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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Yeungy, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Yeungy

    Yeungy WiiChat Member

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    I was looking at getting them, but do they make a big difference to quality and graphics of games?

    Also I saw a few different ones in the shops at different prices. Is there any difference in these and which ones are the better ones?
     
  2. No Smoking

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    Yes they do make a difference everything is clearer and crisper colours look more colourful also if that makes any sense. All the cables are pretty much the same just get the cheapest
     
  3. Yeungy

    Yeungy WiiChat Member

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    Cool thanks.
     
  4. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    you get what you pay for at the end of the day. depends how much your set up is.
     
  5. Yeungy

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    The cheapest is $25 Aussie Dollars, which is about ΒΌ of a full priced game ($100)
     
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    25bucks lol. If youre willing to buy over the internet you can get them for about 15AUD from sites like Play asia.
     
  7. BrandonMcAuslan

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    Aye they make a difference. The make your picture jaggier and therefore the graphics worse (I use component on my HD tv)...
    Textures are more noticeable and detailed - but 3d objects become porcupines.. JAGGIES!!!!
     
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    i would say dont waste yoru money, i hear they dont make that much difference. get a game instead.
     
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    You can a generic one off ebay for like $7
     
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    I too have seen component cables but what I would like to know is if there is SVGA cables. I would love to put my Wii on my KVM with my PC and my 360.
     
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    ive had the component cables since the day they were released from nintendo. i have the nintendo brand myself, but ive seen other brands as well. they make a noticeable difference when running in 480p vs 480i. every time i go to someones house and i have to play in 480i, with the regular cables, i notice a big difference, esp on games like zelda and galaxy. imo, they are well worth it.

    progressive scan is always going to be better and will always look better.
    here are some pics to prove it: component is on the left and composite is on the right:

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    the difference is clear in my opinion.
     
  12. ToddH

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    Do you have any comparisons on Galaxy, or any other game?
     
  14. ToddH

    ToddH Go Dawgs!

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    Monoprice just dropped the price of their white component cable, which I linked to a couple of posts up, to $3.84. It's the cable I use and it works perfectly.
     
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    there are other comparisons on the net. i dont know if there are any for galaxy or not. i just came across those by searching in yahoo for "composite vs component wii" im sure there are some more around the net.
     
  16. Wiggly

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    all the cables are not pretty much the same though... guage and the metal used makes a difference too. I wouldn't just go out and by "the cheapest you can find". try to get gold plated leads at least.
     
  17. ToddH

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    Unless your installing an extremely long cable run, gauge isn't as important. For a six foot cable, the monoprice cables I listed above should work just fine with no interference problems since they have pretty decent shielding. Now if we start talking about installation lengths of 20-50 feet, then the cable gauge should be bumped up to at least 22 AWG. This helps reduce interference and signal loss.

    And don't get me started on the gold connector myth. :lol: Unless the output connectors of your component are gold plated, you should never use cables that are because you run into the problem of dissimilar metals. This can actually cause a number of connection problems.

    How do I know this? I do home theater installations. A lot of us installers have a field day laughing at all of the cable myths out there. People swear that high price Monster cables make a difference. The only thing Monster cables are good for is making sure you have less money in your wallet than before. Gold connectors? Right.

    Every installer I know uses monoprice.com because the cables are built extremely well and at a decent price. In fact, the manufacturers of the cables at monoprice actually manufacture cables for a lot of the other big names in the cable business.

    That's my cable rant for the day. :)
     
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  18. Yeungy

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    Well I live in Australia so if I was to get cables from there then it would take a while to get here wouldn't it?
     
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    Thanks, I was about to type something out on how much of a rip-off monster cables are, and that most are pretty much the same. I'm currently using free component cables that came with my VGA box, and they work flawlessly.
     
  20. Wiggly

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    wow thats good to know! thanks lol :lol:

    I used to do car audio installations though (not professially) and doesnt length, and guage have a lot to do with the ohms and impedance (sp?). requiring bigger than 22g... My old man uses 16g on his home theater...

    also the metal wire DOES make a diff right? like copper would be better than tin correct?
     

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