Limited stock – Please reserve your unit by joining the mailing list here. We’re working on producing more units and expect better availability later in the year.
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.
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 DVI or HDMI (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.
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 now available.
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What are other people saying?
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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
- Composite video and S-Video are NOT supported and require an adapter/transcoder
- 1 X DVI-D (digital only, no audio) Full-range 24-bit RGB output through DVI/HDMI
- 1 X Analogue audio 3.5mm
Supported input resolutions
- 240p/288p/480i/576i 15khz
- 25Khz medium-res modes
- 480p/576p/720p 31khz
Supported output resolutions
- 240p/288p -> 480p or 720p line triple (compatible displays only)
- 25Khz medium-res modes -> 480p
- 480i/576i -> 480p/576p or pass-through
- all 31khz resolutions passed through
- Back lit LCD
- SD Card socket for firmware updates
- JTAG connector
- IR reciever
- DC 5V 1 Amp – 2.1 x 5.5mm positive tip
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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.
I've had my OSSC for a couple of weeks now and I've been able to test it across a variety of TV sets and consoles, and I have to say it's an absolutely astonishing bit of kit. The line triple mode is great if your display supports it - one of mine didn't, but the linedoubled 480p image was still a significant improvement over the TV's native handling of 240p over RGB SCART. The lack of lag here is a godsend if you like timing-intensive games like music games, too - we were able to beat Amplitude songs on Insane difficulty via the OSSC, which we'd found impossible on many TV sets without it. All in all, I'd highly recommend this device to anyone who must have the best image from their old hardware.
The best thing I can say about the OSSC is that it places the focus back onto retro games. As much as I credit the XRGB for breathing new life into my retro library, I found myself spending more time navigating the painfully slow interface to achieve the desired results than I was actually gaming. The OSSC forgoes a lot of the XRGB’s features for the benefit of zero lag and being focused on line doubling/line tripling flawlessly. It’s a trade I’m more than willing to make as the results are astounding. Big thanks to Marqs for designing the OSSC and also VideoGamePerfection for assisting with production.
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