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post #1 of 7 Old 12-10-2006, 03:47 PM - Thread Starter
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So it's about time I updated my TV, seeing as it sucks. I want to get a nice, large, wall-mounted LCD HDTV, ideally 1080p, aiming for around $2500, and want to be sure it'll also work well with my Wii. That last part is proving to be insanely complicated, but this site seems to have the highest amount of 'clue' around, so maybe y'all can help.

The basic requirements for a proper Wii display (games can use a mix of 480i/p and widescreen modes, and only really via component):

480i - over component: low latency, low overscan loss, decent quality
480p - over component: low overscan loss (ideally none), widescreen (4:3 EDTV stretch)

I've heard rumblings that some HDTVs have a latency issue when used with 480i (Westys like the 47 incher?) and/or image quality issues, some have severe overscan when using component input in either 480i/p that eats away the image (blasphemy!), and some have issues with widescreen in various modes.

Is there a list of verified Wii-friendly sets, for all the possible modes the Wii can output, or some form of Wii benchmark results for displays?

(Originally posted in the Nintendo forum but it didn't even get a view, was probably too HDTV specific)
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Sony 40" XBR2..............
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very simple...

Sony XBR2 40"

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Check out my thread: Sony BRAVIA KDL46XBR2 - User Settings/calibration
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Our Wii is on a Sharp Aquos 42". Im using the standard composite cables at the moment. Looks ok but I would rather use component and 480P.
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No overscan issues? I've heard that on some sets, you can lose as much as 5% off the edges when using component inputs, ruining the UI of games.
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I may be losing some image using composite cables and stretching the screen to fit the full screen. I dunno if that is avoidable on any of these TVs with composite input.

The Wii setup menu has a 4x3 and a 16x9 mode but I see no difference in screen size with the composite cables. Maybe their optional 420P cables will show it better but i do not have one of those.
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I should note, my current plan is to figure out a couple candidates then bring my Wii and hook them up and see what happens if Best Buy will be ok with that. The current two I'm thinking about (but by no means is this a full set, I'm still trying to figure this all out):

Westinghouse 47" 1080p Monitor LVM-47w1
Sony KDL-40XBR2 (or 46, etc.) 1080p Monitor
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