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RetroTink 2X Mini - S-video, Composite, to Digital Video Output

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RetroTink 2X Mini - S-video, Composite, to Digital Video Output

Please Note: A micro USB charger / cable is required for power  (Includes Device only, unless the "Add power adapter" option is checked above).  You can also power off of a USB port on a TV with a micro USB cable if you prefer. 

For s-video support with a PAL Nintendo 64 console you must use the optional N64 S-video cable available as an add-on. Both NTSC and PAL are supported with the cable!

 

 

The 2X-MINI takes the same technology that has powered the rest of the TINK2X products and puts it all in a simple, easy and fun package. 

 

The MINI is the ideal companion for N64 consoles with the use of an N64 S-Video cable (available as an add-on) for the best possible image quality from an unmodded system. In fact, the 2X-MINI is even compatible with S-Video capable PAL N64's using an s-video cable!

 

  • Professional injection molded enclosure
  • Inputs: S-video and Composite
  • Output: Digital Video
  • Automatic format detection: NTSC, PAL, PAL-60, PAL-M*, NTSC-443* and SECAM*
  • Adjustable comb filtering for Retro (notch) and Video (2-D comb)
  • USB firmware upgrade capability - no special tools needed
  • Note: Requires microUSB cord for power (can be added above). The 2X uses an advanced power supply filtering circuit and is tolerant of virtually any USB source. Best would be the port on your TV or display if you have one.
  • Optional S-video cable for N64 available as an add-on (*highly recommended if used with the Nintendo 64 console)

 

*PAL-M, NTSC-443 and SECAM auto-detection and support have been implemented in the firmware but only limited testing has been done due to the inavalibility of these devices in the US.

 

CAUTION: Sega Genesis and some models of PSOnes do not produce off-spec signals and may not display correctly. For Sega Genesis, we recommend using a RGB/Component cable with the RT2X-Pro or SCART. For PSOne, we recommend using a PS2 as there are no known issues.

 

NOTE: All MINIs ship with the original v1.0 firmware. The v1.0 firmware contains the necessary code for the factory to program the anti-piracy measures and perform QC checks. Firmware upgrades will be posted when ready.

15 Reviews

  • 1
    Retrotink 2X Mini

    Posted by Steve on Jan 5th 2022

    Super easy to use and setup, running both a PAL SNES and Megadrive 2 to an LCD monitor with no issues at all. Highly recommended especially considering how expensive other alternatives can be, this product hits a sweet spot!

  • 5
    Gets the job done, does what it says with next to no input latency

    Posted by Noah on Dec 30th 2021

    I brought this mainly for a way to play my old consoles on modern displays with little input latency for a decent price. On that end, it does the job very well. Tested numerous fighting games and others and they all feel great. Picture quality is composite/s-video due to the input signal but I'm more than happy with that, I didn't buy this for the best picture quality. But I don't mind how composite or s-video signals look anyway.

  • 5
    Retrotink 2X mini

    Posted by Sean on Dec 26th 2021

    Great plug in and play solution for hd output on current gen TVs. Got fantastic results with high quality S-Video cables on the Z10 3DO, SNES, N64 and dol-101 GameCube on a 65" 4K display. This is a solid option even when compared to the ossc and provides a user friendly quality interface for non RGB modded consoles.

  • 5
    Retrotink 2X mini

    Posted by Sean on Dec 26th 2021

    Great plug in and play solution for hd output on current gen TVs. Got fantastic results with high quality S-Video cables on the Z10 3DO, SNES, N64 and dol-101 GameCube on a 65" 4K display. This is a solid option even when compared to the ossc and provides a user friendly quality interface for non RGB modded consoles.

  • 5
    Awesome product!

    Posted by Keith on Dec 26th 2021

    Fantastic product! Awesome for upscaling retro consoles with composite.

  • 5
    Picture is a lot smoother and less laggy than cheaper alternatives. Highly recommend. However, expect composite video quality when using composite and the same for S-Video.

    Posted by D E on Dec 10th 2021

    Prior to buying this, I got the LevelHike 3-in-1 HD cable for connecting my SNES to my monitor/TV. Yes it was cheap, plus it was using S-Video which is guaranteed to show those pixel graphics (for the SNES anyway, but not as good as RGB), but it was complete MEH because of the output results. First off, depending on your motherboard revision, you will see a faded checkerboard or angled window screen pattern on your screen - which can be incredibly distracting if you're bothered by such things. Currently, I have 3 different types of SNES revisions, and the 1-chip (01) and SHVC (the 1st model SNES) doesn't have that checkerboard video (mostly, but it is still visible on solid colors and the like). Second, the video isn't processed correctly (and so stuff like moving shadows won't be pseudo-transparent and scrolling images will be jumpy) and it also adds a few frames of lag on top of it, meaning action games will throw your timing off. And third, it has bits of pixel artifacting, which is plenty distracting! RetroRGB has a video that demonstrates what I'm talking about that includes converters like the one I used to have.

    When I made the switch to the Retrotink 2X Mini to get rid of those distractions, I only had the original composite cables for my SNES, so only having those when connecting that to the Retrotink made me realize how composite was not that great of a video quality compared to S-Video. So if I want my video output to not have that fuzzy video output like what the LevelHike was, I would need S-Video cables (and I would suggest getting one if composite is too blurry). Still, the lesser lag and proper video processing is a BIG plus, especially when using devices that output 240p such as the SNES or any other device that may fit that video output criteria.

    Just one BIG warning - since this outputs 480p at a 4:3 aspect ratio, sometimes your monitor/TV will stretch the image to fit the 16:9 screen, so if you don't want that to happen, make sure that your monitor/TV can have the option to re-adjust the video image to 4:3 instead of 16:9. Monitors may need a bit more adjusting such as adjusting the pixel clock (for LCD monitors) and screen position (in my case it is because I'm using an HDMI>VGA converter, HDMI>DVI won't need adjusting, at least to my knowledge).

    Cost is definitely a factor why some people like me would be holding off on a proper video upscaler like the Retrotink, and needing S-Video cables to have a better image on top of that, but this is what to expect when quality experience is your priority AND having the added benefit to have other 240p devices upscale properly plugged into this thing.

    TL;DR - would recommend compared to cheapo upscalers, expect composite quality when using composite, even better with s-video.

  • 4
    480p RCA to HDMI

    Posted by Transcon on Oct 20th 2021

    My TV upscaled the composite output of my NES fine, but there was noise, shimmering, and a little blur. This cleaned that all up. Highly recommend for a reliable and proven upscaler that is budget friendly. Came bundled with a power supply.

  • 5
    Best option for N64

    Posted by DarkXander on Sep 24th 2021

    After testing Hyperkin and other cheaper product, I've finally manage to find a product that allow me to play N64 games on my 4KTV without having to mod my console. The image clarity is really the best we can get from a unmodded N64 and the colors are really great. I can also only assume that the quality improvement will be the same for other SD console!

  • 5
    Astounding S-Video

    Posted by ManicSocratic on Jul 22nd 2021

    Going with Hyperkin, Pound, or some cheap generic scaler will never give you results as good as a RetroTINK. N64, Saturn, Playstation, and SNES will look as crisp as you could possibly want without going for RGB or console mods.

    If your console outputs S-Video, the results will be beyond what you could ever imagine. Grab a RetroTINK Mini and enjoy beautiful visual quality that's also lag-free.