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post #91 of 217
I have my Wii hooked up to my CRT monitor. I use the component cable and a component to VGA box, it really only rewires, so if you feed it a 480i signal the CRT will not be able to display it. On the monitor I can only play 480p games, which really sucks. I have to play anything 480i including my GC games on a small TV. ****s me up bad.
Thta's why I created a post looking for a TV, but seems there's not much in the way that I want.
post #92 of 217
The president of Activision has said they will aggressively support the Nintendo Wii and will have some titles coming to it including Guitar Hero ..
post #93 of 217
Where can I get some help on connecting my Wii to the internet?
post #94 of 217
Not here. This thread is for discussion of what games support 480p, 16x9, and Dolby PLII. I'd recommend starting a new thread or, even better, searching the forum for other threads that discuss network connection problems.
post #95 of 217
SSX Blur. Verified 480p and widescreen. After a quick look, I don't believe there are any black bars. If I see anything different after looking at it a while, I'll post again.

Edit: I take it back -- there are black vertical borders.

-Dan
post #96 of 217
i am new to gaming but had a htpc for awhile
i have connected my wii to a z4 projector and a 110" screen and am very dissapointed with the PQ
wii sports looks ok as is cartoony but tried call of duty 3 and found it unplayable at this size
i am in pal land, the pj shows input as 575i 50hz for cod3
wii sports is 480p 60hz
is this because its a pal disk?
can i use an imported cod3 to get 480p? and will the pq be alot better?
cheers
post #97 of 217
Has anyone come up with any theories about what may be causing these underscan problems? Both of My EA games (Madden and SSX Blur) have it big time while my Nintendo games and the Sega game I got a week ago don't.

I was really hopeful after i picked up Sonic (it looks beautiful by the way) that it was a launch problem, but seeing it in SSX is really disappointing. I have a Toshiba 52hm95 DLP, so burn-in isn't an issue but it's really distracting to me and none of my picture modes seem to be any help.

Does anyone think that this is something that could be fixed with some sort of patch or are we HDTV owners just screwed on this issue?
post #98 of 217
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Originally Posted by glewin73 View Post

Does anyone think that this is something that could be fixed with some sort of patch or are we HDTV owners just screwed on this issue?

Well, screwed is kind of strong. Isn't 14x9 better than 4x3 (12x9)?

Yes, I think we're stuck with it.

-Dan
post #99 of 217
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Updated with SSX Blur and Tiger Woods Golf
post #100 of 217
Pic quality is going to be bad as long as ur using an hd source. IMHO of course!
post #101 of 217
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Well, screwed is kind of strong. Isn't 14x9 better than 4x3 (12x9)?

Usually I'd say yes, but I think the weird flag the Wii is sending my TV with that 14x9 signal is what's stopping me from stretching the image on my own, which is always what I did with my PS2 games. I can chose any of the four theater modes on my set and the bars are always there and the same exact size. It's the strangest thing I've seen on my TV. Thanks for answering though.
post #102 of 217
My wife just got Trauma Center. It is 16X9. I cannot tell if it is 480p since my TV (Sony 70" XBR2) scales it to 1080p.
post #103 of 217
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Originally Posted by ken007 View Post

My wife just got Trauma Center. It is 16X9. I cannot tell if it is 480p since my TV (Sony 70" XBR2) scales it to 1080p.

Trauma Center (alas) is not 16:9. You must be stretching it.
post #104 of 217
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Originally Posted by Tybee View Post

Trauma Center (alas) is not 16:9. You must be stretching it.

agreed, it's 4:3 only and confirmed by many reviews from gaming sites. when your TV has the game in 16:9, all the characters are stretched and look blurrier. play it in 4:3 and you'll see how crisp the 2D characters look.
post #105 of 217
I had a thought about adding whether or not the game needs a nunchuck to play on to the speadsheet. I know some games say you do but you really don't actually end up needing one. Just my 2 cents.
post #106 of 217
Super Paper Mario:

DPLII, 480p, 16x9 w/ underscan.
post #107 of 217
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Originally Posted by Caswell View Post

Super Paper Mario:

DPLII, 480p, 16x9 w/ underscan.

Yikes - first party titles with underscan now too

How much underscan are we talking about? Just a couple columns of pixels?
post #108 of 217
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Originally Posted by maniefrizzle View Post

nice data sheet. but two games that you have as widesceen does not fill up the screen on my lcd tv. madden 07and elebits is in 480p but have black side bars. but i find it strange that when i go to screen menu on madden it's locked in at 16:9.

zelda and wii sports is fine so i know it's not my tv. and i have super swing golf and it doesnt support widescreen but has 480p. i tried everything it wont fill up leaving with the black side boarders.


i have the same problem with super paper mario, the game is 16:9 and shows 2 side bars on the left & right, my tv is a samsung lcd 32", zelda & wii sports are fine also they dont have issues with sidebars
post #109 of 217
Wow I'm sad to hear that there is underscan on the Super Paper Mario. I have a couple of underscan games to add to the list.

