Throughout the entire time I’ve worked on RetroRGB, I’ve had to spend an equal amount of time showing people what not to buy, as I did providing recommendations. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I try to explain these things, many people seem to think I’m just being picky, or being an gaming “elitist”. As someone who spends more time researching and testing than I do creating content, this is especially offensive: When I warn someone away from a product, it’s due to solid proof recorded during testing, not just an opinion.
To make things more challenging, there’s plenty of other people out there – some with a huge following – that blindly recommend things without ever actually testing them. As a result, there’s thousands of people who’ve wasted their money on the wrong product, due to a bad recommendation.
My hope is the video below will educate people as to why you should stay away from these scalers, as well, as stop the spread of ridiculous misinformation:
- “A few frames” of variable scaler lag is NOT acceptable!!!
- You should never use scalers designed for TV signals with video games.
- Just because someone has 100k+ followers doesn’t mean their technical recommendation is correct: Without tech proof, opinions don’t matter.
Let’s all take a deep breath and calmly help correct people who are (probably accidentally) spreading this information. I love the retro gaming community and want to help as much as I can, even if it means sometimes I have to be the “bad guy”…