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I've bought a third party Wii S-Video + Composite connection cable for my european black Wii (PAL / Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus edition). The connection of S-Video and my tv tuner card results in the following:

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which transforms to:

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and back...

The Wii "Screen" menu states that 480i is selected as output mode. My tv tuner card works perfectly with Xbox 360 S-video output when set as PAL 60.

Edit: I should also mention, that I've read that the european PAL Wii isn't capable of S-Video. Even though, there are (third party) adapters availabe in the european market. But the screens attached show that there is something like a S-video signal, which is more than "not capable with S-video".

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Your Wii is probably set to PAL 50, which causes would cause similar problems. Setting the Wii to PAL 60 would work, shows how to change that setting, under "Screen".

It's a "bit" of a pain when the screen looks like that but it's doable if you keep the wiimote in the same position when you can't see the screen. (My TV shows a few frames before a few seconds of and then repeats, don't know if your tuner does)

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I already tried that. When switching to 50Hz mode, while the tv tuner is 60Hz mode the screen gets even more distorted. By switching the tuner card to 50Hz, I get the same results as before. The same happens vise versa when running 60Hz Wii with 50Hz TV tuner. – Snipem Jan 30 '12 at 21:42
Oke, it could also be that the tuner expects 480p, while the Wii sends 480i, other than that I have no idea. Sorry. – Kevin van der Velden Jan 31 '12 at 8:56

European Wii consoles don't output S-Video. You can buy converters (a small box with some electronics in it) that take in YPbPr ("component video") and output S-Video.

I think the reason you're getting anything at all is that S-Video splits the video into 2 parts, luma (brightness) and chroma (colour), and the luma is present as it's also in the YPbPr output but the chroma isn't present because your Wii doesn't generate it.

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Sounds reasonable. But stands the s-video limitation for my newer black edition? – Snipem Feb 1 '12 at 9:57
Only difference between the two versions of the Wii is GameCube support -… – Tom77 Feb 1 '12 at 11:35
No, I'm owning the black Wii from the "Wii Sports Resort Pak" which has been released alongside the Wiimotion Plus – Snipem Feb 1 '12 at 12:21

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