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    Not getting RGB signal

    I bought an RGB scart cable on ebay to get a better picture than with the original composite cable. However when I use the new cable the TV is still receiveing only composite signal. So i opened up the cable and checked it, seems allright. The are one capacitor each on the red, green, and blue connectors in the scart end of the cable. So i think the cable is ok. Is there anything else I can do? I use neogamma to load the games.
    Some settings that could let me play with RGB signal?
    It's an softmodded european (PAL) wii, and im mostly playing PAL games.

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    I dont think RGB will give you a huge improvement? you should use component cable to get the best picture from a Wii

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    my component connection in the tv is already connected with some other stuff.. however RGB should be almost as good as component, while composite is the worst one..

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    Do you actually get a picture on your TV using the cable?

    If so, then its working... there is no options to change.

    Composite uses different pins to RGB in the scart connector. So if you get a pictures, then it has to be RGB.

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    I get the picutre with the scart cable, but its composite. The scart cable carries not only RGB signal, but also composite signal. And for some reason the TV gets only the composite signal. I will probably get another cable and compare with. According to av:wii_multi_av_pinout [NFG Games + GameSX]
    the pin 3 on the wii connector is composite, while 7,9 and 11 are RGB. In the scart connector you have both the composite (pin 20), and RGB (pin 7, 11 and 15)

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    You could try disconnecting the composite wires within the scart connector. You do not need both signals down the cable.

    Sounds like your TV is just preferring the composite signal for some reason. disconnecting it should hopefully force it to use the RGB signal.

    Full pinout (although you seem knowledgeable enough) :
    SCART - Peritel - EuroConnector Audio /Video Connector Pinout - AllPinouts
    Last edited by Bad_Ad84; 02-09-2011 at 07:20 AM.

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    Oh also, obviously only do this if you cant return the cable or it was cheap.

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    Just tried it, no picture at all without the composite pin...

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    However I dont know if the RGB grounds (in scart pin 5, 9 and 13) need to be connected to ground? In my scart connector its only pin 4 (audio ground) that is connected to ground, which i find strange..?

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    Got it, pin 16 in the scart connector wasn't connected, therefore the TV chooses the composite signal...

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