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Open Source Scan Converter (1.6 refurbished)

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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 with packaging 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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 27 reviews
Fantastic

I've wanted to play my N64 and PS2 on my 4K TV, but it doesn't have the correct inputs. So I got this and while it does take some getting used to fiddling with the settings and the remote (it will work with any universal remote), the end result is great. N64 games on my RGB modded console with deblur look way better than on a CRT with composite or S Video and the scanlines option can make N64 games look even better with the right settings. It's not cheap, but it so far beats trying to get a Framemeister. Good work, marqs and VGP, you've earned my money.

Comparing to a Sony PVM

I don't own any other Upscaler like the Framemeister, but I do own a 14 inch Sony PVM Monitor in great condition that I've used for retro gaming for a while now. I've been interested in the OSSC as a solution to playing my old consoles on my 55" LG OLED.


I'm so impressed with the OSSC I've decided to clean up and put away my Sony PVM and consolidated my consoles under my LG OLED with the OSSC. It's really that good.


My biggest hurdle with the device was getting used to the interlaced PS2 games on the giant OLED screen... the small PVM does a lot to hide the blemishes of the PS2s interlaced rendering. Comparing the PS2 on a smaller LCD IPS Monitor with the OSSC to the Sony PVM, I found the picture quality to be extremely close and very sharp in both cases... It's only after blowing up to 55" OLED the issues become noticeable when sitting a few feet away from the TV. It helped a lot to dial in the timing parameters and adjust the LPF to sharpen the pixels on 480i PS2 games.... then applying the "alternating" scanlines, which mimic the look of an interlaced image very well.


PS1, 240p games, and Sega Genesis are pretty much flawless... Love the hybrid scanlines and the 1080p 5x line multiplier, which looks beautiful filling up the screen.


Input lag on the OLED through the OSSC is also pretty much indistinguishable compared to the CRT. There might be a tiny, tiny noticeable difference... (OLED adds about 21ms input lag according to Rtings) but it's within the margin of error that I'm not really sure if it's just in my head.


Lastly, the consistent support and features this device has been getting and continues to receive thanks to the amazing developers really nails it.


If you guys ever have a 4k hardware revision, I'll gladly upgrade and buy again!

Excellent device

I've had a Framemeister for several years and was hesitant to get an OSSC. Now that I have the OSSC, I'm really happy with it. I think I prefer it to the Framemeister in every situation. 240p on line4x looks amazing, especially with scanlines and 480p looks great with line2x (and I actually like scanlines with that too, surprisingly). I was most curious about the 480i options. While I may be alone in this, I absolutely love the way 480i line4x with bob deinterlace looks. The Framemeister's 480i has a lot of noise in it and other artifacts that I don't care for. The flicker effect is very reminiscent of a CRT and preserves the intended look, in my opinion. The OSSC's color handling is also amazing. Setting up the OSSC was a piece of cake and required minimal tweaking to get an awesome picture. Since compatibility is an issue for the OSSC, I got a TCL 49S405 for dirt cheap, and it has not turned down any signal the OSSC has sent it.


If you have a Framemeister, you don't need this, but it's fun to have. If you don't have a Framemeister, then I think most people would be happier with this.

OSSC Rocks!

Ordered from Aus - fast delivery and good packaging - thing works so well i nearly fell off my couch. combined with a good quality cable you cannot go wrong. Thanks!!


Tested on Sega Megadrive 1 and Master system 1 through RGB SCART. have not tested other functions but the remote is worth buying just for the options.

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.

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2 comments

  1. Michael says:

    Hi I’m anticipating purchase of the ossc. Although not sure what additional items I need to purchase. Can you get back to me and let me know what’s needed. I’m in Canada and would like to play nes and SNES on my flatscreen 60 inch Samsung.
    Mike

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