VGA cable?

bomber456

Standard Member
was wondering if there is going to be a VGA cable released? would like something better than the standard cable, my hd tv doesnt have composite, so cant get that cable. unless i can get a composite to VGA converter?
i have the phono cables linked up to my pc surround speakers atm.


Thanks.
 

fatfingers73

Active Member
was wondering if there is going to be a VGA cable released? would like something better than the standard cable, my hd tv doesnt have composite, so cant get that cable. unless i can get a composite to VGA converter?
i have the phono cables linked up to my pc surround speakers atm.


Thanks.

You mean it doesn't have component? What TV is it?
 

Indiana Jones

Distinguished Member
was wondering if there is going to be a VGA cable released? would like something better than the standard cable, my hd tv doesnt have composite, so cant get that cable. unless i can get a composite to VGA converter?
i have the phono cables linked up to my pc surround speakers atm.


Thanks.

I hope you mean component because composite is the worst possible cable to use.

Does your TV not have RGB Scart inputs?
 

bonzobanana

Well-known Member
As the wii has both progressive component and scart rgb output it may be possible in the future to create vga output. You would basically enable the progressive/component flag but connect the R, G, B signals of the output to a vga lead and split the combined sync signal into horizontal and vertical sync signals. Its quite a doable project but it might require the wii to be modified.
 

alkasteveh

Active Member
Or you could take things a bit easier and get the component cable, a vga to component cable and a coupler and connect the 3 together. That would work and better than hacking your wii.

Coupler : http://www.mediaatlantic.com/product.php/12883/0/
Component to VGA cable: http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/t...p=eq/sf=prod_group/se=Video Cables/op=eq.html


And what sort of telly is it (already asked but it's handy to know details) as it would need to support the resolution the wii will output through the vga socket, most don't support that many.
 

majorusa

Active Member
I am wondering what sort of HDTV does not have component? :suicide:

If the message is right and the TV does not have composite then it should have scart. A simple composite to scart adaptor will do the job.
 

bonzobanana

Well-known Member
Or you could take things a bit easier and get the component cable, a vga to component cable and a coupler and connect the 3 together. That would work and better than hacking your wii.

Coupler : http://www.mediaatlantic.com/product.php/12883/0/
Component to VGA cable: http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/t...p=eq/sf=prod_group/se=Video Cables/op=eq.html


And what sort of telly is it (already asked but it's handy to know details) as it would need to support the resolution the wii will output through the vga socket, most don't support that many.

Why would that work? Those cables don't seem to have any conversion electronics in them at all. They appear to be cables meant for devices that allow component via their VGA input but this would only be a small percentage of devices mainly a handful of projectors. The component signal is different from the VGA signal so has to be converted.

My point was you could probably trick the wii into producing a vga signal by setting the flag for progressive component output but somehow forcing the wii to still output rgb. This could be achieved by a modification on the pcb or might even be possible just by using a modified cable. You would need a small circuit to split the composite sync into vertical and horizontal sync.
 

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