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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:01 pm 


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I suffered the bob deinterlace LG ips image retention issue again. I was messing with settings and did a firmaware update and didn't notice that my ossc had gone back to the default 480i/576i bob deinterlace setting. After only a short time (half an hour) on a game that has static elements on screen, these parts of the image were 'burned in' (also described as image retention or after-flicker) very clearly, and the set has been off all night but it is taking a long time for this effect to fade away this time. I've seen one other user reporting this issue in this thread, and this is potentially a very nasty issue for users of LG ips panels.

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1. There should be at least a few lines on the ossc wiki warning about bob deinterlace causing image retention or after-flicker on LG ips.
2. At least consider making 480i/576i passthrough mode the default setting in future firmwares.

FYI it's not just LG-produced IPS panels, afaik AUO produced (misleadingly named 'AHVA') can be affected too.
The degree of sensitivity also seems to vary a lot, I've been using an LG IPS for several months (and it's definitely not my first, I've owned a number of IPS displays over the years)
And though I don't quite often play games that switch the OSSC to bob-deinterlacing mode so when it triggers it's only for short moments in menu screens, with that kind of usage I haven't noticed the slightest hint of persistence yet.
Some panels though show marks almost immediately, I've seen it, so the panel's model matters but as long as we don't know the cause it's impossible to track and prevent considering Manufacturers make many different ones they either renew or change almost every year without much notice.

But most importantly: it's not necessarily inherent to IPS only, some VA panels can show a degree of retention too, although it's more rare and they seem distinctively less prone than IPS in general.
Using bob-deinterlace mode on fixed items for many minutes or even hours straight it is likely that a number of VA display will suffer too. And don't take for granted that TN panels will never show any if exposed to that sharp strong flickering after a long exposure, all panel technologies have weaknesses that can be revealed by stress test.

Some material or process used in manufacturing LCDs must be responsible for this, and although the problem wasn't unknown in the past (like a decade ago and even further back), it seems that there's been a resurgence in recent years.
I don't recommend people to avoid IPS completely, that'd be ridiculous, only do if you know you will have use for the OSSC's bob-deinterlacing mode a lot. Otherwise you don't have much to worry about.
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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:49 pm 


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FYI it's not just LG-produced IPS panels, afaik AUO produced (misleadingly named 'AHVA') can be affected too.

Samsungs "AD-PLS" can also sometimes show severe image retention.

Data point (or rather anecdote): During GCVideo development I had left the attract loop of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles running for an hour or so on a Samsung T27C370 and although the game shows a video in addition to its title screen, the monitor was showing a strong shadow of the game's logo for the next few hours.


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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:48 am 



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It's a good anecdote but I'm not sure we're talking about the same effect. This isn't shadow, it's the outlines of static elements flickering on top of whatever is on the screen. My kids will leave a 4:3 dvd menu on screen all day with no ill effects, wheras static elements on a bob deinterlaced image can leave severe after-flicker in minutes which takes hours to clear.
This is why I'm suggesting passthrough mode should be the default setting for interlaced inputs.


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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:47 am 


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@Unseen: yup I forgot about PLS thanks to remind of these.

@RocketBelt: whatever we call the stuck afterimage, he's clearly talking about the same thing you do.

I think the reason the OSSC's bob-deinterlacing triggers this so easily is because it's so sharp and clean, it'll make a single/two row(s) of pixels rapidly flicker between very contrasted colors at the edge of some onscreen elements, and at high speed.
More blurry or flicker-filtered deinterlacing might have the flickering 'event' spread out over more rows and with toned down colors, which reduces or delays the likeliness of after-flicker persistence.

I too think the default deinterlacing of most displays is less risky even though it looks awful, maybe the default should be 'passthrough' and an explanatory/warning line added to the wiki indeed.
EDIT: or add a warning on the OSSC's display though I don't know how that would be possible considering the limited space.
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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:29 am 


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I too think the default deinterlacing of most displays is less risky even though it looks awful, maybe the default should be 'passthrough' and an explanatory/warning line added to the wiki indeed.


Warnings are already present in the quick start guide, I'll add the same text to the wiki too.
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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:47 am 


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Are there any sources for populated boards of the audio boards for the OSSC? Maybe some overstock somewhere? I know VGP had these run out and priced them to move months ago but I didn't jump on it in time.

I know borti has an OSHPark of the board, but I wouldn't be able to populate the surface mount parts myself (plus the second part in his mouser cheatsheet doesn't seem to be in stock anymore)

Figured I would ask - thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
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Can't find any video on youtube demonstrating this but how does the OSSC look on PC CRT monitors?

I have a sony G520, awesome monitor but can't take 15khz.
When you do line doubling, from 240p to 480p, so 15khz become 31khz, do you still have scanlines?

