I selected that I wanted 480P but it's possible I pressed a wrong button or something. I'll have to try it again.
I've found the only way to get the games to boot in 480p is to hold B the entire boot jingle and hit A at the prompt. Wii kind of automatically did this for me when the component cables were hooked up so initialy I didn't realize you had to hold down button.
Graphics are gorgeous although the main benefit IMO is going lag free on HDTV and not having composite artifacts. I've played Super Mario Sunshine for a few hours and started a new profile, deleting the old one I haven't touched in almost 10 years. One thing I noticed right off the bat is that any defects normally masked by CRTs become evident here. The cutscenes in Super Mario Sunshine look like they were done in motion Jpeg, though I could be wrong. The gameplay looks slightly better than the cutscenes for this reason! You can see slightly more alias (although the Game Cube has always had a much much better anti-alias compared to the PS2). Thousand Year Door's handling of 2D sprites that wowed me back in 2004 still does today. I started a brand new save file in 2016 and saved right before the cannon that blasts too the moon. I had initially planned to stock up on items in Rougeport but I neglected this chore flying to the moon. I'm wearing defense and offense plus badges along with fireproof and spikeproof jump shoes, with additional BP added to happy flowers and hearts. I've got all the best stuff and if I collect the feeling fine badge at the Xnaut base I'll be nearly invincible for the underground. I rarely ever need to use the Star Power restores.
I still need to boot the Game Boy Player and see what the games look like. I think GBA games would look great in scanline mode. I need to experiment with setting up the remote function.
Define 'didn't look right'. I'm curious as to how this compares to regular old Component.
Colors looked dull and the picture quality looked a little blurry
Not at all. Super Mario Sunshine is gorgeous! Just the cutscenes are a little grainy now that it's not masked by composite artifacts.