Musou Wii 1080p Upscaler only outputting in 576i?

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  1. Nathan Cusick
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    I recently bought a Musou Wii Upscaler https://www.amazon.co.uk/Musou-Converter-Output-Upscaling-Adapter/dp/B01CJIWFTO/ for my Wii because I need the video to be converted to 1080p before it reaches my Elgato HD so I can record in 1080p, but I hooked it up and connected a HDMI cable from it into the Elgato and when I load Game Capture HD it shows 576i50 instead of 1080p50 like it should. To make sure this wasn't a problem with the Elgato or Game Capture HD I connected it straight to my monitor and it was exactly the same. Does anyone know how to get it to upscale to 1080p?
     
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    Kind of hard to force a console that only did 480 to properly come out at 1080p. The adapter claims to be able to.. But it's not a powered output.
     
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    hi friend
    I have one the the same you have
    if you use it or not will be the same>>>> the wii system ( consoles ) supporting only 576i50 so that you will not see the games full HD because the system not supporting this
     
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    Just FYI, there's no reason to upscale before the Elgato. It just uses far more CPU to process the output. Your computer can scale from 480p just fine.
    (Also, the regular Elgato HD won't capture 1080p60, so I'm guessing 1080p50 is a no go as well.)
     
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  7. Vishnoo

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    There is no use of the Wii upscaler.The default(480p) is safe and best.
    Only my suggestion:
    I have heard that It may also cause overheating and damage of system components.
    I think its the same as overclocking a cpu or gpu to the highest level.
     
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    So just fuck all users who don't have component inputs?
     
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    Many capture cards and TVs support 480p over HDMI inputs. So no, not really.

    Many of these "upscalers" actually just take the Wii's output signal and convert it to a digital HDMI signal, and send it to the TV as is. They don't actually upscale, on rare occasions there's a pinhole on the front to change the mode of the thing, sometimes they actually upscale to 720p, most of the time it's just a converter.

    Basically, just capture it in whatever video format you're getting, and then fix/stretch in editing.
     
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    Most of these devices do very little in terms of upscaling, its just an Analog to Digital converter.
     
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    Sure, and many TVs do an absolutely terrible job of upscaling that to the native resolution of the panel - these little dongles do an acceptable job pretty uniformly across all models.

    I wouldn't bag on either version really - they are an incredibly cheap source of component -> hdmi converters (5~usd on aliexpress).
     
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    Pretty much, I got one myself recently, 2 actually, the first one I thought was defective so I had them send me another, but I tried it again after I got the new one and seems both of them work now somehow. Happy accident, I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Heh, noice.

    I've nabbed a few just to try them out on a few other consoles.
     
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    Oh gawd wat

    It can't overheat or damage the system since the upscaling is done by the upscaler, nothing strange happens on the Wii as it'll still output 480p.
    The 480p that gets output by the Wii is THEN upscaled by the upscaler.

    Please don't start spreading rumors like that around - the last thing we need is that stuff like that starts being repeated by other users as truth.
     
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  15. Vishnoo

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    Anyway,Ok.I just heard it by a GBATemp user.I have no experience with it.
     
  16. Nathan Cusick
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    Ok, I was looking to improve the quality of my videos by recording in 1080p instead of stretching to 1080p during editing, but it looks like I'll still be stretching. And just to clarify, I have an Elgato HD60 Pro, not just an Elgato. On the plus side it looks better than my component to HDMI adapter (yes, I need HDMI, it's the only input the HD60 has).
     
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    If you REALLY want the best HDMI video out of the Wii, there is an FPGA solution that requires soldering. It converts digital video from the GPU to HDMI, skipping analog altogether. Doesn't upscale though.
     
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