What an amazing end to the night it was. Getting recognition from Nintendo on my recent video work is way more than I could have asked for. I'm going to bed quite high on life tonight! Again, a HUGE thanks to you guys for making things like this possible. I'll see you in a few, short hours!
Guys, I don't know if you know this...but we're just a tad over a month away from the launch of the Wii U! I can't believe we're coming up on the launch, especially after years of teasing, speculation, reveals and questions. Soon enough, this long wait will be behind us!
While we wait for the system to actually hit the streets, it's best to use this time to prepare our living room setups. We're going to have to make room for the Wii U next to/above/under our TVs. For some, that could take a lot or shifting of space! It also means making sure you have the right cables and inputs to handle Wii U's options.
Nintendo took longer than most to enter the HD generation. HD TVs weren't all that widespread when the Wii came out, but now most homes have at least one HD-ready TV. Still, I'm sure there are more than a few that have a dedicated gaming TV that isn't the most up-to-date piece. It served the Wii well enough, but it might not be doing Wii U any favors.
The same goes for connections on the audio front. If you want to get all you can out of the Wii U's audio, you'll have to go with an HDMI connector. You'll also want to get a more current sound system that can take advantage of the hugely upgraded audio offerings in the Wii U. Again, Nintendo was a bit behind when it came to adoption of these technical features, but now they're ready to bring them out full force.
Personally, I'm in for a bit of trouble. My current audio receiver only does HDMI audio. For all my other consoles, I use a digital output for audio (minus Wii). With the Wii U, I'll be plugging the video source into HDMI. For sound...I don't know yet! Can I run a component cable to take over just audio? Do I go with component for video and use HDMI for audio? I'm still not sure how I'll handle things.
Is your TV/Stereo setup ready to handle the best of the best Wii U can do, or are you in the same boat as me? Leave a comment and let us know how your setup is dictating your Wii U experience.