For SCART you can use a SCART hub (it accepts multiple SCART cables and outputs via a single output). You connect multiple consoles to this hub and the cable from the OUTPUT goes to the Framemeister’s RGB adapter. This particular adapter from Hama also allows capture and output of audio via two RCA cables.You can connect the hub to a sound system or headphones (though you can’t adjust volume via Framemeister because the signals come directly from SCART).Keep it away from your european consoles and label it correspondingly.This is the best digital format nowadays with a simple design and great compatibility. The device also has not only one, but two HDMI inputs, so that you can use it as a hub.This guide uses materials from following sources (including my own observations): The XRGB-mini Framemeister (usually just called Framemeister) is a complex digital upscaler made by a Japanese company named Micomsoft and is targeted specifically for retro gaming.It’s intended to work with different analogue signals (and also digital) and can convert and upscale them into an almost clean digital signal, which is then output via the very common HDMI interface.Let’s have an example: let’s play Super Metroid on the SNES.
), instead of just line doubling them to a bigger resolution (e.g. For instance, if it recognizes the signal at all, it considers 240p signals (output by most retro gaming consoles) as a part of interlaced signal (e.g. It converts the 240p into an interlaced signal, then applies (sometimes very basic) deinterlacing algorithms to convert it into a progressive one and only then upscales it.You will need an AV switcher only if you want to connect multiple AV cables at the same time (NES and N64 and some other consoles).AV connectors are pretty comfortable, you can plug in and out very quickly without any damage. can affect the image and you need to remember, that it will never be 1:1 on your monitor!The device has multiple options to accept, process and output video and audio signals, but the main focus is on video, of course.It is one of the best solutions for retro consoles, because it can properly process older signals and improve the image quality.The monitor is small, but it still looks good and is very playable): But as soon as we connect this console with a newer LCD/TV monitor… These screenshots are made via Elgato Game Capture HD, which apparently does what other TVs do: deinterlacing and upscaling to 480p. Framemeister also supports HDMI (as input), AV and S-Video.This picture represents, how your SNES will look on your TV (actually it can be even worse, because many TVs apply even more effects). OSSC on the other hand, doesn’t support these, but it supports VGA (Framemeister doesn’t).** Usually your TV set does a good job when used with HDMI sources. Consider connecting, if you want to use Framemeister as switch (2 HDMI in, 1 HDMI out) or you need extras like scanlines.When first connected to a TV set/monitor, the Framemeister is set to a compatible 480p output. You Mac/Windows can leave a lot of garbage files, you can remove them with Linux.The same applies to all other inputs, but since the connectors are not so sensitive and complicated, you don’t have to use adapters for them.There are basic and cheap composite AV hubs (3 to 1, e.g.) like this, but the image quality can suffer a bit.