LoginRegister
Nintendo Wii / Wii U Forum
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    WiiChat Member WiiFan0579's Avatar
    Member #
    15595
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    18
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]

    Component? Composite? S-Video?

    I have a 42 inch HD Plasma with 1 component, 1 HDMI, 2 composite, 1 S-video and 1 PC. I'm using my HDMI for my upconverting progressive DVD player, My 1 component is being used by my HD Digital cable TV and my PC port with my PC obviously.

    Should I settle with hooking up Wii via s-video? Don't want to sacrifice HD cable or upcoverting DVD player to S-Video or composite, but don't want to connect Wii to composite either.. (hear it sucks) plus really excited about Virtual Console which I heard won't run on S-Video or Composite anyways....

    What to do?!?!

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    WiiChat Member jlspec's Avatar
    Member #
    4012
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    308
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    6920-9646-7256-3871
    If I were you, I would hook up the HD Cable via your HDMI because some channels are true 720p and 1080i. While the DVD using the HDMI or components don't really make a difference at all. If your HDTV is a good one it will upconvert the dvd movie by it self when using the component cables to your native res. Anyway, get a component cable for you wii and get a component switch box.

  4. #3
    WiiChat Member WiiFan0579's Avatar
    Member #
    15595
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    18
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    Quote Originally Posted by jlspec
    If I were you, I would hook up the HD Cable via your HDMI because some channels are true 720p and 1080i. While the DVD using the HDMI or components don't really make a difference at all. If your HDTV is a good one it will upconvert the dvd movie by it self when using the component cables to your native res. Anyway, get a component cable for you wii and get a component switch box.
    Although the HD Cable box has HDMI out, the Cable company doesn't support it, visuals go haywire and are procarious. I'd like to avoid a switchbox if I can. From what I know of the Wii, it doesn't really take full advantage of component video, but I'm really looking forward to the Virtual Console which I heard doesn't work well with composite/s-video.

  5. #4
    WiiChat Member mym6's Avatar
    Member #
    14719
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    ND USA
    Posts
    342
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    You got a TV like that and no surround sound? You should have a receiver that is capable of switching those inputs. I think that's the only reasonable solution here

  6. #5
    WiiChat Member mym6's Avatar
    Member #
    14719
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    ND USA
    Posts
    342
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    Oh and VC games are just fine on composite, at least on my old CRT TV

  7. #6
    WiiChat Member WiiFan0579's Avatar
    Member #
    15595
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    18
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    I have an Audio receiver but that doesn't really solve my cuurent issue.

  8. #7
    WiiChat Member mym6's Avatar
    Member #
    14719
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    ND USA
    Posts
    342
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    can it switch video sources?

  9. #8
    Wii Power User Wiiaretheworld's Avatar
    Member #
    4406
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    67
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    HD Cable -> HDMI
    DVD -> Component
    Wii -> Composite

  10. #9
    Super Gario GaryT85's Avatar
    Member #
    12856
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Langley, Berks
    Posts
    547
    Friends
    0
    Wii Friend Code: $post[field5]
    although you said you didnt want a switchbox, i think it may be your best idea..

    i have similar inputs on my tv, 1 component, 1 HDMI, the rest irrelevant for this conversation..

    anyway i have a wii and an xbox 360. i found out that there is not HDMI cable for the 360, so i was stuck using it through component. (could have used the vga input, but wanted to keep that free when im using my pc through it)

    i got component wii cables to see what the picture quality would be like. i know you say it doesnt necessarily use the full potential (only being 480p) but there was still a nice difference. i would recommend getting some components and getting a decent switchbox.

    as long as you can avoid a cheaper box then you should have no problems

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-29-2007, 05:41 PM
  2. Component Video VS Composite - Is there a real difference?
    By Retman in forum Nintendo Wii Hardware
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 05-05-2007, 12:51 PM
  3. component video question
    By Justinyoung in forum Nintendo Wii Hardware
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-07-2006, 07:08 PM

Search tags for this page

connect wii to pc through svideo

,

hooking up component via s-video

,

nintendo wii composite, component s-video different

,

s video nintendo to dvd player

,

virtual console composite cable problems

,

wii stuck in composite

,

wii upconvert through dvd

,

wii virtual console component vs composite

Click on a term to search for related topics.