1. SWATlozar

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    Jesus, the adapter finally came. They took their sweet time.
    I have to admit that I'm satisfied. The picture looks much better in terms of smoothness, the text is much easier to read now, the picture is a bit brighter, but I don't think it's too washed out. It definitely looks better.
    However, the sound output does not work. I dunno why, it's not that important since I plug my headphones to my TV.

    I uploaded a comparison with Xenoblade Chronicles (since the differences are very noticeable in it). With composite the picture is in 480i and with Wii2HDMI it's in 480p, I had to reset the console so the image is not the same.
    It's also really noticeable in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It looks almost like the Wii U game.
     

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  2. kebno

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    How did you do the volume control?
     
  3. fvig2001

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    I bought mine since I initially wanted to use the Wii for Wii and GC games and Wii U for Wii U stuff. I think the Wii hdmi is slightly better but unfortunately when connected to something like an mcable, it generates noise (think wavy signals once in a while), which is a shame since the mcable would have upscaled it better than the Wii U. I ended up just putting everything on the Wii U due to cleaner signal, compiled my own sneek and wireless GC controller via PS4 controller.
     
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    simply add an attenuator (passive stereo audio potentiometer) between the output resistors and the plug inside the hdmi adaptor. You can rip one from any audio device with volume control or buy one from RS component.
    The space and the components are really tiny so its not easy. Alternatively, you can make an external one between the adapter output and the cable or the cable and the TV terminals.
    If you were not well versed in soldering or have no electronic knowledge, I won't recommend you to do it.
     
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    I have OEM component cables connecting my Wii to plasma. The plasma offers component input and HDMI (among others). If you don't need to use HDMI, I'd suggest using component. If you don't have any other input type as an option, I suppose that HDMI adapter might be worth a shot.
     
  6. jellybeangreen2

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    HDMI works great for me
     
  7. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    The HDMI2Wii Adapter i use has Audio via HDMI.

    wiihdmi-1.JPG
     
  8. xs4all

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    I got a couple of these Wii2HDMI adapters, the same ones in the pics in @alexander1970 previous reply.

    I have been using Component cables since launch day for my Wii and happy with the picture quality and wanted to check out if these Wii2HDMI adapters would make the picture better? It was cheap so why not.
    But I have to say from my personal experience, on my TV's, I noticed a slight improvement but I have these annoying weird diagonal faint while lines which looks like signal noise running across the screen. I tried several different TV's and HDMI cables all the same results, both adapters has the same issue, either I got a bad batch or this is how it's suppose to be?
    So I ditched them and went back to my trusty component cables, I think these would be good for those that don't have component input on their TV's, it's a good step up from composite cables.
     
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  9. MaeseJesus

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    I'd like to dump here several of my findings while to get the best picture out of the Wii without any fancy scaler or stuff like that.

    The quality build of Wii2HDMI adapters is very varied, and it's pretty much a roulette. You can get a decent one that simply transforms the 480P analog signal into digital, and those offer a similar picture quality of your average Component cable. But you can also find all types of horror stories about interferences, bad colors, no sound, some stretch the image to 16:9, even if you already had it at 16:9 and such, so you should watch out before you buy.

    The decent ones I tried gave a slightly brighter picture than the component cables I have (which is nothing special, I'd like to know if there's much variety in quality with component cables) but besides that they're quite comparable. The major disadvantage of HDMI adapters is that they're not compatible with all the resolutions the Wii can handle, specifically the resolutions under 480i, like 240P which can be used by Virtual Console content and emulators. Another weakpoint is that it takes more time to get the signal back whenever there's a resolution change. But if your TV can only be plugged with HDMI cables they will have to do.

    Of course, there's some HDMI adapters that scale up the Wii's picture (not the system's resolution!), I never had any experience with those so I can't comment about them.

    The advantage of Component cables, if you can use them, is that they'll work with any resolution that the Wii can use and the change from one resolution to other is much quicker. Although 240P is also dependent on your display, not every TV (specially modern TV) is capable of 240P, and even then only part of what the Wii can offer is 240P, the rest is (or should be) 480P.

    Also, I don't know if it is widely known, but the Wii looks better in 4:3 than in 16:9. It's true that having a larger field of vision may seem comfortable at first, but if you compare image quality, 4:3 is noticeably less blurry, and it's very easily to spot with text or any sort of 2D texture, like HUDs, menus and such, At least to me "more screen" really doesn't pay off if it's going to look worse.

    In fact, setting the system to 4:3 is what yielded the biggest gain in quality for me of all the things I tried.

    With all that said, I kinda wish I had a good CRT with component input, or there was an "ultimate" monitor for old systems such as this one. If there is, I don't know it at least.

    EDIT: Hi, I'd like to add a bit of information about the 4:3 vs 16:9.

    First of all I'd like to point out that not every game was designed for the Wii to work at 4:3, a few of them are intended for 16:9, those being mostly 2D Platformers with some focus on multiplayer, such as Donkey Kong Country Returns, New Super Mario Bros Wii, and Kirby's Adventure Wii/Return to Dreamland.

