Nicole Branagan

The Pioneer LaserActive and the RetroTINK-5X: A Match Made in Heaven?

  On my own blog, I’ve noted that the Pioneer LaserActive is one of the toughest nuts for upscalers to crack. It combines a game library consisting of fast-paced FMV crosshair shooters and quick-time event games like Triad Stone all in 240p, with a need for high-quality 480i deinterlacing for its use as a LaserDisc […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

New RetroTINK-2X Mini Revealed

Update – Released:  https://youtu.be/16z_C7-Gom4  /  https://bit.ly/retrotink2xmini Mike Chi, the developer of the RetroTINK series of products has just availed his latest video scaling solution.  Called the RT2X Mini, this device is designed to be a simple, cost effective video solution for those users who just need composite or S-Video upscaled to 480p or 576p.  Mike noted that […]

Rany Battikh

RetroTINK 2x Pro & SCART Firmware Update v1.4

Mike Chi recently released a firmware update that applies to both of his current scalers/line doublers: the RetroTINK 2x Pro and 2x Scart. This latest firmware introduces quite a few features and improvements: Full EDID readout to detect DVI devices every time the video output port is cycled. Added “Low Res YPbPr” plus scanline filter […]

Rany Battikh

RetroTINK Ultimate is now open sourced

Retro Gaming hardware/equipment developer Mike Chi has just just released the design files of the RetroTINK Ultimate to the public thus changing the status of the product from discontinued to open sourced. Update – Now sold by CastleMania:  https://bit.ly/2QTc5IG In late 2019, Mike sold the very last batch of the RetroTINK Ultimate, a Raspberry Pi hat […]

Rany Battikh

RetroTINK-2X Pro Firmware Update v1.1

Mike Chi, creator of the RetroTINK line of products just announced the release of the first official firmware update for his latest Composite-S-Video-Component video line-doubler, the RetroTINK-2X Pro. A whole slew of preset functionalities have been tweaked around/improved with the new update such as filters and picture sharpness. James-F is credited by Mike for being […]

Rany Battikh

Retro Gaming Cables Genesis & Saturn YPbPr cables

After the initial announcement in early 2019, Retro Gaming Cables finally released its anticipated component YPbPr cables for the Genesis/Mega Drive 1 & 2 and Saturn consoles. Set to output at the console’s original resolution of 240p, the cables are advertised to work perfectly with the RetroTink 2x, although they should work as good with […]

Bob

RetroTINK Ultimate Back In Stock

After some inventory issues, the most versatile Raspberry Pi “hat” is in stock:  https://bit.ly/2QTc5IG The RetroTINK ultimate is a device that outputs RGB, VGA, Component Video, S-Video and Composite, all from a Raspberry Pi.  When combined with the right software, this can make the perfect emulation device for people who need multiple outputs!  The RetroTINK Ultimate, […]

Bob

RetroTINK RGB to Component Prototype

RetroTINK creator Mike Chi has just shown off a prototype of a generic SCART to Component converter circuit.  Presumably, this was created for use with his RetroTINK2x scaler, to allow RGB inputs through the component video port.   Personally, I’d love to see this released as the simplest design possible.  Maybe a female SCART input with […]