Wii HD (technically)

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by T3GZdev, May 17, 2010.

  1. T3GZdev
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    now ya Wii HD whiners can stop whining about Wii HD, just get one of these. here.
    there 59$ here
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    also im aware of the timing of this old news, i just keep hearing people everyplace talking about the next Wii being a Wii HD. just why would that be? 480p isn't enough?

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    [​IMG]VD-W3 Wii HDMI Upscaler Processor
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    Specs

    * Input: Wii AV Connector x 1, USB Type A Plug x 1.
    * Output: HDMI x1 , 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack.
    * Video In Supported: EDTV(480i/576i), SDTV(480p/576p)
    * Video Out Supported : 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1650x1050 (at refresh rate 59.94Hz) [​IMG]
    * Audio Out: HDMI audio, Analog audio.
    * Bi-Color LED: Blue and Red.
    * Operating Temperature: 5°C to 60°C (41°F to 140°F)
    * Dimensions (approximate): 12cm (L) x 7cm (W) x 2.5cm (H)
    * Mass (approximate): ~180g

    Powerful Video Signal conversion

    * Crystal shape image, Outstanding picture quality.
    * Full HD (1080p) output.
    * True 10-Bits high definition video scaler engine.
    * AV grade scaler engine

    User Friendly

    * No external power required.
    * Easy to setup.
    * LED status indication.

    Wide Range Video Display support

    * Support TV (HDMI) and PC Monitor (DVI).
    * HDMI-Audio and Analog audio out.
    * Various HDTV video out.
    * Native resolution for LCD monitor.
     
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  2. r3dfaction

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    Still not native 720p/1080p...
     
  3. mercluke

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    old news...
    not worth it for the price tag
     
  4. T3GZdev
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    * Video Out Supported : 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1650x1050 (at refresh rate 59.94Hz) ??
     
  5. Yoshimashin

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    Does it look as nice as the Dolphin emulator running at 1080p?





    You obviously don't know what "native" means.
     
  6. mercluke

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    please read his reply next time [​IMG]
     
  7. T3GZdev
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    native?
     
  8. mercluke

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    if the wii natively supported 1080p then it would display images that are 1920x1080 pixels, i beleive that the largest the wii can display is 480p (854x480 pixels IIRC)
    on your computer, re-size a 854x480 photograph to 1920x1080 and you'll see the difference between the two [​IMG]
     
  9. tk_saturn

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    This is what native 1080p in Dolphin looks like

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    Wii upscaled to 1080p

    [​IMG]

    That's using Photoshop, which is going to be far better at upscaling than the device you've linked to.

    Wii native 640x480:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. T3GZdev
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    hmm pretty, but doesnt upscaling make it native?
     
  11. mercluke

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    no, it would be native if the wii rendered it that way
    up-scaling an image is just as crappy as digital zoom [​IMG]
     
  12. shark1987

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    yea, hooked up to my reciever, it does this exact thing. it takes in component input from the wii, upscales it and outputs it over hdmi to my tv.

    still horribly pixelated compared to 360 games.
     
  13. T3GZdev
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    hm well i learned something, but why does the pics & vidsshow that, the Upscaler looks better than the Component cable ones?
     
  14. tk_saturn

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    This might make it clearer:

    native

    [​IMG]

    Upscaled

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    Rescaled

    [​IMG]

    An upscaled image can be anywhere in quality from the Rescaled image, to the upscaled image depending on the quality of the upscaler. All of those were cropped from the 1080p images.
     
  15. SuperMarioMaster

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    The Mario Galaxy video looked really cool! I may wanna get that in the future! Galaxy 2 + HD = O_O
     
  16. T3GZdev
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    well that explains exerything. i currently playing GUN for gamecube on my wii, with component cable.(TV setup 720p HD LCD 19 inch) ha after playing wii games & going back to playing a gamecube games you notice some things, like polys, & the textures.
     
  17. PizzaPino

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    there's already a thread about this
     
  18. Bladexdsl

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    this thing again lol i could repeat myself and say how much of a waste of $ this thing is and how there are similar cheaper devices which is what i use but i won't bother.
     
  19. giantpune

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    theres already like 3 threads about this.

    and whats up with the new mario video in the OP? how the hell are you gonna make a video to compare 1080 and 480p and the max resolution on your video is 480p? how are we supposed to see the difference?

    you might as well just draw us a picture with some crayons.