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wii 16:9 format issue on sony hdtv

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by mikey1870, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. mikey1870

    mikey1870 WiiChat Member

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    I have a Sony HDTV (a 1080i one, not the newer 1080p ones). When I play DVDs or HD cable, the tv automatically picks up on the 1080i and 16:9 signal and changes the screen that way.

    When I select 480p (i have component cables to the wii), and 16:9 format on the wii screen settings, the tv does not pick up on it. The screen changes from 480i to 480p, depending on what resolution I choose on the wii but it doesn't change from 4:3 to 16:9 when I choose the widescreen (16:9) format.

    Any ideas? I saw the sentence that said some tv's dont distinguish, however I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced this issue and would like also to rule out a defective wii system.
     
  2. AceAlabama

    AceAlabama The Sound of Silence

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    Try fiddling with your tv display settings, not the Wii's.

    OR

    Sue Sony for rendering your Nintendo Wii broken, because they hate Nintendo.

    <<<<<...I'd do the 2nd one...
     
  3. mikey1870

    mikey1870 WiiChat Member

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    I tried to do that already, turned off teh 4:3 default, to no effect. They had no other help, though since they are the competition, I figured as much.
     
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    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    What cables are you trying to use? What brand?
     
  5. mikey1870

    mikey1870 WiiChat Member

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    16:9 woes

    They are component cables, I bought them, I think on Amazon and they were the ones that were wii certified or something like that. They had the wii logo on them.

    I do get 480p via them though. When I play with the EHDTV and regular option on the wii, the tv will acknowledge either 480i or 480p.
     
  6. Nemix

    Nemix Frost-bitten

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    Change your TV to 16:9 widescreen mode. I had the same problem with my Sony 1080i HDTV as well. I then searched online and found out the Wii does not display true 16:9, instead it displays a stretched 4:3 image thus why you're HDTV doesn't automatically chage to 16:9 mode... Hope that helps...
     

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