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(see photo) Just got component cable. Did Nintendo need to put it in such a big box?

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  1. SoupCamera

    SoupCamera WiiChat Member

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    The UPS driver just delivered the Nintendo Wii component
    video cable. :worship: :worship: :worship:

    Not sure why I paid for overnight shipping, since I ordered
    it more than 10 days ago. But oh well... :D

    I am surprised at how big the box is... see photo below. :)
    Not only was the cable's box big, Nintendo of America also
    used a LARGE 24x16x10 cardboard box for UPS shipping.
    Now, I'm not a tree-hugger, but it seem like a big waste
    to over-package something like this... :D :D :D

    (may need to click to see larger version)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Can I ask what the need for component video cable is when it doesn't support HD? Maybe a dumb question
     
  3. Inspire

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    It supports ED (480p).

    That box is huge! Mine shipped last night and I can't wait to get it!!!
     
  4. SoupCamera

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    What? You don't appreciate all the nice colors of the cable?
    Red, white, light red, blue, green.... :(

    Just kidding... :D

    I wasn't planning to order it... but after borrowing one from
    my friend and trying it on my front projector, I decided to
    order one. It made a real difference in 480p when the
    game is projected to 120-inch. Still nowhere near HD, but
    every little bit helps! (on my Sony 46" LCD TV upstairs,
    the component cable made no difference, 480p and 480i
    looked about the same) So, I guess it will depend on the
    display device. :)
     
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  6. SoupCamera

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    I know..... it seem to contradict the compact design of the Wii...

    I just opened up the box. The cable is definitely very high quality, unlike the Nintendo Gamecube component cable that I had. :)
     
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    Nice cables! I hope to get those as well.:drool:
    Ha, you have the same headphones and iPod that I had; sold the mini and lost the headphones.:sad:
    If you have a TV with component inputs, you will notice a major difference from the picture you see when using the Wii's standard composite cables. I have an Xbox and when I switched, blacks were blacker, colors were more vivid, jaggies were much less visible, etc. Also, if you have a widescreen TV, component cables are the only ones that will give you true 16:9 widescreen and I believe they are also the only cables that give you true Dolby ProLogic II if you have a surround sound system.
     
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    My 32" Tube TV has component inputs but does not support 480p. Do you think the cables will help at all?
     
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    Great stuff, my component cables have been flagged for delivery on the 9th... whereas all the rest of the order will be arriving a day earlier.

    Oh well, guess i can wait an extra day :)
     
  10. Inspire

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    It will improve the color detail, so you'll probably notice a slightly sharper picture with better color.
     
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    Just agreeing with Inspire. I have a 27" tube TV with component inputs and it doesn't support 480p either, but my Xbox games look quite a bit better regardless compared to how they looked with the standard composite cable.
     
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    Component is video only. It still uses the same crappy av cables for audio.
     
  13. SoupCamera

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    I believe you'll need to plug the audio into a Dolby ProLogic II a/v receiver to get the surround sound. I don't know of any TVs that can decode ProLogic II.

    :)
     
  14. NateTheGreat

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    Well, since Wii has one unified audio-video cable, I'm guessing it does both audio and video. I thought I had heard that the component cable was the only one that supported Dolby ProLogic II. Does anyone know?
     
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    Post pictures of the Wii on your projector ;)
     
  16. fiveryanfrenzy

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    they package things like that in bigger boxes so that when they are in the stores they are not easy to walk out with.
     
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    Someone should really take screenshots of composite vs. component in 480i and post it - I have the TV to do it, but I don't know how I'd take a Screenshot other than using my digital camera.....
     
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    I have any EDTV flat screen so I'll need to get one of those when they are available.
     
  19. SoupCamera

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    480p really makes a big difference. My Wii is connected to a Panasonic AX100 front projector. How do I take a picture to show the difference between 480i and 480p. I mouted my Canon G7 camera on a tripod and fired up the projector. Took a bunch of pictures in 480i and 480p mode... They don't come out right when I viewed the pictures on my monitor.(well, the pictures are alright, but it just doesn't highlight the difference between the two modes) I think it has to been seen with real human eyes.
     
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    ProLogic II is NOT true surround sound. Shame on Nintendo.

    I just ordered my component cables from Nintendo Online. I probably won't see them for awhile though.

    SoupCamera. I see you too own the Sony In-Ear 71's as well. They are definitely great sounding for the price... just alittle too much on the bottom end.
     
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