by Eric Ravenscraft on
You buy a gaming console to play games, but then it ends up being a centerpiece of your home theater. If you’re going to watch movies and TV on it, you may as well get the best one for your needs.
Many newer 4K TVs have completely ditched older composite and component inputs in favor of only HDMI—which the now long-in-the-tooth Wii doesn’t have. Don’t worry though, we’ve got a handy Wii HDMI adapter to get you up and running again.
Sure the Wii isn’t exactly cutting edge (it did, after all, come out around this time of year 11 years ago) but that doesn’t mean you (or your kids) still don’t enjoy some great Wii titles like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, or The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Rather than retire your Wii because your shiny new 4K TV is an HDMI-only-affair, you can pick up a Wii-to-HDMI adapter off Amazon for a mere $15 and be back in business. (And at that price the little dongle is less than half the cost of a good dedicated component-to-HDMI adapter so if the Wii is the only old device you have to hook up it’s a no brainer.)
The adapter is as plug-and-play as it gets, simply shove it in the video port on your Wii, connect the dongle and your TV with an HDMI cable, and enjoy. For the best quality image (and to avoid any burn in issues on your new set) be sure to hop into the settings on your Wii and ensure the Wii is set to widescreen and 480p.
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