Anyone know the a/v outputs of the WiiU?

#1monkeyspoonPosted 11/9/2012 4:03:29 AM
I know it has hdmi and a/v out but can they be used at the same time like the 360? Ideally I'd like to use hdmi for video but for audio I'd like to use optical. Does the WiiU a/v out have optical?
#240DribylfPosted 11/9/2012 4:07:42 AM
It doesn't, actually, which is odd.

What I used to do was just plug in all my stuff via HDMI (for my 360, VGA) and used the optical out on my TV (I now just use a 2.1 setup)
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#3ReedeemerPosted 11/9/2012 4:12:02 AM
Yeah you're going to have to keep the HDMI and A/V cables both plugged in for your situation, I have my PS3 set up like that.
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#4monkeyspoon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2012 8:34:33 AM
So is surround sound only available through hdmi. I don't think any Nintendo console has had surround sound before.
#5monkeyspoon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 1:55:54 AM
What audio options does the A/V out have? is it just stereo phono?
#6monkeyspoon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2012 11:41:34 PM
Bump
#7blue_hedgehogPosted 11/10/2012 11:44:17 PM
Uses six-channel PCM linear output via HDMI connector, or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/features/tech-specs/
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#8monkeyspoon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2012 1:43:54 AM(edited)
Something like this may be useful for people whos amps dont support audio over HDMI. this will split the HDMI audio into optical and coaxle.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cablesson-HDelity-HDMI-Audio-Extractor/dp/B009D70JIY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1352626648&sr=8-3

Pricey I know but it can be used for other things too.

I can't believe nintendo screwed up by not having any other audio outputs.
#9darkjedilinkPosted 11/11/2012 2:01:24 AM
monkeyspoon posted...
So is surround sound only available through hdmi. I don't think any Nintendo console has had surround sound before.


True surround sound is only available via HDMI. That being said, if you don't have an HDMI receiver to decode it, it won't be able to be processed as true surround sound anyway. As such, you might as well just get Wii Composite or Wii Component cables.
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#10monkeyspoon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2012 2:06:57 AM
darkjedilink posted...
monkeyspoon posted...
So is surround sound only available through hdmi. I don't think any Nintendo console has had surround sound before.


True surround sound is only available via HDMI. That being said, if you don't have an HDMI receiver to decode it, it won't be able to be processed as true surround sound anyway. As such, you might as well just get Wii Composite or Wii Component cables.


Sorry that's incorrect. Hdmi is the only way to get uncompressed audio. Surround sound like DTS or Dolby digital can go through optical.