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  1. Shibby

    Shibby Touch my Wii?

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    I figure out of all forums everywhere, you guys and girls would know what works and what doesn't (hopefully lol...)

    Anyways as of right now I don't have a TV at school and have a regular 19'' PC monitor. I would like to kill two birds with one stone and get a LCD TV Monitor for my PC and *future* Wii. This is because it will have the correct inputs and outputs I would need for both.

    Question #1

    Would I need the "component / composite" Wii cables for the LCD TV instead of the ones the Wii originally comes with?

    Question #2

    What LCD TV Monitor would you guys suggest? I've been looking around newegg.com for about 3 days and found plenty of options that would work. Here are a few to give you an idea what I'm looking for.

    19 inch (notice all the inputs and outputs, such as VGA / HDMI / Optical Audio for my 5.1 speakers)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889234006

    23 inch (same deal with inputs and all that)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889102123

    26 inch

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889101107

    32 inch

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889005019


    Also remember that I'd use it for a PC Monitor and a TV for the Wii. I'm not necessary going to be watching TV on it but just to play Wii.

    In a perfect world I would find or one of you find a good size LCD TV Monitor that would suit both situations and for a reasonable price. (A lower response time like 5-6ms would be cool with a higher resolution 1900x1200 would be so clutch)

    Any help is appreciated! I can show off my Wii in my dorm room if we can find a good fit!

    Thanks everyone! :thumbsup:
     
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    Which Component Cable? - Dealextreme ($5.78 including shipping)

    ANY cable... really... i got my 3 footer for $6.81 AFTER shipping from ebay.

    ANY component cable made for wii. just dont' get one of those cables that supports, wii, 360, and ps3 all the same time... pricey!

    ANY wii component cable 3 to 6 feet long... the shorter, the better! :yesnod:
     
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    My Wii is connected to a 20.1" Widescreen PC Monitor (VGA D-sub connection). I use the KWorld TVBox 1680ex to connect the Wii and other video components to this monitor.

    $62 after shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16815260010R&ATT=15-260-010R&CMP=OTC-Froogle&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Video+Devices+++TV+Tuners-_-Kworld+Computer+Co.+Ltd-_-15260010R

    It supports 1080p audio, HD-TV tuner, Svideo, and RCA, etc.

    See Spoiler for SPECS!
    :yesnod:

