Got component cable, best way to get surround sound?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by markmcrobie, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. markmcrobie

    markmcrobie GBAtemp Fan

    May 24, 2008
    I just bought an official component cable. I connected it to my TV, and ran the 2 audio leads to a spare input on my amp (Sony HS-SS1200). I've set the amp to use Dolby Pro Logic II to give a pseudo-surround effect cos a) I have no idea if the Wii can do true Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1, b) even if it can I don't think it can be passed over the 2 white/red audio leads and c) the only spare digital input on my amp I have is the DVD Coax style one, which doesn't tie in with the Wii component cable.

    My question is, based on the above, in the Wii settings, should I set Sound to Stereo or Surround?

  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

    Sep 12, 2009
    no idea... i would try them both and see (or more like hear) which one sounds better
  3. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

    Jul 14, 2008
    United States
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    Dolby Pro Logic II is the best you will get.
  4. OOPMan

    OOPMan Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Like it says on the Wii's box...

    Dolby Pro Logic II

    Ie. 5.1 sound encoded into 2 audio channels.
  5. rolandpibb

    rolandpibb GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 25, 2009
    If you're hooking up the audio from the Wii to an amp/receiver, set the audio to Stereo-let the amp decode the Dolby Pro Logic II. Your amp may even have different settings that may sound better, depending on your listening environment. My Yamaha has a surround setting Neo:6 Cinema that with my setup, sounds better than Pro Logic II.

    When hooking up the audio to a TV, it's up to you to try different combinations of Wii-surround out/TV-Stereo or Wii-Stereo out/TV-fake surround, etc.