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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by codeking, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. codeking

    codeking Computer Nerd, not Geek

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    Everybody is talking about getting 480p component cables. Are the normal cables 480i?

    I wouldn't suggest getting those cables, because MOST TVs convert 480i to 480p (I think)
     
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    The normal cables are analog cables so there is no way for the tv to upscale. You need component cables to get progressive scan signal.
     
  3. Evi1d33d

    Evi1d33d CheapAssGamer

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    It is possible that your HDTV will upscale 480i to 480p but doesn't look good as true 480p.
     
  4. codeking

    codeking Computer Nerd, not Geek

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    That is dumb. Why can't they just include those 480p cables? non-HD is bad enough, but 480i?
     
  5. Andrakis_Scarr

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    Keeps costs down for the system.

    Besides, the majority of people don't own a T.V with the ability to use progressive scan. If they just included those cables, a great chunk of people couldn't use the Wii at all. By only including the standard AV connections everyone can use the system (even if you have component cable inputs and a HDTV you should still have the standard AV connections on your TV).
     
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    zekmoe WiiChat Member

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    There is no way you should still be playing games on an old 4x3 standard def tv. HD sets are nearing 10 years old world wide. Get a job, and get a real tv. There's really a huge difference. Even with my gamecube, we play it on a 55" mitsubishi and it's stunning and fun x 10.
    Wireless controlers, surround and a big picture. You really get involved.
     
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    We are all so sorry we cant fork out as much money as you can
     
  8. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    lol you call $200 alot of money for a 21 in. lcd?? yeah, that's hd
     
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    Well if you want a good one, I go for quality, I guess I shouldnt complain I mean I have an awesome surround system...

    btw I am also talking about BIG TVs, not smaller ones
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    oh, you never said anything about that in the original post, yes... big ones are pretty expensive
     
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    Sorry bout that, I shouldve said something before... :rolleyes:

    ...I am going to sound like a moron, but, those component cables work for non HD TVs dont they?
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    i thought you where just talking about hd in general

    and they will if it has component, it will give you a better picture no matter what
     
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    Thats good news, although Im not really fussed about visual quality, its better to be safe than sorry... thanks
     
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    If your TV has component ins, get the cables. Even if it isn't HD. And if you do have an HDTV, there is no reason why you shouldn't be getting them.
     
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    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    ABC is right. I won't take the time to explain it again, but the OP might want to do a search on component cables.

    'Progressive scan cables', or, component cables, are analog, as well.

    $200 won't get you a 21" LCD - I've looked. If you want an LCD that will put out 480p, the cheapest one is going to run you about $357 (Sanyo 20" LCD EDTV at Wal-Mart). I don't consider anything less than 20" a television capable of gaming, so there are probably cheaper 15" EDTVs, but why bother, eh?
     
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    Bingo. Gaming, especially on a console where size does matter, 20" Is way too weak. And yes, anyone looking about info on component cables, do a search. We have gone VERY in depth on this site about this topic.
     

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