HDTV Problems?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by - Wrath of God -, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. - Wrath of God -
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    My friend told me that the Wii has some problems with HDTV, so I just wanted to confirm or disprove his sources.

    So my questions are:

    Can the Wii show a 1080p image? If not, what's the highest resolution it supports? And is there something I need to buy for it?

    Can the Wii mess up your HDTV in any way? If so, how?

    And finally, is there a point in playing it on a huge TV? Will the quality drop?

    A huge thanks in advance to anyone who answers my questions.
     
  2. jumpman17

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    1) The Wii can output up to 480p
    2) I wouldn't imagine how it could screw up your TV
    3) No idea
     
  3. Opium

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    The Wii does not output a HD picture. Although if you buy seperate component cables for it you can make it output at 480p instead of i.

    It wont do anything harmful to a HD TV at all besides not look that good [​IMG]
     
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    The Wii looks fantastic on my 42" LCD HDTV at 480p.
     
  6. jumpman17

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    Now the better question is "Is it worth buying the $30 component cables if I'm going to be playing on a 27 inch old-school TV? Will I see a difference?"
     
  7. Tomobobo

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    The Wii can too mess up your HDTV. Don't wear your wriststrap, get drunk, and try to pitch on Wii Sports baseball as fast as you can.
     
  8. serious_sean

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    the wii isnt going to mess up your tv. but i just got a new plasma, and wii looks fugly on it with composite cables. My advice is, get yourself some component cables if you have a large hdtv.
     
  9. Destructobot

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    I saw a huge difference on my 27 inch standard def TV going from composite to S-video with my Gamecube, and a slightly bigger difference going from composite to component with my DVD player. My TV has very nice picture quality for a 3 year old $250 set. If your TV is crappy the difference may not be so noticeable, but if it's that crappy it probably doesn't have component inputs anyway.

    If I had to choose between a Wii and 2 games or a Wii, 1 game and the component cable I'd get the cable.
     
  10. Sevael

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    If your TV is new enough to support component video, then it's not "old-school". [​IMG]

    Yes, component will always give the best picture quality. Screen size really doesn't factor into this at all. My buddy has a 14" CRT with component video input. When comparing composite to component, the difference is every bit as noticable on his TV as on my sister's 32" CRT. Only difference is you have to sit closer to my buddy's TV to watch it. [​IMG]
     
  11. Sevael

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    I couldn't agree more. [​IMG]
     
  12. joemontana

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    i've seen all those posts about picture quality, and since i don't really care about tv nor am going to buy a new one, i thought i could use my 21'' monitor to play.

    then i went to wii website, cos i remember reading ages ago that wii would be conectable to computer monitors in an easy way, not like ps2 or xbox were. so it was a bit wrong, although nintendo gave some clues on how to make wii to work with a computer monitor, unfortunelly not enough for me, but still possible to connect "With a Direct Connection (RGB or DVI Cables):
    Nintendo does not manufacture any cables to make an RGB or DVI connection. While other companies may manufacture wires that can make this possible, we are not able to recommend them, as they are not licensed by Nintendo."

    does anyone have any experience with that or could tell me what could be done regarding to the matter?

    tks!! [​IMG]
     
  13. RyuKakashi

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    I also hoped Wii would have some cables to connect directly to DVI like 360 did but nope. It doesn't seem like it'll ever happen either.
    There's less and less demand for this because of the rise of cheap LCD hdtvs as well as monitors that have native component inputs.

    I ordered a VDigi VD-Z3 Component -> VGA Transcoder and Wii Component Cables totalling at 100$ or so to play on my 17 inch monitor.

    Seems like a waste but, we'll see.
     
  14. mr_blonde_88

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    i heard that there are cables to connect the Wii to a monitor, but only available in japan
     
  15. RyuKakashi

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    I have yet to see an import site have it, and i'd assume the cables aren't region locked heh.
    I've seen some weird cables japan has though....who knew they had so many video formats.
     
  16. Tamyu

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    No, there aren`t any cables out or coming out here to connect it to a monitor. Japan just has the D cable format which LOOKS a lot like a monitor but is not.

    Unless your monitor supports that, but that isn`t exactly a normal thing. About as common as a monitor supporting Component.
     
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