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Component cable.... worth buying it?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by rtr1900, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. rtr1900

    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    Hi everybody,

    I just bought yesterday the latest Philips 32" LCD TV. It support all the resolutions, from 480 until 1080 (i and p).
    Now I connected the Wii to it, and it looks great. But some games I have show EDTV/HDTV on the box. I suppose I need to buy a componentcable, as I am using the standard cable which came with the box (RCA with a Scart conector/converter).

    Now is it really worth buying the componentcable? Does it makes such a great different using it?

    Any opinion is welcome.

    Thx
     
  2. laurie_lu

    laurie_lu WiiChat Member

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    Yes it makes a huge difference. At least it did on our 46in LCD HDTV. The one I bought was by Mad Catz and only cost $15 at Best Buy.
     
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    masonb15 Flawless Victory

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    Of course component cables are worth it. I got mine for free with my Wiimote charger at Sam's Club.
     
  4. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    Of cours its worth it because there may be jagged lines on your HDTV when your playing your wii because its not adjusted to widesreen on RCA cables so buy component but remember when you buy it turn your wii on then go to settings and find the setting for the 480i/480p then set it to 480p and disconnect the RCA cables after you select it and put the component cables.
     
  5. rtr1900

    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    Thx you Laurie Lu, Masonb15 and MRCoolGh.

    I willgo and buy tomorrow the cable and plug it in!.

    Just one more question. If the game doesn´t support 480P (suppose some don´t), do I have to d-select it then (as stated by MrCoolGH) in the menu?

    Thx again all of you!
     
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    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    Nope, that's all handled transparently (or at the game level). Once you're set for EDTV/480P you're set!
     
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    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    THX!!! I can´t wait to get the better result!!!!
    :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
     
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    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    Quick question.....

    I have seen two type of cables in Store:
    COMPONENT
    COMPONENT AV

    Any difference?

    thx
     
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    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    Shouldn't be (as long as it's for the Wii), probably just different packaging (for different manufacturers) - Component is the specification, so as long as it says that, you should be good to go.

    I'm using a generic (branded) cable I got for ~$8 and it works perfect.
     
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    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    THX.


    I saw the one of Nintendo for 30€, and then from the brand DERTECH, just 20€..... So if they are the same, I will go for the Dertech one.....

    Thx again!!!!

    " Oh boy, tonight I will see my wii at "480p" :yesnod: :yesnod:
     

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