn't have a frame buffer, so re-clocking the refresh rate isn't possible. As for your colours being washed out, remember the OSSC outputs in full 4:4:4 colourspace, nothing is taken away from the input colour whatsoever, but you may need to adjust your TV into full colour range (not limited).
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