Wii & Iscan HD- Help a newbie!

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  1. Anasui

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    Hi everyone, first time for me in this awesome forum

    The Wii on my LCD 32" looks really bad so I've decided to buy a DVDO Iscan HD to uspcale the source and hopefully get a better image quality. Since I'm really a newb about this matter I'd like to know how to properly connect the Iscan to my LCD since I'll be using component cables to connect the Wii to the Iscan

    my LCD has a HDMI port as well

    any help is truly appreciated :)
     
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    Is there a Pic of this?, need to know what it looks like, I use a Gefen HD-Mate Scaler...
     
  3. Anasui

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    Hi, a pic of what? sorry :)
     
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    The most important thing to know about the HD prior to purchase is that it will not transcode Hi Def component to DVI/HDMI only pass thru it to its analogue output which is a 15 pin D-sub. As the Wii isn't Hi Def then the HD should upscale to most standard panel reolutions as a digital signal.

    I have a Toshiba 32" LCD and an Iscan HD and we're getting a Wii for Xmas so if you're still having issues with it in a few weeks time I'll be more use then.
     
  5. Anasui

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    hi binbag,

    do you know if I can use a HDMI-HDMI cable to connect the Iscan to the LCD? I've searched in the site and the HD doesn't seem to have a HDMI output but maybe I'm wrong :D

    I was thinking about connecting the Iscan to the HDMI port on my LCD using a DVI-HDMI cable but I know DVI cables don't carry any sound..so I would have to connect the two RCA jacks somewhere else in my TV but I don't know where

    in short, how can i connect the HD to the LCD when using a Wii in component? help!
     
  6. Anasui

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    Hi, so I managed to connect my Wii to the Iscan via component, and using a HDMI/ DVI to connect iscan to the tv. I obviously get no audio, but I know how to solve that. I have another problem tho: picture is waaay too pinkish, and changing settings in my tv doesn't seem to work since I'm getting either a blueish/ greenish/ pinkish picture. Anyone know how to properly calibrate it?
     
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    problem solved! Now can anyone please tell me how do I connect the comp RCA jacks to the TV to output Wii's audio? thanks!
     
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    If your TV has a component video input it will have an audio input that can be paired with it as component video does not carry audio signals.
     
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    Hi Anasui.

    Presume you sorted the audio?

    Mind if I ask what the quality of the wii looks like now? Any pics of before and after using the scaler? Any lag now you are using the scaler.

    I had the same issue with my wii and in the end decided to use a 19" LCD at around 8 feet away - it was the only way I could get my head around the poor quality of the graphics on the wii.

    Pics and any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    I was personally looking at the Denon 2308 but as I said ^ just went for a smaller screen instead. Would still consider a scaler though if they actually do anything?!!!

    Cheers. I will check this thread over the coming weeks to see if any input.

    :)
     
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    The Wii looks ok on my 42" plasma using a scaler. I use game mode on the vp50 so it's only got 8ms of lag (or 23 in mode2) which is nothing.

    It's never going to look as good as Call of Duty 4 but most games including Resi Evil 4 and most VC and gamecube titles are fine from about 5 to 6 feet.

    I did take some pics but they never tell the whole story
    http://www.choddo.co.uk/images/pikmin.jpg
    http://www.choddo.co.uk/images/pikmi2_2.jpg
    http://www.choddo.co.uk/images/pikmin2_3.jpg

    There's also this one but the moire the photo picks up spoils it (you don't see that on-screen)
    http://www.choddo.co.uk/images/pikmin2_1.jpg

    this is a PS2 (over s-video) which may give a relevant impression?
    http://www.choddo.co.uk/images/gradius.jpg
     

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