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    (see photo) Just got component cable. Did Nintendo need to put it in such a big box?

    The UPS driver just delivered the Nintendo Wii component
    video cable.

    Not sure why I paid for overnight shipping, since I ordered
    it more than 10 days ago. But oh well...

    I am surprised at how big the box is... see photo below.
    Not only was the cable's box big, Nintendo of America also
    used a LARGE 24x16x10 cardboard box for UPS shipping.
    Now, I'm not a tree-hugger, but it seem like a big waste
    to over-package something like this...

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    Last edited by SoupCamera; 12-01-2006 at 08:15 AM.

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    Can I ask what the need for component video cable is when it doesn't support HD? Maybe a dumb question

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    It supports ED (480p).

    That box is huge! Mine shipped last night and I can't wait to get it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabin
    Can I ask what the need for component video cable is when it doesn't support HD? Maybe a dumb question
    What? You don't appreciate all the nice colors of the cable?
    Red, white, light red, blue, green....

    Just kidding...

    I wasn't planning to order it... but after borrowing one from
    my friend and trying it on my front projector, I decided to
    order one. It made a real difference in 480p when the
    game is projected to 120-inch. Still nowhere near HD, but
    every little bit helps! (on my Sony 46" LCD TV upstairs,
    the component cable made no difference, 480p and 480i
    looked about the same) So, I guess it will depend on the
    display device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabin
    Can I ask what the need for component video cable is when it doesn't support HD? Maybe a dumb question
    Wii Hands-On: Hardware, Wii Channels, and Virtual Console - Features at GameSpot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspire
    That box is huge!
    I know..... it seem to contradict the compact design of the Wii...

    I just opened up the box. The cable is definitely very high quality, unlike the Nintendo Gamecube component cable that I had.

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    Nice cables! I hope to get those as well.
    Ha, you have the same headphones and iPod that I had; sold the mini and lost the headphones.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sabin
    Can I ask what the need for component video cable is when it doesn't support HD? Maybe a dumb question
    If you have a TV with component inputs, you will notice a major difference from the picture you see when using the Wii's standard composite cables. I have an Xbox and when I switched, blacks were blacker, colors were more vivid, jaggies were much less visible, etc. Also, if you have a widescreen TV, component cables are the only ones that will give you true 16:9 widescreen and I believe they are also the only cables that give you true Dolby ProLogic II if you have a surround sound system.
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    My 32" Tube TV has component inputs but does not support 480p. Do you think the cables will help at all?

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    Great stuff, my component cables have been flagged for delivery on the 9th... whereas all the rest of the order will be arriving a day earlier.

    Oh well, guess i can wait an extra day

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    Quote Originally Posted by ics
    My 32" Tube TV has component inputs but does not support 480p. Do you think the cables will help at all?
    It will improve the color detail, so you'll probably notice a slightly sharper picture with better color.

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