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Order now to secure your OSSC for Christmas!

OSSC’s are in-stock now! Order now and your unit will ship in 1-2 days! No pre-ordering, no waiting lists, just buy now and get your unit now.

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 or remotes 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, 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.

For more information, click here.

What are other people saying?

Don’t take our word for it, check out these other reviews around the web.

OSSC – Fudoh’s review

OSSC – Review by Blizz

The Open Source Scan Converter Is Every Retro Gamer’s Dream Come True (Nintendo Life)

Documentation, support and returns

Firmware updates

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Quick start guide


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.

Technical specs



  • 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


Other features

  • Back lit LCD
  • SD Card socket for firmware updates
  • JTAG connector
  • IR receiver


Power requirements

  • DC 5V 1 Amp – 2.1 x 5.5mm positive tip


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 12 reviews

5 star product the quality image and sound is near perfection.

Perfect for me

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.

Best Retro Device For N64

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).

Open Source Scan Convertor

I was very reluctant in buying from this site but after doing some research and checking out feedback i decided to push the purchase button and buy one best thing i ever did 🙂

One thing to note is there is no instructions on how to set this up so i downloaded the PDF manual online and was ready to go. First impressions are good the OSSC looks very well made and i like how bright the LCD screen is which you can also turn off by pressing the power button on the remote if it bothers you that much.

So i connected my RGB modded N64 and picture wise it looks better for some reason X4 looks better for me then X5 but i guess that's something to do with my TV. Pass through looks respectable too scanlines are a god send and i really like using them i just wish there was a gamma setting to stop the scanlines getting so dark past 50%.

The PS2 looks crystal clear Super Nintendo looks super sharp
( 1 chip model ). Its funny because i was playing Super Mario Kart and i was playing much better now connected via the OSSC because of its zero lag it certainly is great to see no lag so games that require quick reactions will be avoided easier.

Overall i would recommend this product this thing handles 50hz / 60hz PAL NTSC signals just fine

Just remember though just because one game looks great on X4 interlace or passthrough mode that does not mean every game on every console will look just as good you will need to keep tweaking settings to get the best visual presentation of any console you play keep a note of the settings and save it to the OSSC

Also make sure you use the best quality RGB Scart cables i bought mine of

Overall happy customer 🙂


Thanks Joe. Generally pass-through mode for 240p shouldn't be used unless you're using the unit with a DVI/HDMI to analogue converter. Kind of surprised it worked at all!

Fantastic Device

After many years of regretting letting my 28" Sony Trinitron go I was on the hunt for something to make my non HD devices look as good as they should on my 50" Panasonic Plasma and 32" Sony LCD Tv as well as future proofing myself.

After much reading I found out about the OSSC and decided I didn't require the audio board but did go for the PSU and Remote.

Shipping was next day, the unit was well packaged and is of really pleasing quality.

I hooked up my Wii via RGB scart and had with no setting up the picture looked much better, I love scanlines and they didn't disappoint. Next I tried my ps2 slim via component, fantastic R Type final looked amazingly better and Gradius V better than the PS3 running the psn purchase ps2 version via HDMI.

Dreamcast via RGB looked great too.

My original Xbox has USA bios so supports component, burnout 2 was my game of choice and looked as good as my 28" trinitron.

Reading up I discovered that the Wii via component cable but set to non HDTV will actually output 240p on USA virtual console games, I purchased a cable (non official) and fired up Sonic 2 - wow 240p looking as good as I remember, then the 480i 2 player mode - again worked perfect and looked amazing, no flicker so actually better than the CRT!

Over the next few weeks I took the opportunity to catch up with some friends who still own their retro collections, 60hz USA snes via RGB and 60hz super famicom looked great.

All of my TVs tested up to this point wouldn't go above the 2x scaling but still looked fantastic.

Then we tried my friends new 4K 65" LG tv.... super famicom, 60hz and it supported the 5x mode - totally flabbergasted this device really impressed us.

Finally we tested a pal mega drive 2, again with RGB cable, sonic 2 ran but not above 2x, this was expected pal is a weird signal, the 2 player mode picture wouldn't display on the lg again not surprising due to that being pal.

I still have a few devices to test, Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari 800 xl all have RGB outputs and will be on my list to try.

