Open Source Scan Converter (1.5 refurbished)

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SOLD OUT – Don’t try to cheat the page and order, I can’t sell you units I don’t have! You can still get a 1.6 here.

These are refurbished units, sometimes repaired customer returns or units that were DOA from the factory. The units are in like new condition and come with 6 months warranty. The packaging may show some signs of wear and the anti-static bags may have been replaced. They do NOT contain the digital audio upgrade boards, that means analogue audio only.


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

Support Forum

Quick start guide


In addition to the standard 6 month 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
  • 1 x 3.5mm analogue audio – Can be used as output or input when AV1 is not connected
  • Composite video and S-Video are NOT supported and require an adapter/transcoder



  • 1 X DVI-D or HDMI (with adapter) (digital only, no audio). Full-range 24-bit RGB output through DVI/HDMI
  • 1 X Analogue audio 3.5mm output


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


Customer Reviews

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 18 reviews
OSSC - the best of the best!

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.

OSSC Works great

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.

Satisfied customer

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.

Best Purchase I made

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!

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