Lo. Right it would appear as though connecting a Wii to a TFT is ridiculously complicated and even it is achievable the picture will be awful because it won't be running at the TFTs native resolution (and we all know how bad that looks!).
So... The solution seems to be to run via a tuner card. This is what I do in my living room to put the image through the PC onto the projector (via VGA) but in my room I only have TFTs. I do not fancy buying a CRT while although this would work perfectly, they're huge. Far too big. And don't look cool at all!
However I also don't want to run the Wii via the composite cable into a tuner card. While this is the easiest solution, the picture is less than snappy (fuzziness around text etc) because of the analogue signal for all colours going down one very small wire. So what I want to do is to run my HDTV Component lead for the Wii with 3 RCA connectors on into a tuner card and display it on my TFTs this way. Obviously then it will be running at the TFT native resolution - 1280x1024 in this case.
Sounds simple enough? A USB or PCI card that will accept 3x component input (not composite). No. Can't find one anywhere! Does anybody have any ideas of where I could find one? Then I can report back to here about how well or how badly it works, since this seems to be a very popular request (to run via TFT). It is easy to get component outputs from a PC - nearly every video card now comes with these dongles (my two nVidia cards certainly did).