can't change resolution on wii u

#1apk216Posted 12/25/2012 9:38:26 PM
I'm using component cables to hook up to an older lcd tv. I'm pretty sure it supports more than 480i but the wii u won't let me change resolution. It says my cables don't support more than 480i despite the fact i'm using component cables. The cables are generic. Is this a cable problem?
#2knightimexPosted 12/25/2012 10:18:27 PM
what colors do you have plugged in?

is the yellow plugged in or not?
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#3ShadowSkill11Posted 12/25/2012 10:25:24 PM
I'd say its a problem with you not knowing if you have an HDTV or not.
#4DiscostewSMPosted 12/25/2012 10:35:43 PM
It may be your TV. I have an old HDTV that only has a couple modes. 480i, 480p and 1080i. No other modes higher than those listed.
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#5knightimexPosted 12/25/2012 10:41:01 PM
what is the year make and model of said HD Tv?
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#6apk216(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2012 11:05:07 PM
TV specs

Samsung LTM1775W
1 rear-panel component video (DVD 480i/480p)
1 rear-panel wide-bandwidth component video
(compatible with 1080i/720p/480p signals)
HDTV monitor (compatible with HDTV/SDTV formats when connected to a separate HDTV tuner and displays them at 768p)
1280 x 768 pixels
I read it is compatible with 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals

I don't have the yellow cable plugged in. Just green (Y), blue (Pb), red (Pr) + audio. The display is black and white.
#7apk216(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2012 11:06:47 PM
Purchased in 2002, just need it for a couple of weeks, but still, would be nice to get it to work.
#8FilthyScumPosted 12/25/2012 11:10:08 PM
apk216 posted...
TV specs

Samsung LTM1775W
1 rear-panel component video (DVD 480i/480p)
1 rear-panel wide-bandwidth component video
(compatible with 1080i/720p/480p signals)
HDTV monitor (compatible with HDTV/SDTV formats when connected to a separate HDTV tuner and displays them at 768p)
1280 x 768 pixels
I read it is compatible with 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals

I don't have the yellow cable plugged in. Just green (Y), blue (Pb), red (Pr) + audio. The display is black and white.


Perhaps you have the component video red and audio red switched?
#9apk216(Topic Creator)Posted 12/25/2012 11:25:07 PM
never mind, there's a switch on the cable for hdtv