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  • #26778
    Erxkum
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    Hello, I’m considering an OSSC just for my Wii because I really enjoy playing Gamecube and Wii games but my 2018 4k tv lacks scart and component.

    I own both the official RGB nintendo cable and the official nintendo component cable for the Wii.
    My Wii is PAL but I’m going to softmod it to output NTSC signal because NTSC Virtual Console titles are superior.

    Now for the questions:

    1. What are the best cables to use with the OSSC? I usually used my RGB cable on my old HDTV because the colors seemed better to me.
    2. Does it really improve the image compared to the same game running on a WiiU for example?

    #26782
    Harrumph
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    1. Component cables are more flexible as they allow you to output 480p. There are reports here and there that people prefer RGB output though, but 480i/576i deinterlacing is not something the OSSC does well. Just test yourself and see what you prefer.
    2. Apparently, Wii games on WiiU does not look better. See linked thread
    https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=59474&p=1242324&hilit=Wii+wiiu+image#p1242324

    #26785
    nmalinoski
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    I think the Wii U has quite an advantage, in that it has HDMI output built in, it’ll play Wii U and Wii games out of the box, and it’ll play GameCube games if you softmod it. Plus, you can get a USB adapter for GameCube controllers, and there should still be brand-new GameCube controllers available (recently rereleased for the new Super Smash Bros.).

    #26786
    Erxkum
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    1. Doesn’t Wii RGB output at 480p? I was certain it did… But I’ll take your word for it.
    2. So this means I’d probably be better served with an OSSC right?

    #26787
    nmalinoski
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    Only way to get 480p out of an unmodded Wii is YPbPr component, and RGB output will be locked to 15kHz. If you want 480p RGB, you’ll need a WiiDual and a compatible motherboard revision.

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