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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by yosh64, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. yosh64

    yosh64 WiiChat Member

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    About Wii + PC + Monitor + Speakers [edited]

    hey

    I am not sure if this has already been talked about on these forums, as I have only done a quick search on the subject.

    I have been thinking about getting a Nintendo Wii, and was wondering how I would go about using it with both my computer Monitor and Speakers.

    I would like the ability to easily switch between using my Monitor and Speakers with either the Nintendo Wii, or my Computer. I'd also like to beable to use the Nintendo Wii without the Computer being switched on.

    Here is my first idea...

    female component video to female vga (hd-15) adaptor/cable
    female stereo rca to female stereo jack adaptor/cable
    2 port kvm switch + audio, that doesn't need power from computer

    and solutions... (the best I could find :\)

    Component Video to VGA, EBAY <- note, male component video and vga (hd-15)
    Component Video to VGA, hometheatre.net.au <- note, male component video and vga (hd-15)
    Stereo RCA to Stereo Jack, EBAY <- note, male stereo jack
    Stereo RCA to Stereo Jack, standard.com.au <- note, male stereo jack
    Aten CS-62A (2 port KVM + audio) <- AUD $49 @ scorptec.com.au

    I make this post because I would like to know if my ideas are correct, and I think it might be helpful for anyone else wanting todo such things. I also welcome any other suggestions of better/cheaper ideas/solutions.

    cyas
     
    #1 yosh64, Oct 24, 2006
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    right... i don't know why anyone would want to play wii on such a small monitor unless you have a projector
     
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    hey

    Firstly, I just found some things about converting D-Terminal to VGA (hd-15) (see HERE). I also found an RCA Composite Video + S-Video to VGA adaptor/cable at amazon (see HERE), but I think this would result in lower picture quality?

    Edit, nevermind the RCA Composite Video + S-Video to VGA adaptor/cable, as this doesn't actually convert the TV Signal or whatever.

    cyas
     
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    hey

    I was just wondering what would happen with games that don't support progressive scan or whatever? such as most GameCube games? does the Wii deal with this, and convert to a VGA signal or whatever? or are you meant to somehow hook up S-Video or whatever along with the D-Terminal? or do the HD Televisions interpret and deal with whatever type of signal it receives? I dunno...

    Edit
    Well I can't imagine you would have to plug both a D-Terminal and S-Video or whatever... unless there are separate ports on the Wii for each? So that leaves me thinking wether the Wii or TV deals with this... I'm hoping the Wii :).

    Hmm, I faintly remember reading the GameCube's D-Terminal cable had some chip inside it, was this for converting the signal for games that don't support progressive scan? (well I just found it to be a custom DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chip, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube)

    Edit, found it... from planetgamecube.com
    cyas
     
    #4 yosh64, Oct 25, 2006
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