OSSC and NES: how can I use it?

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  • #27289
    legolas119
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    Hi,

    I would like to buy OSSC in order to use my retro-console on a fullhd (or 4K) lcd with a great results. All my consoles have RGB output, but obviously not the NES…
    I have a PAL NES, with Component output with a SCART connector.

    So, if I’m not wrong, I could have some solutions:

    1) NESRGB mod – Front Loader, on Voultar website: really good solution, but expensive (i’m in europe so i have to consider shipping cost, buy components from another website, and so on)
    2) RetroTink 2X: is it a good solution in order to connect it with OSSC? I read that it can manage until 480p resolution. So if i sue a fullhd lcd, is the image quality not so good? And what I need in addition in order to connect my NES SCART connector to RetroTink and then to OSSC?
    3) Koryuu Composite & S-Video to Component Converter: is it better than RetroTink? Do you know if it will be able to get 720p or 1080p?
    4) Hi-Res mod (Voultar website) : with this mod i can directly use the NES on my fullHD tv withour OSSC. But is it better to use OSSC in order to have a good picture, really close to a crt effect? Or is this mod good as the OSSC filters?

    thank you!

    #27290
    nmalinoski
    Participant

    I responded on shmups, but I’ll reiterate here:
    0. You’re not using component from the NES, you’re using composite. The only way you’d be using component is if you had a NESRGB already installed, along with the component video addon board.
    2. It’s a basic solution. You can turn off the line doubling on the RT2X to use the OSSC’s line-doubling, but you still need an HDMI to YPbPr converter to use it with the OSSC.
    3. Koryuu is different, not necessarily better, than the RT2X; but it arguably pairs better with the OSSC than the RT2X, because it gets you from composite and S-Video to component in one device rather than two. The Koryuu is not a scaler, so it will only output at the same resolution as it’s fed; and, since it’s limited to 15kHz inputs, you’re not going to get anything out of it other than 240p/288p/480i/576i/PAL60.
    4. The OSSC doesn’t have filters, just scanline and border fill options. The main point of the HDMI mod is to get you a nice, crisp, clean image that will be compatible on pretty much any HDMI TV. It’s been a while since I’ve looked into it, and while I’m pretty sure the HDMI mod also has scanline options, I’m not sure either product is going to get you something that really looks like a CRT.

    #27303
    paulb_nl
    Participant

    You should look at some video examples to decide what you want to do.

    PAL NES Composite vs NESRGB on an OSSC comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psd9e8DPGfI

    Composite -> RetroTink -> OSSC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKZLGVMctlk

    Hi-Def NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI60A3DpI6w

    You don’t have to use an installer in the US. Here is a list of recommended Hi-Def NES installers world wide: https://www.game-tech.us/recommended-kit-installers/

    The installers from that list will probably also do a NESRGB install if you ask.

    #27346
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    We can fit NESRGB and Hi-def NES out of Greece too.

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