When I got back into gaming in 2002, I didn’t have my original consoles from my childhood. I went to the local Gamestop and picked up an NES, Genesis, and a box of games. This was right around the launch of the Gamecube/Xbox, and so these were dirt cheap. I had a Sony Trinitron Wega TV, to which I hooked the consoles up to using composite inputs. I played this way for years. Time flew by, and HD televisions were eventually available and affordable. While improvements in technology are normally lauded, this transition was not friendly to retro composite video signals. Thus, the NES and Genesis and the rest of the retro consoles remained hooked up to the CRT. Later I stumbled upon Retrorgb.com, a website dedicated to getting the best video quality from legacy gaming consoles. It was here where I learned about RGB signals and scart connectors. I purchased some cheap scart cables and a scart to component convertor and hooked up the Genesis and SNES to theCRT, and I was blown away. The increase in clarity was something that you never knew you wanted until you experienced it. Eventually, I bought an RGB-modded NES, as the NES does not natively support the RGB signal.
|The OSSC multiplies the vintage 240p resolution for use on HDTVs|
|The Analogue NT Mini|
|Mega SG and Super NT|
|Retro USB AVS|