The Nintendo Wii is the only major gaming console that does not have a factory HDMI output port. Although the game console’s output resolution is only 480p, HDMI is now the standard AV interface on amplifiers, switchers and TV’s and the lack of an HDMI output on the Wiii makes installations and wiring more complex and troublesome than it needs to be.
Wii gamers and systems integrators such as ourselves have been waiting for a convenient Wii HDMI adapter for years, Thanks to the Wii2HDMI Adapter the long wait is over.
The Wii2HDMI adapter converts the standard Wii output into an HDMI 1.3 compatible device allowing audio and video to be carried over a single HDMI cable.
The Wii2HDMI adapter plugs directly into the back of the Wii and adds about 3” to the rear of the console. The adapter up converts the Wii standard 480p component video signal and analogue audio signal into HDMI digital output. The adapter also offers a separate integrated analogue 3.5mm audio out jack which provides a second audio output which can be feed to non-HDMI equipped receivers or headphones – Ingenious!
The Wii2HDMI adapter is really simple to use and operate there are no controls or settings and basically just plug it into the back of the Wii, plug in an HDMI cable and you’re done! Simple, easy and effective.
We recommend the Wii2HDMI adapter as a simple, effective device for converting Wii audio and video output to HDMI Compatible signals. While the adapter won’t improve the picture quality (it’s still 480p) it will allow you to transmit the Wii video signal successfully over HDMI. The extra 3.5mm integrated audio jack is useful for sending audio to an AV receiver which doesn’t support HDMI or headphones.