Tired of the jerks that the latest Zelda hits on TV, because it runs at 30 fps? Let’s see how you can see it silky smooth…
A rarely used feature of modern televisions It allows play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on Nintendo Switch at 60 fps, or at least it is appreciated with that softness. But has a handicap that not everyone is going to assume. Nothing is lost by trying…
The Nintendo Switch console is already 6 years old, and it also uses portable console hardware. It’s very outdated if you connect it to a modern television with 4K resolution.
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How to play the last Zelda with total smoothness
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels on the tv. That’s almost 6 times fewer pixels than 4K resolution. The upscaler chip in your 4K TV is key to making it look good.
But the most annoying thing for the eyes is that runs at 30fps. This makes the movement look “bumpy”, since it teles are set to a minimum of 60 Hz, ie 60 fps.
But modern televisions are equipped with powerful processors, capable of adding extra frames to convert an image at 30 fps, into another at 60 fps, and make it look smooth. It depends on the brand of the television and the power of its processor, so that this is possible.
The GamingTech YouTube channel specializes in adjusting HDR in games, mainly in games. LG OLED TVs. has verified that turning on the TrueMotion option on the image, Zelda looks as smooth as if it were running at 60 fps. You can see for yourself in the comparison of this video:
If you have an LG CX OLED TV, or LG G2 OLED, you must activate the Standard picture modeaccess the image settings, go to Image Options, and activate TrueMotion, with User option.
On other TVs, you need to look for the equivalent function. For some it also works by activating Sport Mode.
As seen in the video comparison, with this option movements on the screen are much smootherit almost seems that the game is going to 60fps. We have tested it on an LG CX TV, and it really works. And of course it can be applied to other games as well.
Of course, as you may have noticed, the trick has a downside. This cannot be done in Game Mode on the TV, only in Standard mode. The reason is that adds some latency to gamepad. In the video there is also a latency comparison and there is not much difference, but it exists.
Zelda games are not games of maximum precision and speed, and in our tests it plays well with that little latency. In any case, since it is only activating a mode on TV, you lose nothing by trying. And if you are not convinced, or perhaps for bosses or massive combats, you deactivate it and that’s it.
There is another way to increase the performance of the console, but it involves hacking it.
With this tv trick you will be able play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on Nintendo Switch at 60 fpswith a significant improvement in the smoothness of the movements, but also with slight latency on command, which in a game that is not a competitive shooter, is less important. Try it, and decide…
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism