Sunday, 9 April 2017

Wii2HDMI Conveter.

This is one of those convenient little addons to play more retro games on Modern TVs without much of a hitch. This Wii2HDMI Converter only cost me £7.48 from a shop on ebay. But this does that job but doesn't make it easy to record to a usb drive with some capture boxes. Watch the video to find out a slight more.





The Box.

Now, this is basically a cheap budget box with a bit of text and a bit of images. Some of it is pretty poorly translated but it gets the job done of showing its a Wii 2 HDMI converter. To let you play Wii via HDMI. 

The top of the Box

The side of the box

The other side of the box

The back of the box with the text and the Wii and a TV too. 

The converter itself is just inside with its packaging to fit its shape and that is it. No manual which might be useful to see how it can show you the button for 720p or even 1080p mode it mentions on the box. But hey ho, it made it easier for me to review this. 

Inside the box is just this

But the thing itself is light and looks cheap but thats what this is and its nice to have a seperate audio out as well as hdmi. Which can be useful for some PC monitors or some speakers for hearing the full sound experience with Wii Games


The hdmi out and the audio out

The Wii Connector


Setting it up. 

This was easy. Just plug this in to the AV out on the Wii and then a HDMI cable to the TV or Capture Box and turn it on, which to be fair is what I did and it worked FIRST TIME. I'm impressed. The only downside was the box was the TV was not saying 720p but 576p until I went to the settings and went to EDTV/HDTV then it was 480p. 

Connected up to the Wii

The Settings Menu to make it 480p

A Sporting Test:

So with me HDMI in, I tested a Game and did a match of Tennis on Wii Sports. There was no lag at all and I felt nice and smooth with playing it and since it was sharp, some games can have better accuracy which all in all sounds better. Sadly I could not use my Capture box to record any of it so it was not ideal for what I really wanted to use it for.

The Crystal clarity of the screen with a tennis match on

Verdict. 

Well it does the job, but for me it missed out the chance to record footage but I think it would work with OBS Studio so its not all lost. 

omracer's Rating: 8/10

The Good Points: 

  • Good Value
  • Allows the Wii to work on HDMI only Screens 
  • Separate Audio jack if some screens have no speakers. 
  • No lag when playing games 
  • Very good looking quality even at 480p

The Bad Points: 

  • No up-scaling so my Capture Box could not record it since it wants 720p or higher to record to usb. 
  • It can stick out if the Wii is in a tight cabinet or space. 

And thats that, a nice weekend of Reviews done and more will be around next month or if special ones arrive then you might be in luck.

omracer