Or is there a better choice to hook 15khz sources into pc crt monitor?
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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
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I did it! I have bought a LG OLED C7 and replaced my good old Sony W905. All modes of the OSSC are running fine now :) However I´m not 100% satisfied with the picture, and playing around with the settings.
Could someone here with a LG OLED B7/C7 share his picture settings for OSSC + Retro consoles and if possible settings made on the OSSC itself?


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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:35 pm 



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fandangos wrote:
Can't find any video on youtube demonstrating this but how does the OSSC look on PC CRT monitors?

I have a sony G520, awesome monitor but can't take 15khz.
When you do line doubling, from 240p to 480p, so 15khz become 31khz, do you still have scanlines?

Or is there a better choice to hook 15khz sources into pc crt monitor?


Works great on them, especially the G520. I have a P1130, which is supposed to be a rebranded HP equivalent, and use the OSSC w/ Tendak HDMI to VGA adapter on it all the time. It's extremely accommodating of any off-standard formats being generated. There will be scanlines but they will be whatever you are multiplying the source resolution to output at. So 240p at 2x will have 480p sized scanlines. You can always use the scanline filter in the post-process options to add back in the thicker 15khz/240p scanlines if you prefer that look.


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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:39 pm 


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guut wrote:
I did it! I have bought a LG OLED C7 and replaced my good old Sony W905. All modes of the OSSC are running fine now :) However I´m not 100% satisfied with the picture, and playing around with the settings.
Could someone here with a LG OLED B7/C7 share his picture settings for OSSC + Retro consoles and if possible settings made on the OSSC itself?


Sure, I did that on a Danish forum, so it's just a matter of translating it into English. I'll make a new thread later.

My settings targets the most accurate picture according to industry standards, without a proper calibration. If you want the very best, you'll need to use a colormeter and calibrate it to perfection (I've done that on mine, and needless to say it looks amazing).

I haven't played too much with my OSSC so I'm probably not the best one to answer that, but as you know you can use 3x, 4x and 5x with no problems. At the very least use those for 240p content, and 2x for all 480p.

EDIT:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:49 pm 


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guut wrote:
I did it! I have bought a LG OLED C7 and replaced my good old Sony W905. All modes of the OSSC are running fine now :) However I´m not 100% satisfied with the picture, and playing around with the settings.
Could someone here with a LG OLED B7/C7 share his picture settings for OSSC + Retro consoles and if possible settings made on the OSSC itself?


Check the OSSC wiki for optimal timings for consoles and see if that doesn't improve the picture to your liking.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:22 pm 



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That´s a good point :)
I modified the sample options regarding the optimal timings for each system I´m using with the OSSC, and it does improve picture quality quite a lot.

However, I don´t know what the optimal timing would be for a N64 (Advanced mod), which is doing line-doubling, so the output to the OSSC is 480P already. Some suggestion for 480P N64 with line doubling (480P X2) on OSSC?

@Konsolkongen: Would be great if you can translate it to English language :)


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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:51 pm 



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ShadowofBob wrote:
fandangos wrote:
Can't find any video on youtube demonstrating this but how does the OSSC look on PC CRT monitors?

I have a sony G520, awesome monitor but can't take 15khz.
When you do line doubling, from 240p to 480p, so 15khz become 31khz, do you still have scanlines?

Or is there a better choice to hook 15khz sources into pc crt monitor?


Works great on them, especially the G520. I have a P1130, which is supposed to be a rebranded HP equivalent, and use the OSSC w/ Tendak HDMI to VGA adapter on it all the time. It's extremely accommodating of any off-standard formats being generated. There will be scanlines but they will be whatever you are multiplying the source resolution to output at. So 240p at 2x will have 480p sized scanlines. You can always use the scanline filter in the post-process options to add back in the thicker 15khz/240p scanlines if you prefer that look.


That's really awesome to know.

Do you play your games at 2x or prefer 5x on it?
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 Post subject: Re: OSSC (DIY video digitizer & scandoubler)
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fandangos wrote:

That's really awesome to know.

Do you play your games at 2x or prefer 5x on it?


I vary between them based on the system I am playing, but most often I find myself using 2x. I grew up on QVGA PC games from the 90s (Earthworm Jim, Sonic CD, Tyrian, Lucas Arts Adventure games) outputted at ~640x480 so that resolution seems the most natural to my eyes even for 240p titles. 3x-5x just ups the sharpness and clarity so that you can't really even see the thiner scanlines; everything looks extremely crisp.


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Would Line 6x be possible on the FPGA? Just imagine Line 6x with Hybrid scanlines. 8)


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Anyone have any experience with OSSC with a Panasonic TC-P50G10? Just curious how the compatibility is 2x/3x etc.


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Looks for some opinions on whether there is any benefit to using a TORO between a Dreamcast with VGA cable and the OSSC (AV3 connection; Line 2x mode). I'm using GDEMU so forcing VGA mode isn't an issue.