    Model Brand document.write(neg_specification_newline('KWORLD')); KWORLD Model document.write(neg_specification_newline('KW-SA220')); KW-SA220 Specifications TV Tuner document.write(neg_specification_newline('Yes')); Yes FM Tuner document.write(neg_specification_newline('No')); No Remote Control document.write(neg_specification_newline('Yes')); Yes Interface document.write(neg_specification_newline('VGA')); VGA Video Display document.write(neg_specification_newline('800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1680x1050')); 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1680x1050 Ports In document.write(neg_specification_newline('Composite video input (RCA)
    S-Video input (4PIN)
    YPbPr input (RCA)
    VGA input
    Mini jack (stereo) (3.5mm)')); Composite video input (RCA)
    S-Video input (4PIN)
    YPbPr input (RCA)
    VGA input
    Mini jack (stereo) (3.5mm) Ports Out document.write(neg_specification_newline('D-SUB output
    Composite video output
    Mini jack (stereo) (3.5mm)')); D-SUB output
    Composite video output
    Mini jack (stereo) (3.5mm) System Requirements document.write(neg_specification_newline('No specific PC system required
    LCD, CRT, Plasma or projectors with VGA or Component Video input
    Video input device (e.g. VCR, V8, DVD player, TV game console etc.)')); No specific PC system required
    LCD, CRT, Plasma or projectors with VGA or Component Video input
    Video input device (e.g. VCR, V8, DVD player, TV game console etc.) Specifications document.write(neg_specification_newline('Power: 5V DC, 800mA')); Power: 5V DC, 800mA Features Features document.write(neg_specification_newline('Supports widescreen LCD 1680x1050 resolution LCD TV Box
    *Compatible with (VGA(800x600), XGA(1024x768), SXGA(1280x1024), WXGA+(1440X900), 1680X1050
    Includes advanced scanning frequency increasing technology to make the refresh rate up to 60Hz or 75Hz, which delivers stable pictures without flicker.
    Supports 4:3/16:9 / 16:10 picture aspect ratio.
    Allows multi-channel pre-view function to facilitate the channel selection.
    Enables still-picture function, which allows you to capture wonderful moments in TV program.
    Special PIP function: window size and position are adjustable. (*PIP Mode can’t work on 1680x1050)
    Full-function remote control.
    3D-effect OSD to give easy operations.
    AV/S-VIDEO/YPbPr input interface can be extended by using MMI cable so that the product can be connected with DVD, PS2 game machine etc. The product supports standard-definition and high-definition signal input (480I/ 480P/ 576I/ 576P/ 720P/ 1080I).
    Auxiliary functions such as automatic power up or shutdown within 24 hours, calendar, calculator, game and etc.
    Channel number ordering function allows you to arrange the order of programs as your favorites.
    PC/TV changeover switch.
    Support video output function.
    Built in Speaker so there is no need for external speakers')); Supports widescreen LCD 1680x1050 resolution LCD TV Box
    *Compatible with (VGA(800x600), XGA(1024x768), SXGA(1280x1024), WXGA+(1440X900), 1680X1050
    Includes advanced scanning frequency increasing technology to make the refresh rate up to 60Hz or 75Hz, which delivers stable pictures without flicker.
    Supports 4:3/16:9 / 16:10 picture aspect ratio.
    Allows multi-channel pre-view function to facilitate the channel selection.
    Enables still-picture function, which allows you to capture wonderful moments in TV program.
    Special PIP function: window size and position are adjustable. (*PIP Mode can’t work on 1680x1050)
    Full-function remote control.
    3D-effect OSD to give easy operations.
    AV/S-VIDEO/YPbPr input interface can be extended by using MMI cable so that the product can be connected with DVD, PS2 game machine etc. The product supports standard-definition and high-definition signal input (480I/ 480P/ 576I/ 576P/ 720P/ 1080I).
    Auxiliary functions such as automatic power up or shutdown within 24 hours, calendar, calculator, game and etc.
    Channel number ordering function allows you to arrange the order of programs as your favorites.
    PC/TV changeover switch.
    Support video output function.
    Built in Speaker so there is no need for external speakers
     
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    I would probably go with the biggest you can afford. From a quick glance at the specs, they all seem to be pretty good. The 32" has the lowest response time/highest contrast ratio, so thats something to think about as well.

    Having said that, you mentioned you're going to use it as a monitor as well as for your Wii - do you mean it will be sitting on your desk as your full time monitor? If so, the 32" probably wouldn't be too good....since its close up and much lower resolution than a monitor.
     
  5. Shibby

    Shibby Touch my Wii?

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    "Deactivated Item"

    D:

    Found two other ones (the same thing :wink: )

    One is a lower res one



    and a higher res one for a little more money

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815260014

    Just plug the Wii in with the cables supplied with that product?

    [​IMG]


    So if I got that box I could just use a regular PC Monitor then right?

    such as this monitor idjut

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16824155054&ATT=24-155-054&CMP=OTC-17exta6&cm_mmc=OTC-17exta6-_-Monitors+-+LCD+Flat+Panel-_-KDS-_-24155054


    Thanks so much for your help so far, I'm learning new things like every second on these wonderful forums!

    <3 :cool:
     
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    Shibby Touch my Wii?

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    Yes I would like to also use it as a PC Monitor while at school as well. With what idjut said I could get a normal "bigger" LCD Monitor and still use Wii on that without all those composite cable hook ups.

    Many will argue you need a big screen for a Wii (such as sports because you stand) but I would play SSBB sitting down in front of it.
     
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    i don't think i bought anything more!

    great find on the pics... all cables are included :wink:

    .
     
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    Shibby Touch my Wii?

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    Nooo! Not before I do :lol:

    I think it has VGA to component, not the other way around.

