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Topic # 54747 21-Dec-2009 12:00
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Hey guys,

So my girlfriend really wants a Nintendo Wii, but our HTPC in the lounge does all the tuning etc, and is currently running on a big computer LCD screen that only has DVI.

I know, I know I'll get a proper LCD TV soon but I cannot afford it at the moment.

My HVR-3000 tuner has an S-Video input so I figure I can connect the Wii to this, but I've never seen S-Video on Media Center, so how do I get the picture up on the screen??

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  Reply # 284382 21-Dec-2009 14:37
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Hmm not sure if you could get this to work. To setup the s-video input you need to setup a STB in media centre as that is the expected use.

However media centre requires a ir blaster to change the channels on the STB. There are ways to fool it into thinking there is a IR blaster when there is not but it would also mean that the wii would be a "channel" on TVUndecided

Think you could do it but would not be nice.







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  Reply # 286176 30-Dec-2009 22:39
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There is a delay in MCE for video inputs, 2-3 secs. So any game consoles would be useless.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 286183 31-Dec-2009 00:01
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Hop onto deal extreme or ebay and there are heaps of component to hdmi converters that should see you right.

HTPC will be unplayable, the converters I have tried were fine when given progressive signals. Get a component cable at deal extreme while you are ordering since svideo doesnt allow progressive output.




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