When we first heard about VDIGI's new VD-W3 Wii upscaler, a product that promised it could bring high definition graphics to the Wii, it sounded too good to be true. "Better review it, then" we thought. Just to be sure.
The VD-W3 is hardly a new idea - standalone "upscalers" have been around for years, primarily for DVD players - but it is the first we've seen solely dedicated to the Nintendo Wii. It works in much the same way an expensive TV, DVD player (or even HD console) does when trying to display standard definition content on a high definition TV set, by attempting to smooth out lines and present a cleaner image than the raw, SD feed could manage.