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Component Cable too bright?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Phalanx, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Phalanx

    Phalanx WiiChat Member

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    Hi guys, i've just bought a wii with a component cable, when using the normal composite cable, everything is fine. When I use the component cable, everything is in all its sharp splendor except for one thing.

    It's ridiculously bright, even if I turn the brightness and contrast down completely on my TV, I still have to squint to make out the square tiles on the Mii Channel (the ones on the floor).

    I've looked around the options screen and I can't seem to find anything that might fix this.

    Could I have bought a faulty component cable or something?

    Here's pictures to show the problem

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    and then component:

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    can you see how all the definition in the individual channel frames has gone in the second one? I didn't change screen settings for the tv either
     
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  2. tighr

    tighr Wii-diculous

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    You might want to try adjusting your contrast, as well. Contrast is the setting that determines the difference between light and dark images on the screen.

    Since using component cables is a different input on the TV from the composite cables, it is very likely that both inputs do not have the same display settings (brightness, contrast, tint, color, possibly more depending on your television). A good test would be to go to another input, such as your television input or another device on composite and writing down the numbers that your display has for those values, and then adjusting the component input to match. You'll want to pick the positions that give the best picture, but those will be a good guideline.
     
  3. Phalanx

    Phalanx WiiChat Member

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    i've tried to configure the brightness and contrast for the TV, it's almost as if the Wii wants too look like how it does when a component cable is plugged in.

    I'll give it another go but I haven't had any luck and i've been fiddling with the screen settings for 20 minutes now
     
  4. tighr

    tighr Wii-diculous

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    What is the Model and Manufacturer of your TV?
     
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    I am starting to wonder if its your cable, if its sharpness is there it may be something with the cable.

    honestly just my opinion though. Getting my cables this weekend.
     
  9. tighr

    tighr Wii-diculous

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    I very much doubt it could be the cable.

    I'm not able to find much information about the television, I was trying to find out if other uses had posted optimal brightness/contrast/tint/color levels for their sets. Does your remote have a "picture" button that cycles through settings like "Movie", "Custom", "Normal", or similar? Try pushing one of those presets.
     
  10. Phalanx

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    i've tried them all, no difference.

    I started trying out Zelda, in Zelda, I can get a very unbright and almost perfect picture so i'm starting to think this may be a problem with the nintendo wii menu, i'll do a bit more testing to clarify this.

    nope, the is a brightness problem in Zelda and Wii sports as well.
     
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  11. wiifreek

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    I would say if its that big of a deal return the cable and try a different one.
     
  12. b3v4n

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    I have exactly the same problem. It's been driving me nuts for days now, its a relief to know I'm not the only one. My 360 via component does not suffer this problem, so I too assume that its a Wii issue.

    My tv is a 32" Technosonic LCD3251 if that is of any use.
     
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  13. Snow-Munki

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    EXACT same problem here but on my LG 37'' LC2D

    anyone closer to a solution ??
     
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    1) Check to see if your Wii is set to 480P.

    2) Reset all settings on your TV.

    3) Make sure your TV accepts 480P signal.

    4) Check you cables for bends and bad connecters.

    5) Return the ones you got and get new ones.
     
  15. Bato Vukovic

    Bato Vukovic WiiChat Member

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    Get some shades
    :smilewinkgrin:
     
  16. Goots

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    There is a setting in the Wii video menu to allow for different kind of connections, could try setting it to EDTV or something, if it's available.
     
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    I, too, am having the same problem. It's good to hear that I'm not the only one, but at the same time no one knows how to fix it. We all have different TV's so I can only assume there is a problem with our Wii's. Weird thing is, in games it (Seems to be) fine. Its only on the menu. I dunno, but it's really starting to annoy me.
     
  18. Snow-Munki

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    well that's rubbish.

    called LG and basically had no clue. Suggested i take my wii to local currys or somewhere and testing it there !!
     
  19. mrplow

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    I know this is probably the first thing you all tried but are you sure you have the cables in correctly.

    i.e. the red audio and red video aren't round the wrong way?

    I only suggest this because I've done it and that's what the two screenshots remind me of.

    You could also try and plug each of the of the 5 cables in one at a time and make sure there's a difference with each plug e.g. sound from the left, from the right, picture, colour etc

    It may well be the cable. I had one from Game that was rubbish. Have the Nintendo one now and that's fine.
     
  20. Samster

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    I'll go with what Mr Plow said................... I reckon you've rushed when hooking up your component leads............
     

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