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Topic: Max Resolution through component cables(WII U)

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purpleibby

Hey folks, just wondering if anyone knows what the max rez is if I use my component cables on the Wii U(the component cable for the Wii).....I only have 2 hdmi outputs on my TV and I'm having to switch it around a lot for the bluray player)......

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Discostew

Can't it do 1080p through the component cables? The actual image quality may not be as good as HDMI, but should be capable of that resolution. I have mine set at 1080i, but that's because I only have that and 480p available on my old TV.

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purpleibby

Thanks a bunch guys. Loving the Wii U!!!!

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skywake

It's usually limited to 720p or 1080i through component... I would assume the Wii U is the same....

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Apperantly Component can do 1080p, but for some reason most HDTV's based on what i read automatically limmit it to 1080i for some odd of reason.

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bofis

Okay, this is an old thread, but I was playing around with my WiiU, which is using the official Nintendo component cable, and while the WiiU lets me set 1080p as an output resolution, the image is fuzzy and decidedly NOT 1080p when set that way. I'm not sure what the WiiU is really outputting as my TV does not report it anywhere, but 1080i (and 720p) both look way crisper and higher res than the output while it is set to non-HDMI 1080p. I'm guessing the system actually doesn't do it, but 1080i looks great. Guess I need a new receiver so I'll have more HDMI inputs...

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@bofis

Component (and the Wii U) are technically capable of outputting 1080p through component (basically analog HD), what almost certainly happened to Bofis is his TV (like most TV's) won't accept incoming component signals above 1080i, at least not properly. It's unfortunate but it's almost certainly the TV's fault.

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bofis wrote:

Okay, this is an old thread, but I was playing around with my WiiU, which is using the official Nintendo component cable, and while the WiiU lets me set 1080p as an output resolution, the image is fuzzy and decidedly NOT 1080p when set that way. I'm not sure what the WiiU is really outputting as my TV does not report it anywhere, but 1080i (and 720p) both look way crisper and higher res than the output while it is set to non-HDMI 1080p. I'm guessing the system actually doesn't do it, but 1080i looks great. Guess I need a new receiver so I'll have more HDMI inputs...

Don't waste your money getting another receiver, just get an HDMI switcher or something..or just use one HDMI cable for multiple devices.
When I want to play my PS3, I simply just unplug the HDMI cable from the back of my Wii U and plug it into the back of the PS3. Five second operation, and I saved myself some money!

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JetForceSetGrind

http://www.avforums.com/forums/wii-u/1710873-wii-u-hdmi-vs-of...

Definitely looks like it's up to the TV unfortunately and that the cables can output a 1080p signal. Unfortunately a lot of TV's are not actually going to accept 1080p or it's going to look worse so test that out first, you might easily be in luck and there's no real downside to 1080p Component vs 1080p HDMI.

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