Hardware Is it possible to somehow tweak the settings of the GamePad screen?

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Compared to the TV it just looks so washed out, colours aren't that great, sharpness is none and given that it's a screen I'd think there's a possibility to make it look better.
 

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There are no such settings. You can only change the brightness and enable/disable power saving mode. This is what power saving mode does:
Power-Saving Mode increases battery life by automatically adjusting the Wii U GamePad's screen brightness and color based on what is being displayed at the time.
You can't change the sharpness, color/tone, or contrast as you can on a TV typically. Your best bet is to disable power saving mode and crank up the brightness to your liking.

EDIT: It's actually impossible to have better dynamics (contrast, color) on the Wii U GamePad considering the Wii U itself operates in limited RGB and compresses the picture to YUV 4:2:0 colorspace (losing any and all details there are in the color information). Add to the fact that the Wii U GamePad uses a low quality screen that's not designed for rich/vibrant color reproduction. Viewing angles alone can tell how good the quality is on a display and the Wii U GamePad is definitely using older technology than IPS LCD that's used in most gadgets, which also has far better color reproduction
 

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My 9 year old loves that thing and prefers playing on it to watching the 48" TV we bought. Kid grew up on DS and iPhone and standing two feet away from the WII screen, go figure. Good eyes probably make a difference as well.
 

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My 9 year old loves that thing and prefers playing on it to watching the 48" TV we bought. Kid grew up on DS and iPhone and standing two feet away from the WII screen, go figure. Good eyes probably make a difference as well.

Calibration makes a world of a difference as well. Are you sure your TV is properly set up? It may actually be worthwhile to even look into having a professional calibrate the settings for you. A moderate TV can suddenly become the best thing you've laid your eyes on if set up to your preference and standard.
 

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My 9 year old loves that thing and prefers playing on it to watching the 48" TV we bought. Kid grew up on DS and iPhone and standing two feet away from the WII screen, go figure. Good eyes probably make a difference as well.

The screen of iPhone looks way better and more refined than Nintendo's Wii U GamePad, even the DS too for the colours and such.
 

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