Component Cable issues

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Mar 6, 2013
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    Okay so I have a standard TV and an HDTV, and the component cable works.. but when I change it to 16:9 the picture looks like squished 4:3 instead.

    Now, my TV can do 16:9 formatted to fix the problem, but is there a way to get rid of this anamorphic widescreen and make it do proper widescreen?


    So is it possible I purchased a bad component cable or are they all anamorphic widescreen?

    I would play on m composite cable but my tv has this up-scaling thing that makes hdmi and component connections look much nicer.. so it'd be great if I could fix the squished issue outside of my tv settings.

    Also another reason is cause when I load usb loader GX, I turn on widescreen fix and it fixes the buttons but the wiimote hand cursor looks really stretch out, since it's aspect ratio doesn't change and I have to use my tv settings for 16:9.
     
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    Make sure you set your Wii AND your TV accordingly.
    Component cables to NOT handle any ratio, you need to set your tv manually.
     
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    The Wii can only do up to 480p, it does widescreen by taking a 820x480 image and squishing it to 640x480. Its up to the tv to strech it out to 16:9.
     
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    The Wii doesn't do proper widescreen, what you experienced is how it sends the signal from what I've read.
     
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    Aw how unfortunate, but at least I know it isn't an actual issue now, thanks.

    But then how do I fix the stretched cursor in usb loader gx?
     
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    Try manually setting your TV to stretch the output. Most remotes have a "Zoom" button.
     
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    No, I mean after I already set the tv to stretch it to 16:9, the cursor in USB Loader GX looks really wide.
     
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    That's an issue with GX, and many other apps.
     
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    Read the title of this tread as "Component Cable Jesus"

    I am disappoint.
     
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    I fixed it.. I just decided to edit the hand cursor myself and make it look squished in 4:3, that way it stretches to normal in 16:9 lol
     
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    Unfortunately you must adjust your TV settings based on the game being played.

    On the Wii, both 480p and widescreen support were optional. Nintendo didn't require developers to use them.
     
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    Usb loader GX can set this option on a per game basis.
     
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    Well I was more thinking about the lack of Wii-side ability to format 4:3 games so they'd look right on a TV set to 16:9.

    Super Smash Bros Brawl did that for its Masterpiece mode. Compare with Virtual Console or anything Gamecube.
     

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