This unit is fantastic - I've not decided upon a composite to component or RGB device to daisy chain yet for the couple of devices I have where I can't get RGB but it does a much job than I could have hoped for and deserves all the praise it gets.

I also have two friends who after 2 mins asked for the newsletter to join the waiting list!

i(ps2, Xbox, dreamcast, Wii)

Thanks for the review! For sonic 2's interlaced/2 player levels, try adjusting the H-PLL coast options so that pre is set to 3 and post is set to 3.


Finally received my OSSC from the latest batch and paid to have the audio board installed before I got it.
I didn't have to make any changes or play with any settings, it just worked right out of the box. Hooked up nicely to my Vizio D65U-D2 and every mode Line x2/x3/x4/x5 worked for my Genesis and modded Saturn and it looks and sounds fantastic. I really like the ability to change the level of scan lines to my liking.

Thanks again for this awesome little device and well worth the price.


The OSSC went far beyond all of my expectations. All of my old video game systems now play without any lag on my flat screen. I'm able to adjust everything to my liking such as aspect ratio, rgb gain and rgb offset. Having this much control over settings allows me to tweak everything just the way I like it.

Although the firmware is already perfect, having the ability to easily update the firmware it in the future via a sd slot is great forward thinking. This makes me feel that I'm getting more value from my ossc as it leaves open the possibility for easy future software upgrades.

The communication and flexibility for this product are both fantastic. After purchasing my ossc and receiving it, I requested if it would be possible to order the digital audio pcb and solder it in myself so I wouldn't need to mail my ossc back and forth. I got a very prompt reply letting me know that this is indeed possible.

Finally I can get rid of my big bulky rgb crt and replace it with something that produces a perfect looking image without any lag.

by Michael Hargitt on Open Source Scan Converter (OSSC)

I had an opportunity to purchase one from the third batch and it has exceeded my expectations. I found it easy to set up, and the color and sharpness just in the linedoubling is fantastic. If you have been getting into rgb you know there is a lot to it. Making sure your display is low lag, that consoles are rgb modded if needed, and that you have good high quality scart cables are a must. This product is the icing on the cake for me.

The Holy Grail

I own both the framemeister and this bad boy.
The color difference is overwhelming thanks to the OSSC's RGB processing.
All my RGB Consoles (SNES, PS1, PS2, N64mod, Wii) work great without any fine tuning.
The latest 0.76 made the unit so much better too.
If there will be an updated ready to use version of this unit including digital audio and maybe HDMI out I will definitely buy again because this shop is offering such a great service.

What I was looking for

Follow up of my comment below, I took time to test the other consoles in my possession.

For the tests, I had the following criteria:

- It should just work, without tweaking anything in the menus.
- In doubt, I tested the console on my good old CRT TV.

The firmware was version 0.73 at this time. I see a 0.74 update but nothing about improving compatibility.


NES: PAL model with SCART, OK.
SNES: PAL model with RGB SCART, OK.
N64: No RGB output, only composite.
GC: PAL model, OK with the RGB SCART from the SNES (just makes the image darker).
Wii: Oops! forgot to test, too bad, I even have a component cable.


MS: PAL model, Never output an image, just sound.
MD: PAL model with SCART, OK.

Neo Geo AES: OK.
Neo Geo MVS: using a supergun, OK.


PCEngine CoreGrafx: bought it with a RGB SCART, don't know if modded, OK.


PS1 & 2: I only have a composite cable, so I didn't even try.


So it's almost a complete success, except the Master System issue. I'm not sure the OSSC is completely to blame as it's reported to work, but the console perfectly worked on the CRT.

And the lack of composite support is still a limitation. Maybe there are RGB or component cables for the PlayStations, but I'm not motivated to hack my N64 with a mod.

In my comment below, I also reported the remote is a bit "lazy", and the case stinks of chemicals.

Due to the lack of composite support, the OSSC is still not the all-in-one solution that just works but it's very close to it, for a fraction of the price of other converters. For this reason, I cannot give it five stars so I removed one.

Eager to later edit this review with the Master System issue solved, and the PlayStation 1 & 2 tested.

Thanks! Master System is definitely working for us and works great, better than XRGB3. Chemical smell should wear off after a few weeks. As for your N64, we can help you mod that for RGB output and the picture will be far better than with composite.

