I am also in february batch. Only thing I don't like is audio handling, I can solder it by myself to have hdmi, but is above my soldering lvl.
You can plug it into your hifi system, use headphones or connect a standalone speaker unit. In hindsight I'd rather it had the audio output than only audio through HDMI. Obviously, an option for both would be best.
You can also use a transcoder, such as the YR-1000, you'd have to pick one up from eBay though, they haven't been made in ages. I'd also strongly recommend a Lumafix (regardless of scaler), very easy to install and make a big difference.
I know this is a weird question to ask in this thread but XRGB mini or should I try this for Saturn?
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I haven't tried any of these better upscalers yet but know my Trinitron won't last forever.
Too be fair to the OSSC, it isn't really an upscaler. It's a line doubler. It would basically supplant any of the previous XRGB units. A true upscaler is going to take whatever analog signal you throw it and condition it to be a true HD compliant signal.
I'd say specifically for the Saturn, I'd still recommend the Framemeister.
Ignoring all the fancy schmancy advanced Framemeister tricks, as well as display compatibility issues and having to do some light MacGyvering with the OSSC's sound..
I'd say the most beneficial feature to Saturn games is its outstanding deinterlacing, which it does with a quickness. Some of my favorite Saturn games are in 480i. Pretty much all the good 3D fighers, games like digital pinball: Necronomicon and Astra Superstars as well. The framemeister does a damn good job trying to get these to look as close to 480P as possible.
The OSSC's deinterlacing isn't "bad" per se, rather it's bare bones simple. You can also bypass deinterlacing completely, and just pass the hot potato to your display to deal with it. Both devices will cause a drop in signal to your display when games shift from 240P to 480i. There's quite a few Saturn games that do this, most however don't interfere with gameplay. The framemeister will take longer to recover though.
I'd say watch My Life in Gaming's view of framemeister alternatives and make up your own mind. They cover the OSSC starting at 18:20.