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    TV Questions (480p to 720p)

    Hey guys,

    First of all I am a TV noob. The only things I know well are stuff related to computers and such.
    I'm about to sell my 15 year old big CRT TV to buy an LCD HDTV from LG. The model is LG 32LC3R - LCD TV (720p display format). It has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and 32'', image ratio of 16:9.

    I would like to know, since the Wii displays at an inferior display format (480p), what will happen to the image and what will I need for the image to display properly?:

    - Will the image stretch and be blurry because it's being transmitted in a resolution not native to the LCD (or doesn't 480p have a different resolution of 720p)?
    - Will the image be surrounded by a letter-box or a pillar-box?
    - What are the composite cables and component cables everyone is talking about? What's their function and what's the difference between them?

    Thanks for taking your time to answer these probably silly questions but I just want to be sure before I go out and buy a new TV!

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    The wii settings allow you to change between standard and 16:9

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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrant
    The wii settings allow you to change between standard and 16:9
    But is there no blurry effect due to the fact that the TV is LCD and the image transmitted from the Wii is 480p while the native format of the TV is 720p? Should I choose a CRT or Plasma instead??? I have no idea. Does component cable help or whatever that is?

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    Ok, the screen ratio of 16:9 has no relevance to the resolution (480p). So with that said, the Wii does 16:9 (which is widescreen) at 480p with the component cable accesory. Get an LCD, whichever is in your price range (Vizio's are the best bang for the buck) and the component cables and you will be set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC
    Ok, the screen ratio of 16:9 has no relevance to the resolution (480p). So with that said, the Wii does 16:9 (which is widescreen) at 480p with the component cable accesory. Get an LCD, whichever is in your price range (Vizio's are the best bang for the buck) and the component cables and you will be set.
    Do you know if 480p upscaled to a 720p TV looks fine by the way?

    Also are those component cables Wii-specific? Can't I just get in an electronic store and ask for some generic component cables?

    Thanks!

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    why get a tv thats 720p only try to find on that is 480p and 720p, if it doesnt say 480p dont get it its 1: more money generally, and 2: wii cant do 720p its got gona do 480p cuz it doesnt support it so standard def, find a 480p supporter or EDTV as their called now

    also wii component cables are made for wii cant use just any component cable either nintendo wii calbe or 3rd party wii compatible cable , not even sure if any 3rd party has made any..anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin8768
    why get a tv thats 720p only try to find on that is 480p and 720p, if it doesnt say 480p dont get it its 1: more money generally, and 2: wii cant do 720p its got gona do 480p cuz it doesnt support it so standard def, find a 480p supporter or EDTV as their called now
    What man? If he is going to upgrade, why stay in the same generation... if your going to do it, do it right. Go to your local Costco or BJ Warehouse and pick up a brand called Vizio. The best bang for the buck... 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i.... no 1080p but if you want that resolution, your looking at the LEAST $1800 for a decent size. Anyway, get a 1080i/720p compatible television if you are upgrading, it will last you a long time.

    No you can't buy a "standard" component cable. And yes, 3rd parties have started making component cables for the Wii. I think most of them are launching this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yawie
    Anyone know how good this one is? And can anyone reccomend a good cable?

    Cheers

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    just an fyi

    i bought that exact television about a month ago and freakin love it

    the wii looks great with the av inputs, just change your wii settings to 16:9 ratio and no problems

    i have component cables on the way and would be glad to give you some feedback after i receive them

    this is a great television set though!

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