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

$129.99
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SKU:
SAG0031659
RetroTink 2X Pro - Component, 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. 

 

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
  • Note: Requires microUSB cord / adapter for power. 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.

 

*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.

8 Reviews

  • 5
    Great upscaler that is easy enough to be used by anyone.

    Posted by Tony Laslie on May 5th 2021

    The RetroTink 2X Pro is great. I am in a position tha tI really wanted to enjoy my growing stable of classic consoles on my living room TV in the comfort of my easy chair. Unlike some other great upscalers the RetroTink doesn't require you to spend a fortune on expensive RGB mods for your consoles or to buy the pricey RGB cables. I played all of these consoles when they were new on the market. That means that I am old enough that my vision is no longer perfect. using affordable s-video cables looks great on the RetroTink! Even Composite on the unmodified NES looks pretty darn good. I can't recommend this product enough.

  • 5
    Retro Tink 2X Pro

    Posted by Chris Day on Apr 26th 2021

    This scaler handles the transition between 240p and 480i like a champ! Have been able to finally enjoy the Saturn and PS1 library again on actual hardware on a modern HDTV.

    The Smoothing Filter (which is not Bilinear, but rather a 'Slick' filter like the EON Super 64) matches the Super 64 image-for-image, but unlike the Super 64 this Scaler isn't limited to only one platform. No setting to mess with here either - just plug-in-play. Most you will have to do is tap either the INPUT or FILTER buttons to set it to you're liking.

    My advice though, is to buy a Adapter with a Power switch on it (most cheap Retropi Power Adapters will work for example) - because the Retro Tink 2X Pro doesn't have a power switch. You have to plug it in and unplug it when not using. Ofcourse many people solve this problem by just plugging the Retro Tink 2X Pro into the USB port on the back of their HDTV or Monitor (so it turns on & off with you're HDTV/Monitor).

    Also, if you buy one of these babies, make sure to go to the Retro Tink website and download the latest Firmware (which updates often enough) and install it. Newer firmware improves the image and features!

  • 5
    Retrotink 2x

    Posted by Anthony on Apr 13th 2021

    Awesome, easy video scaler. Works great with hdmi monitors and tvs.

  • 5
    Retrotink 2X Pro is essential for retro gaming.

    Posted by Andrew Timmerman on Apr 11th 2021

    The 2X-Pro provides a clean, lagfree, and crisp linedoubled image for 2D graphics especially. I'm obsessed with the Retrotink family and can't imagine retro gaming without them.

  • 5
    RetroTink 2X Pro

    Posted by Kevin Chahley on Mar 3rd 2021

    The 2x Pro M is better if need 480p passthrough, but for 480i and under I find this one to look better for virtually everything. Works perfectly and definately looks and works better compared to getting a generic HDMI converter for every retro device you have. Scanlines filter can be distracting for large TVs but the smoothing filter is perfect for early 3D games. For Genesis through composite specifically(to deal with the dithered graphics), the 2x scaling cleans up the video quite a bit to hide signal artifacts. Works fantastic, make sure to get the one that suits your needs.

  • 3
    Lots of Potential But Introduced Noise In My Signal

    Posted by lynxtosg on Dec 30th 2020

    When used with svideo a lot of noise was observed in comparison to cheaper Retrotink 2x offerings. https://videogameperfection.com/forums/topic/retrotink-2x-pro-vertical-rolling-noise/#post-43966

  • 5
    Line doubler, worth it

    Posted by Alex Rosa on Aug 31st 2020

    I've tested a few consoles already with this since I've had it. It won't make them look HD, but it'll clean up the image and look as good as it can get. Definitely worth it for modern TVs.

  • 5
    Amazing

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 25th 2020

    I really can't recommend this enough. It has breathed new life into my retro game collection. The picture output is better than I expected, 240p is processed right, and there is no perceivable input lag. I've tried clone consoles with HDMI out, but the Retrotink 2X Pro and original hardware wins hands down!