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Better graphics on CRT then HDTV (480i)

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by StevenNevets, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. StevenNevets

    StevenNevets WiiChat Member

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    So... when ever I play the Wii on a CRT TV the games look much nicer then on my 60"W HDTV


    I'm not running 480p yet but still the CRT looks a good bit better...


    Is this normal or should I be concerned?
     
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    Just depends. For example let's say you have a Sony Bravia (which I have) and then you play it at your friends house and he has a LG it may not look as sharp because of the make and other various reasons. Some are TV adjustments, cables used (component, composite, S-Video, HDMI, etc.) and mainly the quality of the screen.

    If you are not using component cables do so then you might want to check your TV settings. I notice if you use the Edge Enhance 2 (or whatever it's called. I'm not getting up that TV is in the other room) on WEGA TV's it is too much sometimes, so I set it to Edge Enhance 1. Yes, using the progressive scan is always better then interlaced. So set it to 480p as opposed to 480i.

    I hoped this helped you out some.
     
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    Wiiaretheworld Wii Power User

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    You will need to get the Wii HD component cables for your HD LCD TV. I was at the Nintendo World store and you could see a big difference between the TVs that had the Wii set up using the standard Audio/Video cables vs. the component cables.
     
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    hey

    I will quote something I posted in another thread.
    Assuming your HDTV is LCD based, even if you do get Component cables, and run at 480p, it will still be displayed at 640x480, which I doubt would be your HDTV native resolution. So yea, I don't think the Nintendo Wii graphics will look the very best they can be on most LCD based displays ;).

    Anyhows, I think if I was ever to get a new television, I'd look for a CRT based EDTV or HDTV.

    cyas
     
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  5. StevenNevets

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    Here it is
    Sony KDF-E60A20 Specs. Projection TVs Specifications.


    My point is not that it'll look better with componenet cables but that it looks a good bit worst now then a normal 15 year old TV
    Doesn't that seem to be a problem>.<

    Is there some settings I should try messing with?


    BTW: TV is on "full" mode and the Wii is on 16:9
     
  6. Mansfield Hot

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    Well here's your problem:

    If you change your TV to 16:9 it will put the Wii and TV in 16:9. This way the picture will not be stretched.

    Check sharpness, brightness and over all clarity.

     
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    CRT TV's are better at displaying non-native resolutions than LCD ones, that's probably why it looked better.
     
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    In your wii settings you have to choose between widescreen and normal.
     
  9. Wiiaretheworld

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    I plan on getting a 42" 720p LCD next year. A 42" one should cost $500 by next Christmas. A 1080 is pointless because most cable companies don't offer that resolution yet. The Wii will look great on that TV.
     
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    hey

    @Wiiaretheworld: I think the Nintendo Wii would look better on a CRT based EDTV/HDTV, as for reasons I have already mentioned above.

    cyas
     
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    To Yosh64: it does not. I have seen the Wii on a 40" HD LCD TV... it looks MUCH better than a CRT. You just have to know how to set it up properly.
     
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    This is actually the right answer. CRTs are currently the only display technology that can natively display interlaced images. LCDs and others actually have to de-interlace the image and apply digital filters to recombine a 60 fps interlaced picture into a 30 fps 'progressive' image. This is mainly due to the afterglow of the phosphor in a CRT.

    In a nutshell, if you have an LCD HDTV (or DLP or Plasma) you should invest in some component cables at the first opportunity.

    @ Wiiaretheworld - first of all, I doubt you're comparing the 40" LCD HDTV to a 40" CRT HDTV. So, if the HDTV you're on upscales the image automatically - which it should because 480 lines on a 40" TV would look atrocious - then you're comparing an upscaled version on a larger screen to an unscaled version on a smaller screen. The spatial resolution on the LCD is going to beat that of the CRT, so you will notice a difference in picture.

    Reference:

    Interlace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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