Wii and HD

Discussion in 'Games' started by theman5725, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    I know that the Wii doesn't formally support HD, but it does have at least 480p resolution.

    Yesterday I got a new HDTV (first one) and decided to hook my Wii up to it. While I managed to get the 16:9 resolution to work, everything looks really blocky and pixelated. When I go into the Wii settings and try to change my TV type to HD instead of standard, it won't let me select it. Is there a particular cable type that needs to be used for this? Or is it a problem with my TV? I'm hooking the Wii up with the standard composite cables that come with it.
     
  2. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you need a cable that supports component video (rather than composite). Either the 'Component AV cable' or the 'RGB Cable' depending on what connectors you're attaching to.

    Edit: I've just read some more and I'm not sure the 'RGB Cable' actually does 480p or not. The 'Component AV cable' does.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You need a Wii Component Cable.

    You currently have a composite cable. The two are different.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I'm curious, how does the Wii look once it's hooked up to an HDTV with the component cable? Are most games only 4:3?
     
  5. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Since it makes the images sharper i tend to see the imperfections more. Jaggies are more apparent with component, with composite the muddiness compensates for the jaggies a bit.

    Using the Wii in Enhanced Definition (ED not HD) is noticeable in sharpness and color separation/bleed. Of course the advantage to them is also a double edged sword on the wii since it tends to bring out the imperfections more.

    Ed
     
  6. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    jaggies are definitely more visible with component cables but the picture is crisper. (example-- it's really easy to read the writing in Need For Speed Carbon with component. not so with composite.
     

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