Hey Guys I am getting a LCD HD tv soon and was wondering could I keep using the A/V cables that came with my wii or should switch to the component. And what is the different between 480i and 480p thanks any advice and help would be appreciated. Thanks
For 480i and 480p, i means that the picture input is interlaced and p means that the picutre is progressive. Interlaced works by refreshing the picture in quick stages; progressive refreshes the picture in one go. In terms of actual resolution and picture quality, the different between the two modes is not very great. However, it is recommened that you use 480p for EDTVs and HDTVs, and 480i for standard TVs.
If you use component cables, you must have your Wii set to 480p. You can change that with these instructions.
On your TV, there are 60 refresh cycles per second.
In 480i (interlaced) mode, only half the screen is refreshed at a time. Every even line is refreshed on one cycle, and every odd line is refreshed on the next cycle. It alternates between even lines and odd lines each refresh cycle. Essentially, the entire screen is refreshed 30 times per second in interlaced mode.
In 480p (progressive) mode, the entire screen is refreshed in a single refresh cycle. The entire screen is refreshed 60 times per second in progressive mode.
Basically, switching to 480p mode doubles the refresh rate of the screen. This may reduce noticeable flicker. The screen resolution, however, is the same whether you are using 480i or 480p mode. The 480 is the number of horizontal lines of pixels that appear on the screen. Full High Def is 1080p.