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How to connect a wii to a PC monitor and get sound?

Discussion in 'Wii & Wii-U' started by Harondor, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Harondor

    Harondor Guest

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    Sorry if this question has already been asked/answered, i did have a quick search but couldnt find anything.

    Ive been wondering how I would connect a wii to my 21" widescreen LCD monitor, it has DVI and VGA inputs. Im not very knowledgeable when it comes to this sort of thing.

    My best guess would be a combination of:
    http://www.mediaatlantic.com/product.php/12883/0/

    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=177457#

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/scan/fi=products/st=db/co=yes/sf=category/se=Component%20to%20VGA/op=eq/sf=prod_group/se=Video%20Cables/op=eq.html

    any ideas if that would work? Ive also thought about an VGA box but im not sure of the quality and I cant seem to find any with good reviews.
  2. Tony_T

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    In no particular order:

    The Belkin product is a KVM switch; the particular one you've selected allows you to plug your VGA monitor into the box together with a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, your PC speakers and a microphone. Each set of leads go into a PC base unit.
    In short, the idea is to have two PC's controlled by one set of peripherals.
    The only way I can see that this would be any good to you would be if you were planning on hooking up a wii and a PC to the same screen.

    The TV cables look like they might be useful, with the RCA gender changer that would leave you needing a component cable for the wii (another £20).

    The VGA input on the screen is for the video only, there should be a stereo jack next to it for the sound.

    The wii component lead will also have two RCA plugs for the sound, so you will need an extra lead: two RCA sockets to a 3.5mm stereo jack plug.

    I have a Samsung 910MP. This is a PC monitor with a built in TV. This has (in addition to the VGA input) both scart and composite video.

    Surely it would be a lot more economical just to use the scart?
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  3. Harondor

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    Thanks for the help! I would use scart if I had it but i only have DVI and VGA in on the back of my monitor.

    I will probably just get the wii component cable and link it to the tv cables. I already have the RCA to 3.5mm setup with my 360 as thats how its VGA cable works!

    Thanks again!

    H
  4. drowen

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    No, I don't think that component to vga cable will work. I think they are intended for things like projectors which accept a component signal through VGA but your monitor will probably only accept RGB.
    I use one of these http://www.mayflash.com/vgabox/pc029/pc029-1.htm
    The only downside is that it only outputs a 4:3 image so you have to stretch it with your monitor.
  5. uchiha_itachi

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    And whats the quality like on that then?
  6. drowen

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    it's good on my 19" widescreen lcd, all the colours are correct and they don't run
  7. Harondor

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    That looks good. Ive actually had a quick look at it before but didnt know what the quality would be like but if you say its good it seems like the most efficient alternitive.

    Will that work with an out of the box wii or will i need any other cables?
  8. drowen

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    you will need a component cable

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