Anyone know the a/v outputs of the WiiU?

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3 years ago#1
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?
3 years ago#2
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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3 years ago#3
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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3 years ago#4
So is surround sound only available through hdmi. I don't think any Nintendo console has had surround sound before.
3 years ago#5
What audio options does the A/V out have? is it just stereo phono?
3 years ago#6
Bump
3 years ago#7
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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3 years ago#8
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.
3 years ago#9
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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3 years ago#10
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.
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