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  1. Samson says:

    Given how many people have signed up for the mailing list in response to this, do you think you’ll have enough of these to meet demand by the end of the year? I’m kicking myself because I signed up for the newsletter at the beginning of June but evidently didn’t click the “activate” link back then.

    Are you going to make kits available in that time frame as well?

    While I’d rather not assemble the whole thing myself, the thought of needing yet another box with yet another power supply just to combine DVI and analog audio is pretty unbearable. Any chance you’ll sell these complete minus the DVI output and let us “integrate” the HDMI connector ourselves?

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Yeah we’re certainly trying to ramp up supply, I want to make sure we’ve got plenty in time for Christmas. Integrating the HDMI connector isn’t that simple, that won’t magically give you digital audio because there’s no audio encoder on the board. We’re working on some digital audio upgrade boards though, both as a DIY upgrade and as a fitting service.

      • Samson says:

        The PCB diagrams on the wiki indicated an HDMI socket, so I thought it had just been stubbed for the DVI port, but that makes sense.

        Is this device capable (through a firmware update) of adjusting overscan? That would be extremely helpful for EDTV CRTs which support 480p natively.

        • BuckoA51 says:

          Adjusting by zooming the picture? No. Adjusting by moving the picture, potentially.

          • Samson says:

            Yeah, definitely not talking about zoom. My knowledge of analog video signals would barely fill a thimble but I remember the horizontal and vertical width being controllable via pots on older TVs. I always thought the video signal itself could be adjusted to achieve the same effect (and thus compensate for overscan), but I suppose that was adjusting the CRT and not the signal…

  2. Flygon says:

    Hey! Does this support line doubling interlaced signals into interlaced signals?

    For example, 480i to 960i, going from ‘even-odd’, to ‘even-even-odd-odd’.

    My TV supports this, and it’d be awesome to see a line doubler support this. 🙂

  3. andrew says:

    reading the tech spec shows output is HDMI but without sound? Is this correct? If that is the case how to send sound input to LED tv? Btw, i’m using the Omega Entertainment system playing neo geo mvs games with scart output. Is this supported?

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Yes Neo Geo is absolutely supported. Typically you route sound to your AV receiver or hifi or many TVs have a separate audio input. Failing this, an audio integrator must be used.

  4. David Kerekes says:

    Just found out about this.

    Where can we buy one?

  5. Matthew says:

    Please support output formats 576p (288p line doubled) and 864p (288p line tripled) – both of which are supported by the majority of PAL displays – all my TVs/Monitors do at least (Samsung & LG).

  6. krisstof bizac says:

    I receive the newsletters but nothing for getting one 🙁 , let me know how to be on the queue thanks

    Mr BIG

  7. David Kerekes says:

    I read this doesn’t have HDMI out, but you have to buy a DVI and analogue audio to HDMI integrator?

    Where would I buy one of these? I need it to have HDMI out put.

    Also it seems your upgrading the audio board for digital audio. When will these be available?

  8. Matt says:

    Any idea when the next batch of OSSCs will be ready?

  9. Mike K says:

    I get the impression the 240p/288p line doubler/tripler modes also double/triple the width (giving some non-standard values as far as HDMI is concerned). In the case of the tripling to 720p, why not offer to pad the width to 1280 (using black pixels, and centering by rounded to the nearest 4th pixel to avoid chroma subsampling), for better HDMI TV/capture compatibility?

  10. David Kerekes says:

    I’m 1641 in the list. Damn I far away. Could be another year before I get one. Slight disappointed tbh. Don’t know if I could wait much longer 🙁

  11. phonedork says:

    Hey Bucko…

    I an trying to get this whole line doubler / tripler thing down. Why is it different then X2 Scaling? Or Line tripling not the same as X3 scaling? I thought only a CRT uses horizontal scanning lines to draw a picture. So taking a 240p pic and scaling to 480p makes since to call it a line doubler when displayed on a CRT. Digital fixed pixel displays such as a LCD uses horizontal and vertical pixels to draw a image. Not lines I thought??? Anyways I am a bit confused. Also does this thing handle 480P really good unlike the XRGB Mini? Because sync on green is pointless if 480p cant be line doubled to 960p very good. Anyways great review!

    • BuckoA51 says:

      480p isn’t really what it’s designed for, there is a 480p line double now though it’s not compatible with all displays and you might not like how it looks anyway. Line doubling is different to scaling as scaling requires a frame buffer, while doubling/tripling can work line by line. Yep HDTVs don’t work by drawing individual lines but the analogue video signal still does, since it was designed for CRTs in the first place.

