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I'm trying to figure out if I can have my Wii send it's video signal through component cables into my receiver and then have the receiver send the video signal through an HDMI cable into my TV.


I understand that the Wii doesn't send an HD signal, and at best sends 480p. The issue is that I can only get the audio to work when I set it up as described above. The video doesn't come through. The only way I can get both the audio and video to work is to use a second set of component cables to send the signal from the receiver to the TV.


I currently have a DVD player and a cable box connected to the receiver via HDMI. Then the receiver is connected to the TV via HDMI. This works fine for using the DVD player and cable TV. I have component cables connecting the Wii to the receiver, but I don't want to also have to connect the receiver to the TV via component cables.


Can't the signal go into the receiver via component and out via HDMI?


My receiver: Yamaha HTR-6130

My TV: Samsung 46" LCD Touch of Color - Series 6 (650)
 

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Many of the higher end receivers will up-convert component to HDMI but the Yamaha HTR-6130 does not.
 

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I was under the impression that it did upconvert component to HDMI.


For example, the following site has a description of the receiver that states, "...include high-definition video up-conversion". And under the Specifications section it lists "Component Video Up Conversion".

tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4037073&sku=Y23-4050


(the forum won't let me post a URL since I haven't posted at least three times, so I removed the "www" portion of the link above to see it that works)


Did I not interpret this correctly?


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Many times component video up conversion means taking a composite or s-video input and up-converting it to component video for output. This is all analog video. Analog video to digital video (component video to HDMI video) conversion does not (usually) fall under "up-converting". Most of the time up-converting means up-scaling SD video to a HD resolution and converting the colorspace from the SD standard to the HDTV standard, hence the name up-converting when visually it's just up-scaling. And this is most of the time in the digital video domain.


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The Tiger Direct website appears to be in error. The Yamaha website for the 6130 receiver http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...ETYP=ATTRIBUTE has the "Component Video Up Conversion" line item blank, which means it does not support that feature.


EDIT: You can run the Wii audio to the receiver and the component video directly from the Wii to the TV. If that's the only component video source you have, you don't need to run it through the receiver.
 
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