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Topic: Can I use my Wii Componet cables to hook up Wii U?

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Nitendnut

Just realized my tv only has two hdmi inputs. My Satellite receiver uses one, and my PS3 the other. Now, I need to hook up my Wii U on Sunday. I have an extra component video cable from my Wii. Can I use that to connect to the Wii U? I know component will give me an HD picture, but is that equal to HDMI or a hair less? I can deal with slightly lower picture quality if I don't have to swap hdmi cables between PS3 and Wii U.

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Super-Mario-Fan

Yes you can use the Wii component cables. I dont know about how different it will look compared to HD though. I like your avatar by the way :3

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Nitendnut

Well component is HD but I think its not quite as good as HDMI HD. Thanks though for the info.... its good to know I can go ahead and run the Wii component cables now. I already have my space cleared out for Wii U in my entertainment center

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BJQ1972

I don't think the WiiU will support resolutions higher than 480p via component, although as you say they are capable of HD resolutions.

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Ryno

For the short distance, there will be hardly any difference at all by using component instead of HDMI. Audio quality will be less though. HDMI is so nice though, 1 cable vs. 5.

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ocelot20

You can use them but I find component now as sharp as HDMI. Also if I where you I would get some good quality component cables as cheap ones will degrade fast.

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teus

Nitendnut wrote:

Well component is HD but I think its not quite as good as HDMI HD. Thanks though for the info.... its good to know I can go ahead and run the Wii component cables now. I already have my space cleared out for Wii U in my entertainment center

you know if you really needed to you can get a hdmi switcher

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Nitendnut

Tues! Thanks sooooooo much. I totally forgot I have an hdmi switcher stashed away in my gizmo box. It will be perfect to run my Satellite, Wii U, and PS3 all HDMI.

Nitendnut

iphys

BJQ1972 wrote:

I don't think the WiiU will support resolutions higher than 480p via component, although as you say they are capable of HD resolutions.

That would be kind of silly since a lot of people with older HD TVs might only have component connections rather than HDMI. I was kind of hoping to hook the Wii U up over component so I could keep my sole HDMI connection for my Blu-ray player.

Discostew

My TV at home is capable of 1080i (not 1080p unfortunately), but it doesn't have HDMI on it. Its most modern connection is component, so I can only assume that component is capable of HD.

As a dev of blargSNES, just stop with the claims that o3DS can emulate SNES games accurately @ 60fps. It cannot.

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WaveBoy

HDMI based on my experience tends to produce a bit of a brighter,crisper/clearer picture than component.. Still, component typically yields less input lag on most HDTV's which is it's only real advantage and it can definitly be a big one. Button response > Pretty graphics. And Component 'does' 720p, not too sure about 1080p though.

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Which games will be in 1080p btw? Wasn't Rayman Legends Confirmed?

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