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    Simple way to improve the display from your Wii!

    I'm sure many people are already aware of this but alot may not know that ditching the scart lead that comes with the Wii in favour of a Component lead makes a dramatic difference to the picture quality. I didn't realise what a difference swapping cables would make but the increased detail and clarity is a big improvement.

    Don't bother paying the £20+ for the official Nintendo lead, mine cost £6 delivered from Amazon and works perfectly.

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    my wii wont play on my downstairs tv, i cant get the wii 3 pronged adapter to fit in my ty scart hole cos its bigger than a normal scart and the stand gets in the way, it works on all other tvs in the house, would this solve the problem?

    have you got a link for that lead from amazon please?

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    rockerfella20;4044525

    my wii wont play on my downstairs tv, i cant get the wii 3 pronged … my wii wont play on my downstairs tv, i cant get the wii 3 pronged adapter to fit in my ty scart hole cos its bigger than a normal scart and the stand gets in the way, it works on all other tvs in the house, would this solve the problem?



    It would if your TV has component inputs.

    is that the colored plugs?

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    This is the one I bought.
    ]http//ww…1-2

    rockerfella20;4044602

    is that the colored plugs?



    3 plugs and then two more (red and white) for the sound

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    rockerfella20;4044602

    is that the colored plugs?



    Yep you should have Red, Green and Blue sockets with another red and a white socket (5 in total).

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    I wasn't that impressed with the picture at first..... but then I realised I had to set the display to component on the Wii menu!

    supergoose;4044733

    Yep you should have Red, Green and Blue sockets with another red and a … Yep you should have Red, Green and Blue sockets with another red and a white socket (5 in total).



    I will check that in the morning, i know when i try to put the red white and yellow in they didnt work but there was quite a few extra coloured holes so that might be the job, I have sky plus, would this affect it? cheers.

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    call me dim, but my thing that fits inot the scart only has three holes, so where do you put the other two :oops:

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    sassie;4044917

    call me dim, but my thing that fits inot the scart only has three holes, … call me dim, but my thing that fits inot the scart only has three holes, so where do you put the other two :oops:



    You don't use the scart block (thing that fits into the scart socket). If your TV has component inputs, and most modern TV's do, it will have the 5 coloured sockets to match the component cable shown in the amazon link above.

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    supergoose;4045089

    You don't use the scart block (thing that fits into the scart socket). If … You don't use the scart block (thing that fits into the scart socket). If your TV has component inputs, and most modern TV's do, it will have the 5 coloured sockets to match the component cable shown in the amazon link above.



    what ya trying to say, my tv is outta the arc :w00t:

    MInes always been plugged in this way - much better

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    bellabonkers;4045105

    MInes always been plugged in this way - much better



    wow bella you got a posh tv

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    rockerfella20;4044892

    I will check that in the morning, i know when i try to put the red white … I will check that in the morning, i know when i try to put the red white and yellow in they didnt work but there was quite a few extra coloured holes so that might be the job, I have sky plus, would this affect it? cheers.



    Your Sky plus is probably connected via a scart lead so no it won't effect it. Your existing Wii cable won't work with your component connections.

    sassie;4045122

    wow bella you got a posh tv



    ermmm you know what...ive never bought a telly in my life I got given it.

    supergoose;4045125

    Your Sky plus is probably connected via a scart lead so no it won't … Your Sky plus is probably connected via a scart lead so no it won't effect it. Your existing Wii cable won't work with your component connections.



    yeh it doesnt, so you recon one of these will do the job?

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    bellabonkers;4045146

    ermmm you know what...ive never bought a telly in my life I got given it.



    oh you lucky thing you, mine is pretty old, its massive at the back

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    rockerfella20;4045160

    yeh it doesnt, so you recon one of these will do the job?



    Yes and you'll get a far better picture too. Just remember to alter the Wii display settings to 'Component' once you connected it.

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    sassie;4045102

    what ya trying to say, my tv is outta the arc :w00t:



    Is this your TV?
    http://www.bradschwede.com/images/old_tv.jpg

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    pmsl goose, it aint that big

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    sassie;4045287

    pmsl goose, it aint that big



    Right, I've found it!
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/Braun_HF_1.jpg/458px-Braun_HF_1.jpg

    just checked my ports, i have a blue, green, yellow, red, white, white, red, red left to right in that order. do you think i should go for that then?

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    rockerfella20;4054357

    just checked my ports, i have a blue, green, yellow, red, white, white, … just checked my ports, i have a blue, green, yellow, red, white, white, red, red left to right in that order. do you think i should go for that then?



    Yes, go for it! You need the Red, Blue, Green (all three are Video) and the Red and White sockets (both of which are for Sound).

    Let me know how you get on.

    supergoose;4055919

    Yes, go for it! You need the Red, Blue, Green (all three are Video) and … Yes, go for it! You need the Red, Blue, Green (all three are Video) and the Red and White sockets (both of which are for Sound).Let me know how you get on.



    ordered one yesterday, will let you know when it arrives! cheers.

    I have my Wii running through this component cable that I bought from Deal Extreme - works out at less than £3.50 delivered - get a great picture quality too............:thumbsup:

    ]http//ww…256

    arghh, cable arrived last week still cant get the ruddy thing to work! think it might have something to do with the tv. its a vistron, either that or it has something to do with sky plus or something?

    sassie;4045164

    oh you lucky thing you, mine is pretty old, its massive at the back



    Buy a new one then.
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