Gaming Anyone notice the Hdtv option in the settings?

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You need to have a Wii Component Cable (Retail for around £8.80) plug it into your Wii and then into your Component-IN on your HDTV and it wont be grayed out.

Then go in options and put on HDTV...

It turns it from 480i to 480p (Interlaced to Progressive)

It is considerably better quality, and I highly recommend it, especially if you get smudged pixels or low resolution problems.

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Bladexdsl said:
don't buy the cheap cables they suck

QFT.

Seriously, you might not think there is a different but there is and its quite alarming, I always try to buy first party cables or at least direct OEM clones from dealextreme.
 

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FlatFrogger said:
Bladexdsl said:
don't buy the cheap cables they suck

QFT.

Seriously, you might not think there is a different but there is and its quite alarming, I always try to buy first party cables or at least direct OEM clones from dealextreme.
Aren't the ones from Dealextreme cheap? So how do you know which to buy?
 

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FlatFrogger said:
Bladexdsl said:
don't buy the cheap cables they suck

QFT.

Seriously, you might not think there is a different but there is and its quite alarming, I always try to buy first party cables or at least direct OEM clones from dealextreme.

yep there is a diff buying the cheap ones i got some off ebay and they sucked. dont ever buy them from hong kong!
 

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I got a cheap set from Amazon.com... had a $10 gift card, and didn't pay a penny for them...

They work perfectly, and I've not had a single problem with them... not sure how much they are on DX, but I got them on Amazon for $8-$9... shipped...
 

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I got a component cable from my local game store about a year ago, it is Wii, xbox 360 and PS3 compatible and it cost about as much as the official Wii HDMI cable. The quality of the picture I get from it is excellent, just as good as when I plug my PS3 or Xbox 360 in via HDMI.
 

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Bladexdsl said:
don't buy the cheap cables they suck

i use cheap component cable from dealextreme and the pic look great.compare side by side with original wii component cable, i can't see any differences.
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Bladexdsl said:
jdbye said:
Bladexdsl said:
you want ones with gold connecters too their better
Hardly matters for 480p. Not even the official one has golden connectors.

gold is a better conductor though.

It really dosent make a difference, like I said I get the same picture with a cheapo component cable that I get with a much more expensive HDMI cable. (which has gold connectors)
 

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Bladexdsl said:
jdbye said:
Bladexdsl said:
you want ones with gold connecters too their better
Hardly matters for 480p. Not even the official one has golden connectors.

gold is a better conductor though.

silver and copper (Which is what those cable connectors are made of (copper), they just look gold ;-) ) are better conductors...but then again this has nothing that much to do with how the signal is output. The problem lays in what is used inside the cable. Lower grade copper wiring (which is often used in cheaper products because cheap production costs) will reduce the quality of picture being output....I think.
 

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Bladexdsl said:
jdbye said:
Bladexdsl said:
you want ones with gold connecters too their better
Hardly matters for 480p. Not even the official one has golden connectors.

gold is a better conductor though.

Nope silver and copper are both better than gold. Just that both are more prone to tarnishing as they oxidise. More so if you have dissimilar metals in contact.

Gold is more maleable metal though and so forms a good connection as it deforms when you put it on
 

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