Would using component cables make any difference ?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by patientx, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. patientx
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    Hi there, got my wii yesterday dont have room so I plugged the cables to the s-video input of my digital tv card on my pc.Of course because of it using low res and because I am on a pc it doesnt look good especially from near -playing that close isnt fun of course- .Now I dont have a HDTV and I dont know about this 480p deal , but I'd like know if there is any way to use these so called "Wii component cables" with my tv card from the s-video input of course ? Maybe some kinda converter like the one came with the wii but uses 5 inputs ((3 video and 2 audio)) instead of 3 ((1 video and 2 audio)) ? I'm not disappointed with the graphics by any means but if its possible I wont say no to a bit more quality [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
  2. kai445

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    If you only have S-Video in as your best input, then thats the only thing you're gonna get from the Wii...
     
  3. cabby3

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    Going from Composite to Component on my LCD made a WORLD of a difference.

    But it depends if you can hook it up Component...If you can I would definately do it. Check out places like Playasia or DX for cheap component cables. (About 10$ US)
     
  4. patientx
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    Wow I just made a difference , it seems the programs I was using to "watch" wii's display is at 320x240 default.When I changed to 640x480 in 480i mode it looked great than I tried changing the tv type to 50hz 576i it worked ! Now I have the wii input as 768x576 and it sure looks a lot better than 320x240 ... [​IMG] Especially when I use mediaplayer classic in capture mode , use VMR9 as rendering output , at my 19 inch CRT it looks fantastic.

    768 x 576 (576i)

    -I took this with save as .jpg in mpc-

    [​IMG]

    Of course this is in window when I do fullscreen it still looks good though.

    Hope this helps for other people thinking about using wii with the pc.

    Cabby3 : I dont have a LCD I am using a CRT , anyway with this thing I mentioned above I dont think I would buy a LCD just for the wii for the moment.
     
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    It seems these s-video cables are for japanese wii's only.
     
  7. TanookiSuit

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    Kind of a side thing, but I went for the cables on a 480i Wega I have that uses the 5 plug component cable and it did make a noticable improvement. Smaller details got sharper and didn't cause a glittery effect or blur about them. A great eye test was just using the AP News channel as i could go down like 2 sizes on my screen (over composite packin cables) and read w/out it being painful.
     
  8. cabby3

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    Just merely stating...

    If anyone likes, I can take comparison shots

    Component vs Composite

    Let me know
     
  9. TanookiSuit

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    GO for it, I would have appreciated it before taking the gamble I did. I just flashed back to my flat screen TV (non-HD) days working at Midway on the Defender project as we tested the sucker on that screen using both RCA and S-Video, and S-Video was nicely sharper, and the component is a bit of a notable bump over that. I'm speaking though for me on a 29" Sony Wega with a digital comb but NOT 480p (just I.) Have to wonder how nicer over where I am now though it would get with I.
     
  10. kai445

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    Mad Catz S-Video cables are very good quality, if you're looking to buy S-Video cables.
     
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