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  • ianegg 4 Dec 2006 01:02:59 55 posts
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    I notice that Nintendo haven't announced a VGA cable for the Wii, so I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Component to VGA converters.

    There are some expensive boxes that convert YPbPr(?) Component to VGA signals, but I've also seen a cable that just has a VGA connector at one end and RBG female RCA connectors at the other end.

    Do these things work? Can the Wii even output RGB component. Or will I just be better off keeping my fingers crossed and waiting 'till Nintendo or some 3rd party produce a proper VGA cable?

    (I don't have a TV, and can't afford/don't have room for a good one that's bigger than my 24" widescreen CRT monitor anyway. I just use a crappy tv card with a composite input.)
  • gazzy 4 Dec 2006 02:06:52 882 posts
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    Its not worth the trouble stick with your normal telly.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 02:08:15 3,662 posts
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    Would this work? Link
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 02:11:27 3,662 posts
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    I have a Acer AX120 box for my monitor that does a decent job for N64 and PS2 games but for Gamecube games seems to lose something. It takes composite and S-Video input btw.
  • Sid-Nice 4 Dec 2006 02:24:56 15,852 posts
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    GiarcYekrub wrote:
    Would this work? Link
    That is the D-Cable for Japanese TV's.

    Edit: This might help. I got a modified D-Terminal cable with my Panasonic Q which I used until I got a Cube component cable.

    Edited by Sid Nice at 03:04:56 04-12-2006

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  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 15:56:27 3,662 posts
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    herod wrote:
    You can't play Wii sat at a desk!

    Why not? All I've got room for is a desk and a monitor if possible I don't wanna have a TV as well.
  • Pirotic Moderator 4 Dec 2006 16:01:34 20,646 posts
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    GiarcYekrub wrote:
    herod wrote:
    You can't play Wii sat at a desk!

    Why not? All I've got room for is a desk and a monitor if possible I don't wanna have a TV as well.

    it's true, some games are ok to be played sitting down. But others (Bowling in Wii Sports) require enough room to swing your arms, and also require you to stand up.
  • spookyzombie 4 Dec 2006 16:53:08 842 posts
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    Just thought of something. Do you need to buy a memory card for game saves??
  • jmctavish 4 Dec 2006 16:54:46 809 posts
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    spookyzombie wrote:
    Just thought of something. Do you need to buy a memory card for game saves??

    No. They are saved to the internal flash memory
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 16:59:56 3,662 posts
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    I ain't standing up to play games. I want a Wii for proper games like Metriod Prime.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 17:25:46 3,662 posts
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    Sid Nice wrote:
    GiarcYekrub wrote:
    Would this work? Link
    That is the D-Cable for Japanese TV's.

    Edit: This might help. I got a modified D-Terminal cable with my Panasonic Q which I used until I got a Cube component cable.

    Edited by Sid Nice at 03:04:56 04-12-2006

    My Monitor manual says it'll accept RGB via the D-sub 15-pin which I read is different from VGA(which it also accepts) so do you think this cable might work or is it just for Japanese stuff
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 18:15:51 3,662 posts
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    Would this with a Component Cable work? If it does I bet it won't work with Gamecube games.
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 19:29:02 3,662 posts
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    probally on the floor
  • GiarcYekrub 4 Dec 2006 19:34:43 3,662 posts
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    I understand the nature of the advertisements indicate loads of energetic jumping arround like a loon but as far as I'm aware you can do that it you wish but also you can play with more suttle wrist movements.

    I also don't believe Nintendo would not make a console that people couldn't use in thier bedrooms.
  • Razz 4 Dec 2006 19:43:26 60,771 posts
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    GiarcYekrub wrote:
    Would this with a Component Cable work? If it does I bet it won't work with Gamecube games.
    Oh! Quality find! :)

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  • ianegg 4 Dec 2006 23:26:37 55 posts
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    GiarcYekrub wrote:
    Would this with a Component Cable work? If it does I bet it won't work with Gamecube games.
    That cable has BNC connectors, so it wouldn't just plug into the component cable, uness you can get BNC to RCA converters? It's similar to the cable I saw; I can't find it now, but I'm pretty sure it had RCA connectors for RGB.

