Got component cable, best way to get surround sound?

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

  1. markmcrobie
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    markmcrobie GBAtemp Fan

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    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?

    Cheers
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    Dolby Pro Logic II is the best you will get.
     
  4. OOPMan

    OOPMan Member

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    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

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    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.
     
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