Wii/PC monitor bleg.

So, I have a Wii.  I also have a Hannspree HF-207HPB – LCD display – TFT – 20.  What the heck do I need to connect the one with the other without mucking up my 1600 x 900 screen resolution? – Which screen resolution I am happy with, because it does not make me nauseous.

The goal here, by the way, is to use the Wii to access Netflix so that I can watch movies directly on my monitor.  And, you know, maybe use the damn Wii more.  Or at all.

5 thoughts on “Wii/PC monitor bleg.”

  1. http://www.pacificcable.com/Picture_Page.asp?DataName=DigiWi

    That right there might be your only hope. and Wii stays at 480p resolution, so that sets what res your screen will be.

    In Windows your graphics card is being told to output in 1600×900, the monitor obliges displaying it. With a Wii the screen will display in standard 480p resolution which is 640 × 480. No way around that.

    If you get an Xbox 360 or PS3 they have hdmi output and display true HD and stream Netflix. Your cheapest option is to stream Netflix with your computer.

    Good luck!

    1. I can stream Netflix directly to my computer?

      :click click click:

      I can stream Netflix directly to my computer.


      Well, damn.

  2. Yup!

    One hint – if you seem to be having problems where it stops and buffers, when you start up something immediately pause it and go grab a beer or something, and give it a couple of minutes to get ahead. That almost always lets it have enough buffered to get through temporary times when it doesn’t have enough bandwidth. It’s supposed to be able to dynamically raise and lower its resolution to match your available net, but in my experience that works poorly.

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