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480p Capability now confirmed for Wii for an extra $30

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. i0n

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    According to an article over at IGN.com, a Nintendo spokesperson has confirmed 480p capability for Wii from launch.

    It was revealed last month that the Wii will ship with composite cables for standard resolution televisions.

    Unfortunately Gamecube owners who bought component cables by a similar means will have to buy again as the GC cables are not compatible with Wii.

    Source: http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/740/740296p1.html
     
  2. Sovieto

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    What's 480p? Like for big TVs or like HD TVs or something?
     
  3. COLDshiver

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    i think i'll be needing one of those. not sure, i think i need one for my hdtv. anyways, i think i can deal with the red, white, yellow cables or even s-video
     
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    Would the US one work over here in the UK?
     
  5. registerednerd

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    480p is standard TV. However, comming from a component cable will give a better image than the included composite or even S-Video cable (the blacks are blacker and the colors brighter) All HDTV's that I know of are equiped with component jacks, and many standard TV's are as well. To know if yours does, look for three RCA jacks; blue, red, and green (not necesarily in that order).
     
  6. Equis

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    Thank you for the xplanation!
     
  7. Sovieto

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    Yah thanks~!!
     
  8. pizzaluvr

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    that's not the right explenation though, that is dvd quality, it's EDTV SDTV is standard and is 480i, meaning it shows half the pixels on one screen and half on the other.


    and btw this was confirmed like a month ago
     
  9. samer

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    does this mean we can only buy the cables online? That sucks
     
  10. Wiiboy93

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    It will most likely be in stores too
     
  11. thoughtcrimnal84

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    Huh???? Won't any component cables work on anything with component hookups. All it requires it plugging it into the wii and into your tv. Couldn't people buy RCA, Monster, etc. component cables?? Why must people by the specific nintendo wii component cables??

    What am i missing?
     
  12. pizzaluvr

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    it has a special connector at the end, not just composite ones
     
  13. sgpigeon

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    This was not confirmed a month ago. It was confirmed that the cables were being made, but not when they would be available. I for one am glad that they are going to be available at launch, too bad I have to order them online, hooray for progessive scan 16x9!
     
  14. SGXX

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    i hear the cables are expensive..
     
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    i don't understand a S***! ?!?! i've got an HD TV .. do i have to buy some extra cables? ( SIMPLE answer please!)
     
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    If you want the best quality possible then yes, if your happy with an ok pciture then you dont have to buy any cables.
     
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    i didnt know about all this, i was gonna do a plug in and play. now i might invest in some compnent cables
     
  18. mleer008

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    yah I am defenitely going to invest in getting those component cables. Although it is only 480p, I guess that is better than nothing.

    I cant wait for the wii!!
     
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    i dont have a hdtv so no i am not going to one
     
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    A very jumbled explaination, but technically correct.

    The easy way to see it is the "P" stands for progressive scan. This means it will scan every pixel every frame, making images appear much sharper and more vivid. 480i is the standard the "i" stands for interlaced. This means that even rows and odd rows of pixels scan on different frames, ie. the first third fifth etc frames will only scan odd rows of pixels and vise versa for even frames and rows.

    This means with normal TV's you only see half of the TV's pixels at any one time, an easy way to see this is to view a television through a standard video camera, you will see the lines flickering away very easily and often the whole screen looks black as the pixels in the camera are in exact alignment with the TV's.

    If you have a progressive scan television (not just HDTV some pre HD were prog as well) I strongly recommend using the 480p feature you will notice the difference, 29.99 for a lead is horendously cheap considering the usual cost of any high quality cable.
     

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