Do Component to S-Video Adapters work?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by AaronZ, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. AaronZ
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    AaronZ GBAtemp Regular

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    So basically I just got one of those cheap Easycap USBs where you can use either composite (yellow) or S-Video to input the picture to your computer (S-Video is the better connection so trying to at least use that instead). I have my Wii hooked up via component to my TV but obviously I can't plug component into either of those sockets.

    My Wii is PAL so it doesn't support S-Video out natively which is why I'm wondering if something like this actually works?

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    I would just buy the actual S-Video Wii cable but even though it's softmodded and I can play NTSC 60hz games fine, I think it's a hardware thing.

    So just wondering if anyones used one of these and if so can possibly link to the one they have/knows works?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. TecXero

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    You'd have to have the Wii output interlaced. Even then... I'm not sure. I've never tried to convert down from component. In theory, it could work if it's outputting 480i. Still, you'd probably want a full converter box just in case, or just get a better capture card.
     
  3. AaronZ
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    AaronZ GBAtemp Regular

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    Yep, I'm thinking a SCART RGB > S-Video is probably gonna be the better option (still interlaced of course but still better than composite).

    Unless someone can confirm if S-Video will work on a PAL Wii, unless it's a hardware.