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Posted: May 24, 2010 (10:46 AM)
Another Wii related question: which is the best component cable? Normally I would just buy the official one, but it's so expensive. Does anyone know if the cheaper ones stack up? Does anyone even play the Wii in fake HD?! I never really thought much about HD gaming, but going from a HD enabled 360 to a Wii makes me realise how wide the gap is in terms of picture quality. Hopefully 480p will close the gap slightly.

SuskieUser: Suskie
Posted: May 24, 2010 (11:36 AM)
GameStop makes a relatively cheap component cable that works for all three current-gen platforms. It's worth having, both for convenience and because it's about half the price of the Wii component cable alone.

I do play Wii with a component cable, but yeah, it's not a huge upgrade. You're just signing up for a slightly clearer image with slightly more vibrant colors.

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Posted: May 24, 2010 (03:53 PM)
What Suskie said. Getting an HDTV made me realize how important HD has become when a person is looking for satisfying gaming as we finish up the decade. Component is worth having to make everything pop a bit more, but Nintendo needs to bring out an HD system ASAP if it wants to remain relevant.

bloomerUser: bloomer
Posted: May 24, 2010 (08:29 PM)
Yeah, I use a RGB component connection to get what I think the manual called ED (480p) on the wii

These connectors are pretty simple technology. Since the Wii has a proprietary connect-out at the back for all this stuff, you'll have to buy a Wii or console specific set anyway. I would just buy one at least a step up from the cheapest, and if 3rd party and not wii specific make sure it will fit in the back of the wii.

I think I bought the official one at the time.

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