HD and Widescreen don't correspond. The Wii IS 16:9 (Widescreen) capable but NOT 720p or 1080i (HD) capable. Nintendo didn't make it HD capable to keep costs down. They would most definitely had to put a more powerfull processor for the Wii to run HD capable games smoothly. But no worries, at least they aren't shutting us Widescreen TV owners out.