So this is an issue that I've been struggling with for a while, and it's driving me absolutely insane. I've attempted to display my Wii in 480p via component on two HDTVs, and 2 CRTs with component hookups. In all cases, it works perfectly on the HDTVs but simply displays a bunch of black and gray static on the CRTs. Here are all the facts, in hopes that someone can help me out here. I've tried literally everything I've googled, to no avail. -The Wii is GameCube compatible (bought refurbished from GameStop nearly a year and a half ago). -I'm using a Nyko-brand component cable. I've tried one other third party component cable (though I don't know the brand, as I bought it used and unmarked), with the exact same results. -The two HDTVs I've displayed both 480i and 480p on are the 32 inch Sansui in my old apartment, and the 24 inch PlayStation 3D Gaming Display Monitor I currently own. There are no display issues whatsoever on these TVs. -The two component-equipped CRTs I've tried (and failed) to display 480p on are by Sony and Insignia (I'm afraid I don't know the model numbers, and am not quite sure how to find out). -If I boot up the Wii on the 3D TV and manually switch the resolution to 480i in settings, then plug the Wii via component into the Insignia CRT, it displays in 480i perfectly. However, the display switches back to black and gray static the moment I switch back to 480p in settings. It seems that the CRT ONLY detects the green cable when in 480p. If I unplug the blue and red, nothing happens, but if I unplug the green, the image disappears completely, along with the sound. -I've tried the green cable in the composite input trick. No luck. It lets me switch the resolution it settings via a black and white screen, but still displays nothing in 480p when plugged back into the component jacks. -I've tried plugging the Wii both into a switch box, and directly into the TV's component inputs. Still no luck. -Here's the kicker: Both of my PS2s (one fat, one slim) has no display issues whatsoever via any component cable I've ever used them with, on any TV. So what the hell? Why can't I get my Wii to display in 480p on a CRT with component? The reason this is so important to me now is that I'm getting the Zelda Wii U bundle in a couple days, and I want to use my Wii to play GameCube games in 480p on a TV that actually makes them look good (that way I don't have to shell out $200 on a GameCube component cable). My last resort is the official Nintendo Wii component cable, which I think I might buy tonight. But I can't imagine that would be the case, as the Nyko cable displays perfectly on the two HDTVs I've used. Tl; dr: HALP!