Farcry
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Both of small vertical bars on the side.

Need for Speed Carbon does NOT have underscan.
post #110 of 217
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Updated, both with information from here and elsewhere. Keep it coming.... Soon I'll go through the Nintendo website again and do an update. I'll probably give it another month of two of games coming out before I do that though.
post #111 of 217
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Wow I'm sad to hear that there is underscan on the Super Paper Mario. I have a couple of underscan games to add to the list.

Farcry
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Both of small vertical bars on the side.

Need for Speed Carbon does NOT have underscan.

i hope resident evil 4 wii edition is not underscan
post #112 of 217
Does anyone play underscan wii games on a plasma? I'm thinking of selling my plasma just for this reason. Maybe I'm too paranoid.
post #113 of 217
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post

Yikes - first party titles with underscan now too

How much underscan are we talking about? Just a couple columns of pixels?

I know, I was surprised (and disappointed) as well.

It's less than the 3rd party titles I've played like Red Steel. I'd say about half as much. It's noticable - this wasn't me with my nose to my display checking for it specifically, this was me about eight feet from my 42" plasma.
post #114 of 217
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Originally Posted by CaptainDingBat View Post

Does anyone play underscan wii games on a plasma? I'm thinking of selling my plasma just for this reason. Maybe I'm too paranoid.

I wouldn't expect the impact on the plasma to be much different from watching a 2.35:1 dvd. You may be too paranoid.
post #115 of 217
Great thread, thanks. I can confirm Medal of Honor: Vanguard as running in 480p and 16:9.
post #116 of 217
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Originally Posted by Rakesh.S View Post

Man...the fact that this thread exists is a disappointment in itself

I couldn't agree more. I never thought Nintendo would allow a single game on the Wii to not support progressive or, at the very least, be in widescreen. Now they're even publishing them that way! Super Paper Mario is pillar-boxed. Does anyone know about upcoming games like Metroid and Mario and if they'll be full widescreen? I hate Nintendo for this.
post #117 of 217
I think referring to it as "pillarboxing" is taking things a bit far. It's not like you're watching 4:3 for Pete's sake. It's just a bit of underscan. Yes, it's annoying, but I have to actively make myself look for it to really notice it. It's still widescreen.
post #118 of 217
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Originally Posted by Tybee View Post

I think referring to it as "pillarboxing" is taking things a bit far. It's not like you're watching 4:3 for Pete's sake. It's just a bit of underscan. Yes, it's annoying, but I have to actively make myself look for it to really notice it. It's still widescreen.

It is, by definition, pillarboxing. Black bars at sides of screen = pillarboxing. The OAR of the content is not a factor in the definition.

But I do agree that it needn't be a major annoyance. The main thing is if you have a plasma or CRT then you have those nagging concerns about burn in. With games that fill the screen, you don't have to worry. In my case I have size/position controls so I just stretch the picture a little to get rid of the underscan.
post #119 of 217
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Originally Posted by Tybee View Post

I think referring to it as "pillarboxing" is taking things a bit far. It's not like you're watching 4:3 for Pete's sake. It's just a bit of underscan. Yes, it's annoying, but I have to actively make myself look for it to really notice it. It's still widescreen.

If it doesn't fill the screen, it isn't "widescreen" so quit justifying this garbage. PS2 games do the same "semi-widescreen" thing. But the PS2 is nearly a decade old. There's no excuse for the "next-gen" Wii to pull this crap. And I have a plasma screen and don't care for uneven aging or burn-in because Nintendo is too CHEAP to make their "next-gen" games work appropriately for ALL gamers. This wasn't a cheap console. It was $250. I paid only $50 more for my 360 which is all widescreen and, as far as I'm concerned, a much better console because MS doesn't live in the distant past. I don't make exceptions for companies that want to antiquate themselves, like Nintendo apparently does. And if this doesn't change, the Wii is a thing of the past. I'd stick with this console at 480p. I'd stick with it with last-gen graphics. But if it can't fill my screen? That's where I pack it up and return it to the store.
post #120 of 217
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Originally Posted by barb1978 View Post

If it doesn't fill the screen, it isn't "widescreen" so quit justifying this garbage. PS2 games do the same "semi-widescreen" thing. But the PS2 is nearly a decade old. There's no excuse for the "next-gen" Wii to pull this crap. And I have a plasma screen and don't care for uneven aging or burn-in because Nintendo is too CHEAP to make their "next-gen" games work appropriately for ALL gamers. This wasn't a cheap console. It was $250. I paid only $50 more for my 360 which is all widescreen and, as far as I'm concerned, a much better console because MS doesn't live in the distant past. I don't make exceptions for companies that want to antiquate themselves, like Nintendo apparently does. And if this doesn't change, the Wii is a thing of the past. I'd stick with this console at 480p. I'd stick with it with last-gen graphics. But if it can't fill my screen? That's where I pack it up and return it to the store.

And the 50 people waiting there for one will be very happy to see you.
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