NES Classic Mini display resolution problems

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  1. Sprony
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    Hello everybody,

    I finally got my hands on a NES Classic Mini but I'm having these weird display resolution problems:

    http://i.imgur.com/UEXPXDJ.jpg

    Obviously, this doesn't look right. The NES mostly has filter options for the display and these are the display options for the tv:

    http://i.imgur.com/vavmCHA.jpg

    The only logical option is 4:3 which fixes the menu (the other options look terrible):

    http://i.imgur.com/G25M36Y.jpg

    But when I start the game, the screen ends up a bit smaller again (not as small as before):

    http://i.imgur.com/9MIogs0.jpg

    I tried different HDMI ports and cables, but nothing changes. If I hook up the NES to my other tv, all is well.

    http://i.imgur.com/CLFSDCn.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/JbluBsm.jpg

    So the tv is cause. It's a 4 year old Philips 46PFL4208H/12. Does anybody know what might cause this and how I fix it? I was thinking about modding the console (I'm new to this) to fix this specific problem (if at all possible).

    Honestly, I would prefer a full screen but as Reddit tells me, that apparently won't work because:

    I hope someone can help me out.
    Thanks!
     
  2. GerbilSoft

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    The NES Classic Mini's output is 1280x720. The "4:3" photo of the menu you posted is shrunken; it *should* be rendered as 16:9.

    Try setting the display mode to "unscaled".
     
  3. Lumstar

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    NES Classic Mini has no resolution setting. It always outputs a 16:9 image, with the games boxed into a 16:9 space using black bars.
    They cannot be stretched to fake widescreen.

    On the other hand, the menus are widescreen only. No native option for a 4:3 interface real or fake.
     
    Last edited by Lumstar, May 25, 2017
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    Perhaps your tv has a setting for a preferred format?
     
  6. Sprony
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    I went through all the settings and those that I made a photo of, are all of them.

    I was told that this:

    But apparently that ain't true?