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    Smile Can a wii be displayed on the television with HD resolution?

    Hi, wanna ask whether if I am able to display a wii on my television with HD resolution. Looking forward to ur replies

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    Do you mean like 720p-1080p? If so then the answer is No.

    The max a wii can do is 480p....and that's not even for all games since some only support 480i.

    But I play my wii on my hdtv and have it hooked up with component cables...slightly better in that it cleans up some games a bit but it's nothing drastic.

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    480p is indeed max native resolution for the Wii. There are upscaler devices, they do the job but "not great." Here and here are some things to read about that...

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    you get a bit nicer picture if you ditch the composite RGB that came with the wii, try to find an oem component adapter online for cheap

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    SO if let say I purchase a hd component cable, I will be able to play my games in HD right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanqjx View Post
    SO if let say I purchase a hd component cable, I will be able to play my games in HD right?
    no, because the Wii only outputs 480p


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    The component cables will only clean up the image slightly over the composite cables that came with the wii. It's not a drastic change but it's good enough. If you buy that upscaler that nightstah linked to...it's possible it'll clean up the image a bit more but for that price I personally don't think it's worth it.

    Just try to find a cheap component cable (first or third party...I don't think it matters) and you'll be good to go. You'll never get graphics out of the wii that'll compare to xbox or ps3.
    Last edited by superchop; 11-16-2011 at 07:03 PM. Reason: possible error in post...better safe then sorry lol

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