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Wii with no TV

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by MJ00, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. MJ00

    MJ00 WiiChat Member

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    I was just wondering if you do not have a TV is it possible to use the wii through your Laptop/pc monitor, and if you need to buy any extra cables to be able to do that?

    Thanks:aureola:
     
  2. DragonWii

    DragonWii Wiiiiiiiiiii

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    well you could do that if you had a tv tuner or graphic card in your laptop with "video in" that way you could use the Composite video cable or a S-video cable and link that to the "video in" port.
     
  3. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    You could use a VGA cable
    one will come out eventuly theres one out for allmost every console
     
  4. MJ00

    MJ00 WiiChat Member

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    Thanks.
    Do you need a certain minimum spec of graphics card?
    Would 128mb shared graphics be enough?
     
  5. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    VGA cable just goes into the pc moniter
    no fuss and the sound gos throw the spaekers
     
  6. Demon Slayer

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    what they said...but eum...why would anyone not have a TV and have a computer?!?
     
  7. Sameiru

    Sameiru Wii Otaku

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    Yeah i reckon, unless ur pov, no offense
     
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    well if they were poor they wouldn't have a computer
     
  9. Jessy15

    Jessy15 WiiChat Member

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    uh... wheres your tv?
     
  10. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    I think it's just kinda one of those things where you do it just because you can. =P
     
  11. Link_of_Hyrule

    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    you should probly just turn emo for not having a tv or you could just go buy a 20 inch $90 tv at walmart thats how much my flat screen Symphonic was
    (not as in totaly flat the screen isn't round on the front its flat so that it doesn't reflect light and block your view)

    heres my tv it works great! and its way cheaper then when i got it at walmart!

    [​IMG]

    http://www.electronicexpress.com/product?prod_id=5982&refer=6
     
  12. DragonWii

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    Ya that should be plenty ive connected a vcr and camcorder to my pc on a 64mb graphic card with "video in" so i suppose you can also do similar with the wii
     
  13. m7ticalm

    m7ticalm WiiChat Member

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    My laptops got a AverMedia AverTV Hypbrid+FM Cardbus. Its pretty good, i play my Gamecube whenever i feel like i want to record something, or if u want, u can quickly change from online FAQs/Walkthroughs to your game. the only problem with it is that its been playing up on my laptop recently, my laptop just isnt recognising it. But i think its my actual laptops Card slot as the Aver TV works on other laptops. So yeah, its not as good as TV's, its a bit weird as in everythings a tad bit blurry, but thats pretty much the only downside.
     
  14. NateTheGreat

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    I believe what many people are recommending, connecting Wii via a PC video capture card is not a good idea because there is said to be a noticeable delay when you are playing. Yes, for watching TV using a capture card is OK because you don't need instant feedback or anything; you just watch the show.

    A better idea would be to hook Wii up to your monitor directly. However this is only possible if your monitor has composite, s-video, or component ports on it. If your monitor does have one of these ports (s-video and especially component being the best), just buy a Wii s-video, or component cable and you will be set.
     
  15. Hellview

    Hellview Cereal Killer

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    I can't believe that so many people are shocked that some people live without TV I maybe watch a hour or less a day.
     
  16. Close

    Close 幸せ雑&

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    And you stay on the computer for 10 hours ? J/K:arf: :arf:
     
  17. UkranianTractor

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    There's nothing on TV anyway!! It's crap!! Endless soap marathons and reality garbage!!
     
  18. nemo87

    nemo87 I Wii standing up

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    yea until 2 months ago i didn't have a TV, and the main reason i bought it was for movies and the Wii. i don't have cable or satellite, TV is just a waste of time. Sorry to be off topic, but cancel your cable, you'll be astonished how much more time you'll have.
     
  19. sujeath03

    sujeath03 nintendo's privet member

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    also some monitors come with video is or i it doesn't there is a usb adapter you can buy;)
     

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