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Magewell Pro Capture HDMI Card Model 11040 works beautifully with just about everything. The only problem I have is a PC Engine Core Grafx 2 w/ SSDS3. The PCE CG2 output looks fantastic though the OSSC on my TCL 49S405. But the Magewell capture card doesn’t like it. Otherwise, DC, PS1, PS2, Genesis Model 1 HDG, SNES mini w/ RGB and dejitter mod, N64 w/ deblur mod and Saturn Model 2, all capture beautifully via OSSC in all line modes.
I ended up answering my own question. YES, the boards are programmed before shipping.
Been a while since I’ve checked in here. Been happily enjoying my OSSC as time permits, and recently, have been sharing that “permitted time” with a deeper learning about audio.
Long story short, after a few good local thrift store gits, I’ve got myselfa 5.1 surround system on the cheap – $75 all in, including a pair of bookshelf “front speakers” I’ve owned for years, and 2 receivers, the first of which is a Pioneer unit I’m passing on to a fellow console and arcade enthusiast.
And to the point of this thread…not sure if receiver compatibility is also of interest to anyone, but I have seen some users report that sending OSSC output through various avr’s introduces compatibility issues.
So, I’m going to offer a recommendation on a recent $35 Goodwill pickup which is handling all OSSC output perfectly, and DPLII’ing both 48khz and 96khz from the OSSC beautifully.
This Onkyo HT-RC260 has 5 HDMI inputs, 5 composite inputs, 2 components inputs, and one output for each. I won’t go too deep into all that, but it does have upscaling and “forward-compatibility” matrix’ing capabilities. (i.e. composite and component input can be upscaled and output via HDMI).
I tested the upscaling from a PS1 composite source, just for shirts and goggles, and it is nothing to get excited about – looks like hammered s**t and significant lag even in “game mode”.
But, as far as the HDMI ins/outs, I threw the following at it via the OSSC: Sega Genesis Model 1 HDG, SNES jr w/ 7314 amp and dejitter mod, and PC Engine Core Grafx 2 w/ SSDS3 (newest firmware). Tested line3x-line5x on each, as well as SNES line2x and (OSSC) pass-thru, and no problems whatsoever with the Onkyo passing the signal through, and no noticeable lag.
Recommended Settings (navigating via the Onkyo front panel LCD):
Setup->4.Source Setup->4-5.Pict Adjust->
Game Mode: On
My TCL 49S405 displayed as beautifully as it ever does, in all instances. In the case of PCE CG2, my capture card had its normal difficulty with the signal. All things combined, I am absolutely confident that the Onkyo HT-RC260 is cleanly passing the OSSC’s output through with no hiccups whatsoever, AND while simultaneously processing the audio to whatever extent is desired.
Screen caps below are from the Onkyo output at Magewell HDMI Pro.
Side note – the Onkyo HT-RC260 also solved my problem of not getting 5.1 surround out of my PC. SPDIF out of my motherboard direct to avr was resulting in 2 channel stereo output only. HDMI from AMD R9 285 passed through the Onkyo gives me verifiable 5.1 output, and seemingly passes through 3K to my TCL with no problems.
anywhere i can see an example of the flickering?
It’s a PS1 480i title, but covers all line modes available for 480i.
Open the PC engine. Take a picture of the mod, making sure that component labels are legible. Post a link to the picture(s). We can tell you if the mod is outdated and/or shoddy mod work is to blame.
Just a side note in case you ever need another 240p source to test with in the future, or just for shirts and goggles – the Wii will output 240p for virtual console titles (may require softmodding, depending on the title): https://www.retrorgb.com/wiivsclassic.html.
The OSSC will handle higher resolutions as pass through, but does a great job. 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1280p, 1080i/p – I’ve tested them all, all work great, and splitting the signal directly to a low-latency PC monitor or through the OSSC to a separate low-latency HDMI screen, there is no input delay.
+1 for the otaku games switch. Just beware it will take 5-6 weeks to get it once ordered.
Do other consoles work without problems? Is it only certain line modes, with the SFC?
I think there’s enough data now to make a blanket statement that all SNES/SFC will benefit from the dejitter mod when used in conjunction with the OSSC, but it would be good to have some additional context.
It’s likely just how the TV is handling the 240p which it doesnt support on hdmi. What console or consoles are you trying to pass through?
I noticed that, when pressing the button on the remote to choose a profile by number, the screen shows that profiles 0-9 are still the options. Not a big deal, but just something I noticed, and maybe there’s no way to expand this feature to allowing choosing up to profile 14.
Overall, the improvements are great, and thank you marqs for continually improving the feature-richness of the product!
FBX uploaded the json file, so I was able to import and modify the ones I wanted to.
And then, of course, after flashing the bin to the OSSC and AFTER making a few more tweaks to some of the profiles (color balancing), I realized I forgot to include a PS1 profile. There is of course 1 slot left “empty” from the FBX file, which I can use for PS1. While it’s a cool function, it’s a bit of a double-edged sword. In order to add PS1, I would have to make all the changes to the json that I had made at the OSSC, and then add the PS1 profile; or, use the last empty slot, and create the profile at the OSSC, but is there a way to modify the profile name at the OSSC?
I uploaded FBX’s optimization file, and all are working great.
However, there are some consoles included that I don’t have, and I’d like to replace single profiles that won’t be in use, with additional profiles that I need. For instance, I don’t have a Sega MS, and would like to replace that profile in slot 0, with one that I create for CPS1/CPS2.
With that in mind is it possible to create and upload just a single profile to the OSSC, and add it to existing profiles?
I’m envisioning this may be possible as follows, but please confirm:
Establish all settings for profile 0
Click “Save profiles.json”
In the text box, delete all code except that for profile 0
Click “Save profiles.bin”
Upload settings file to OSSC
Or, will that overwrite/delete all the other profiles?
Here’s a good article that may help:
from the junkerhq wiki, for optimizations:
H.active: 640 in 4:3 mode, 720 in 16:9 mode, H.samplerate: 858 for both 4:3 & 16:9 modes
at 480p x2, and turning on ‘allow upsample2x’ (per the article), things will be extra sharp
Got it. I was being a little overly wishful there, but great to see this feature, moving forward.
Nice work on this web app, it is much appreciated!