is the component cable worth it?

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    i was originally planning on buying one of these the day i got my wii, but the guy in the shop talked me out of, however my friend says it makes a world of difference..

    so the question is...


    is it worth the $50 and should i be getting one?
     


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    If you are going from the standard composite shit that is packed in with the console to component at 480p then it makes a huge difference.
    If you are going from RGB SCART to component at 480i then its not so much, to 480p it will.
     
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    ... that made no sense to me.
     
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    I can say from personal experience that it does make the Wii look better on my friends 30" RCA. It is a widescreen, 1080i CRT TV. With the composite cables, it looked pretty bad. When he used the component cable, it cleared up the colors and made it look quite a bit sharper. It even put it in 480p, making Zelda TP look pretty sexy. Just my 2 cents.

    EDIT: he only payed 30 for his at gamestop for the official Nintendo brand.
     
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    yeah, unfortunately, i live in australia, and we don't have gamestop =P

    so i'll have to dish out $50 for the cables... which is like half the price of a game.
     
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    Yeah the difference is quite huge in my opinion. I used to think the whole stuff was just some marketing gimmick, but after going to component from composite I was blown away by what a difference it made. It makes playing the game more pleasant not to mention more purdiful.
     
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    Yep, it helped in my opinion. And I got those cheap $5 Component cables on eBay.
     
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    if you are going to buy component cables then you should get them from

    www.monoprice.com they sell great cables for really cheap
     
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    Buy it!!! I did so too because I was very unhappy with the "blurry" standard image. I bought a component cable and it's definitely a major improvement. In fact I couldn't wii without it anymore.... (NO NOT WEE!!)
     
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    its worth it, and a big difference very clear and sharp
     
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    Just get the cheapest component cable possible....it'll still make a world of difference to you.
     
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    I think I only paid about AUD $25 at Big W?
     
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    really? were they the official ones or the 3rd party ones? i work at big w and i've only ever seen them for 47.85 or something.


    does using 3rd party cables make a difference to the officials? for some reason i just don't trust them.
     
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    really? were they the official ones or the 3rd party ones? i work at big w and i've only ever seen them for 47.85 or something.


    does using 3rd party cables make a difference to the officials? for some reason i just don't trust them.
     
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    Yes, they are different to an original cable. They're cheaper! That's about it though. The audio/video cable game is a scam, they're all basically the same.