Kaico edition ossc open source scan converter

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It’s finally here! The ultimate lag-free retro gaming linedoubler and processor hits the market. Now there’s an affordable way to use your retro consoles on your PC monitor or TV in perfect quality. No more bad upscaling, no more interlacing artefacts, no more high input lag, the OSSC is a dream for retro gamers and collectors!

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Processes (line doubles) retro games with NO input lag – Unlike other scalers, such as the XRGB Mini, the OSSC works on individual scanlines rather than a frame at a time, that means there’s no input lag whatsoever (well, a few nanoseconds if you really want to be precise).

Eliminates ugly deinterlacing artefacts and bad scaling – Connect most retro consoles to your TV and if you get a picture at all, it’s likely to be ugly. Well, worry no more! OSSC converts the image into a 480p or 720p (where compatible) image that is correctly displayed and processed. EVERY special effect, from 240p drop shadows to striped sprites, is rendered correctly.

Converts SCART and Component to DVI/HDMI – Feed in a 480p component video signal from a Wii and get out a perfectly processed 480p HDMI or DVI (with a simple adapter) image. The quality is flawless!

1 X SCART – Supports RGBs (clean csync, cvideo sync, luma sync), RGsB, Ypbpr

1 X Component video – Supports Ypbpr and RGsB signals

Convert VGA to DVI/HDMI – Connect a Dreamcast directly to the unit and enjoy HDMI processing of all your games, not just those that support 480p.

Convert analogue audio to digital DVI/HDMI *NEW* – Analogue audio from your retro games console will be converted to digital audio and injected into the HDMI/DVI output (requires compatible TV, processor or AV receiver. Analogue audio output is still available for setups where this is required).

TECHNICAL SPECS

Inputs

1 X SCART – Supports RGBs (clean csync, cvideo

sync, luma sync), RGsB, Ypbpr

1 X Component video – Supports Ypbpr and RGsB

signals

1 X D-SUB15 (VGA) – Supports RGBHV, RGBs,

RGsB, Ypbpr

2 x 3.5mm analogue audio – Supports all analogue

audio. Input 1 can be toggled between output (from

AV1/SCART) or input

Composite video and S-Video are NOT supported

and require an adapter/transcoder

Outputs

1 X HDMI or DVI-D (with adapter) (digital only,

including audio). Full-range 24-bit RGB output

through DVI/HDMI

1 X Analogue audio 3.5mm (input/output toggle)

Supported Input Resolutions

240p/288p/480i/576i 15khz

25Khz medium-res modes

480p/576p/720p/1080i 31khz

Supported output resolutions

OTHER FEATURES

• Back lit LCD

• SD Card socket for firmware updates

• JTAG connector

• IR receiver

• Power requirements:

DC 5V 1 Amp – 2.1 x 5.5mm positive tip

• Power Adaptor with Multiple Plugs Included

• Full OSSC User’s Manual

NOW COMES WITH A FREE RANDOM COLOUR CASE

I got way more than expected when this turned up, the packaging and build quality including soldering are excellent its a very professionally finished product (the box now lives on my shelf!) someone has put a lot of work into getting this produced and out to gamers. I found none of the issues some cheaper units have had when reviewed such as the bad PSU and component connectors and feel its worth mentioning Kaico have not ripped off other peoples manuals and artwork – seems Kaico are doing their own thing with this, i’d seen the name on forums but will be keeping an eye on their products from now on.

At this price its incredible value for money, you get everything you need in the box ready to go and I got next day delivery free with Prime so it turned up quickly. I had seen the OSSC for £10 cheaper elsewhere but Its worth considering there are no import charges to pay with this one as Kaico are a UK based company and theres no waiting 30 days for it to arrive either, you also have the assurance of buying from Amazon plus I can tell you its good quality, are you really saving £10?!… (nope). I have seen Kaico branded OSSC on other web sites but I am informed they are not official so please just buy from here to make sure you get the same thing as me (I don’t know if Kaico also sell on famous auction sites?).

The actual operation of the device is just like any other OSSC the quality shocked me I did not know an analogue signal could be made to look so good. Im using a mid range Samsung 4K TV which always struggled with upscaling various scalers and line doublers it always looked blurry but now this TV supports all OSSC modes up to 5x and i’d say my setup looks subjectively better than emulation with practically zero lag (I think my TV is about 8ms slower than a CRT and the OSSC adds nothing). Even if your TV will only support a line x2 just go for it anyway as on my other TV a simple line double looks great and authentic once you add the scanlines, its also much sharper in line double than other devices I have tried.

There are a few settings to learn as with any high end AV kit but im getting the hang of it now after a week or so and navigating around the menus, it pretty much works out the box however just make sure you have good quality component and RGB scart cables (and PSUs in the case of the megadrive) and you will be very happy.

Excuse some of the pictures the aspect ratios are off as I am still setting up, I struggled to take pictures of the TV with a camera phone it looks better in person. Pictures are from a mix of x4 x5 modes for 240p and x2 with allow upsample for 480p.

I got way more than expected when this turned up, the packaging and build quality including soldering are excellent its a very professionally finished product (the box now lives on my shelf!) someone has put a lot of work into getting this produced and out to gamers. I found none of the issues some cheaper units have had when reviewed such as the bad PSU and component connectors and feel its worth mentioning Kaico have not ripped off other peoples manuals and artwork – seems Kaico are doing their own thing with this, i’d seen the name on forums but will be keeping an eye on their products from now on.

At this price its incredible value for money, you get everything you need in the box ready to go and I got next day delivery free with Prime so it turned up quickly. I had seen the OSSC for £10 cheaper elsewhere but Its worth considering there are no import charges to pay with this one as Kaico are a UK based company and theres no waiting 30 days for it to arrive either, you also have the assurance of buying from Amazon plus I can tell you its good quality, are you really saving £10?!… (nope). I have seen Kaico branded OSSC on other web sites but I am informed they are not official so please just buy from here to make sure you get the same thing as me (I don’t know if Kaico also sell on famous auction sites?).

The actual operation of the device is just like any other OSSC the quality shocked me I did not know an analogue signal could be made to look so good. Im using a mid range Samsung 4K TV which always struggled with upscaling various scalers and line doublers it always looked blurry but now this TV supports all OSSC modes up to 5x and i’d say my setup looks subjectively better than emulation with practically zero lag (I think my TV is about 8ms slower than a CRT and the OSSC adds nothing). Even if your TV will only support a line x2 just go for it anyway as on my other TV a simple line double looks great and authentic once you add the scanlines, its also much sharper in line double than other devices I have tried.

There are a few settings to learn as with any high end AV kit but im getting the hang of it now after a week or so and navigating around the menus, it pretty much works out the box however just make sure you have good quality component and RGB scart cables (and PSUs in the case of the megadrive) and you will be very happy.

Excuse some of the pictures the aspect ratios are off as I am still setting up, I struggled to take pictures of the TV with a camera phone it looks better in person. Pictures are from a mix of x4 x5 modes for 240p and x2 with allow upsample for 480p.

Written by Jane