Line3x, scanline settings without using Remote

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  • #24389
    dev1lman69
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    I got an OSSC(without a remote) connected to PS2 via SCART to 65″ Samsung QLED tv. Picture and sound are fine but I want to test out line3x, scanline configuration and other settings. I press BTN1 on the unit but it only toggles between scanlines ON and OFF. The default scanlines are so faint they are barely visible. Pressing BTN0 just switches input and only AV1(using SCART) works.

    According to the quickstart guide: “You can also configure scanline strength from the OSSC menu, or by using the Scanline Int button
    on the remote.” Does it imply it is compulsory to get the remote in order to change scanline settings and explore other features of the OSSC?

    If yes, the OSSC developers should state clearly on the purchasing page that w/o remote the advanced features cannot be accessed. I did not get the remote because I was misled into thinking the unit itself is sufficient to access all features.

    #24390
    BlueStinger
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    Honestly, scanlines on 240p look great but on 480p/480i content they are barely visible, as if you’d just have darken the picture. I think you would get better results with a remote. If yo have any 240p game, try the scanlines, you’ll see, they’ll look much better.

    #24393
    Steo
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    I’d definitely prefer to have the remote as it just makes things so much easier. I’d honestly say you’d be better having the overlay too, so you know what you’re doing without having to keep looking at a picture of the remote online.

    #24395
    Harrumph
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    Yes you need a remote. You can however use almost any learning/universal remote you may have lying around. Read more in the wiki: junkerhq.net/xrgb/index.php?title=OSSC#Remote_control_setup

    Edit: and I don’t agree about overlay. Imo all important stuff is accessed in the menu anyway which only needs ok/back/up/down/left/right buttons. But to each his own, of course.

    #24396
    BlueStinger
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    Agreed with both of you. Remote is neat to have, the overlay is handy at first, but you can memorize everything in less than 2 days, then you don’t really need it anymore. The remote is a must have though.

    #24402
    Steo
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    @Harrumph Good point actually. There’s really only that and changing the channels, since each specific channel is labeled. It’s also true that I’ve used mine that much that I basically don’t even need the overlay anymore. I was just thinking he might need one since he’s a new user, but then I guess you can do everything with those 6 buttons anyway, with the others just consisting of shortcuts.

    EDIT: Well 7 buttons really if you include the menu button itself.

    #24412
    dev1lman69
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    Thank you all for the replies. Following @harrumph’s suggestion I used an existing LG 4k TV’s remote control and sync-ed it to the OSSC. The programming steps were much easier than expected. I was finally able to test out different features including scanline controls.

    In case somebody is also caught in my situation and found this thread, below summarizes the steps for programming the remote:

    – ensure the remote you want to use is compatible with the OSSC. Test by pointing remote at OSSC(powered on) and pressing any button on the remote. If compatible the OSSC green led next to the lcd display should blink in response.

    – turn off the OSSC. While holding down BTN1(the right button) on the OSSC, turn it on.

    – OSSC display prompts to “Press 1”. From here onwards, the display prompts for a function/feature. You just need to decide which button on the remote you want to use for that function/feature and press it once. Display prompts again to press same button for confirmation. This button on remote is then programmed for that function/feature.

    – the prompts start from the numbers 1-9,0, then move on to other functions such as menu, scanline type, lcd backlight,etc. Refer to the default OSSC remote for the various functions(http://junkerhq.net/xrgb/index.php?title=OSSC#Remote_control_setup)

    – it is recommended to make a note of what buttons you’d used on the remote for which OSSC function/feature for future reference

    – when all programming is done, power cycle the OSSC then try the buttons on the remote and verify they work.

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