    But if that is the case then you could get these cables

    http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/ATLONA-VGA-FEMALE-TO-RGBHV-MALE-BREAKOUT-VIDEO-ADAPTER-p-17301.html



    female component to male VGA


    BUT! I heard this doesn't work from reading on the forums, usually get the "cannot find input or something"

    need a second or third opinion on that though


    EDIT -

    check this Wii to VGA cable, which would make the box not needed right?

    http://www.vdigi.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=2&category_id=3&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1

    [​IMG]
     
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    Shibby Touch my Wii?

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    Another question:

    Would the TVBox (versus the Wii VGA Cable) allow me to get TV on my monitor?

    Dumb question but I don't know :scared:
     
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    look at the model you found since it's newer than mine ...mine does have a TV tuner and HDTV tuner

    the VGA cable does not

    .
     
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    Shibby Touch my Wii?

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    Think I should go with the Wii VGA Cable ($40)

    http://www.vdigi.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=2&category_id=3&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1

    or just get the

    KWORLD TVBox 1920ex Output up to 1920x1200 w/YPbPr 1080i input - Retail ($90)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815260014



    Seems like for that $50 more I'd get TV on my monitor if need be right?

    :aureola:


    EDIT -

    I'm curious if anyone knows if this would work. Lets say I get that TVBox which has 'audio inputs' does that mean I cannot get a Optical audio cable with a Digital Optical (Toslink) Female / 3.5mm Male on the end of it going into the TVBox and the other end of the cable going into my Logitech 5.1 5500 speakers?

    [​IMG]

    Optical Cable
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120019

    Adapter
    http://www.national-tech.com/specs/30f2-71200.htm

    Really be nice to be able to use my PC Speakers instead of the crappy 2W's that are on most PC monitors.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that would not work, because the TVBox only take analog audio input. Even if you use the Optical->3.5mm adapter, the signal is still in optical form...which won't be recognized by the tvbox.
     
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    Hmmm :scared: your probably right.

    In that case, would there be anyway I could hook the Wii's sound (TVBox's sound? / Wii VGA Cable sound?) to my Computer speakers (monitor speakers usually suck...)?

    [​IMG]

    Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121120
     
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    I guess I'm a little confused with that Kworld TVBox device - all the connections are labeled "Input", so which is the output? I assume the VGA connector is the only video output, which means one of the 3.5mm audio jacks would go directly to your speakers (most likely the green one). They provide you with a 3.5mm audio cable, so you should be all set in that respect.

    Nevertheless, if you wanted to connect the audio output from your wii directly to your computer without going through this little box, you would just need to get one of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882196031

    It takes the left and right channel (RCA) as input, and the output connects to your front channel jack on your speakers (green).
     
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    The output would be male VGA to male VGA to the computer monitor for the Wii, while my actual PC video card would be to the DVI on the monitor.


    The VGA Cable for Wii is like this

    [​IMG]


    while the TVBox is

    [​IMG]

    where the Wii's AV cables go into the cables supplies into the Y port

    [​IMG]

    Heres is the cheaper version which is probably properly marked with an audio output

    [​IMG]

    would i then take the audio cable supplied by the TVBOX and go into the side of my Speakers Console box?

    [​IMG]
     
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    You would connect it to the green jack on the back of your speaker box. The one on the side (with musical notes) might work, but I know the green one on the back will.
     
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    Cool, yeah even if the sound only came in on stereo quality that would be fine :yesnod:


    Looks like the TVBox is a winner then?



    How do these extras look for my *future* Wii?

    rechargeable battery pack with a cable to charge instead of a stupid docking station

    http://www.724deal.com/3600mah-rechargeable-battery-pack-with-usb-charging-cable-for-wii-remote-6858.html


    game cube controller for SSBB

    http://www.724deal.com/gamecube-controller-compatible-with-wii-6852.html

    LAN adapter instead of using wifi

    http://www.724deal.com/usb-lan-adapter-for-wii-6847.html

    silicone cover for mote and chuck

    http://www.724deal.com/2-piece-silicon-case-for-wii-mote-controller-and-nunchuck-yellow-6799.html




    Anything else you guys suggest?
     

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