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HD Componet Cable for Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by EvilAquaSnipe, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. EvilAquaSnipe

    EvilAquaSnipe WiiChat Member

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    Hi, I have a HD tv and I am planning on buying a HD Componet Cable for my Wii when I get one... I was looking at them on the net and I saw that there is a PREMIUM Nintnedo Wii Component Video Cable that has a copper connector with 24K gold plating for the highest video and audio quality. Braided high-density copper, foil, and ferrite shielding against RF interference. Nitrogen-injected foam dielectric. Durable outer nylon braid, and resistant to temperature extremes. That is more expensive than this one...

    Penguin United Component Video Cable for Wii.
    Wii component video cable enables 480P (progressive) video display resolution between the Wii console and your Television. This is the highest video display resolution currently supported by the Wii console and it makes a HUGE difference on your HDTV.

    I was wondering if the PREMIUM Nintnedo Wii Component Video Cable is better than the other one or if it doesnt matter.

    Thanks
     
  2. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    Gold plating doesn't equal better picture. . .it just makes the cable longer lasting as Gold is very corrosion resistant. If you want high quality picture you'd buy silver wires (for a pretty penny) but they don't have a long life span so you'd have to keep replacing them (silver isn't corrosion resistant like gold).

    To the point of wether you should buy third-party cables or not. . .I'd go with the Nintendo brand ones. They are a few bucks extra, but I always like to know that if I have troubles with my cables Nintendo will be there to help; if you use third-party and you give Nintendo a call then they'll easily say that its the third-party hardware that causing you an issue.
     
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    SinceNine19 Ride or Die

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    I didn't think the Wii supported more than 480i/480p as it wasn't an HD console system. We have a 42" LCD HDTV we use for our 360 here, and the Wii's graphics are nothing against this 1080i **** lol.

    Can the Wii truly go HD or at least get far superior quality to the factory cable with a new component cable?
     
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    the wii is not HD capable. Well at least not yet. I'm pretty sure some software updates can do that in the future. At least from what i've heard the 360 did that. BTW: From what i have noticed, the component cables that make it 480p instead of 480i makes it more crisp. sharp looking. hope that helps
     
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    the xbox can display up to 1080i,i think wii will have no prob.
     
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    Oh okay. I didn't think it could do HD, that'd be nice if they update that later though. Still fun either way though and Zelda still looks pretty darn good.

    We currently run our 360 on 1080i and it's amazing on FIFA 07 and Burnout. ****, any game is amazing.
     
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    yep. 1080p is no mainstream yet and will not be for a while.
     
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    Hi, This is my first post, I want to know if buying a component cable will make my picture quality go up. At the moment im using the cable witch came in the box at 576i. Will using a component cable at 480p be better?
     
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    Component cables are the only way to get 480p on the Wii.
     
  11. SinceNine19

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    How much are they anyways and are they really worth it or is it better to save money for another game? The quality is mediocre now, I actually think ou gamecube looks a tad bit better still on our 42" LCD HDTV...but it might be okay on a smaller regular TV screen, might just be our TV. Normal stuff doesn't look to friendly on HDTV's really once you experience HD like I have lol.

    I might get those cables though if it helps enough, anyone have before after pictures by any chance?
     
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    I've been looking around but only see 3rd party HD cables for the Wii to get 480p resolutions. Anyone know where to find the Nintendo brand ones by any chance?
     
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    Best composite vs component pic I have.
     
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    Thanks so much for the effort! I actually found a comparison of the cables online at gamespot or something they did a review on the Wii totally hardware to software in and out. Honestly the picture looks worth buying the extra cables to use for Component over Composite by far! Zelda looked so crisp compared to the stock cables. I think I'll pick some up for sure. Just hafta find them somewhere! Anyone know where?
     
  15. tighr

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    I picked up a set of React component cables from Best Buy for $24.99. They seemed to have plenty in stock at my Best Buy, yours may be different.

    The picture is definitely more crisp on my Samsung 56" DLP.
     
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    man where did you make that S*** up from?

    do you even know what rust is? Well it is the the corrosion of iron commpounds in the presence of oxygen and water.

    Both gold and silver are elements, which means there not made up of other elemets of course, thats just stupid, iron is also an element, what i think u ment, was Steel, which looks very much like silver when new, and iron is a major part of that.

    if you don;t know what ur talking about, don't try to teach people, becuase you just spread stupidity around.
     
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    We have a 42" LCD HDTV.

    I saw React cables I think somewhere, but I thought I read someone mention to get the Nintendo brand ones, they're more $ but the warranty on them is great. May be worth it, but if they're only $25 bucks...might be worth me taking a shot with them, I don't see why not heh. I'll take a gander at bestbuy tomorrow, thanks man!
     
  18. tighr

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    The React ones have a 7 year warranty, but I've never broken a cable in my life. Treat it with care and it will treat you with care.

    They work exactly the same as the Nintendo branded cables.
     
  19. csiguy4u

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_plating

    ^^ States clearly that gold is used for corrosion prevention

    http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/audioprinciples/interconnects/silveraudiocables.php

    ^^States that although the author of the article prefers copper (since it's better than Gold), Silver is clearly the best conductor.

    Clearly you have not done your research.
     
  20. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    *solid goooooold, it's gold, it's gold, it's gold, it's solid gold babehhh*

    *dances*
     

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