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HDMI for the Wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Digitalldj, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Digitalldj

    Digitalldj G'd up from the feet up

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    Is there/Will there be an HDMI output for the Wii??

    i have not seen any locally, but i'm kind of stuck needing one..as my Yamaha Receiver does not downconvert Analog Signal to the HDMI input for my projector

    so it's either i'm stuck keeping the Wii in my room and playing it on a smaller TV, or leave it dangling from my projector with no audio :(
     
  2. spcmanspif

    spcmanspif Are Wii having fun yet?

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    No reason to have HDMI since the Wii is only capable of 420p picture quality. The projector doesn't have component or RCA in? Can't you run the sound to the receiver with red/white RCA and then run video to the projector directly (if it has component/RCA in)?
     
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    Or option C) Get an S-Video to HDMI converter. You can get them for about $200.

    All depends on how bad you want it.
     
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    He might as well put something extraand get a regular TV with component inputs.
     
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    Digitalldj G'd up from the feet up

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    i searched and found other topics regarding this..

    how is there "no reason" to have HDMI output on the wii?

    yes, it cannot put out as full HD resolution, but HDMI is A COMMON and perhaps up and coming the most popular source for HD Tv's and home theatres, i think it's absolutely rediculous nintendo doesnt at least offer it as a source of output

    and hooking straight into the projector is not an option as it's ceiling mounted..
     
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    Sounds like you have a nice setup.

    Gefen makes several converters (assuming you don't want to go full tilt scaler like a DVDO product, handles several in/out). Anyway this Gefen box:

    http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/EXT-COMPAUD-2-HDMI.htm

    Handles component video + analog audio -> HDMI for $178

    FWIW, I've dealt with RAM on a few occasions and have had excellent customer service. Hope that helps!

    ~DT
     
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    Digitalldj G'd up from the feet up

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    man..already spent so much money :S

    oh well..i guess a switcher or converter is gonna be my only option in the long run :(

    until then the projector only sees the PS3 and 360 i guess :sick:
     
  8. spcmanspif

    spcmanspif Are Wii having fun yet?

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    Also no reason because the Wii is only capable of Dolby Pro Logic II sound and not 5.1 which the HDMI handles.

    Really a unthoughtful move on Nintendo's part because I agree that we are going to see more and more HDMI hookups on TVs in the near future, HD or not.
     
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    Well, considering just an S-Video -> HDMI converter box costs almost $200 I wonder how much an HDMI port would have added to the cost of the Wii. Certainly not a full $200 but it wouldn't have been negligible.
     
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    d4mahern Detroit Lions 2-1

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    wii doesnt need hdmi because its not about the graphics
     
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    d4mahern Detroit Lions 2-1

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    ^so s-video isnt much of an improvement over standard and people still do it...its just the fact that some people need it to play it at all...im surprised that no third party has made one yet....
     
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    Wrong. When I switched to S-Video from standard composite on my 36" TV there was a huge improvement. My TV has both so I don't have to use S-Video, but I use it because it's a lot better.
     
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    Really? I didnt really notice a difference when i switched to s-video on my ps2...
     
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    What size TV did you have? The smaller the TV, the less-noticeable the difference.
     
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    Digitalldj G'd up from the feet up

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    thanks for reading the rest of the thread :scared:

    it's not about graphics, it's about the ease of having 1 common input which nearly all new TV's and receivers are using as their primary video/audio input, regardless of quality

    that triple switcher thing looks interesting, but again it's component :p

    oh well..i'm going to look at my options for a 40 foot component cable that i could perhaps run alongside the HDMI for my projector, although since we didnt realize we were going with a projector in the beggning, the cables are ran along the roof and behind the screen, which will look even uglier with a thick ass component cable running alongside :(
     
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    spcmanspif Are Wii having fun yet?

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    When you say "standard composite", do you mean yellow/red/white RCA inputs or red/green/blue/red/white inputs? IIRC, red/green/blue composite inputs are better than S-Video.
     
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    That's component, not composite. I was referring to composite (single RCA connector for video), not component (3 RCA connectors for video).
     

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