    There's also at least one that changes from 4:3 to 16:9 depending on what is displaying. The Kirby 20th Anniversary compilation initially is designed for 16:9, as it contains gameplay challenges based on Kirby's Adventure Wii and the museum, and 4:3 content like the actual Virtual Console games.

    These games in 4:3 will be letterboxed, and everything will look tinier than intended, so those are better in 16:9 even if text and such is a bit blurrier.

    But for the most part, I have to say, what a change going from 16:9 to 4:3. Games like Smash Bros. Brawl look so much better, Wario Land: Shake It is beautiful today (although 16:9 only adds some borders to the side), The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is also much sharper, although it is to be expected, as I found out that the widescreen used by the Wii and other non-HD systems is actually anamorphic, basically stretching the image to fit 16:9.

    This finding is Kind off a mix between disappointing and great, as I liked the bigger screen, yet games looking better is a big plus. I'll always choose better picture quality over size (just like I'd always choose frame rate over graphical power, lol).

    The only time I'm somewhat reluctant to use 4:3 is Twilight Princess if only because the added field of view (and moving away the map and HUD elements) to have a clearer view is pretty useful, but oh well, no biggie.
     
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  10. HanzotheRazor

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    I've just bought one of these and I'm getting the diagonal lines across the screen. I've tried different HDMI cables to no avail.
     
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    my personal opinion is that for 10 euro you can improve the quality of the game vision and also a better audio. I think that when you play often and you would prefer to see better whit your eyes it will be a good investition.
     
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    I bought another one and I still get the diagonal wavey lines across the screen. Then bought a highly shielded HDMI cable. Still the same. I'll try it on a different TV.
     
  13. Dodgexander

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    I bought one of these from eBay and can confirm like others there are horrible diagonal scan lines. Does anyone know of a HDMI converter that doesn't have the scan lines? The recommended one from Neoya is no longer available and their website is down.

    I think for UHD TVs especially it's important that the converter simply outputs only 480p and doesn't try an upscale, the one I have upscales to 1080p which in turn then has to be upscaled again... It's not good having multiple upscaling steps and it's also not good having a cheap converter doing it for you instead of the TV.

    Also, does anyone know what happens if you use one that outputs only 480p if you play a 240p title? If it passes that signal to my TV I don't think it will work.

    If it's not possible to get a decent HDMI converter now I may have to look into component > HDMI converters as my TV has no component input.

    The composite input looks so bad it's unbelievable on my TV and I can see the potential with this converter as everything is a lot clearer apart from the lines.

    Has to be said the lines only appear when you send the converter 480p, not 480i...but 480i still looks very blurry even over HDMI... May as well have stuck with composite if I'm going to do that.

    Added a picture of the one I bought. There's no branding or anything, just a cheap one from China.
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    Avoid: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HOT-Wii-to...-Box-IN-USA-/123802549139?txnId=2119450211002
     
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  14. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    I have the same one:

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    from Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01HGK1RPI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It is maybe because i am an "older" one and wearing glasses:
    I use this component cable actual
    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00154J9GQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    For me the fonts are a little bit sharper and the picture is more "pleasant" for me with this.But that surley depends on the TV.:)

    Thank you.:)
     
  15. ertaboy356b

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    It works well. Be aware though that there are several versions and clones of this product. Some, does not display resolutions lower than 480. The Megaman X Collection (Gamecube) just displays a black screen.
     
  16. Dodgexander

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    So you use a component cable instead?
    With the HDMI converter do you get diagonal moving scan lines on the TV when you set 480p? They are easiest to see in dark, uniform scenes or in the Wii menu.
    Which one works well? Not sure if you read the last couple of pages but the ones people have tried recently do not work well at all. If you own one that doesn't have the diagonal scrolling scan lines or doesn't have the 240p problem it would be nice if you could share which one you have.
     
  17. alexander1970

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    Here with the Component cable:

    P1050716.JPG P1050717.JPG P1050718.JPG

    and with HDMI adaptor:

    P1050719.JPG P1050720.JPG P1050721.JPG
     
  18. Dodgexander

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    Thanks for posting! Its hard to see from stationary images, I tried to capture it myself in a image but you can't see them. Here is a video and its still hard to see. The rainbow effect is a result of the camera but if you see when I go closer to the TV you can see the lines moving along.. You have to look closely and in certain situations its worse than others...for example you play a game and there is one large area of the same colour.

    Its possible the quality control on these is very bad and I got a duff, or there are various "fake" knock-off versions and we don't have the same on despite it looking exactly that way.



    (Noisy Parakeets in the back sorry)!
     
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  19. MrCokeacola

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    I played the Wii2HDMI roulette and got a stinker. Has visible horizontal lines all over the picture. :(
     
  20. alexander1970

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    Hello. :)

    Sorry to hear of your not so good experience with this Adaptor.
    May I ask please,where did you buy it ?

    Thank you.:)
     
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