Wii S-Video Output?

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  1. GreenBars

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    Does the UK-specification Wii output an S-video signal? I ask because my TV's RGB input is fed by my AV receiver (which doesn't have any spare RGB inputs), whereas the TV does have a spare S-video input and I would rather use something better than composite.

    I know that the Japanese version of the Wii outputs an S-video signal and an appropriate cable is being sold in Japan (see here). I am sure the S-video cable won't be sold here but that will not be a problem as I could ask my Japanese sister-in-law to send one over.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I just did a bit of research and it would seem that as the UK Wii outputs a component signal, and seeing as S-video is a type of signal in which two of the component channels are combined, I should be able to use a Japanese S-video cable with my UK Wii.

    See here for techy explanation of video signals.

    I would still appreciate any comments on this matter.
     
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    wrong...

    only ntsc wii's have s-video output, in place of rgb.

    uk wii defalt out put is composite and rgb, with component only activated with the "mode" pins on the output plug

    ntsc/usa/jap wiis hav composite and s-video out put as defalt.
     
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    I am not sure what you mean by this.
     
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    there is a couple of "pins" on the wii av output that is to "tell" the wii if a component lead is conected, so then it will "activate" the progressive scan/hdtv/edtv feature if u set it in the options

    if no "mode" wire is conected then u get standard rgb down the lead/and composite video
     
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    Evidence?

    I've found nothing stating anything to support or discount this, on the gamecube, yes, the analogue out was RGB or Composite on the PAL cubes, with component only available on early models with the Digital output, however on the Wii, component and RGB and composite are available on the Multi AV out, so i don't see why the S-video output should be disabled....
     
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    Thanks for your comments guys. I've sent an e-mail to Nintendo asking the same question - not holding my breath while I wait for the answer though.
     
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    evidence???

    umm well how about the obvious

    nintendo sell offical s-video lead in usa an japan right....

    nintendo sell offical rgb scart leads in uk/europe right...

    or how about actualy looking it up on wikipidia of summing???

    shheet you would think someone would say, thanks/that make sense or summing, not asking for proof
     
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    http://nfggames.com/wiki/doku.php?id=av:wii_multi_av_pinout

    http://nfggames.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2363
     
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    There you go, actual evidence, not assumption that it just doesn't have S-video out!

    To the OP, if you were really desperate to get the best pic available through S-vid, you would have to get an RGB~~>S-Video converter like the JS-Tech one, then feed that into your amp. Bit overkill though.
     
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    The av-pinout link that Tak posted clearly shows that the Wii DOES have s-video out. It's just that there are no cables available.
     
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    The PAL Wii supports component, RGB and composite.

    The NTSC Wii supports component, S-video, and composite.

    The pinout table in the wiki link I posted covers all regions, but the notes underneath (and the forum discussions) explains how the mode pins work and why you can't get RGB on an NTSC Wii and S-video on a PAL Wii.

    A mod to enable RGB on NTSC machines and S-video on PAL machines should be possible, myself and some others are looking into it.
     
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    Thanks to you all for your help, however I decided to buy a new HDD/DVD recorder to replace my DVD player and VCR, thus freeing up the last free RGB socket on my AV receiver. Once I can find an appropriate cable I'll be using the RGB option on the Wii.
     
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    Finally received an answer from Nintendo today:

    Does the Wii output an S-video signal?

    Dear Customer, thank you for your e-mail.

    Yes but there is not a cable for it yet.

    Kind regards,

    Your Nintendo Team


    Any comments from the resident experts?
     
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    I got a Blaze s-video cable from ebay but it doesn't work with my UK Wii. In light of the response by Nintendo am I correct in presuming that the Pal and NTSC cables will have a different pin out?
     
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    Bit confusing in light of the response I received from Nintendo.

    See the above links, courtesy of Tak (post #9 in this thread).
     

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