RetroTink 2x (Re: Commodore to S-Video or HDMI video?)

From: Per Olofsson <>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 09:52:45 +0200
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I'm late to the party as I don't read cbm-hackers daily, but I received a RetroTink 2x from the first batch the other week. We used it together with the OSSC at Datastorm 2018 to great success. I'll be doing more tests with it now that I'm back home, but a quick summary:

• Composite/S-video/component to HDMI
* Pass through (240/288p), line double (480/576p), or filtered (emulator style, bleh)
* Virtually lag free at ~300µs latency (~5 scanlines)
* Can be daisy chained in pass through mode into an OSSC via a VGA adapter, to add scanlines and other tweaks
* Low pass filter on the input gives the image a fairly smooth look, but individual hires pixels are visible.

If the device could be flashed to default to s-video on power up and the LPF brought down a notch, I'd declare it near perfect. Even so, I'd say this is clearly the best option available for upscaling the C64 right now.

It'll be sold for £79 at and you can read the specs at

VGP's review:

  Per Olofsson
Received on 2018-08-12 11:00:04

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