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    Picture quality from USB HDD play

    Hey guys,

    I just noticed that since I installed my USB HDD, and started loading games using USB LOADER GX, and WIIFLOW that the picture quality of my Wii has gone way down.

    For example when there is a solid black screen it now looks like faded, and like it has faint lines running up and down it. Or when i am in a game nothing (like text, or the sided of buildings, any straight lines really) look smooth. Almost everything looks jagged. Im not saying its unplayable, but its just not at all what it used to look like when I was playing from a disk. I dont know if i messed up a setting somewhere, or the loaders are conflicting with the wii or game settings, but any advice would be appreciated.

    I am on a 52" HDTV, have an up-scaling receiver, which my Wii (4.1U NTSC) is connected too via component cables. So i dont think its that.

    Thanks guys.

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    The games you are loading, do you have the retail discs so that you can do a comparison or are you just having a feeling that things look a little more jagged? Maybe some pictures would help? I haven't noticed any of this. Maybe one of the video modes in the Wiiflow loader would affect the look of your games, but I don't think you really need to change anything.
    4.2U || BootMii beta 4 (boot2) || DVDx v2 || HBC 1.0.8 || cIOS 38 r17 || WiiFlow R254-249 Carbonik || Triiforce MRC SS || MPlayer CE 0.76 || WiiRadio 0.4
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    Hmmm, I think i was playing screen position buttons, so that may have done somthing. I also just found this...

    Q. How do video modes work?
    A. There are 2 ways of forcing a video mode : the "normal" way and the patch.
    If the normal way doesn't work, use the patch, but it might cause wrong screen coordinates in games.
    To force a video mode the normal way, set :
    - Video Mode : PAL 60 or PAL 50 or NTSC
    - Video Mode Patch : None
    To force a video mode through a patch, set :
    - Video Mode : PAL 60 or PAL 50 or NTSC
    - Video Modes Patch : Normal or More or All
    "Normal" means it will only patch video modes that have the same resolution as the one you've selected.
    "More" means it will patch every video mode as long as its mode (interlaced or progressive) is the same.
    "All" means it replaces any mode it finds.
    There is another way to use the video modes patch. Set :
    - Video Mode : Auto Patch
    - Video Modes Patch : None (ignored anyway)
    This time it tries to patch video modes the best way for you.

    So I will go play around with thoses settings. If that doesnt fix it, i will take some pics. Either way ill report back. Thanks

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    I have sort of the same problem I think. My system menu is crystal clear but when USB Loader GX comes on, it looks like crap. Like there is no HD whatsoever anywhere on my tv. Where it has the game names, it's blurred looking.

    I have a SONY 52" also.

    Going to try to load WiiFlow and see how that goes. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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    What cables are you using? What quality are they?
    4.2U || BootMii beta 4 (boot2) || DVDx v2 || HBC 1.0.8 || cIOS 38 r17 || WiiFlow R254-249 Carbonik || Triiforce MRC SS || MPlayer CE 0.76 || WiiRadio 0.4
    Patriot 16GB SDHC Class 6 || 500GB Seagate 7200.10 in NexStar CX eSATA

    Triiforce MRC User Guide - How to Load Wii Ware from a USB Drive or SD Card

    Stomp_442's guide: How to install Hermes cIOS 202, 222, 223 and 224

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    I'm using the cables that came with the wii and they go straight into the tv. I can't imagine that the regular cables would be that bad because the system menu is so nice n clear. No?

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    The only time I used the regular cables was on an old 27" tv. I have only used component cables since I got my new tv, so maybe some upgraded cables are what you need. (If you are using the standard cables, I believe you want to have your display set to 480i. I think you only want to be set to 480P if you are running component cables. Check what your video settings are)
    4.2U || BootMii beta 4 (boot2) || DVDx v2 || HBC 1.0.8 || cIOS 38 r17 || WiiFlow R254-249 Carbonik || Triiforce MRC SS || MPlayer CE 0.76 || WiiRadio 0.4
    Patriot 16GB SDHC Class 6 || 500GB Seagate 7200.10 in NexStar CX eSATA

    Triiforce MRC User Guide - How to Load Wii Ware from a USB Drive or SD Card

    Stomp_442's guide: How to install Hermes cIOS 202, 222, 223 and 224

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    Dumb question but do umean the tv settings or the USB loader gx ones? (I hear u laughing) I'm not the electronic guru here (apparently).

    Don't know if this matters but we have a ps3 hooked up to the same tv with hdmi cables n it's amazing.

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    I meant the settings in the Wii menu. I believe the menu selection is TV Resolution.
    4.2U || BootMii beta 4 (boot2) || DVDx v2 || HBC 1.0.8 || cIOS 38 r17 || WiiFlow R254-249 Carbonik || Triiforce MRC SS || MPlayer CE 0.76 || WiiRadio 0.4
    Patriot 16GB SDHC Class 6 || 500GB Seagate 7200.10 in NexStar CX eSATA

    Triiforce MRC User Guide - How to Load Wii Ware from a USB Drive or SD Card

    Stomp_442's guide: How to install Hermes cIOS 202, 222, 223 and 224

    If you want to say thanks, say it with the Thanks button below!

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    I don't even have the option to change the settings to HD. It's grayed out (maybe bc I don't have the cables?).

    Also - it seems that the programs and games are almost too big for the screen like I can't read the tops of the letters. Does that make sense?

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