The Koryuu fills what (in my opinion) is a fairly important need in the retro gaming world: A Composite and S-Video to component video conversion. While that might seem odd at first, think about how many RGB monitors or scalers exist without those inputs? The Koryuu might be a more cost-effective solution to add those inputs to a Sony BVM monitor, as opposed to a new input card.
Also, the most obvious use for the Koryuu is for use with the Open Source Scan Converter; A device that’s regarded as the best retro scaler available today. Connecting composite and S-Video with the Koryuu via the OSSC’s component video inputs will allow for use of the high-quality low-pass filter the OSSC offers.
The Koryuu’s output can also be routed through a gcompsw, allowing for an auto-switching solution for whatever composite or s-video console you’re looking to route through your setup! Of course, the Koryuu doesn’t improve a composite video signal to look like a component video signal, this is simply a conversion to allow more inputs to be easily routed through people’s current setups.
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