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Official Nintendo Wii HD Component cable £16.61 @ shopto.net (Use Voucher shoptovoucher3 For This Price)

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Found 3rd Dec 2009
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It's a good quality cable, but you can't go wrong with the Just-Works $4.92 cable from Deal Extreme. It even has an OEM style plug.

Makes the crap graphics stand out, I have a component lead.

i picked one up from Deal Extreme as well - only a few quid and does the job every bit as well as the official one

]GAME.co.uk is out of stock at present, but when in stock their price is £7.82.

I have seen this item in-store in the past few months for £9.99; but please ring in advance before making a special trip in case that price is no longer available.

BFN,

fp.

Ace.... Crap graphics in HD......

£15.32 from Amazon Martet place for your info..

Or £9.99 for the "Gameware" cable which is as good as the offical one.

game.co.uk/Acc…15/

The ones from Deal Extreme (which work well) can be found on ebay for about the same price - exactly the same product too.

As for slating the graphics, well, I guess the customer is always right ... top sales for what, ages now? Of course the 360/PS3 look miles better, but graphics aren't everything (though I do like having a good looking game on my 360 - doesn't stop something like Mario Kart being insanely more fun than many other games).

guys i have got similar to this one but its a scart rather than component cable is there any difference? mine is official nintendo too please reply thanks

1080p wii demo, on pc.

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ljbutchik07;7090532

guys i have got similar to this one but its a scart rather than component … guys i have got similar to this one but its a scart rather than component cable is there any difference? mine is official nintendo too please reply thanks



The scart cable is totally different to the component cable.

Scart separates L&R audio and the video; Component separates L&R audio and splits the video over three channels - R, G, B. The quality is better and allows for EDTV settings in the Wii menu.

thesilverfox;7092265

The scart cable is totally different to the component cable.Scart … The scart cable is totally different to the component cable.Scart separates L&R audio and the video; Component separates L&R audio and splits the video over three channels - R, G, B. The quality is better and allows for EDTV settings in the Wii menu.



But there is an RGB scart cable...

amazon.co.uk/Nin…V8Q (Toys-r-us had them for £10 last weekend).

Is this any different?

inicholson;7094471

But there is an RGB scart … But there is an RGB scart cable...http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Official-Wii-SCART-Cable/dp/B000JJRV8Q (Toys-r-us had them for £10 last weekend).Is this any different?



If it interfaces via Scart, the difference will be none (compared to normal scart) - the picture quality is determined largely (or wholly) by the interface method. The Component RGB cable by default interfaces by separate colour channels - Scart doesn't do this in the same way, so you will not have the option of enabling EDTV (420p).

Scart is old-hat. Been around since ... 1979 ... I think? Amazing that it only really became mainstream in the 90's. Even S-video offers better quality, though Component RGB is better still. HDMI is still the best method, but not supported by Wii (of course!).

Although there are cheaper unofficial alternatives I have read that they have intermittent problems so I went with the official cable.

I'm glad I made the upgrade to this cable because the Wii video output via the composite and scart connections into my new HDTV was horrific and far worse than on a standard CRT TV. Using this cable and ensuring the Wii is output 480p makes a huge difference making it look much better than on a CRT TV.
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