|Sky Render said:
I still don't see the point of this device when I can get pretty much the same effect with a simple component video cable, component-to-VGA adapter, and setting my Wii to 480p. I spent all of $15 or $20 on that, and get very nice video from it. Why would I ever want to pay 4 to 5 times that just to get something only marginally better at best?
So, what exactly does that do? Is it upscaling, too? Does that really improve the picture quality by any significant amount? As in noticeably better than 480p component-only? 'Cos if so, I might consider buying one of those component-to-VGA adapters myself.
The best picture I can get out of my Wii is when it's hooked up to my HD CRT (no scaling). I originally had it hooked up through component and then changed to VGA with a converter (cheap) simply because I wanted to connect other things through the component. Much to my surprise it looked even better than the component, it's just a little sharper, a little cleaner and has more natural colours.
It doesn't really make sense to me because the source is still component, so whether it's due to my specific TV handling VGA-in better than component-in or whether you will always get superior PQ through VGA I'm not sure.