When the Wii’s specifications were first announced, many teared up at the thought of having to use composite cables for Nintendo’s next gen console. Now in its fourth year on the market, VDIGI has created an HD solution for the masses. Introducing the Wii’s first HDMI Upscaler Processor, the VD-W3.
The device is capable of supporting resolution up to 1080p, or a monitor resolution of 1680 x 1050, via an HDMI or DVI. A few images of the device being used to play Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros. Brawl have been released, but it’s hard to tell just how much of an improve there is in image quality. Still, the device should be a big improvement from the standard composite cables your Wii came with. And based on Nintendo’s claim to have no Wii successor just yet, this may be the closest you come to an HD Wii for a while.
The VD-W3 Wii HDMI Upscaler Processor is available for $75.00.