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HD Cables in 480p?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by wiijunkie, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. wiijunkie

    wiijunkie WiiChat Member

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    I was considering the hd cables but wasn't sure if the $50 would be worth the added benefit. Has anyone purchased these and if so are they worth it?
     
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  3. wiijunkie

    wiijunkie WiiChat Member

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    they were being sold at gamestop and I think they were made by madcatz. would you trust the ones on ebay going for $10?
     
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    I don't have component cables, but I'd be really wary of a set sold on ebay for $10 unless you are familiar with the brand. Otherwise, they could just be standard AV cables.
     
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    stick with the Nintendo brand; they're only like $10 more than MadCatz, etc.

    I'd stay away from the ebay $10 cables
     
  6. MaxCapacitor

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    I've seen those Madcatz ones at Gamestop, they're really not worth paying for $50. In fact, I bought the Madcatz Component cables off their website which sells for less than half that. It's listed for $19.99 MSRP on their website.

    Gamestop is just trying to take advantage of your ignorance and milk you for a 150% markup.

    If you want the cheapest (as in best bang for your buck), I'd go with the ones listed on www.play-asia.com. They're selling them for $9.99 and shipping is right at $3.40.
     
  7. Canumbler

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    I've actually heard that the nintendo cables are fairly crap quality compared to most others.
    Very thin at one end and causing scan issues.
     
  8. GaryT85

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    have a look on amazon, here in the uk they have a few diff types available...

    havent tried any of them yet but will be soon..
     
  9. wiijunkie

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    good info. I think I'll try those first. ill let you guys know how they work after I get them.
     
  10. arthurmills

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    HD 480P component cables

    I purchased HD 480P component cables for my Game Cube at $75.00
    On games which supported "Progressive" it made a significant difference.
    I have a 1080i (720P) Mitsubishi 52" DLP and yes, progressive scan game cube games looked 30%-40% better when compared to SVideo connections.

    So, I purchased the Madcatz HD 480P cables for the Wii.
    I can't say how much better the games look as I have never hooked up the standard Wii video cables. All I can say is the Wii is awesome at 480P. If you have a HD TV then you really need to think about the HD cables. Now, when I play any game cube games in my Wii they are automatically displayed in 480P which is an added bonus. Now I not only have great looking Wii games but all of my game cube games look even better on the Wii.

    Now that the Wii is on my 52" HD TV I moved the out-dated game cube with HD cables to my upstairs HD TV and when the Wii is in use I can still enjoy game cube games on my older 720" 42" Mitsubishi tv.

    Love the Wii
     
  11. bmx_wii

    bmx_wii wii wii

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    would these cables improve the quality for when you go on the internet on it , you can barely read the writing its so blury
     
  12. mk_south_london

    mk_south_london !SUPERMOD! *blu mushroom*

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    zoom in
     
  13. Drizzt Do'Urden

    Drizzt Do'Urden go habs go

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    HD cables are better for moving stuff . if it's a still image , you won,t see any changes , excpet if you get 720P or 1080I HSD cables (the number is the number of lines on the screen , so 480I and 480P have the same number of lines , so no change in resolution)

    Drizzt
     
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    I have the nintendo component cables and they work great on my hdtv! They are pretty good quality too, the wire is pretty thick.
     
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    i bought the $10 ebay ones and they are work great no issues at all...

    not much of a difference in picture quality to the untrained eye. but if you get into any fast moving action you can tell the difference you will see some lines here and there with the av cables but the component cables eliminate that...

    btw most brand name cables are WAY over priced...

    just check www.monoprice.com for some great deals on cables not for the wii of course since it's propritory to nintendo... but lots of good prices and the quality is the same as the high priced brand names ones...
     
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    You can get them for $20 at Madkatz
     
  17. Drizzt Do'Urden

    Drizzt Do'Urden go habs go

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    most of the time , you pay for the name .

    cables are cable . it's made of cable . even if it's black , blue , yellow , ord with red dots , it's still a cable . buy a cheap one , it'll do the exact same job than an expensive one , especially if it's short (less than 10' )

    You can buy cheap milk , or expensive milk , it'll still taste milk.

    Drizzt
     
  18. Canumbler

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    Uh.. ok, but no.
    Component cables are analogue and as a result the quality of their construction, and the parts that make them up, can make the difference between working and not working.
     
  19. Drizzt Do'Urden

    Drizzt Do'Urden go habs go

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    i'm sorry my friend , but you can do whichever test you want with FAIRLY NEW cables , it'll all be the same result.

    if we talk about OLDER cable (2+ years) , you,re right . gold plated will last longer , etc...


    also , remember that we talk here about 480P . if we talked about 1080I , or 1080P , then you're right.

    Drizzt
     
  20. MaxCapacitor

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    So if I bought some cheap unshielded, or poorly shielded 10ft. to 6ft. long RG-59 component cables, I'm not going to experience any noticeable or even negligible degradation in image quality from an analog 480p signal?

    What if I told you that there was a 1000w receiver, an XBox360, a DISH network satellite receiver, and a set of 5.1 speakers totaling 900w surrounding the TV and the Wii with all its power/video/audio wires running parallel with the component cable mentioned above?

    Will it "all be the same result", as you put it, in that situation?

    I already know the answer and have experienced the difference between "fairly new" cheaply made cables and quality cables I've made myself.

    For those that would like to know how to make component cables themselves, I point you to a very informative DIY video from Systm:
    http://revision3.com/systm/avcabling
     
    #20 MaxCapacitor, Jan 19, 2007
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