- Audio & Video
Nintendo Wii to HDMI Adapter Cable
The Wii's Video Connections
When the Nintendo Wii first came out, it's unique and innovative way to
interact with games made it a huge success and very popular for many
years. It provides a great way for the whole family to get together and
play a game without a huge learning curve. Although it comes packed with
hours of fun, some newer televisions are unable to connect to the Wii
because it only supports two methods of video connections: composite and
component (for high definition).
Most newer HDTV's available today do not come with more than one component and composite connection. Some TV's remove this interface entirely. For those people in this predicament, a converter box is necessary. Both composite and component connections are analog, but HDMI is a digital-only connection. HDMI is a digital signal that carries both video and audio in the same cable. This makes it very convenient to connect DVD players, TiVo's, receivers, and other home theater equipment to an HDMI port on the back of your TV.
HDMI Wii Picture
Wii HDMI Cable Adapter
In order to connect a Wii to an HDMI interface, a component to HDMI
converter adapter is necessary. When shopping for a device that performs
this conversion, be sure to make sure that the device will receive a
component video signal and right/left audio connections and then
transmit that out using a standard HDMI connection.
Unlike other popular gaming consoles available today, the maximum resolution that a Wii will output is 720p (scaled from 480p). This is because the Wii was primarily designed as a gaming console that focused on the gameplay rather than the high resolution output. The next generation of gaming consoles from Nintendo are rumored to have a built-it HDMI connection, but until then, you will need a converter box to use HDMI with a Wii.