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Topic: why doesn't the WiiU come with AV cables?

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KAHN

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bought my WiiU, and i dont have an HD TV, so i was hoping it would come with AV cables to hook up to my regular TV. but it didn't. Xbox 360 came with AV cables, so did PS3, so why doesn't WiiU? i need to return it now anyway, so has anyone else had this problem?

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AlexSays

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Don't they have converters for cheap? Plus the Wii U didn't release nearly a decade ago like those other consoles.

Also, if you are in 2013 and still don't have an HD TV, you should really be focused on that opposed to a Wii U. lol

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Don't they have converters for cheap? Plus the Wii U didn't release nearly a decade ago like those other consoles.

Also, if you are in 2013 and still don't have an HD TV, you should really be focused on that opposed to a Wii U. lol

I have to agree with Alex here. Its 2013 now not 2003 not to many people have a CRT TV any more. When 360 and PS3 released we were in transition between TV types. The Wii had composite cables which was the same gen as the PS3 and 360 and I am sure that the PS4 and Xbox One will only have HDMI. You can't compare a last gen console with a current gen console.

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I doubt PS4 and Xbox one will come with AV cables also, they are being phased out. HDMI will become the new standard as will current HD become the new standard soon enough as we move into 4000k resolution becoming the new HD and thus creating a cycle that will continue for a long while.

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You bought a regular Wii, right? The composite cables supplied there work perfectly with the Wii U.

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micronean

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why are you returning your Wii U?? it's not because of the cables, is it?

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lol man just go to shop/ebay whatever and buy Wii Cables xD

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I use my Wii AV cables.

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The obvious answer is because it's 2013. I don't think there would be many people buying a Wii U that don't have a TV set with HDMI input. It has been the standard in pretty much all new TVs for a good 5-10 years. Frankly I think I would be, and I don't think many would disagree, more annoyed if it didn't come with a HDMI cable and instead was bundled with standard composite cables.

Infact not that long ago I got a Blu-Ray player where that was exactly what I got. Very odd, a device which is built for 1080p content with cables not even designed to handle 480p. It's a good thing HDMI cables are as cheap as chips.

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WaveyChristmas

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I still feel bad for the people who actually used regular RCA/composite(yellow) cables for the Wii during the entire generation. :p CRT STDV's are perfect for everything retro, and even the Wii via component cables(Based on my experience 32" 4:3 SDTV's are the best. I find it harder to appreciate Wii-gaming on a 27" incher), but if you're playing your Wii U on a 480i SDTV you're truly missing out....Aside from the innovative Wii U gamepad, the 720/1080p, 16:9 fit, HDMI and larger sized screens are a huge factor here, otherwise you're missing a huge part of the package.

I just find it annoying that Nintendo doesn't have the option to use RCA sperately as an audio source. Reason being, is because an HDMI passing through a receiver, through another HDMI cable sent to the TV can raise input lag. On my receiver, when using this set up there's noticable audio lag. To correct this on my Bluray player, i just send HDMI(for picture) to my HDTV, and use a Digital Coaxial audio cable(capable of DTS 5.1, same deal as Optical but it doesn't support 96hz HD sound Vs. HDMI) straight to my receiver. The Wii U doesn't even have an optical input....bummer. :p Nintendo wanted to make everything basic, simple and easy. Less fuss, which i totaly understand, but still.

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@Wavedudebro I have already put in my subscription for Super Gaming TV Wavedude Monthly ;)

@KAHN you can find AV cables laying in the gutter or your local trash bin these days ;)

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Chris720

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Why would a next gen console in a HDTV world come with AV cables? :P Besides, you can buy AV cables cheap now. I've seen quite a few in recycling centres.

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I just find it annoying that Nintendo doesn't have the option to use RCA sperately as an audio source. Reason being, is because an HDMI passing through a receiver, through another HDMI cable sent to the TV can raise input lag. On my receiver, when using this set up there's noticable audio lag. To correct this on my Bluray player, i just send HDMI(for picture) to my HDTV, and use a Digital Coaxial audio cable(capable of DTS 5.1, same deal as Optical but it doesn't support 96hz HD sound Vs. HDMI) straight to my receiver. The Wii U doesn't even have an optical input....bummer. :p Nintendo wanted to make everything basic, simple and easy. Less fuss, which i totaly understand, but still.

You can possibly fix your lag issue and get audio from your receiver by using the component cables made for the Wii, but sold seperately. It's what I do to get 1080p on the TV (component cables plugged directly into the TV) and no lag through my receiver (Audio plugged directly into the receiver). Unfortunately, no true surround sound in this mode for me without the optical out or buying a new receiver which doesn't have this issue.

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element187

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You know for most games, you don't even need a TV at all with the Wii U ;)

off tv play has been one of the best features of this system so far :)

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I bought a scart lead for my WiiU, I just can't see the point of buying a new tv when my current one still works.

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Samurairu wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I just find it annoying that Nintendo doesn't have the option to use RCA sperately as an audio source. Reason being, is because an HDMI passing through a receiver, through another HDMI cable sent to the TV can raise input lag. On my receiver, when using this set up there's noticable audio lag. To correct this on my Bluray player, i just send HDMI(for picture) to my HDTV, and use a Digital Coaxial audio cable(capable of DTS 5.1, same deal as Optical but it doesn't support 96hz HD sound Vs. HDMI) straight to my receiver. The Wii U doesn't even have an optical input....bummer. :p Nintendo wanted to make everything basic, simple and easy. Less fuss, which i totaly understand, but still.

You can possibly fix your lag issue and get audio from your receiver by using the component cables made for the Wii, but sold seperately. It's what I do to get 1080p on the TV (component cables plugged directly into the TV) and no lag through my receiver (Audio plugged directly into the receiver). Unfortunately, no true surround sound in this mode for me without the optical out or buying a new receiver which doesn't have this issue.

Component cables don't provide 1080p, only HDMI does. You are only getting 480p.

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I agree with many here. It's pretty standard now adays to have an HDTV. I use HDMI to a 7.2 surround receiver, then another HDMI(I wanted to use component for video, but meh. I hear it looks better) to a 39" 1080p HDTV.

I don't think cables are even that hard to find. They're like, $10.

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C-Olimar

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It's 2013.

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Samurairu

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[quote=Samurairu][quote=WaveBoy]

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Component cables don't provide 1080p, only HDMI does. You are only getting 480p.

Not the case. My setup is getting 1080p with components. I am able to see the difference. Nothing is a given with technology, but components can do 1080p.

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Samurairu

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I should expand further to explain that the reason this myth that components cannot do 1080p exists is because BLURAY copy right protection does not allow 1080p over analogue and I've heard, but never withness that some TV sets will also not decode 1080p from an analogue source. The Wii U of course does not use BLURAY and my TV doesn't have this problem which I have never seen.

1080p over HDMI will appear a little crisper if you're analyzing the image, but for those of us who don't have this option or get better performance using other means, components are more than capable of 1080p. Don't take my word for it, dig deep enough on the internet and you will find the facts beyond the plethora of misinformed posts stating otherwise.

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