Wii Virtual Console + HDTV = Pixelicious

  • alirennie 26 Aug 2012 13:25:45 4 posts
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    Was wondering if anybody knew any tricks for optimising the virtual console for a 1080p flat screen. I've only recently got a new samsung TV (was stranded in the SD wilderness for way too long) and while my 360 and PS3 obviously look awesome, i've been a bit put off by the pixelated nature of my wii virtual console games. I mean don't get me wrong everything is still just as fun (Mega Man X still rocks), but i've fiddled and fiddled with aspect ratios's and such and still it doesn't have that nice smooth feel i enjoyed on my SD TV. I'm obviously aware of wii's limitations in this regard and am under no illusion that i will be able to get silky smooth HD, but if there's anything that i can get or do that will improve the situation then it would be great know; or is this a losing battle, should i just buy an old CRT.

    p.s. im currently running it through a Exspect component cable
  • Deleted user 26 August 2012 17:52:57
    I think it all comes down to the size of your TV. My HDTV is only 26" so the Wii actually looks pretty decent with the standard scart cable.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2012 17:56:10
    Erm, they're supposed to look like that, the games are in 256x244 resolution, you can see the pixels on CRTs too.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2012 18:00:22
    Sit 40 feet further away.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2012 18:01:15
    fuck that, embrace teh sexy pixels
  • Deleted user 26 August 2012 18:06:52
    The problem of older games looking uber sharp can't be solved unless as you suggested, you use a crt. So if it really bothers you and you have lots of space plus spare cash (not that they're expensive granted) for another TV you don't need I'd do as Crispy says and embrace the pixels you could cut cheese on.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2012 18:07:49
    unless he means it's being scaled badly? That can look wrong with pixel art.
  • Jmek 26 Aug 2012 18:17:28 1,520 posts
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    Set the WII & TV to 4:3 and turn the sharpness right down on the TV.
  • mrharvest 26 Aug 2012 18:43:04 5,512 posts
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    An emulator with SuperEagle or hqnx looks awesome even on larger screens. Basically the Wii virtual console is shit.
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