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Wii / Wii U Artefacting Wii display

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by severedhead, 1 Jan 2007.

  1. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone else noticed this, or is mine broke...

    I have noticed a lot of artefacting on screen like when a GFX card overheats.
    I first noticed it playing Rayman as is not too visible otherwise.
    The Wii is well ventilated and not getting hot.

    Its being ran on a 32" HD incase that makes any difference. I'm hoping the component cable will make a difference when it is eventually available incase its just composite being crap.
     
  2. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    faulty wii! oe noes!
     
  3. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Noo! Don't say that! :wallbash:
     
  4. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    Mines doing the same. Noticed on Wii Sports last night. Doesn't seem to happen all the time either - it's like a series of vertical jagged lines about a 1/3 of the way down the screen and about a 1/6 of the screen high. Not immediately obvious, but annoying. I haven't seen them in Zelda though this afternoon. Hmmm.

    I'm running through a composite lead - are you?
     
  5. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    I found I get weird artifacting (like macro blocking) on the edges of certain items, mostly the cursor, when its running at 480i over composite on our LCD tv. Switch to 50hz though and its not a problem.
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Never had these problems, do you have the latest updates installed?
     
  7. mookboy

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    Just played some Zelda and it's doing it again there, although not as badly. That's on a CRT telly via composite, at 60hz.
     
  8. Guest-16

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    Anyone else finding the quality of consoles getting poorer as time progresses?
    Xbox DVD drives that fail, PS2s last a few years but 360s seem to give out after merely 12 months. My gamecube is at least 3 years old but some people's Wii's are having trouble already. My NES still works for crying out loud! God knows what the PS3 will be like.
     
  9. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    oh come on. how many thousand wiis sold?

    how many reported problems?

    that makes how many percent of faulty wiis? (straps excluded, that's just a user retardation issue)
     
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    I know, I know. But how many people own one and then post on this forum? For 360s I know at least half a dozen people that have had one die within the last month :(
     
  11. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    This is probably a software problem if it only happens in 60Hz mode.
     
  12. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Since purchase I've been using composite @ 50Hz (576i). Just tested with 60Hz (480i) and its a whiteout! Far too bright, but still doing it. Currently using the latest update - 2.0E. I seem to get a bit obsessive with checking for updates incase a new feature becomes available so thats not an issue.

    What is weird though, is that if you put the cursor over an affected area, the cursor will cover it. And its not limitedto a single textured area, it tends to be areas of similar colour.
     
  13. BioSniper

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    Mine isn't faulty as it didn't do it on my CRT. Was just trying to point out that it may just be something that happens on LCD's over composite :)
     
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    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    God damn it. So I either go through the hassle of getting it replaced, or live with and watch it no doubt slowly decline.
     
  16. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    dude, replace it. you can transfer all your personal stuff to an SD card using the 'data management' tools.
     
  17. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, common sense tells me that. I've emailed Nintendo and will check the service route tomorrow at work and decide which option is going to be faster.

    Handy to know that, I've got a 2GB card knocking around somewhere.
     
  18. mookboy

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    Update this thread as soon as you find out, I'll do the same.
     
  19. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I still think it's poor about the warranty length being so short in the US, in the EU it's 12 months!
     
  20. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    Every time I try to play Oblivion on my 360 it sounds like it's going to explode. I swear, if I look at it the wrong way it will set on fire. You can't even move the thing across the room without risking breaking it. I know, this, for I moved it 3 feet with NO disc in it and it gave me the red lights of doom and didn't run right until several resets. Nintendo systems have always been the most robust and long lasting mostly due to, up until the gamecube, not having any internal moving parts. Regardless of what a lot of people seem to experience though, my PS2 has lasted me strong since waaay back in 01 when I got it. I've had to take it apart and clean the lens with a damp q-tip twice since I've had it.

    The Xbox 360 is definitely one of the cheapest feeling, sounding, and so far, most commonly breaking system I've seen released in a long time. From what I've seen of the internals of a PS3, and from things I've read online, it seems very sturdy and runs very quietly. I haven't seen the mass influx of complaints about faulty hardware with the PS3 rush as we all saw with the 360 launch.
     
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