OSSC Pro: some questions

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  • #47663
    legolas119
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    Hi,
    do you know, more or lesse, when it is foreseen the release of OSSC Pro?
    I have these console: Sega Megadrive, Dreamcast, Nintendo NES (PAL), Super Famicom, NEO GEO MVS, PC Engine, Sega Saturn, Playstation 2. Are them all supported by OSSC pro?

    Thank you

    #47664
    bramblepie
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    All of those work with the regular OSSC so I don’t see why not. It’ll be more about your video cables as the original OSSC doesn’t allow composite or S-video (not sure about the OSSC Pro features tbh).

    I heard it was hoped to be completed by the end of this year. With the way things are with chip shortages and manufacturing delays I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s realistically a ways off.

    #47665
    legolas119
    Participant

    currently I use RGB scart cable for every console. Of course, only NES doesn’t have the RGB scart cable unfortunately because it isn’t supported, so I’m using a component scart cable that is the best option I think.
    But I read that current OSSC doens’t support NES because it has 240p signal: is it still true?

    #47670
    Fnnrqwin
    Participant

    The current OSSC supports the NES just fine, but it needs to be modified to output RGB.

    #47673
    legolas119
    Participant

    ah ok, but currently I don’t know who could modify my PAL nes to RGB output, it is a not simple mod…and I don’t know any shop or something like that that could mod it…

    #47674
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    BetaGamma could RGB mod your NES if you can obtain the kit, just mail in with the contact form if you want details.

    The OSSC Pro will launch initially without support for composite/s-video, however this will be added on later by a firmware update (s-video will also require a breakout cable to attach to the component video inputs). This is because the decoder will be done entirely on the FPGA, allowing for maximum flexibility with regards filtering, signal processing etc.

    #47676
    legolas119
    Participant

    thanks, I sent them an email… I don’t have any kit for NES..I asked them if it is also possible to mod it in order to run PAL games at 60hz (like USA console) and in addition i would like to play USA cartridge, if possible.

    #47681
    Harrumph
    Participant

    That is not possible unless they replace the PPU to NTSC version. Unlike many other consoles, easy 50/60hz toggle is simply not possible.

    #47695
    bramblepie
    Participant

    To be super clear as well, resolution-wise the OSSC supports 240p video and has a ton of options for the various horizontal resolutions that go along with 240p.

    You can also use a Koryuu alongside the OSSC to have comopiste/S-video converted to component that then goes into the OSSC. The other options is to use a Retrotink for composite video signals.

    #47696
    legolas119
    Participant

    ah ok, this one: https://videogameperfection.com/products/koryuu-transcoder/
    well, my NES currently has this cable: from one side there are the red/yellow/white pin connected to the console. From the other side there is a SCART connected with my crt tv.
    I suppose that if i buy a Koryuu transcoder, i also need a correct cable to connect my console to Koryuu and then from Koryuu to OSSC. I don’t know, but probably the total cost, more or less, will be the same as I would mod my Nes with an RGB connection. Are you agree?

    thanks!

    #47698
    bramblepie
    Participant

    I honestly have no idea regarding the cost of the mod, you’d have to total that up yourself. But in terms of cost of cables it could literally be £8-10 in total on the low end. Composite is composite though, the RGB mod will give you a much cleaner image by comparison. If you want a super clear image then go for the mod if it’s within your budget.

    If you like the fuzzy look of composite video from an NES and don’t want to mod your console (I personally like to keep my consoles un-modded) then perhaps consider the Koryuu with OSSC.

    May I ask what you are wanting this kit for? What’s the ultimate goal? Capturing footage? Playing on a HDTV?

    #47702
    legolas119
    Participant

    understood.
    Well I would like to have the best video quality on my crt tv and also to have this quality when i will use the nes on my hdtv with OSSC (or OSSC pro).
    Do you think that modding my console with the RGB kit I could damage it?

    #47712
    bramblepie
    Participant

    If you try yourself then their is a high likelihood of doing something wrong, if you allow someone who has a proven track record it could work out although their is always risk involved.

    Another option is to buy a pre-modded console and sell your original down the line?

    #47716
    legolas119
    Participant

    you are right, but unfortunately it is not easy to find an already modded NES…
    But i found here in europe (UK) a shop that can mod the NES for 99£ + shipping (I don’t know if I can write here the name of the shop). It could be really faster and not so expensive this way because i live in europe too (italy). If I have to ship the NES in USA it will be really expensive for me 🙁

    #47776
    Josue Castaner
    Participant

    You can get the NES to look okish via composite through the Koryuu Transcoder. That’s what I have and I am ok with it and how it looks on my LGBX TV. It takes a lot of finetuning of the OSSC but you can get a reasonable picture out of it and if you turn on the scan lines it helps to “define” or hide the low quality a little bit. Also, you dont need expensive cables for this setup, the video will go to the Koryuu via a normal composite cable, audio goes to the aux in of the OSSC and then the Kryuu gets connected via component (RCA) to the OSSC. The plus side of the Koryuu is that you can plug in your N64 via S-Video to it as well, the downside is that is not as sharp as RGB.

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