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Gamecube on HDTV
Gamecube's 480-pixel Progressive Scan Mode Tested
This article is from IGN
IGNcube recently had its first chance to see GameCube
running on progressive scan, Panasonic HDTVs. We are happy to report that
the results of a 480p display are quite impressive. It's really refreshing
to see a consistent, clean picture without the loss in visual quality caused
by the black, horizontal scan lines seen with interlaced TV sets.
Running GameCube in a 480p progressive scan mode
requires a compatible TV, of course. With the purchase of a relatively
cheap set of cables, high-definition fanatics can plug into their component
inputs on their HDTVs (or HDTV-ready) sets. The major benefits of a 480p
display are being able to see one contiguous picture, which gives you a
better sense of framerates and texture quality. The overall feel is very
close to that of a computer monitor. You can see all the detailed polygon
models, crisp textures, and get an improved sense of color themes.
Nintendo is said to be
making 480p a standard display mode for all GameCube software, which means
anyone with the right HDTV set can benefit from it. As HDTV sets come down in
price, this feature will be more appreciated by videogame consumers.