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Best possible picture?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by DR650SE, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. DR650SE

    DR650SE WiiChat Member

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    What kind of video outputs does the Wii have and how would I get the best possible picture? Just wondering for when i do get my Wii, I want to optimized teh picture and sound
     
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    coolg35748 WiiChat Member

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    480i is with composite cables, 480p is with component cables.
     
  3. usatraveler

    usatraveler Wiisearch Asst., NYC Area

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    All of this is assuming a US (NTSC) system.

    The best video will be with the component cable (sold separately). It splits the video signal into three independent parts, with two additional plugs for audio. It's the type of cabling used in professional video. You must have a TV with component inputs. The component cable will also allow for progressive scan (480p) with a progressive-scan-ready TV.

    Next down the line is the S-video, another form of component video system, with a four-pronged single wire and separate audio plugs. 480-line interlaced scanning (480i). This cable also sells separately.

    The standard cable that comes with the system is the composite (RCA) cable. It is also a 480i cable. All video information is fed through a single-pronged wire (the yellow one). The two other plugs, red and white, are used for audio information.

    All cables do produce good picture, I have no complaints about the standard cable.
     
  4. lionman

    lionman WiiChat Member

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    I read on another thread that the SCART cable (wired) was better than s-video...is this not the case as I have just ordered mine :yesnod:
     
  5. Drizzt Do'Urden

    Drizzt Do'Urden go habs go

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    profesionals uses HDMI cables , which can go up to 1080p/60I and support 7.1 surround sound

    Drizzt
     
  6. lionman

    lionman WiiChat Member

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    errr??......all i wanted to know was if I cannot use component cables on my TV..isnt SCART the next best thing and from recall isnt this better than S Video :crazy:
     
  7. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    "RGB Scart" and "Scart" are two entirely different things. Ninendo's RGB Scart will only work to it's best if plugged into a Scart socket on a TV that supports RGB. On my large CRT I have 4 Scarts, 2 of which support RGB.

    People in the video industry also know RGB Scart as a form of "Component" as it also splits the video signal into it's component parts.

    I've seen Wii's outputting on many different screens using component, RGB Scart and Composite.

    Component on my LCD looks nowhere near as good as RGB Scart on a 42" Philips CRT.......... the LCD enhances the jaggies and motion looks blurred. On the CRT the graphics look great and the motion is fluid and crisp.

    I think LCD needs to come a long long way to beat CRT for gameplaying.

    Lionman - RGB Scart is better than S-Video - and if you're using a CRT TV then I'd argue will look better than component on LCD........
     
  8. lionman

    lionman WiiChat Member

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    thanks for that mate.....see you are in London too ..maybe we are the only ones in London with wiis (LOL). I am purchasing the SCART from GAME ..it is a Gameware product and can be found on their website.....note it doesnt say if RGB or not whereas the Nintendo one does...will it make a lot of difference? Normally Gamewares tuf is pretty good and is only the Nintendo stuff under differetn packaging (and £7 cheaper).
     

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