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ChuChu Flamingo wrote:
Anyone have any experience with OSSC with a Panasonic TC-P50G10? Just curious how the compatibility is 2x/3x etc.


There is a report for the G15, if the G10 is at all similar it’s possible it supports Lx3.
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ChuChu Flamingo wrote:
Anyone have any experience with OSSC with a Panasonic TC-P50G10? Just curious how the compatibility is 2x/3x etc.

The Australian G10 model supports up to 3x.


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Hello everyone,

I just bought the OSSC, and it's great. A big thank you for this product that is perfect.

I use it with a Neo Geo AES JAP and I would like to know if it was technically possible to add scanlines type RGB instead of black line?

I have a scanline RGB and that is really great, will it be technically possible to have this option on the OSSC?

Photo scanline RGB :
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FBX wrote:
One of my biggest feats of 'expertise' in the two scalers was taking the Dreamcast VGA output into a Toro box, feeding that to the OSSC, line-doubling the 480p to 960p, feeding that output into HDMI port 1 on the Framemeister, scaling it to perfect 1:1 pixel AR in the Framemeister, and then outputting that to 1920x1080p HDMI footprint.


Impressive! I have a Framemeister and an OSSC and a TV that doesn't like anything above 2x from the OSSC (Sony KDL-55W800B). I would love to give that a try. Could you share the settings that you used top get it working?


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I've figured someone would have developed a good composite / SVideo to RGB/YPbPr thingy for the OSSC by now. I'm tried of waiting and just ordered an eval board with the the ADV7128A and AVD7391. After I get that working the way I want it to, I'll design a board that fits into a scart plug and then has composite/s-video jacks.

Any progress on this? It's a shame something this exciting gets buried under all the technical junk...


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I can tell you that a prototype RetroTINK-2X is on its way to us. Admittedly a purely analogue transcoding solution would be better but I'm certain it will do the job.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:48 pm 


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citrus3000psi wrote:
I've figured someone would have developed a good composite / SVideo to RGB/YPbPr thingy for the OSSC by now. I'm tried of waiting and just ordered an eval board with the the ADV7128A and AVD7391. After I get that working the way I want it to, I'll design a board that fits into a scart plug and then has composite/s-video jacks.

Any progress on this? It's a shame something this exciting gets buried under all the technical junk...


I got the eval board. But haven't messed with it yet. Soon. :D



I am having a problem with one my OSSC's. When I turn it on it would always popup asking for remote commands. Thought it was the button, but its not. Long story short, It seems the FPGA has a very strong internal pull up on that pin, which is simulating the button press. I can drop in a low value resistor into the pulldown, 100 ohm, and it will overcome the FPGA. But anything higher and the FPGA pullup takes over. This is obviously not right. I reflashed the FPGA, but still get the same thing. I don't want to jump to conclusions that is the FPGA, but everything looks good on the board. Any ideas?


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PSA: Xaranar got a ViewSonic VX3276-mhd-2, and it seems it's the same as the VX3211-mh (ossc's best 32" IPS monitor friend)
save for the different frame and the addition of a DP port.
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ApolloBoy wrote:
citrus3000psi wrote:
I've figured someone would have developed a good composite / SVideo to RGB/YPbPr thingy for the OSSC by now. I'm tried of waiting and just ordered an eval board with the the ADV7128A and AVD7391. After I get that working the way I want it to, I'll design a board that fits into a scart plug and then has composite/s-video jacks.

Any progress on this? It's a shame something this exciting gets buried under all the technical junk...


I got the eval board. But haven't messed with it yet. Soon. :D
You might also want to take a look into TW9920. It could be a single-chip solution for CVBS/s-video input to both digital YCbCr and analog YPbPr (see ENC_LOOP mode). It's only available as BGA and the manufacturer isn't that well known, though, so no idea how well it might work with 240p etc.


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The Intersil chip on my Epiphan DVI2PCIe card is 240p friendly, but is obviously from a different family of ADCs (only does RGB and component). The composite/s-video capture portion of the card is handled by a TI TVP5150.


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I was surprised that my 27" 1440p monitor (Viewsonic XG2703-GS) couldn't go past line3x on HDMI.

I wonder if using a passive hdmi to DP adapter on the DP input would allow line 4/5x? Now I just need to dig my adapter out and God knows where that is...


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Those rather high-end pc gaming dedicated monitors perform very well with the expected features, but only have had HMDI added as a convenience (early g-sync/freesync 1440p ips only featured a single DP and users complained they could't play their HD consoles), so you can't expect their engineers to have paid much attention to it.
And from what I know you definitely don't have the worst deal in that area.

Don't know about passive HDMI to DP, I can tell I've never found a passive DP to HDMI, but maybe the other way exists in real passive form...
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