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Open Source Scan Converter (1.6 refurbished)

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£114.00 price includes VAT
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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 or may have been replaced entirely and the anti-static bags may have been replaced. These are 1.6 units so have HDMI output and full digital audio

 

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 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.

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

OSSC Wiki

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

 

Inputs

  • 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

 

Outputs

  • 1 X HDMI or DVI (with adapter). Full-range 24-bit RGB output
  • 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

 

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 23 reviews
Old School Meets New School

Woah. I was a bit skeptical about being able to hook up my SNES to a UHD monitor, but it works. so. damn. well! Seriously blown away by the quality and especially the complete lack of lag compared to my last setup.
For reference (for the googlers). I have a 1chip-01 SNES, SCART SNES cable, an LG 32UD59-B monitor, and I use an Elgato 4k60 Pro. Everything runs smooth and streaming with it works flawlessly.

Having used a Scart/VGA/Hdmi and scanline generator and the output was ok, but it lost it's RGB colour,I decided to go for the Ossc, best decision ever, it stays RGB and the options are great, updating the firmware was easy after watching the video. Buying from here is easy and convenient ..👍

A Worthy Investment

I've had my OSSC since December of last year and it's been an absolute blast. All output modes work perfectly on my BenQ RL2455HM monitor and the image quality for both my Saturn and PS2 (when using progressive video modes) is absolutely pristine.
My only real complaint is the lack of a more sophisticated deinterlacing method, as the flickering caused by bob deinterlacing can be quite distracting. I'd definitely be willing to buy another unit if they ever make a new revision with hardware capable of utilizing better deinterlacing solutions.

Link to the past looks great

The conversion looks great (my snes looked like butt with the standard converters). More importantly they STAND BY THEIR PRODUCT. My first unit was defective and they shipped me a new one promptly after receiving the defective unit. Appreciated the quick communication, and prompt shipping.

New Wave Of Retro Gaming!

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!

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