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Best solutions for streaming classic consoles

Hawanja

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Hello folks. I'm looking for streaming solutions for classic consoles (Snes, Dreamcast, Saturn, etc.) I've been using emulation thusfar but I would like to do it from real hardware. All this stuff is gathering dust, it'd be nice to fire it all up again.

I'm looking at something like this: https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/game-capture-hd60-s along with a composite to HMDI converter, but I've never used anything like this before. I suppose my main question is, is there any significant lag between input and what you capture?

Is there a particular brand or device any of you guys could recommend?
 

la-li-lu-le-lo

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You'd be better off using something like an OSSC and SCART cables rather than a composite to HDMI convertor. Even S-video would be better than composite, and all of the systems you mentioned support S-video. Also, I'm pretty sure there are capture devices that have composite and/or S-video inputs, so there's no need to have 2 separate devices if that's what you have in mind.

For the Dreamcast, I think there are capture devices that support VGA, so if you could find one of those you could connect it to a DC VGA box. Alternately, you could use something like a VGA to HDMI converter along with the Elgato device.
 

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You'd be better off using something like an OSSC and SCART cables rather than a composite to HDMI convertor. Even S-video would be better than composite, and all of the systems you mentioned support S-video. Also, I'm pretty sure there are capture devices that have composite and/or S-video inputs, so there's no need to have 2 separate devices if that's what you have in mind.

For the Dreamcast, I think there are capture devices that support VGA, so if you could find one of those you could connect it to a DC VGA box. Alternately, you could use something like a VGA to HDMI converter along with the Elgato device.
Yeah, the best choice would be direct Digital-2-HDMI solutions (aka DCDigital or similar), VGA, RGB, Component, S-Video, and as a last choice composite (let's not talk about RF).

Some VGA2HDMI and S-Video2HDMI solutions are pretty good as well.

If I were to do that, I'd get a HDMI capture card and buy an OSSC or adapters to convert S-Video or better quality to HDMI.
 

DBloke

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The way I do it. its cheap
I use an Eligato HD, if has a cable that allowed Svideo/Composite/Component.
I also have a y-splitter cable so I don't have to run the cable to and from the box.
SCART is tricky, I have a little connector that can output compo and SCART at the same time.

Recent streams. Im fiddling wit various settings to get a better quality image, both of these output Composite
Spectrum

Silent hill 2
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PopetherevXXVIII

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I use a Framiester but they're problematic.

Retrotink 2x paired with an MClassic is my pick