Wii on Apple HD Monitor - Any idea's?

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Jul 23, 2007
  1. manicyaz
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    I own a Apple 23" HD monitor and would like to send my Nintendo wii's Component output to the monitor.

    The problem is that Apple have no inputs on the back of the monitor since the cable is shared with the power unit. So all i have to work with is the Male DVI cable that usually goes into the MAC.

    Anyone know of a converter box or some kind of adapter i can use?

    I found this:

    SXGA-Converter-Box

    but it does not support progressive scan ARGGG!

    Its my own fault for buying a Apple monitor in the first place, but anyone have any ideas? [​IMG]
     
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    There are vga adapters that will do progressive scan such as this one here (review), I don't know how others fare but if you read the review the one I linked, if the game does not have progressive scan then it will not work.

    I'm in a similar'ish situation to you - I'm off to uni soon and won't be able to take a TV with me so I want to hook up my games consoles to my monitor. At the moment I have freeview pci card with s-video input and am using that to output my video onto my 20" ws monitor. It works but the picture is rubbish.

    A VGA adapter is a possible solution but they're not cheap at £50-100 and I'm very uneducated on these devices - there are looooads out there to choose from. And I hear that some will simply stretch a picture to fill a screen and it won't be displayed in the correct aspect ratio. Anyone knowledgeable on these devices please shed some light on them for us! [​IMG]

    The other option is a monitor with video inputs (component, hdmi, composite etc...) and suprisingly the range of monitors on the market which offer these inputs is extremely small. There's the LG 22LS4R 22" at £240, Benq FP241W/FP241WZ at £420 upwards. The Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP 24" at £420, or the LG L245WP 24" at £470.

    As much as I'd love to get a 24" monitor the prices are very high - In the US the 2407WFP only costs $550 (£267) [​IMG]. Play.com were accidently preselling the LG-22LS4R at £199, I'm not sure if they honoured it though. I hear the LG-22LS4R will available next month with DVI inplace of the HDMI, so maybe the retail price will come down a bit.

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    Thanks guys but i need a DVI output. Like i said all i have to work with is the other end of the cable from the monitor which is a DVI (male) connection. Apple have made it very difficult!
     
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    Thanks for that! [​IMG]

    Cool using the DVI-I Female to VGA Male cable and a VGA box could work i think?
    Stupid question maybe, but can you use these cable to convert VGA to DVI, or can it only be used to convert DVI to VGA.

    Just been searching around found something called a V-Box but no progressive scan [​IMG]

    VGA BOX FOR WII
     
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    My amp could do what you want Sony HT-DDW880 (you can get the 890 now (fairly cheap £230 on pixmania with speakers)
    You'd connect the wii to amp and output to your screen via hdmi cable, using a hdmi to dvi plug.
     

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