RetroTINK-5X Pro is Newest in Line of Retro Console Upscalers

Fans of retro video game hardware often run into issues when trying to run them with modern monitors. First off, retro consoles don’t come with HDMI output! Secondly, even with converters, they don’t always output at a high enough resolution to be displayed on a modern screen (or they look downright ugly).

Upcalers address the issue of video not displaying, or not displaying well, on a native HDMI device. In the case of the RetroTINK-5X Pro, it also features multiple video inputs to work with a variety of systems. Inputs include composite, component, S-video, and RGB and composite on SCART connector. So if you have systems with any of these output methods then you’ll be able to plug them in and get an HDMI output.

The RetroTINK-5X Pro supports input resolutions of 240p/480i, 288p/476i, 480p, 720p, 1080i. Using the upscale feature, users will be able to increase their base resolution up to 480p, 720p, 768p, 1080p, 1200p, or even 1440p (as long as they have a compatible monitor).

Orders open on Friday, May 1 at 9AM PT / 12 noon ET. RetroTINK-5X Pro is set to cost $275 during this launch window. While pricey, it’s still under the cost of similar units such as the Framemeister. If that’s a bit too steep, there are other models available on the RetroTINK storefront.