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Topic: HDMI only for wii U?

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TheDreamingHawk

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Please help clarify on this, I'm a little worried.

But in the unboxing videos for the wii U, I never see that red, yellow, white cable thingy that comes with the wii and all of the other old systems... Just an HDMI cable. I don't have an HD TV of any kind and have no interest in getting one... So can someone please tell me how the wii U would work on older TVs? I don't wanna buy my wii u only to not have it hook up to my TV due to the lack of a Red, Yellow, White cable thingy...

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MERG

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Wii cable will connect the WiiU to your TV. Or you can get a Wii component cable.

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BJQ1972

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The old analogue cables like the Wii AV cable are still supported, but I don't think one is included so you will have to use the cable from your Wii.

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TheDreamingHawk

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Good. I have a wii. But I still worry that the wii U won't work as well with the wii cable in... If only someone could post a video or something.

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BlueCurry74

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They're the same shape. :) Several news outlets have also clarified it will work. The only bit of it is that you'll have to supply your own cable if you won't be using HDMI. You should be good to go. :)

As far as it "working", the Wii U will still function.. :P
You just won't have as good picture quality compared to using the HDMI cable...but that's sorta the point of HDMI vs other video output cables.

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TheDreamingHawk

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Phew... Thanks! It may be a little tedious to transfer, but I'll do it.

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ShadJV

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TheDreamingHawk wrote:

Good. I have a wii. But I still worry that the wii U won't work as well with the wii cable in... If only someone could post a video or something.

Whether it won't "work as well" depends on what you mean. The graphics won't be HD, you need an HDTV for that, so technically you're missing out on a feature, but that's the only limitation.

As Nintendo is marketing this as an HD system, I suspect they assume buyers are wanting to play it in HD. Pretty much any TV you purchase these days is HD, so they probably are assuming not enough people will use standard definition to warrant them including such cables in the box, but the Wii cables should work and for customers without the Wii, they're easily obtainable.

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Tasuki

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YOu could just pick up a small HDTV and hook up your Wii U to that. The prices for TVs usually go down around the Holiday times and you can pick up a small one pretty cheap.

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Gamesake

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You'll just have to play all your games on the Wii U GamePad.

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HawkeyeWii

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Gamesake wrote:

You'll just have to play all your games on the Wii U GamePad.

Not true! He can still play them in standard definiton

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HawkeyeWii

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During the holidays, I know for sure you can get fairly decent sized HD TV for just a little more than the price of 2 360 or PS3 games. Worth it? I think so :)

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Gamesake wrote:

You'll just have to play all your games on the Wii U GamePad.

:O Yeah! Who needs a TV! :D

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HawkeyeWii

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LZBirdboi wrote:

Gamesake wrote:

You'll just have to play all your games on the Wii U GamePad.

:O Yeah! Who needs a TV! :D

Yeah that will be great until you play a game that just uses the Gamepad for accessories bahaha

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ShadJV

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HawkeyeWii wrote:

During the holidays, I know for sure you can get fairly decent sized HD TV for just a little more than the price of 2 360 or PS3 games. Worth it? I think so :)

True, especially if you are willing to brave the Black Friday crowds. HDTVs already have gotten fairly cheap, I saw a fairly big one on sale at Best Buy the other day for only $250. A smaller one is even cheaper, and if you go black Friday I wouldn't be surprised if you could find one for around $100.

Of course, if your budget is tight enough that you can barely afford the Wii U, I suppose that isn't much help. Still, you should be fine with a standard definition TV, even if you don't see the games as pretty as they could be.

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DarkLloyd

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well if it can do 480p then i would guess it can do 480i

but im sure you'll get an hdtv someday :P im 73 percent sure you wont stay in sdtv mode for no more then 6 years in the future ;)

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Tasuki

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ShadJV wrote:

HawkeyeWii wrote:

During the holidays, I know for sure you can get fairly decent sized HD TV for just a little more than the price of 2 360 or PS3 games. Worth it? I think so :)

True, especially if you are willing to brave the Black Friday crowds. HDTVs already have gotten fairly cheap, I saw a fairly big one on sale at Best Buy the other day for only $250. A smaller one is even cheaper, and if you go black Friday I wouldn't be surprised if you could find one for around $100.

Of course, if your budget is tight enough that you can barely afford the Wii U, I suppose that isn't much help. Still, you should be fine with a standard definition TV, even if you don't see the games as pretty as they could be.

There is always online as well that sell TVs at a crazy price during the holiday season especially places like Frys.com, Amazon and New Egg.

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WaveBoy

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Too bad the Panasonic 32" LX1 720p LCD(IPS-Alpha panel) isn't sold in stores anymore, because it only has 8ms of input lag...Less than '1' frame. Which is outstanding.
Best chance is to hit up eBay or Amazon for that particular model. I'm getting one as a 2nd display just to have for kicks, if and when it's ever available again. :p

Anyways, that's gotta suck playing the Wii U through 'composite(Yellow) on an SDTV. You're completely missing out on HDMI(or component), Widescreen, Progressive Scan and 720HD + the option of playing it on a big screen. I still haven't got my 50 or 60" Panasonic S30 plasma yet....And i won't hook up my Wii U until i get one.

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TheDreamingHawk

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ShadJV wrote:

HawkeyeWii wrote:

During the holidays, I know for sure you can get fairly decent sized HD TV for just a little more than the price of 2 360 or PS3 games. Worth it? I think so :)

True, especially if you are willing to brave the Black Friday crowds. HDTVs already have gotten fairly cheap, I saw a fairly big one on sale at Best Buy the other day for only $250. A smaller one is even cheaper, and if you go black Friday I wouldn't be surprised if you could find one for around $100.

Of course, if your budget is tight enough that you can barely afford the Wii U, I suppose that isn't much help. Still, you should be fine with a standard definition TV, even if you don't see the games as pretty as they could be.

One problem: The only people that could take me to the store on black friday don't want to go. I don't really want an HDTV anyway, what I mean by the worry that it may not perform well, is that I'm worried it would cause crashes with the wii cord.

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sinalefa

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I don't have an HDTV either, but the Wii U should be incentive enough to get one.

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ShadJV

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TheDreamingHawk wrote:

ShadJV wrote:

HawkeyeWii wrote:

During the holidays, I know for sure you can get fairly decent sized HD TV for just a little more than the price of 2 360 or PS3 games. Worth it? I think so :)

True, especially if you are willing to brave the Black Friday crowds. HDTVs already have gotten fairly cheap, I saw a fairly big one on sale at Best Buy the other day for only $250. A smaller one is even cheaper, and if you go black Friday I wouldn't be surprised if you could find one for around $100.

Of course, if your budget is tight enough that you can barely afford the Wii U, I suppose that isn't much help. Still, you should be fine with a standard definition TV, even if you don't see the games as pretty as they could be.

One problem: The only people that could take me to the store on black friday don't want to go. I don't really want an HDTV anyway, what I mean by the worry that it may not perform well, is that I'm worried it would cause crashes with the wii cord.

Even if it didn't work, it wouldn't cause the system to crash. Either way, it should work fine.

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