Wii U says compnent cable only supports 480i

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  1. Ericthegreat
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    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    I normally use hdmi cales in my tv but our big tv is old and only has component, works fine with other consoles but the wii u says that the cable only supports 480i and the option to change resolution is grayed out.... anyone know why?

    also everything is in black and white....
     
  2. Ryupower

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    can the TV you are using do the higher resolution, with component cables
    are the component cable hook up right
    this is a component
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    or it just
    the 3 RWY cable
     
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    .... yes i know what component cables are..... and the tv does 1080i
     
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    Is it an old projection tv set ??

    Pip'
     
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    Yea I dont think its crt, but it has component inputs and is 1080i, hd with all other consoles works fine.
     
  6. ShadowSoldier

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    I don't think that would be it, rather that it's just his TV all together.

    I set my WiiU up to a friends old projection TV via component and we were able to do 720 I think it was with no problems at all.
     
  7. libertyernie

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    Is the green cable plugged into the composite jack? That would explain the grayscale picture.
     
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    Your cables may or may not be 5 RCA component, (Green, Blue, Red, White, Red) but your Wii U is detecting 3 RCA composite AV (Yellow, White, Red) for whatever reason. It could be a loose connection. The two cable types have different sense pins.
     
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    Ok now i have tryed 2 different cables on 2 different tv s so......

    Is it cause I havn't updated it?
     
  10. the_randomizer

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    Component supports up to 1080p in theory, but there is some degradation in picture quality.
     
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    no in settings it doesnt let me change from 480i is the issue lol..........
     
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    Then it's probably the TV, it has to be one or the other as I can choose 1080p from component.
     
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    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    I tryed it on another tv and the same issue, have you updated your wii u? Also perhaps its the 3rd party cables?
     
  14. Pattonfiend67

    Pattonfiend67 You're F'ng Out!

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    nothing, mis-read his comment...
     
  15. Pattonfiend67

    Pattonfiend67 You're F'ng Out!

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    nothing that you said in the first post makes any sense whatsoever...

    either the tv is hdmi, or it isn't...
     
  16. DiscostewSM

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    Interesting. My old HDTV can do only 480p and 1080i, and my Wii U is connected via Component video cables, but I can select any mode, including those not supported by my TV. Those not supported having massive flickering.
     
  17. slingblade1170

    slingblade1170 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I just sold my old Zenith projection TV that supported 1080i with component cables. I had the cables for the Wii (not Wii U) and had this very issue and to fix it was a mystery, sometimes the 480p was grayed out (Wii only does 480p of course) and I was stuck with 480i but other times it would let me choose the 480p option. I never changed or tried any other cables.