My brother bought a house where the living room entertainment center was already set up so that you could only hook up stuff through an HDMI setup in a nearby closet. He's trying to figure out how to rig a Wii up to this thing (it really is probably the best console for him). Component and composite are not options for him.
What's the best converter he could use to get both his video and audio running through an HDMI cable? Also, he'll need a wireless sensor bar.
I'm not aware of an HDMI cable for the Wii, especially not one from Nintendo (which are usually the best way to go), but if I were a bettin' gal, I'd say you could search Amazon or eBay (I'd try Amazon first) and come up with something.
If that doesn't work, I'd place a large bet that he could run component cables to a DVD player. Put the component cable in the "in" port of the DVD player. Get an HDMI cable and plug it into the "out" of the DVD player and then "in" to the HDMI port. You will probably need to put the DVD player on aux. or line 1 or the like, and make sure the TV is set to the HDMI import that is coming in from the DVD player. If that does not work (because your DVD player may not have an in or soemthing), you can use a VCR in the mix. Go "out" from the Wii with component cables to the "in" of the VCR. Go "out" from the VCR to the "in" of the DVD player with a component cable that has the three colors on both ends. Go from the "out" of the DVD player with an HDMI cable to the "in" of the TV. Wa-la. I've rigged up many a-Nintendo up in my day as you can see lol.
As for the wireless sensor bar, that is far less complicated. Pick one up at Wal Mart, Target, Kmart, QVC, GameStop, Amazon...they're not too hard to find
Hope it all works out for y'all
Remembered seeing your question the other day when I ran across this article: http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Wii/Wii2HDMI_Creates_an_HDMI_Output_for_your_Wii/4812
Should be exactly what you need. :-)
You could try this. It upscales your games to 1080p, but will cost you more than an adapter.
This ofcourse is ages after the original question was posted, but I think I came across an answer.
In this solution, one end connects to Wii as usual (using the special Wii connection). The other end will have a HDMI connector, instead of a regular A/V cable or a Component Video Cable. This reduces the number of wires and most important, helps connecting the Wii directly to the receiver.
Only drawback is the cable is kind of pricey though ($38.29)....
This is still a very common question, and there have actually been a few new HDMI cables (third party, not Nintendo-made) in the past year, much better in quality than the old stuff too. There was a thread on the unofficial community Nintendo Forums comparing 8 or 9 different HDMI cables a few months ago, but I can't seem to find it. I'll dig around for something on Yahoo, because I'm sure there are more comparisons out there.
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There is really no difference in HDMI cables as far as picture quality is concerned. The signal is digital.
not only that it will still go up to 420 hd only. though i which wii games goes up to at least 720 wii games on the wiiu console.