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Old 22-04-2013, 01:36
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A couple of weeks ago I bought myself a Wii U with Mario.

However it came with a cable im unfamiliar with. I thought it would come with a scart lead that you know technology things have done for the past 15 years but it came with a small grey cable I havent a clue what it is.

My tv is a panasonic but not sure what the model number is because to move the TV would take at least 2 people to do it as its very heavy. I dont recall it having a port in the back for this small lead only the RF ariel port and 3 scart ports.

Why they have to be so complicated these days ive no idea unless they ve put the wrong lead in the box I dunno. Maybe they sold me a american console or something as they have different leads over there.

Ive not a clue how old my tv is as I bought it from a TV repair shop years ago. If I need a new tv to run this then im really going to need some help because ive no idea what all these HD, LCD, Plasma ones are so many about its just so complicated.
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Old 22-04-2013, 04:48
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Doesn't the Wii have a manual you can refer to which tells what the lead is? I think you must mean the HDMI cable that comes with the standard pack. Is this it: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys.../IL-103-EN.jpg

You say you can't be bothered to lift the TV to find out what model it is, so I guess you mean it is a CRT TV rather than a flat panel TV and therefore won't have an HDMI port. If it doesn't then you probably need a component cable like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unknowm-6900.../dp/B000NUR582, or a SCART cable like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Off...ulti+out+cable. You won't need to buy a new TV and it's no help moaning about your lack of knowledge.

Can you post a picture of the cable and the back/side of the TV showing the connections?
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Old 22-04-2013, 09:25
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Doesn't the Wii have a manual you can refer to which tells what the lead is? I think you must mean the HDMI cable that comes with the standard pack. Is this it: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys.../IL-103-EN.jpg

You say you can't be bothered to lift the TV to find out what model it is, so I guess you mean it is a CRT TV rather than a flat panel TV and therefore won't have an HDMI port. If it doesn't then you probably need a component cable like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unknowm-6900.../dp/B000NUR582, or a SCART cable like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Off...ulti+out+cable. You won't need to buy a new TV and it's no help moaning about your lack of knowledge.

Can you post a picture of the cable and the back/side of the TV showing the connections?
Yes thats the cable.

HDMI.

The tv took 2 people to lift on the stand so its too heavy to look at.

There seems to be far too many types of tvs and alough im interested in buying a new one ive no idea what the best ones are.

I thought they were just LCD ones but ive heard HD ones and plasma.
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Old 22-04-2013, 09:30
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This link seems very worrying on these supposed you need a LCD tv they are the best and show hd graphics unlike standard heavy tvs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...T,_LCD,_Plasma

Very poor in direct sunlight
Black level Poor due to bleed through
Display motion blur on models
Discoloring may occur due to thermalization

If these tv are so great why do they have so many problems?
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Old 22-04-2013, 09:46
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If these tv are so great why do they have so many problems?
They don't - decent quality LCD and Plasma sets far exceed the quality (and reliability) of CRT sets.
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Old 22-04-2013, 10:23
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My tv is a panasonic but not sure what the model number is because to move the TV would take at least 2 people to do it as its very heavy. [...]
Ah, well, you may wish to note make, model and serial numbers of all electronics (including pre-loved) for insurance purposes and upload to a brand new http://www.immobilise.com account.

Use some mirrors to see behind the set or (radical approach!) get some friends to help you move it next time you're vacuuming and dusting that part of your room and seach http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_G...854/index.html to find a manual.
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Old 22-04-2013, 10:27
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There seems to be far too many types of tvs and alough im interested in buying a new one ive no idea what the best ones are.
The best advise I can give is to go to the likes of Currys, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and have a look at the TVs on display and see which one you like the look of in your price range.
All TVs now come with HDMI so just bear in mind any scart sockets you may require as not all TVs come with more than 1 scart socket.
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Old 22-04-2013, 14:06
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The best advise I can give is to go to the likes of Currys, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and have a look at the TVs on display and see which one you like the look of in your price range.
All TVs now come with HDMI so just bear in mind any scart sockets you may require as not all TVs come with more than 1 scart socket.
Thats probably going to annoy me then as at the moment im using 3 scart sockets.

1 for the DVD Recorder
1 for the xbox 360
1 for the PS2
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Old 22-04-2013, 14:34
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Thats probably going to annoy me then as at the moment im using 3 scart sockets.

1 for the DVD Recorder
1 for the xbox 360
1 for the PS2
Almost all sets only have one legacy SCART now - but using HDMI (or component) for your XBox360 will make it HD, and improve the picture quality unbelievably.

If your DVD recorder has Component, use that for the DVD, and HDMI for the XBox360, leaving the SCART for your PS2.
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Old 22-04-2013, 14:37
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Do plenty of research before you buy

http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv...set-up-your-tv once you know the spec of your new telly.
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Old 22-04-2013, 15:53
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As evil c pointed out in post 2, you don't need a new TV for the Wii U, just a different cable.
You can use the same leads that you could use with the old Wii, as the AV port is backwards compatible.

Obviously it won't give you an HD picture unless you get a new TV though.
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Old 22-04-2013, 17:46
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You haven't said what your budget is or the kind of things you want from it.


Looks like this years best TVs will be the Panasonic Plasmas again..

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/tvs/panaso...view-50010976/


Plasmas aren't great if there is direct light from a window on to the screen or if the room is bright. Power consumption is higher and there can be a risk like CRT of image retention. But in every other area they win. They have better black levels and more realistic pictures. They also have full viewing angles on 2D and 3D as well as better colour and motion response.

The GT50 or VT50 TVs from last year can be picked up for amazing prices now. They were the best of 2012.

If I was going for a new TV today coming from a old CRT I would go for the Panasonic Plasma straight away. My GT50 is absolutely stunning. I have seen the top LG and Sony and they don't come close to the depth and gritty realism of the Panny.
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Old 22-04-2013, 19:49
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For how much longer will there be Panasonic Plasmas.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/10/42...ue-to-make-tvs
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Old 22-04-2013, 20:03
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For how much longer will there be Panasonic Plasmas.
It's just a question of when the three remaining manufacturers give up on Plasma - all other manufacturers dropped them long since.

late8 is a 'bit over the top' in his praise of Plasma (as Plasma fans often are)
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