  12. Luis says:


    Just wondering how much longer its going to take to have OSSC ready to order?

  13. Simon says:

    Awesome product, very happy with my purchase. 10 days delivery to Sydney. Dreamcast RGB 480p mode (RBGHV mixed to CSYNC) works great and reports 524p – games look fantastic. RGB modded NES looks great too, it’s like playing it on a CRT there is so little lag (using a very low lag DELL LCD panel). I even connected a PC via VGA to this device and it outputs perfect lag free DVI or HDMI – as expected. Can’t wait to see what future firmware holds for this device. For now, I will be sticking to this over my Framemeister for retro gaming and analogue video tinkering. OSSC also completely blows the GBS-8220 out of the water in terms of video quality and lag-free experience.
    Highly recommend purchasing or jumping in the queue to purchase. For me it was very worth the wait.

  14. Oursique says:

    Exactly what I was looking for: it works out of the box, no complicated setup, designed for European SCART instead of the cryptic JP21, and it certainly costs less than the Frammeister and all its adapters to make it compatible, and I can finally play retrogaming on the (HDMI-only) projector. I cannot compare the image quality as I never owned another converter. I thought the separate audio output would complicate the setup but it’s actually straightforward since I already pulled a jack from the hi-fi set to the projector, I just have to plug it into the OSSC instead.

    Tested so far with NES ans SNES (French models, outputting SECAM?), and Neo Geo MVS (through a supergun). The NES image is not quite sharp but that’s what the RGB mod is made for. I can probably improve it in advanced menus but the fact that it just works is a plus for me. As for the input lag, it’s so fast I cannot just feel it (the projector is most probably the bottleneck anyway).

    Still needing to test SEGA consoles, more recent Nintendo ones, and the PlayStation series, so I cannot give a note yet.

    On the minus side, the remote is capricious (or is it the IR receiver?) but it’s barely needed. And the case stinks chemicals! I don’t know if it comes from a solvent but I had to leave it in the open air the whole day for the smell to vanish.

    Maybe VGP could also add a DVI-to-HDMI adapter to purchase options, I would have taken one. I forgot about that point but hopefully I found one in my pile of cables to play the same day.

    Hoping the production will reach cruising speed so more people can benefit from it.

  15. M says:

    Hi ! Does the package come with a dvi to hdmi cable ?

  16. Grant Butler says:

    Why are people so worked up about digital audio out? Surely you just plug the audio cable from the console into your own sound system? Going through hdmi would just introduce latency any ways…

  17. Oursique says:

    Thanks for posting my review and for the comment. Indeed the Master System issue is probably a silly one, but I tested several cables, even the one from the Mega Drive and they all displayed a sharp picture on the CRT.

    As for the N64, unfortunately my model is not the NUS-001 (FRA) easily moddable, so Christmas will be in advance this year with an already modded one, professionally done with surface mounted devices. I’ll use the SNES cable and compensate for the darker picture. But Mario Kart, just to name one game, on the projection screen will be so cool!

  18. Bruno says:

    Are you going to send to Brazil?

  19. Jonas Andersson says:

    I have the 2016 model Samsung ks8005(us) 7005(Eu), which only have optical sound and hdmi outputs. Can I use the ossc using this UHD
    4K tv? Is it possible with some kind of DVI, and 3.5 analog to optical adapter?

  20. Zachary says:

    I don’t suppose that we will be able to adapt composite or s-video to the scart port? I don’t see them on the comparability list.

  21. Antonio Heimonen says:

    Hi! Any idea when more units will be available? Thanks!

    • jdryyz says:

      I second that.

      • BuckoA51 says:

        Make sure to subscribe to the newsletter for all the latest announcements.

        • jdryyz says:

          Gladly took care of that. 🙂

          • Dave K says:

            I’ve been on the mailing list for a week without any newsletters at all or any word on what the supply chain looks like.

            I understand that it will be “a while”. But I was hoping to ballpark that time frame and I still don’t have any idea if it’s weeks, months, years, lifetimes, if I need to go back to 1955 and convince my father to buy one at the enchantment under the sea dance, or if I have to defeat the grim reaper in a game of twister so I can meet station and get him/them to build me one.

