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

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

The RetroTINK-2X Pro is an affordable video processor to add high-quality analog video inputs to modern HDMI displays by converting 240p/480i/288p/576i NTSC/PAL sources to 480p/576p.

 
It is specifically optimized to accurately handle 240p/288p inputs by offering ultra-low latency line doubling for bypassing a display’s built-in SDTV scaler/deinterlacer which often adds significant lag and visual artifacts.
 

The 2X-Pro takes everything from the original device and improves upon it. The Pro model comes with an injection molded enclosure, a full-size HDMI port, and better build quality. Under the hood, a high quality 4-layer PCB is used, as well as multiple independently regulated and filtered power supplies.

The 2X-Pro adds scanline generation, in addition to the smoothing, as optional filter modes. Different color-encoding formats (PAL-60, NTSC-443, SECAM) are now automatically detected. New firmware can be flashed via the USB port using a PC-based program without the need for special tools.

All this adds up to make the RetroTink Pro the simplest, plug-and-play solution for connecting retro-consoles to modern TVs.

 

Everything that was great about the original is back plus new improvements and features:

  • Professional injection molded enclosure
  • Inputs: Component, S-video, Composite (shared with the green jack)
  • Output: HDMI
  • Automatic format detection: NTSC, PAL, PAL-60, PAL-M*, NTSC-443* and SECAM*
  • SCANLINE mode
  • Adjustable comb filtering for Retro (notch) and Video (2-D comb)
  • USB firmware upgrade capability - no special tools needed

 

*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.

22 Reviews

  • 5
    Retrotink 2x pro is amazing!!

    Posted by Christopher on Feb 27th 2022

    i love this piece of equipment, the fact you can use it on HD based televisions helps a whole lot, i also use it for streaming retro content online, the only downfall to this is the fact that the composite signal cannot be cleaned, so do not expect anything major out of that part, it does double the lines so its less deinterlaced, it looks so much smoother when you use the line doubler. for the price its worth it is a must have, the 5x is also great from the reviews ive seen, but this does exactly what i need it to do. everybody should have one of these for their modern tv, oh did i mention it helps out alot with input lag? yes, it helps out a whole lot unlike certain tv's that have input enabled but still deal with latency issues. you want that cleaner/sharper image, get this product, you wont regret it.

  • 4
    Really worth the price but...

    Posted by Arnaud on Feb 17th 2022

    Really nice product, no configuration headache !
    Just hookup your favorite console with your component, svideo or composite cable, supply power with micro usb cable (usb power from tv is enough), to the RT2x Pro and plug the HDMI and play !
    You have switch press button to circle between 3 mode : scanlines, smoothed and normal.
    Also you have 2 tiny on/on switches on the right side : line-doubler/passthrough and comb filtering (didn't see any difference with this switch).
    There is no noticeable lag, the image quality is superb, I tested with the following consoles :

    - PS2 => component cable, with smoothing filter, the 3d games looks really nice, But this device doesn't support the 480p input, so all ps2 games will be inputted in 480i or 576i and outputted in 480p, fortunaly the RT2x Pro handles really well these interlaced mode, psx games looks really nice as well.

    - Wii => component cable, same as ps2 and smoothing filter helps a lot and looks great but no 480p input like ps2.

    - Sfc/Snes => composite cable, it's composite... So the RT2X Pro tries his best, however it's still much better than many cheap upscaler on the market and the scanlines mode looks good and hides the subtstantial composite imperfections.
    I didn't try a svideo cable but it should gives better result.

    And the last great feature is the upgradeable firmware, it means this product can evolve in the future with extra features.

    To wrap up, I really love this compact hdmi linedoubler although 480p input isn't supported. It's worth the price, the build and the image quality are really good, simple plug n play solution and the ability to upgrade the firmware to get extra features and bugfixes. Mike Chi delivered to us a great product with good support, thanks to him and stoneagegamer !

  • 5
    Great Purchase for Classic Systems

    Posted by Andrew Kator on Feb 15th 2022

    The RetroTink 2X Pro worked exactly as described. I've used it with a Commodore VIC-20, Atari 800XL, Genesis / 32X, and PlayStation. The scanlines look great except on the VIC-20, where there is some scanline banding with some areas looking darker than others. The scanlines are easily turned off and the VIC-20 video looks great.

    The only quirk is the RetroTink is very sensitive to power line interference. That was easily resolved by using a different USB power supply.

  • 5
    Better than expected

    Posted by freddy on Jan 15th 2022

    I purchased the device to be able to connect the NES, SNES, GENESIS and TG16 to the HD TV downstairs for multiplayer.
    I usually have my systems hooked up to an older 480P LCD 4/3 aspect ratio TV.
    I was very surprised to find myself liking the output provided by the RETROTINK setup.
    I guess if you have a real CRT the normal output will be nicer?
    Keep in mind I have HD retrovision cables for all systems except the NES.
    I will say that for NES games, I do like the 480P TV better, but the second filter gives me a very nice picture I like a lot.
    So in the end, I ended up storing the old 480P LCD TV, and now using a 23inch HD, I'm very happy with the results.
    So you might be surprised just like me once you test this out.

  • 5
    Outstanding piece of technology for the price!

    Posted by Syd on Jan 10th 2022

    I was looking for a solid choice to connect my N64, PS2, and a Launch day Xbox 360 to hook up to my tv. This did an amazing job doing just that. My av receiver and tv likely did have composite, but I wanted a shot at something I never experienced; S-video. Everything works like a charm and my nostalgia has peaked.

  • 5
    Awesome Converter

    Posted by Mark on Dec 15th 2021

    Playing through Sonic on the Genesis or Mario on the NES looks amazing. There's little to no lag. The upscaled picture looks great. There are different switches and buttons that do different things, like filters (smooth, scanlines, etc.) and different HD options. These buttons and switches aren't labeled, so keep that in mind. I don't have any S-Video cables to comment on. I'm very happy with this little device. It does what it says, and does it well. If you purchase the RetroTink 2X-Pro, you will be getting what you paid for.

  • 5
    Perfect scaler! Worth every penny!

    Posted by Marquis P. on Oct 13th 2021

    I’ve used this scaler for close to two years, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever purchased! It’s a gray way to play all of my old consoles on my 4K TV. Will not as sharp as it’s 5X big brother, it’s a great scaler for those who want to play their games without any additional lag on their TV. Good stuff!

  • 5
    retrotink 2x

    Posted by joshua on Oct 6th 2021

    this is amazing, no lag, looks amazing with hd screen

  • 5
    Retrotink 2X Pro

    Posted by Stephen King on Aug 29th 2021

    The Retrotink 2X Pro is a wonderful device. When playing on an HD TV you can't expect it to look fantastic, but it does improve the image enough to where you can actually read some of the harder to read text. Composite is a messy signal and it looks terrible on a modern TV. If you want to makes things slightly more clear, this can help, but try not to expect too much when it comes to clearing up the noisy signal of composite. Do I suggest this, yes, but make sure you know what you are buying before you purchase this device. It introduces no input lag and a great device to play your games on a modern HDTV. It will line double to 480p on most things which HDTVs have no issue with.