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Old 12-23-2006, 09:07 PM   #1  
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I've had a Wii for a bit and I currently have it connected to a basic TV that doesn't have HD connections. I just bought this LCD monitor for my pc for x-mas http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112005

I was wondering if anyone knew any "simple" way that I can connect my Nintendo Wii to this Monitor. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:09 PM   #2  
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Unfortunately your monitor doesn't have component connections (red blue green). That's the only way you can get a 480p signal from the Wii right now. You'll never see an HDMI connection and I haven't heard of any VGA cables coming anytime soon. For now I'd keep it hooked up to the old tv.
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:43 AM   #3  
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Yeah man. This is a question you might have wanted to ask before you bought the LCD if it really bothers you
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:31 AM   #4  
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I believe there are converter cables that take a component output and convert it to VGA, since they are both analog this should work.

Go here and search for the cables at www.monoprice.com.

Good luck!

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http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:52 AM   #5  
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Since that monitor also have DVI, I thought this will suit it.

I never thought I seen a (PC) monitor with HDMI input. I recently bought a widescreen monitor with DVI.

EDIT: Whoops. Nevermind. It only works for outputting to HDTV with an ATI card... Hmm... I could use that.
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:32 AM   #6  
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I believe there are converter cables that take a component output and convert it to VGA, since they are both analog this should work.

Go here and search for the cables at www.monoprice.com.

Good luck!

EDIT:

Here is a link to the cable:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=

That cable goes from VGA > component, I'd need something to go the other way around.


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Since that monitor also have DVI, I thought this will suit it.

I never thought I seen a (PC) monitor with HDMI input. I recently bought a widescreen monitor with DVI.

EDIT: Whoops. Nevermind. It only works for outputting to HDTV with an ATI card... Hmm... I could use that.
Yea I don't think that will work with my Geforce 6800 GT.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:31 PM   #7  
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No, I actually thought of using that DVI side connecting to your monitor and those Component connected to the Wii Component... but I'm not sure if it will work. You're not connecting anything to the computer.

I might buy one since I do have an ATI card. If it doesn't work on my monitor, I'll just use it to connect my computer to a HDTV.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:54 PM   #8  
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No, I actually thought of using that DVI side connecting to your monitor and those Component connected to the Wii Component... but I'm not sure if it will work. You're not connecting anything to the computer.

I might buy one since I do have an ATI card. If it doesn't work on my monitor, I'll just use it to connect my computer to a HDTV.
Oh, ok I see what you mean.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:05 AM   #9  
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I have the Wii with the component cable option and the rest of my HD systems players all have HDMI. So i too wanted to connect everything to the HDTV using 1 single HDMI cable. This simplies things as I just tell my family to always leave the HDTV input on HDMI.

You can connect the Wii and other HDMI sources to a component to HDMI video converter switch and it will convert the Wii component vid to HDMI. No upscaling
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Dude, this thread was started over 3 years ago. I would hope he has the connection by now.
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Report that stuff to me fellas. I didn't want to open the thread because I knew I couldn't read it and not make a snarky comment, and since I'm a mod now I have to limit my snarky comments to around 50% of my posts. :/


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I never thought I seen a (PC) monitor with HDMI input. I recently bought a widescreen monitor with DVI.
I have an LCD monitor with 1 HDMI + 1 VGA Input. As for the Wii question, there is also a device called Wii2HDMI if I remember correctly. It costs $39.95 and simply plugs into the back of the Wii to convert the AV Out to HDMI Out. I'll probably end up getting one of those Component to HDMI converters they sell at m o n o p r i c e since I'd also like to hook my DVD Recorder to my LCD (It has Component + Coax SPDIF). HD or not, everything looks better on an LCD.

1) The picture on a CRT is grainy and lacks the sharpness of an LCD.
2) The picture on a CRT is cropped [EVEN in 4:3]. While, you'd expect a 16:9 picture to be cropped, what many people don't realize is a CRT also slightly crops 4:3 (Fullscreen) video. There's a slight bit more picture than you can see on a CRT that is suddenly revealed on an LCD.
3) An LCD takes up less space. I'm currently stuck playing my Wii on a 13" CRT, because I don't have enough space to put one of the larger CRT TVs in my room [and still have room for everything else].
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