NES RGB Comparison Pics
This page shows picture examples of what the NES looks like after being modded with a PC-10 RGB PPU. The pictures demonstrate two things:
– Difference in picture quality between composite video and RGB.
– Difference in color palette between the PlayChoice-10 RGB chips and the original NES color palette. Please see the PC-10 page for an explanation of why there are differences.
Please note: Not all RGB methods use the same palette. If your method of playing NES games allows you to choose color palette’s, I suggest you check out this site: http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Famicom_Color_Palette
My personal favorites are FirebrandX’s “NTSC Hardware” and nakedarthur’s “wavebeam2”. There are also firmware files available for the NESRGB that will allow you to use some of these on an RGB-modded NES. Smokemonster also recently put together a similar pack.
As always, I made sure the pictures truly represented the image on the screen, so you can see the best examples possible. One other thing to note is I used an RGB monitor as the display. The monitor makes the composite video output of the NES look a million times better than a regular TV, so the pictures show the best of both worlds! Click on each for full-sized versions:
Also, here’s a video SensatoKuro made that shows the differences between each of the color palettes offered by the NESRGB. It’s a great way to see the differences in real-time (make sure to watch in HD):