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Wii HDTV Component Cable -- Worth getting?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by KingKory, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. KingKory

    KingKory WiiChat Member

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    Hello :)

    I'm sure this question has been kicked around a few times, but there's no search feature that I can see, so I thought I'd just start a new thread.

    Are these cables worth buying?

    I see them priced from $20 all the way to $50. Is there a big difference on the quality of cable you buy?

    Does anyone have a link to recommended cables?

    Thanks much!
     
  2. Sillyhat

    Sillyhat The Crusher

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    Yes they are worth buying in my opinion. They make the image so much sharper, and if you have a nice TV it really enhances the color. By the way there is a search feature on the right side of the forums right under the User Control Panel.
     
  3. KingKory

    KingKory WiiChat Member

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    Bah...right in front of my face, ty.
     
  4. Sillyhat

    Sillyhat The Crusher

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    No problem.
     
  5. iceman 343

    iceman 343 wii owner

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    yes you should definteley get some ive only got a cheap set and it makes a big difference
     
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    ThrillSeeker The Italian

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    Here's the cables I have:
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    no name brand from this website: http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/ts/TS3003.htm
    they're 15 bucks, free shipping, excellent quality (better than nintendo's crap cables)

    AND here's some shots off my 58" plasma with the cables hooked up and all settings correct:
    PLEASE NOTE: these pictures do not do justice to what it really looks like.
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  7. dreamcastninja

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    I have a 27inch standard def tv with component but that's being taken by the dvd player and im not getting adapters or switching or any of that.

    in short.

    should I stay composite, or should I step up to svideo?
     
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    Svideo isn't that great of a difference, don't waste your money. On your tv you won't be able to tell.
     
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    Svideo is a great improvement over composite. Don't take my word for it though, the wikipedia article on svideo explains it well. Here is the specific section to read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svideo#Overview

    Svideo is nearly equal to interlaced component in regards to picture sharpness
    Thrillseeker needs new glasses.
     
  10. dreamcastninja

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    svideo it is! Any links to cheap cables? or can i walk into a best buy and buy them?
     
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    6ix rebmeM tahCiiW

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    Would these be a good thing to grab for a Home Theatre + Projector setup??
     
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    i think that its the same for tvs and projectors
     
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    I got a noname set at circuit shitty for $20 and they make a noticable difference to me on a 42" plasma on every game.
     
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    What game is that in your screen shot? The one with the man standing by the cars, Looks like GTA lol. Is It Scarface? Im just about to get a Wii and this game interests me. Thanks alot
    Aaron
     
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  16. iceman 343

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    its scarface
     
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    Limbo God Among Rabbids

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    I tried to squish the bug in your signature >.<
     
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    i'd rather drive to a local store and buy them upfront and get them the same day. Any ideas? best buy?
     
  19. Sillyhat

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    When I bought my cables I went to Best Buy and yeah they had some S-Video ones too. You can also go to Gamestop or EBGames, they should have them.
    Check the availability for Gamestop here:
    http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product_id=802519
     
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    Don't pay more than 20$ for them. I had to look around for quite a while to find some that weren't overpriced. I checked just about every store selling games before finding them at a place called "Game Crazy"
     

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