RetroTINK 5x Firmware v3.0

UPDATE 2022/01/13:  Mike was kind enough to do a livestream with me, where we went over all the new features!  This post is still a summary, but please check it out if you’re interested in the details! Mike Chi has just released the latest evolution in the RetroTINK 5x firmware:  Version 3.0!  With this comes […]

RetroTINK 5x Firmware v2.77 Adds Freesync / VRR

Mike Chi has recently released a new firmware for the RetroTINK 5x, with two changes.  The first is an adjustment to the composite video encoder that helps prevent the “curling” on the upper part of the screen that can sometimes occur with NES / Famicom games.  The next is an option in the HDMI menu […]

RetroTINK 5x Adds HDR Support

Mike Chi has just added a new mode to the RetroTINK 5x, that tells your TV to enable HDR mode.  While this isn’t converting a retro game signal to HDR, it allows for increased brightness on your TV…which means using the amazing CRT scanline emulation recently added, you can have a look that’s more true […]

RetroTINK 5x Firmware v2.73

Mike Chi has just released a new firmware for the RetroTINK 5x that adds ‘Gen Lock’ in addition to Triple Buffer and Frame Lock. This allows the RT5X to match the input frame rate with a regenerated clock which is more stable than Frame Lock. Mainly useful for 1440p+ resolutions with Composite or S-Video sources […]

SCART adapter for RetroTINK 5X Pro by Retro Access

High-quality cables manufacturer Retro Access has recently opened pre-orders for a Scart adapter specifically designed for use with Mike Chi‘s state-of-the-art video scaler, the RetroTink 5x Pro. Retro Access‘s new adapter/cable solves an issue that Scart users are having with the RetroTink 5x Pro since the device’s initial launch. For those who are unaware, standard […]

RetroTINK 5x Firmware v2.70

Mike Chi has just released a firmware update for the RetroTINK 5x that combines all the beta’s he’s been adding to the discord since the previous (massive) v2.0 update.  All the experimental, “not officially supported” features are there, you just need to enable them in the OSD menu.  More info below the links, but the […]

RetroTINK 5X Recommended SNES Settings

Wobbling Pixels has just released an excellent video showing how to get the most performance out of your SNES – and that includes both 1-CHIP and earlier models – using the RetroTINK 5x and it’s latest firmware.  There’s also tips on CRT filters and info for composite and S-Video users in both NTSC and PAL regions.  […]

RetroTINK 5x ‘Experimental’ Firmware v2.57

UPDATE:  More firmware’s released, info below.  Mike Chi has just released a new beta firmware on his Discord server that adds some tweaks, user requests…and a few more features previously thought to be impossible.  Mike did it again 🙂  BUT – before downloading, please know this firmware is still considered “experimental” and IS NOT SUPPORTED […]