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Wii on HP LP2475W

Eluros

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Greetings, all,

So, I have an HP LP2475w on the way:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc...70-444767-3648442.html

I'm going to use it primarily as a PC monitor, but I'd like to have my Wii set up to it as well. The monitor has all sorts of inputs:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/im...p_lp2475w/P1010994.JPG

However, the monitor has no speakers or audio functionality.

How should I handle this issue? I've heard that I could use HDMI or Composite Video in and then somehow have the monitor send the signal to my PC which will play the audio... I have no clue whether that's true, though, or how it'd work. And I'm open to any ideas-- even if it involves inexpensive converters and the like.

Thanks a ton!
 

Concillian

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What I'd likely do:

wii is only 480P resolution, I haven't seen Wii HDMI cables, but they're probably available. They're also probably significantly more expensive than Wii component cables (which support HD resolutions just fine). I've seen component cables ranging from like $4 http://www.monoprice.com/produ...id=3566&seq=1&format=2 on up into the $20s.

My feeling on these cables is that component does enough separation of the signals that cable quality means very little in terms of video quality, so I think it's fine to go with $4 cables. There's no guarantee that $20 cables are actually any better in terms of video quality, as MFRs often just use aftermarket accessories for huge margin. I like Monoprice, as their stuff is usually good quality at prices without huge markups. You can find better quality stuff, but it costs 10x more (or even more). These are usually fine quality.

Wii component cables --> monitor
extension audio cables --> whatever you're using for speakers

Wii component cables are everywhere. You should also be able to find either audio extension cables like this:http://www.monoprice.com/produ..._id=657&seq=1&format=2
most places
or a female / female adapter http://www.monoprice.com/produ..._id=685&seq=1&format=2
then you can use whatever normal RCA cables you like.

If you're inputting to your computer, you likely need an RCA --> 3.5mm converter like this: http://www.monoprice.com/produ..._id=666&seq=1&format=2
or you get something like this: http://www.monoprice.com/produ..._id=665&seq=1&format=2 and plug it into the adapters I listed earlier. This second option is probably best, because you probably don't want that large adapter blocking other audio I/O options on the back of your computer.

 

Eluros

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So, I suppose the setup I described should work and I should be able to order these and use them as I described, right?
 

Concillian

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Yes...

Wii video --> monitor
Wii sound --> coupler --> y cable for computer

This means your computer needs to be on to hear your Wii, but if that's how your speakers are setup, that's what you gotta do.
 

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