Cheapest way to component to svideo?

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  1. stranno

    stranno Enthusiastic Member

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    I have black european Wii and it doesnt output svideo (dam Nintendo) so the only way to get svideo is converting from component cable (i could use the rca stuff but i dont like the noise on colors and strange stuff)

    What is the cheapest (less than 15$) way to convert from component to svideo? (I already have the componen cable). I guess there are stuff vgabox-like (but with svideo) but i guess they are above 20$-30$

    I've seen this but im not really sure if it does the work

    www.ebay.com/itm/120885100301

    Thanks!
     
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    Do you have a scart tv? rgb could be one option.
     
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    Its for non-hdmi/component capture device with svideo input
     
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    stranno Enthusiastic Member

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    Already have but PAL Wii doesnt output svideo :S, only component and composite
     
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    I didn't realize there was a difference in output between NTSC (Which I have) and PAL, sorry!
     
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    NP. Yeah, it seems that they drop the svideo output in order to make it cheaper but ... i dont really know if it was xD
     
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    Wii inherited this change directly from Gamecube.
     
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    Component's Y signal is directly compatible with S-video's Y assuming a 480i/576i signal, but if you want color there isn't a cheap way to convert component to S-video despite component being more or less the encoding step above it. Basically the solution would be to go "back" (some hardware skips RGB entirely) to RGB, then encode it into S-video using a cheap RGB encoder chip. Why? Because encoding chroma requires a quadrature amplitude modulator and heavy filtering amongst other things that are non-trivial.
     
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    I see. Thanks for the information

    I guess i will buy the EzCap Pro 148, its the cheapest component capture device
     

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