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:
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):

Feel free to go back to the main NES page, or the the NES HDMI / RGB mods page for more info.