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u/followingmydream · 2 pointsr/wii

For a slightly more detailed answer...

What you have there on your TV is a Component input set of connectors. Component video works by splitting the video signal on 3 separate wires which correspond to Red, Green and Blue. The standard Wii video cable connects to Composite input. Composite video outputs the video signal on a single Yellow wire.

Now, the Wii is capable of outputting Component signal through a compatible cable (not sure where you're located, but here's a link on Amazon for it). This would actually be the best video output the WIi is capable of and I totally recommend this, it's what I use too. Using this should be straightforward on your TV, connect everything to its corresponding color (Audio is on top, Video is on bottom). Be sure to select 480p HDTV video signal in the Wii's settings.

Depending on the capabilities of your TV, you could get by with the standard Composite Wii cable (Yellow, White and Red) by connecting the Yellow connector to the Green input of your TV, but whether this works or not depends on the TV (my big ass Philips Android TV, for example, accepts only Component input on these connectors, it does not allow Composite signal and would only display a monochrome fuzzy image when I try this).

u/JoeyTriforce · 2 pointsr/wii

My headphones have adjustable volume. How would that compare to something like this though?

Edit: Actually, scratch that. I'd prefer not having to keep switching the audio cables from the TV to headphones, so the Wii2HDMI converter with headphones that include an adjustable dial seems like the best solution. Appreciate the help!

u/somephotographs · 6 pointsr/wii

Wii is great! Like you said, it's already established with a big library of Wii games. In addition to that, you've got the library of GameCube games at your disposal as well. Grab a couple of GCN controllers and go apeshit have fun :)

u/quartern · 2 pointsr/wii

There's a port for the new 3DS coming out next month. I'm not sure if the 3DS experience will be as good as the Wii experience, but the game is supposed to be the same.

Personally, I found Xenoblade Chronicles to be a console-making game. That is, I got so much gameplay and enjoyment out of it (>180 hours), that it justified buying a Wii. If I didn't own Xenoblade already, and was unable to find it for a reasonable price for Wii, I'd consider buying a 3DS just to play the 3DS version.

u/killer4u77 · 1 pointr/wii

Classic controller pro is a godsend.

Also This is pretty beautiful.

u/joostm8 · 1 pointr/wii

The listings sometimes aren't completely clear, but here are some examples:
From the description: "which means the adapter will NOT magically turn your games into 720p or 1080p.
Instead the converter will use the component analog 480p video signal and turn it into digital information to be send through the HDMI cable so as to help Will be functioned in 720/1080p device with better viewing." So what they mean is, the device just converts the analog 480p to a digital 480p signal, so no upscaling.
From the description (and also rather clear): "[HDMI Output Resolution]HDMI upscale to 720p or 1080p high definition output"

Note that I'm personally more of an advocate for generic adapters (component/YPbPr to hdmi) instead of the Wii specific ones, since they are compatible with other consoles as well. For example this component to HDMI adapter:

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/wii

You'll also want to buy a Classic Controller Pro. It works great for the games on the older systems, and it's good for newer games like Goldeneye (must-buy) and Call of Duty.

u/billybobiswatching · 2 pointsr/wii

I believe the Wii Family Edition isn't compatible with GCN controllers. For a Wii that has GCN compatibility the Wii would have ports on the top of the console (along with 2 memory card slots) you just have to open up the top. The best I can suggest you to do is to get another Wii Remote on a site like eBay (around the 10 dollar price range for an official one) and a PDP Fight Pad or a Hori Battle Pad (which are basically Classic Controllers that are like Nintendo GameCube controllers, you plug them up to the Wii Remote like the Nun-Chuck or a regular Wii Classic Controller.)

u/pistachiodisguysee · 2 pointsr/wii

I used to have a component to HDMI adapter and it was honestly terrible. Bad picture and used to cut out for a few seconds regularly. I just upgraded to a different brand of wii2hdmi and it works wonderfully. The picture is noticeably better and doesn’t cut out. It has the audio port even though it is not needed since he sound goes through hdmi. I honestly couldn’t be happier with this purchase

Wii to HDMI Converter PORTHOLIC Real 720P 1080P HD Output Video Audio Converter Adapter with High Speed HDMI Cable 6 ft Supports All Wii Display Modes

u/007bister · 1 pointr/wii

Yeah this is normal I have the Same one does the same thing for me...

your best bet for Converting to HDMI and Upscaleing are these 2 items or just get a Used Wii U since it plays Wii Games in 1080p.

u/ironfixxxer · 1 pointr/wii

I picked up this to play Gamecube games on my Wii. It's got a longer cord than the original Gamecube controllers and is the Japanese version but will work on any Wii / Gamecube.

