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Galdelico
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Hi,
I own a PAL XBOX – unmodded, so I play original games at their stock settings (no forced 480p, for example). I used to connect my console to the OSSC through its original Microsoft RGB Scart cable, and honestly… It was decent at best. I got subtle – yet noticeable, at a close inspection – ‘wavy’ diagonal interference and also a hint of colour bleed, especially on reds. Now, I know the Scart RGB out on PAL XBOX systems is pretty pants to begin with, but that cable wasn’t doing it any favours.
To cut it short, I bought a C-Sync RGB cable from Retrogamingcables, and it improved things significantly. Gone is the interference and the bleed is almost unnoticeable, especially with scanlines enabled. It’s still not pristine, mind you, but I guess you can’t squeeze much more IQ than that, from an untouched XBOX, via Scart RGB. If you’re up to softmodding, though, I believe you can get 480p for (almost) everything and maybe use a component cable for overall better results.

Edit – Nevermind, I just read in another thread that you own an NTSC XBOX. Wait for more educated recommendations, maybe, but I guess going with component is still your best bet.