OSSC now readily available (without the waiting list)


#1

Got an email today from Video Game Perfection saying that the OSSC is finally available to just… order. No preorders, no waiting lists, no interminable Omega-style waits. It ships in 1-2 days.

So if you’ve been holding off because you don’t want to sit around for months, well… now, you don’t have to.

Ordering page:


#2

Awesome! The OSSC is pretty much the best retro gaming related purchase I’ve made in years. Outstanding bit of hardware.

Related for those who are interested, here’s a few comparison shots I took last night of the various OSSC modes displayed on my 55" LG HDTV (console used - RGB SFC Jr)

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x1 (240p, zero processing)

x2 (480p)

x3 (720p)

x4 (960p)

x5 (1080p and using pixel perfect 1:1 mode)

x2

x5


#3

I came here to post this news! I’m a huge OSSC fan as well. It’s a must have product


#4

I may get this for the built in audio and sell off the one I have now… Or maybe it’s better to be patient and hold off a few years(?) for the inevitable 4k scalers.


#5

Would it be possible for a firmware update to add support for 4k, or is that something that’d require an entirely different FPGA?

I can’t see myself upgrading for anything short of that. The current OSSC is integrated into my setup just fine for right now.


#6

marqs has stated that x5 1080p is the absolute maximum he can push through the current architecture


#7

Pretty sure I read they need a more powerful FPGA since they already maxed its capabilities with 4x and 5x modes.

Yeah here it is:

Will there be a line sextuple mode on the OSSC? Unfortunately not, we’re now at the limits of the current hardware. To go into 4K resolutions would unfortunately require more powerful hardware. Will a more powerful OSSC arrive one day?, it’s certainly possible. For now, we can expect the rate of new firmware updates to slow down a little as the device is now close to feature complete, at least as far as Marqs imagined it.


#8

My thoughts exactly. I don’t have a 4k set and the OSSC is so good that I had to pull the trigger. Plus when I finally pick up a working Dreamcast VGA box again the new analog to digital audio conversion should make integrating the DC into my setup that much easier.


#9

it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.


#10

Being able to do 1440p would have been great for 50Hz games. 6x240p and 5x288p.


#11

I heard it can be picky with certain tvs, is there a known capability list out there? I’ll probably end up ordering one anyways.


#12

I have an ossc on it’s way to me right now. I have a BVM and 2 PVMs already so I don’t really need it for my consoles but I ordered one in preparation for buying an X68000. Plus it’s just a really cool device.


#13

The OSSC wiki has some links on display compatibility http://junkerhq.net/xrgb/index.php?title=OSSC#Televisions.2C_Monitors.2C_Processors_etc


#14

Thank you. My Samsung tv isn’t specifically on the list but it looks like they have pretty good comparability overall except for 5x mode.


#15

Nice new feature for SNES 2-chip owners.


#16

So I’ve got a Framemeister hooked up to an old 1080p set, as well as a PVM, and a 4k OLED. Is there any reason I should jump on this and unload the Framemeister? Always been curious about it but haven’t jumped on it yet.


#17

The vertical bars that it adds are kind of annoying. Cool idea, but the execution leaves something to be desired.


#18

I updated my OSSC tonight and I tried the LPF option with my snes mini and boy it looks really bad. 0 is the best setting for that.

Yes I realize it’s not targetted towards consoles that already have good RGB out


#19

Question, my toshiba LCD TV doesn’t have capabilities to move image left/right/up/down and I noticed that sometimes when I use the TV’s native RGB Scart socket I suffer from over scan and the image is cropped. I hear the Framemeister can adjust the image position and zoom. Does the OSSC have the same capabilities? Also, probably been asked a million times but can someone post what’s required for S-Video support? Like, is it a simple modification or cable required? etc.


#20

Hmmmm

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

No I’ll probably wait until I’ve bought an apartment before buying any more toys…