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SubjectGot a Wii! :D question about video modes/cables Reply to this message
Posted byTerry Bogard
Posted on05/03/08 09:39 AM



On the 29th it was my birthday, and my gf got me a Wii. I've been willing to buy one for some time, so I'm quite happy because:
1) the girl cares
2) I have it now

Question: I tried the PAL-60 (60Hz 480i) video mode, as it's said to be better than the 50Hz 576i, but it looks very blurred and way worse than plain PAL-50, at least with the video cable bundled with the console (ugly composite). So I'm wondering if going component or Scart-RGB and enable EDTV/HDTV would make a difference. I'm pretty sure my LCD TV can show 480p, but I understand this video mode is supported only for component or HDMI input. Or not?

Anyway, I spotted the Wii component cable in different flavours: Nintendo, Atomic and others. Since the Nintendo one costs at least twice the other ones, I was wondering if there really is a difference, or it's just because of the brand. Any experiences you'd like to share?

Speaking about games, at the moment I have:
- Wii Sports (I guess it's always sold with the console)
- Cooking Mama (Very fun in multiplayer, a lot less charming alone)
- Mario Kart Wii (Good rehash of a great game, also nice for multi)

As soon as I get it connected to the Internet, I'll try to connect to Marv and anybody else who wants to share a Mario Kart game on the net :)

I'm planning to get No More Heroes and Metroid Prime 3 for single player love, but I'll wait for the price to shrink a bit: buying the second Wiimote+Nunchuck, and MarioKart+Wheel drained me down...



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.Got a Wii! :D question about video modes/cables  Terry Bogard05/03/08 09:39 AM
.*Happy B-day man! -nT-  itchyNADZ05/05/08 10:01 PM
.*Congratulations! The Wii is fun!  Paratech05/03/08 10:15 PM
.*happy birthday and an answer  newsdee05/03/08 09:03 PM
..*Re: happy birthday and an answer  Halcyon05/04/08 01:04 AM
...*maybe, but I think it's the component mode  newsdee05/04/08 07:19 AM
....*Re: maybe, but I think it's the component mode  Halcyon05/04/08 12:11 PM
.*Buon auguri bastardo! :-D NT FelicitÓ per te.  Death Knight05/03/08 03:06 PM
.*Nice  Pr3tty F1y05/03/08 10:56 AM
..*Re: Nice  Paratech05/03/08 10:20 PM
...*Wii can play GC games, no?  Pr3tty F1y05/03/08 10:56 PM
....*Re: Wii can play GC games, no?  Reznor00705/04/08 02:36 PM
....*Yes, that's helped me in buying one...  Paratech05/03/08 11:27 PM
.*Happy birthday  Halcyon05/03/08 10:48 AM
.*Congrats!  Marv05/03/08 10:19 AM