Wii Component Cable glitchy?

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    So yeah, I have a Sony Flat Screen TV. I looked in the back and it supports component cables. I recently got one from GameStop. Anyways, my problem is, there are 6 outlets on my TV and the component cable has 5. I put the plugs into the correct sockets but when I turn on my Wii, I can hear it but I see it in a cross sort of thing then it disappears. Here are some screens:

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    I could really use some help guys.
     
  2. coolmission

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    Try switching blue and green cable.

    Also, the people in 'Wii Hardware' might be able to help you little bit more.
     
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    I tried that, it makes the TV screen distorted with black and mixed colors.
     
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    Hm, that is strange. Have you tried changing the TV settings in the Wii Settings to 480i? That's the best idea I can come up with. =P
     
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    The whole idea of me getting a component cable is so then I can play my games in color with 480p settings..
     
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    make sure the red is the right red...

    there are 2 reds... you might have the audio in the video and video in the audio...

    as for the extra plug, do you have sound? you might be plugging the audio into the wrong input
     
  7. Rock Raiyu
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    The audio cables have a tag wrapped around them saying "Audio" on them. So I don't think thats the problem. I also do have sound, I can hear the Wii background music, but I just don't have any picture.
     
  8. ciper

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    I'm very sure your TV does not support progressive scan.
    Flat Screen != progressive

    Dont fret though because interlaced over component cables is still significantly better than composite. S-Video would be of similar quality but no point in returning the cable for it since they are probably the same price.

    edit: Give me your model number. I'm guessing its something like kv-32fs100
     
  9. Rock Raiyu
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    I don't think thats the case. I tried a little trick. I first used the AV cables to boot up the game, then while the game was booting up I switched the cables with the component ones. I can display it in color so that means that there must be something else thats wrong. I don't mind using this trick but I rather not keep switching the cables every time.

    Edit: A pic. I also decided to name this trick the Boot-Swap Trick [​IMG]

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    Your trick is putting the system into interlaced mode...

    The component cable is detected because it shorts two connections on the AV port. Without those pins shorted (booting with the composite video cable) progressive scan (EDTV) is disabled. You are going through a lot of trouble to achieve something that would work if you just selected the right setting in the system menu.

    Give me your TV's model number.
     
  11. Rock Raiyu
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    Yeah..I don't know what that is..
     
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    480I as in NOT EDTV 480P
     
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    Yep, your TV doesn't support progressive. I had a flat tube like this. Don't feel bad, there still is a significant increase in quality by using component cables, espically around sharp edges (smooth instead of flashy)