Originally Posted by joe531
I just got my new s-video cable for my Wii and this is all it's giving me:
I checked all of the connections and such. WTF?
Also, I plugged it into my HVR-850. It doesn't show any picture at all there.
It says on the packaging that it supports 480P/720P EDTV/HDTV video. Is this cable somehow sending out a progressive signal?
S-video is incapable of sending a progressive signal. Furthermore, the Wii can't even send out a HD signal, so I have no clue why the cable your using advertises 720P support (Not to mention already falsely stating it has 480p support).
Was your Wii working normally prior to this? Does your television's (And this HVR-850, whatever is is) s-video input work with other equipment so you can rule that out? Also, hook this up directly to your television so you can possibly rule out this HVR-850 thing as being the problem. And if you have access to someone else's Wii, I'd try to check your cable out there with their setup (Or if their Wii is hooked up via s-video, bring your console along and plug it into their setup and see that it works).
Don't worry about the Wii sending (Or trying to send) out a progressive signal, that will only happen if you enable it in the dashboard options. So no chance of that being an issue here.
The obvious thing to do is to do some trouble shooting, that's all we're going to be able to tell you. Start eliminating things as possible problems.
I also suggest returning the cable and getting something from a more reliable source. If the manufacturer can't even get basic information correct or is knowingly placing false information on it's product, I don't hold much hope for it working well or even at all. I suspect this cable is the culprit here.
Lastly, why are you trying to use s-video? Cheap component cables for the Wii that work well are cheap and widely available. If your setup will allow you to use component cables, I'd suggest getting rid of this cable and getting a component cable that will offer you a superior video output.