If you really wanted 480p, you would have bought a component cable either online or over the phone through Nintendo or at an electronics store like Circuit City or EBGames. You seem to think the Wii is the only console that doesn't come standard with component cables (which, by the way, many people wouldn't be able to use since many people don't have 480p capable TVs). Look at the PS3, supposidly made for HD and guess what both the $500 and $600 versions come with. That's right, composite cables. The extra $30 is a small price to pay for widescreen, optical, and 480p Progressive Scan on a system that costs a fraction of what the other systems cost.