Little Help 520p/576p instead of 480p

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    I tried out the OSSC with the PS2, Wii and the Original Xbox. I am in the U.S. and the resolutions shown on the OSSC are 520p and 576p so when I go to 2x my TV goes black (as expected). Is there any way to set them to 480p and I can try the 2x mode?



    I get 524p on my Dreamcast which is actually 480p. Some TV’s don’t support 960p so you don’t get an image on 2x. 576p would show up as 625p iirc.


    @Steo But why the resolution showing up on the OSSC is 520p and 576p ? Aren’t those PAL 60 standards (that’s what my OSSC displays, my consoles are PAL) ? He said he’s in the US, shouldn’t it be 480p ?

    What cables are you using for your consoles ? If I’m right, the Wii, Xbox and the PS2 should use (at least) YPbPr component cable to access 480p. It works like that in PAL regions anyway.

    Xbox : On the dashboard, press simultaneously L+R+and-both-joysticks, that should switch the dashboard in 480p mode if your console has the 5960 update (check that in the menu “console infos” or something along those lines in your “setting” menu). Also, you can check which games are 480p (or more) compatibles here :

    To get an idea of what you’re looking for :

    PS2 : Try a game that allow you to use 480p :
    Some have an in-game option, other require a buttons input when you launch the game. (PS2 might be able to access 480p from Scart RGsB -Sync-on-luma- but it didn’t work with my PAL console, so don’t take my word for it)

    Wii : No idea, I haven’t played Wii for a decade. Also, you can check which games are 480p (or more) compatibles here :

    Also, if you haven’t already, you should check this website :
    And the Youtube channel called : MyLifeInGaming

    Sorry if you already know these things, but I have to make sure we’re all on the same page.


    The OSSC displays the full line count not the resolution, so the values you are seeing reflect that and are normal.


    It’s as basic as what Bucko said, unfortunately your TV mustn’t support 1440×960 (720×480 x2) You could try going to sampling options and switching 480p in sampler to VESA 640×480@60. That would result in 1280×960 which is more standard, though you’ll likely lose some of the image on both sides.

    You could alternatively decrease V. Active to 450 which would result in 1440×900 to see if it will work, but that way you’ll still lose a little from the image vertically instead. If that still doesn’t work then the only other thing I can think of is to increase H. Active to 800 while V. Active is on 450. That way you’ll get 1600×900, though you’ll likely need to increase H. Samplerate to somewhere around 1050.


    Steo, BlueStinger, and and BuckoA51: Thank you all very much for taking the time to help me out. I am using component cables on all 3. I’ll play with the settings and see how it goes. When I saw it was showing in the 500s it threw me off (thinking PAL resolutions somehow). Anyway thanks again and hope everyone has a nice holiday coming up!


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