            • BuckoA51 says:

              There will be a newsletter going out soon. Units have landed but power supplies are about a week out.

              • Dave K says:

                I know this is going to sound like whining. And maybe it is. But I don’t think you realize how little information there is on the outside looking in.

                I’ve been on the mailing list for a full 2.5 months and still couldn’t even begin to estimate if I’ll be able to get a unit this year.

                All I know is that I didn’t make it into the last round. I don’t know when/if the next round is coming. How many might be in it. How quickly you estimate they’ll sell.

                It’s frustrating to not have any data to calibrate expectations off of.

                • BuckoA51 says:

                  We send out regular newsletters and social media updates.. not really sure what else I can do? Last newsletter clearly said we’re waiting on the 1.6 prototype before opening orders again, and that next batch would be pre-pay. Another letter will go out once the 1.6 prototype lands.

                  • Dave K says:

                    The newsletter says that:
                    -1.6 is a thing and the next batch will be 1.6’s
                    -Prototypes should have arrived by now.
                    -That people “want” prepay. There’s a disconnect between that data (which isn’t news) and actually implementing it. You’ve set up a system where signing up for the mailing list is equivalent to ordering a unit. So I misinterpreted the part about ordering for batch 4 as “business as usual”.

                    But getting back to my point. There’s a lack of numbers in there of nearly any kind.
                    -no data on how long testing is likely to take before opening orders
                    -no data on how long pre-orders will be open for. I assume you’re going to use a standard model of one big order after pre-orders are closed.
                    -no data on how long it generally takes to manufacture
                    -no data on how long it takes to ship to buyers after units are manufactured.

                    These are all things that you personally possess information on and aren’t publicizing. To a person on the outside:
                    -testing could take 3 days, or 3 months
                    -pre-orders could be open for a week, or a month
                    -manufacture could take any amount of time. From a day to 3 months.
                    -shipping could take any amount of time. From a day to 6 months.

                    So, with the data I have. I can predict that if I act as quickly as humanly possible. I could have a unit in hand anywhere between (3d + 1w + 1d + 1d) – (3m + 1m + 3m + 6m) = 12 days – 13 months
                    Which is a *really* crappy range of prediction.

                    None of that data has become available in the 2.5 months I’ve been on the mailing list.

                    All I’m asking for is a “best guess” prediction for when the average user with money in hand right this minute can except to plug in their own OSSC.

                    • BuckoA51 says:

                      I don’t generally posses that information because it all depends on things outside my control. I don’t know how long testing of 1.6 will take as it depends on what we find (no sign of the prototype yet either I’m afraid). Manufacture time depends on batch size, batch size depends on demand and demand depends on how many people actually pay when we open up orders.

                      I promise another update as soon as I get 1.6 prototype.

  22. Rommel says:


    This is more of a question than a comment.

    I am located in the US, i was just wondering if i buy a OSSC unit what will i pay the 151 with vat or 126 vat exemp pounds?

    how much is the shipping cost normally is?

    thank in advance

  23. Do the Component and VGA port also have audio input options?

  24. Antony says:

    Do you recommend (or not recommend) any particular DVI-D to HDMI adapter? There are cables with DVI-D at one end and HDMI at the other – would one of those be suitable for use with the OSSC?

  25. Matthew Matti says:

    Any idea on availability soon?

  26. Luke Dubber says:

    With no S-video input, what would be the best way to run my 3do into this?

  27. simon says:

    The only thing holding me back is enclosure, or lack thereof. I don’t buy anything with acrylic panels and standoffs because I’m worried about dust or worse, wire or something causing short circuit. Please consider more adequate enclosure, I’ll gladly pay more! thanks

  28. Lita says:

    Really excited that this is finally available for open orders, I’ve decided to pull the trigger and get this over the Framemeister.

    One quick question: I live in the US, and I know that I’ll be moving in the next 60 days, I just don’t know exactly where yet. Is it possible for me to update my address after my order has already been placed?

  29. JK Kim says:

    I have an interesting OSSC.
    I red the ossc-quickstar.pdf file
    I have a question about your goods.
    in your document there is no HDMI connector in 1.6 version HW cannot support HDMI terminal (HW).
    A member of “retro cafe” introduced ossc which is made by him but he bought PCB form you. in his result there is hdmi terminal instead of DVI..
    Please let me know OSSC can support HW HDMI terminal..
    thank you.

