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what's the ideal solution for connecting the N501 to a modern TV? RCA to Coaxial or something else?
looking for best picture given the 480i (i think) output of the unit.
From thegirlg33k in the NUON-Dome DiscordI use component into an upscaler (retrotink 5x) that outputs to HDMI
In the top tier, Framemeister is great because it'll take any signal from its many input options, convert it to the proper 1080p60 output, and is fairly well documented. The cons for that one is cost, availability (they are EOL now so you're either buying through the rest of the stock or used), you have to use a cable for RGB stuff (most OEM cables for it are Japanese RGB21 and not SCART even though they use the same connector), and it actually adds a small amount of lag that is variable based on what you're upscaling from/to and if the system you're upscaling has a not perfect Hz like the SNES
OSSC doesn't add lag because it doesn't buffer, which is a blessing and a curse because what you put in you get out when it comes to systems like the SNES. That causes some TVs to hate the output of the OSSC when those kinds of consoles are connected. Otherwise, the only other negative of the OSSC is that it doesn't have Composite or SVideo connections. If you get this for other systems, try to get from Videogameperfection because they work directly with the creator. Companies like Kaico suck ass (could go on about this forever)
Retrotink 5x is kind of the best of both worlds. It has a buffered output but it does it in a way to not add lag. That's the same thing as all Retrotink products. It is expensive and I think there are some limitations to it's SCART connection
The difference between RT5x and RT2x/classic is that they lower models don't go to 1080p. They just upscale to 480p over HDMI and your TV does the rest. Some TVs are great at that and can save you some $$.
There is a 4K Retrotink coming out soon
And then GBS Control... I'm not as well versed in that. I don't really care to solder my upscalers together but this talks about it in depth - https://www.retrorgb.com/gbs-control-installation-overview.html
I know a lot of sellers started to take notice folks were making these and upped prices too
It's mid tier because I kind of like my upscalers plug and play
And for everything else, generally speaking they suck in one way or another. The stuff you can get on Amazon generally will either do weird things with color (less than a 4.2.2 color space or something like that), sync issues, lots of added lag, treats 240p incorrectly, or just generally sucks
It's fine for things that don't need perfect timing (like movie upscaling) but not much else