Also don't forget to get a memory card! Can't use the Wii's memory to save the Gamecube games.

u/fgutz · 1 pointr/wii

make sure you look for one that's shielded well.

I bought this one and kept having issues where the screen would go blank once in a while randomly and also when my window a/c unit (4 feet away) would turn on from fan to cool.

u/DrShafty · 1 pointr/wii

I think it makes a noticeable difference. It mainly makes all the colors brighter and the blacks blacker. I bought this one on amazon for $5; definitely worth it.

u/KaCh1ng · 2 pointsr/wii

This is a proven source for good ones. Melee community recommends it but, it's pretty pricey.

u/pianogamer-5 · 1 pointr/wii

If it's a third party cable, it could be just poor quality. It's possible that it could be shorting a pin or two in the socket, which could result in a power failure; famously, MetalJesusRocks on YouTube permanently bricked his GameCube thanks to a subpar connector on an HDMI adapter he was testing, so that proves it can happen. Thankfully in your situation it doesn't seem to cause a permanent issue. I'd try to get a return processed on the cable you bought, and try to get first-party cables from eBay, seems they're trending around $25-$30 right now which isn't bad. I've also personally had luck using Nyko component cables for years with my Wii, and those seem to be slightly cheaper.

u/hasnopants · 2 pointsr/wii

It looks like you can get a VGA cable for the Wii here, made by hyperkin. I don't know if it is an added benefit to you that it has PS3 connectivity too but it seems like that would get the job done for you. 480 progressive would be the highest resolution for your Wii.

u/Jinjiiii · 1 pointr/wii

No, it doesn't. The Motion Plus adds a gyroscope for finer control in games. If your IR is sketchy, and the accelerometer is breaking, it would be best to just replace the wii remote.



This is one of the cheaper options I've found. The first party options made by Nintendo go for around 30 USD at Gamestop.

u/fuzeebear · 2 pointsr/wii

I have successfully used my PS2 controller, with a PS2->GC adapter.

If I remember correctly, it even let me play Tatsunoko vs Capcom with a NubyTech SF pad.

u/josephgee · 2 pointsr/wii

I don't remember getting them from one place in particular, although I would recommend the Nyko wireless kama as being both cheaper and better than a nunchuck

u/bosslickspittle · 2 pointsr/wii

I use this controller because it feels like the Gamecube controller, but it connects to a Wii remote so it is sort of wireless. Plus I think I paid about $15 for it at a Gamestop, new in box. I also have a Princess Peach themed one.

Edit: This is read as a Classic Controller, so any game that lets you play with the classic controller should work with these.

u/chiefsucker · 1 pointr/wii

It really depends on how much quality you demand. I for myself was never happy with knockoffs and always bought (and still buy) original controllers, no matter for which platform. Especially for the Wii there are sometimes promotions in local stores, i.e. I got a Wii Classic Controller Pro for 18 € in a local store. That’s pretty decent and I also use it to play games in DeSmuME.

u/Pinbrawler · 2 pointsr/wii

Hmm interesting. Here is my adapter

I haven't messed with the settings of the wii or gc mode either. I have real GC discs and usbloader to try. So I could try usbloader and change any video output settings too.

u/retrogs · 2 pointsr/wii

I have these component cables and they work really well. Can't go wrong for $6. Never tried the hdmi adapter though.

u/rainbowbattlekid · 1 pointr/wii

Yeah I've gotten that impression re:forced widescreen. I was wondering if a non-wii-specific component>HDMI adapter would work.

Like, this adapter has at least one reviewer who has dealt with that and says this doesn't do it (not for the wii, but re: 4:3 in general), but I am also looking for something cheaper if possible. But maybe I should just try that and then go from there...

u/wolf9545 · 1 pointr/wii

I bought two of these so I can have two people paying against each other. You can use original NES or SNES controllers. So far I have not found any lag introduced by the adapter.

u/GraduallyNevele · 1 pointr/wii

This is what I have. It's not a homemade solution, but it works well.

u/ngs428 · 1 pointr/wii

Get an official SNES controller off eBay and get an adapter for it from Amazon.

u/keane_eye · 1 pointr/wii

I bought this composite-to-vga video converter and it works in displaying the video onto my monitor. Something to note is that you still need a sound solution - I use this composite-to-3.5mm converter and plug my headphones/speaker into it with a male-male 3.5mm. It's not the most elegant setup but it gets the job done.

u/Piccoro · 3 pointsr/wii

Buy the Wii Cleaning Kit, or go to a videogame shop that has a disc polish machine, and ask them to polish the MK disc.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/wii

Non-mobile: port for the new 3DS

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u/tqhoang84 · 1 pointr/wii

Here's a Wii component cable on Amazon UK.

I've never had good luck with the Wii-to-HDMI adapters...they usually overheat and then you get slowdowns or out-of-sync audio.