  30. Fabiano says:

    Works good with arcadevga 5000?

  31. Fabiano says:

    I have the original scart jp 21 cable for the super famicom, because it haves the best image quality. What adaptador i can use in ossc without loose of quality in the video signal? thank you bucko!

  32. Rektroth says:

    I just ordered one a couple days ago. I see it can up to 90 days to be shipped to me.

    Will I be notified via email when it ships?

    Also, it says 90 days is “worst case scenario.” Approx. when do they “normally” ship?

  33. Lee says:

    To confirm. If I pre order now Im guaranteed 1 for the October Batch, Anybody?

  34. George Mazloom says:

    This product sounds awesome but I was wondering what the best adapter for composite video is since most of my consoles are composite only

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Get RGB mods wherever you can, nothing can really make composite look good on a HDTV unfortunately.

      • George Mazloom says:

        That’s the thing. Most of my consoles are collectors editions and I reallllyyy don’t want them modded. Originally I was going to get a frameister because that was compatible with composite but I figured I would check with you guys first.

  35. Starman says:

    Will the OSSC send the audio output through both the HDMI and 3.5mm outputs at the same time, or is it either-or?

  36. micheal terrett says:

    So does this until now use hdmi output instead of dvi

  37. Anthony says:

    Hello! I’m American and I am interested in buying this product after watching a review from Adam Koralik on YouTube. I heard the OSSC is WAY better than the FrameMeiser. And allot of people suggested this product. How much would this be in USD “US Dollars” and would this work on NTSC consoles? Especially on a modded RGB N64 and a basic Fat PS2? And how could you pay for it when one using USD when it becomes available? Is there an option for this when you’re going to buy the product? I never bought over seas before. Really interested in getting this product. Thanks! And I don’t know if I mentioned this how much is this total for the unit its self and the remote? Would I need to buy the cables as well or do they come with it? Thanks again. ^_^

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Of course OSSC works great with NTSC/60hz consoles. Your card will do the currency conversion for you when you order, what it comes to depends on the rate your card company gives you on the day. Customers in America pay the price excluding VAT. OSSC doesn’t come with any cables.

  38. Grant Butler says:

    Will composite ever come to this? It’s only of the main features I need.

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Not on the board, maybe as an external transcoder, but of course you should avoid composite wherever possible. Most (though not all, we appreciate) systems either output RGB directly or can be made to do so via modding.

  39. Fandu says:

    One question, in my region, the VAT is not 20% but quite less.
    Must i pay without exception that 35 pounds??
    How can i do if i want to refund the rest?

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Sorry but if you’re in an EU country, VAT must be paid at the rate of the member state where the goods are purchased from. On the upside you save quite a bit in import fees since there are no handling fees to pay at customs.

  40. Javier says:

    Just one question that came up to mind today, I ordered one not too long ago and still waiting for it to arrive. Question is: will it arrive assembled? or is a DIY unit? thanks

  41. David Kerekes says:

    I have a PC engine with a rgb cable. Would the OSSC work if I plug it in and run through the HDMI on my TV? Cheers

  42. Erik says:

    Received my OSSC and it seems to work great! My PS2’s picture output has never been this good.

    Only complaint I have is one of the rubber feet on the unit being quite deformed making it stand taller in that corner and wiggle back and forth. Makes it a bit frustrating when it moves around due to cables snagging.

    Minor complaint really as the units functionality is just as expected!

    • BuckoA51 says:

      Glad you like it! I’d not noticed a problem with the feet on any other units, seems you got unlucky there we could RMA it if you wanted but might be just as easy to replace them.

      • Erik says:

        I’d rather not send the whole unit back just cause of this minor issue, but I would appreciate if either you send me a new foot or direct me to some place where I can buy them myself.

        If you want I can send you a picture of the deformed foot so you can look for it in future batches. It only makes the unit stand a millimeter or two taller but it does make it less stable.

  43. David Kerekes says:

    Just received my OSSC. The line triple works absolutely amazing well on my Samsung ks9000 4K HDR TV. The image looks so good. Even tried my Supergun with a few boards and this product is great for image quality. Thanks guys.

  44. David Kerekes says:

    Forgot to say I used my PC Engine x3 line and just Wow.

  45. marcus Jansson says:

    waited for it for 6months LED stop work after using it two times, great

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