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Wii Scart cable (RGB) for £3.98 instore at GAME

GeoffM1965 Avatar
8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
Picked up a Fully wired RGB scart lead from my local GAME shop for £3.98 yesterday (down from £12.99.

Still showing as £12.99 online so may be local shops only???
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#1
Thanks to my t*ss*r work "colleagues" for voting this cold instantly !!!!
1 Like #2
I have voted it hot.....because it's a hot price ( and to hopefully negate the work "colleagues" voting )
#3
They also have the official RGB scart cable for £10 too, reduced from £20 (£30 in hmv, lol).
#4
Voted cold, regardless of how much it costs I wouldn't touch third party AV cables with a barge pole. If you're spending £180 on a system it makes sense to pay a few extra quid for the official scart cable, they're clearly better and well worth the extra tenner or whatever.
1 Like #5
HOT much better picture than the factory supplied cable. RGB is the way to go unless you have component.
#6
Kaprikawn
Voted cold, regardless of how much it costs I wouldn't touch third party AV cables with a barge pole. If you're spending £180 on a system it makes sense to pay a few extra quid for the official scart cable, they're clearly better and well worth the extra tenner or whatever.


Apparently the third party Wii RGB cables are very good.
Fact is £4 [if they have it in your store] will yield a much better picture than the included cable no matter how you slice it!

Don't get me started on how many reputable stores will try to sell you ridiculous cables at bonkers prices. I agree there is 'usually' a difference between a pound shop cable and a proper one - but one salesman once tried selling me a gold plated optical cable...
#7
Kaprikawn
Voted cold, regardless of how much it costs I wouldn't touch third party AV cables with a barge pole. If you're spending £180 on a system it makes sense to pay a few extra quid for the official scart cable, they're clearly better and well worth the extra tenner or whatever.


Well if the one supplied with the console isn't an 'official' one then why is it in the box? Just another con as usual. Why can't the companies supply all the necessary components for decent picture/sound and 2 controllers? People think lets get a wii they're only 179 quid - thats what i did, then when you buy the extra remote 2 nunchuks scart lead etc it comes to over 300 quid! what a rip off!
#8
gralf
Well if the one supplied with the console isn't an 'official' one then why is it in the box? Just another con as usual. Why can't the companies supply all the necessary components for decent picture/sound and 2 controllers? People think lets get a wii they're only 179 quid - thats what i did, then when you buy the extra remote 2 nunchuks scart lead etc it comes to over 300 quid! what a rip off!


Over £300?

An extra Wiimote and controller will cost ~£44, a scart lead is ~£20

Total = ~£243, these are if you don't shop around/import them yourself.
#9
piratematt
Apparently the third party Wii RGB cables are very good.


According to who? If you believe that then fine but I don't for a second think that's true. Someone has already posted that the official ones are a tenner, that's a hot deal in my opinion, this still isn't simply because I don't think it's a worthwhile product. They could be a penny and I'd still vote them cold. For AV cables, official is always best for analogue connections. There's no point in getting anything less as far as I'm concerned.

gralf
Well if the one supplied with the console isn't an 'official' one then why is it in the box? Just another con as usual. Why can't the companies supply all the necessary components for decent picture/sound and 2 controllers? People think lets get a wii they're only 179 quid - thats what i did, then when you buy the extra remote 2 nunchuks scart lead etc it comes to over 300 quid! what a rip off!


The one supplied with the console is official but it's a composite cable which is the lowest quality you can get. That's probably fine for the majority of Wii owners who have bought it for Wii Sports. But for anyone who as any interest in getting the best out of their machines they'll stump up the extra for the best cables depending on their setup. If you've got a standard TV that means getting an official scart cable, for HDTVs that's a component cable. I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you that you probably should get them in the box but as someone who buys a lot of this type of stuff I've long since accepted that buying a machine is just the first in a long list of outlays :cry:
#10
Rubbish. There is absolutely no grounds to say that "For AV cables, official is always best". It would be quite simple for another company to produce better quality if they chose to. However the official ones are a known quantity. Third party quality will likely vary widely from one manufacturer and (for cheapo manufacturers) even one batch to the next. So official is the safest bet but I am quite sure that some third party ones will be as good if not better.
#11
why is this going off track with meaningless argument
#12
Voted hot.

I wouldn't want to spend £20, or even £10, upgrading a cable when the quality of the one that came with the console hasn't bothered me so far. Saying that, for £3.98 I'm happy to buy just to see what difference it makes.
#13
Kaprikawn
According to who? If you believe that then fine but I don't for a second think that's true. :


Well mostly from objective reviews on websites and some past experience at selling cables to customers by a company who tried to push 'monster' type cables.

A good RGB cable will simply carry a signal down the wire with minimum signal change at either end.

Yeah a poor unshielded frayed wire might give a ****** picture- but I'd imagine this is just as likely in an offical product as well as an unoffical.

I always use RGB with my consoles connected to CRT's TV's - some official, some not. I'm not too fussy - but I ain't prepared to spend money on a placebo.

Some people believe that so called 'luxury premium' cables even enhance the source! - Ice to the Eskimos!

This is just my tongue in cheek humble opinion before I get shot down in flames - I only buy Heinz Beans - and I'm sure many people will tell me the value beans are just as good!
#14
Voted Hot. May have a reason to nip into game on my day off.
1 Like #15
Hmm, saw it in my local Game for £3.99 :)
#16
Shade
Hmm, saw it in my local Game for £3.99 :)


Now marked up at £3.99 in my local shop too.
Not marked as being reduced anymore so this may be the new (permanent) price ???

Still showing as £12.99 on-line tho....
banned#17
Kaprikawn;1457995
Voted cold, regardless of how much it costs I wouldn't touch third party AV cables with a barge pole. If you're spending £180 on a system it makes sense to pay a few extra quid for the official scart cable, they're clearly better and well worth the extra tenner or whatever.

Oh dear - I expect you spend £80 on HDMI cables too :whistling:

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