Wii to Computer Monitor?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by clswii, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. clswii
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    I'm thinking of hooking up my wii to my samsung 2253LW, which doesn't support component input. I've googled around but it seems all the solutions (vga cables, vga boxes, tv tuners) have very mixed results depending on the particular setup. Anyone here has any experience / advice they can share?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Vattu

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    there are multiple component->vga adapters out there. they should work for you. that's a cheap and efficient solution.

    if you can solder, you can install a vga-connector on your wii-cable, but that's probably not needed.14886+
     
  3. g00s3y

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    Search on ebay, i found on on there for $25 I believe it was. Worked fine for me and i had a 22" Sceptre LCD 1080p monitor, now have a 42" vizio and without 720p or 1080p, the wii games look horrible on a screen that big. 32" is about as big as i would go for the wii. Anything higher and you can really see where the graphics look jagged and lack of detail.

    Here is one on ebay for $29 free shipping

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Component-to-VGA-LCD-C...93%3A1|294%3A50
     
  4. chA1nBull3t

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    Just make sure your monitor has a good response rate in the first place. Cheapo monitors may have a good amount of lag 5ms to even 20ms.

    2ms is probably the lowest as they get. It's not too much of a problem with most wii games or rhythm games (as RB and GH both have a calibration unit) but fighters such as SSBB or upcoming FPS' may suffer due to input lag/response lag.
     
  5. Det1re

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    You get used to any lag very fast. I have my Wii connected to my PC via a TV card for years now and never encountered any timing issues. The reaction time of mine is "4-6 ms" so pretty low. Oh and do not think a normal TV has a reaction time of 0 ms.
     
  6. chA1nBull3t

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    That is true too. 5-8ms is probably the highest I'll go though as anything higher can be punishable. Also keep in mind that some VGA converters maybe cause lag too but usually the problem with frame lag is due to the monitor/TV. Just don't use a crappy monitor, that's all [​IMG]. Games such as Guilty Gear or Brawl which require tight input frames such as teching,etc. can end up posing a problem if the delay is too high.
     
  7. clownz

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    don't forget you can always search on froogle too to find good prices on what your looking for.