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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by wiigirl23, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. wiigirl23

    wiigirl23 WiiChat Member

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    I'm interested in getting a component cable for my Wii becaue I have an HD television...is it really worth paying the $40-$50? Does it make the picture that much better (it looks pretty good right now)? Thanks!
     
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    my god yes, the jump from 480i to 480p is more noticable than 480p - 720p in my opinion, due to the fact that the cable provides a much truer reflection of colour and contrast as well as sharpening the edges, the jump from 480p-720p retains the use of colour but just sharpens edges a little more.

    You can find cables cheap but they aren't worth it go for a decent quality one you won't be dissapointed.
     
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    grimmda WiiChat Member

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    Yeah but the initial hookup is standard right? The one end is the same because of the adapter on the Wii correct? So it's cable quality is like 5 out of 10 for example... then you'd hook it to something longer because it's not long enough:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8008988&st=wii&lp=8&type=product&cp=1&id=1156203388826

    The standard one from Best Buy is $24 so what are you talking about 40 or 50 bucks for? What am I missing? I'd just get cheap (5 out of 10 quality) component extenders to run up to my HDTV.
     
  4. wiigirl23

    wiigirl23 WiiChat Member

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    I've seen ones at Circuit City for $50, ones at Nintendo for $35. The cheapest ones I've seen are on e-bay (about $20)...I was just giving an average cost. The gold-plated are much more expensive than the nickle-plated. The guy at Gamstop said it doesn't make that much of a difference since most of the games are 480 anyway and not 720.
     
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    The Ebay ones are fine - mine cost ~$15AU incl. postage.
    It works very well and is of good build quality.
    You usually only notice the difference between good/bad quality cables with long runs (5+ meters).
     
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    grimmda WiiChat Member

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    The Wii only does 480i/480P it does not do anything at 720 at the moment.
     

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