    I don't want to go splashing out on random cables if they're just going to blow up my monitor. I'd much rather someone else did the guineapig thing for me.

    I have a VGA box for my Dreamcast - it's crazy that they aren't more commonplace for other consoles.
  • ianegg 4 Dec 2006 23:42:27 55 posts
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    Yeah I've seen those but they cost a pretty penny...

    This is the cable I was thining of: http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/component-vga-hd15-1.html?id=L2t7RZmK

    Actually male RCA connectors, though it's not hard to get female - female bits, but I think it would only work for monitors that support component video. (I doubt mine does.)

    Come to think of it, it might be worth getting one of the expensive converters so I can pinch my brother's 360 and play it in 1080p.

    Edited by ianegg at 23:45:48 04-12-2006
  • ianegg 4 Dec 2006 23:46:12 55 posts
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    Unfortunately Sony killed lik-sang. I'll shop around a bit more though.
  • ianegg 5 Dec 2006 00:03:19 55 posts
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    That first one you posted a review of has a 480i mode, which sounds like ti could be very useful. (For non PAL regions at least...) I think I'm going to have to wait and see what the situation is with progressive scan on the Wii before I invest in anything like this.

    edit: ooh the second one for 40 has 480i AND 576i :)

    Edited by ianegg at 00:04:25 05-12-2006
  • morriss 5 Dec 2006 00:11:05 70,911 posts
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    Here's one
  • ianegg 5 Dec 2006 00:16:58 55 posts
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    Not sure where I got this from: http://www.cubed3.com/news/6358

    but:
    D-Terminal

    This connection type is only commonly used in Japan (and so will only be sold there), and effectively carries the same signal as a component cable. With the Gamecube, some companies imported these cables from Japan and modified them for use with computer monitors, although the picture wasn't perfect as the cable lacks some of the necessary shielding for a VGA signal. This may happen again with the Wii, if Nintendo fails to provide it's own VGA solution once again.
    Sounds interesting...
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  • Gl3n Moderator 9 Dec 2006 12:56:58 5,321 posts
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    Now that the consoles out, has anybody tried any of the methods that fellow forumites have suggested?

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  • nicolastheadept 7 Apr 2007 15:48:54 1 posts
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    I've found a cheap Component to VGA cable, here http://www.libraprobroadcast.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=vga_to_3rca_breakout_cable
    They also an audio converter which may be useful.

    They sell other stuff such as camera cranes!
  • THATguy 13 Apr 2007 19:32:20 2 posts
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    Long time listener first time poster, I bought this component to VGA converter from this site: http://www.thegametrain.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=182

    Haven't heard of them before, but it came pretty quick - comes with instructions on how to use it with a Wii, it requires a bit of jiggery pokery but you only need to do it once. Works really well now, better than the composite I was stuck with before.

    Edited by THATguy at 21:12:53 15-05-2007
  • Retroid Moderator 13 Apr 2007 19:45:54 44,503 posts
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    That's the exact same converter I bought from Play Asia and use with my 360 / PS2 / Xbox on my widescreen monitor :)
  • THATguy 21 Apr 2007 21:17:06 2 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Retroid wrote:
    That's the exact same converter I bought from Play Asia and use with my 360 / PS2 / Xbox on my widescreen monitor :)
    How did it work mate? Any good?

    You plug the component cable into one end and the VGA cable into the other. Looks like there's a proper VGA box coming out soon though:

    http://www.thegametrain.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=198&zenid=84098e52c809d8d112c88d32e4c17284
  • paul_haine 21 Apr 2007 21:32:44 4,205 posts
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    Is the picture quality any good when used with that cheap one?
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