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Topic # 51574 29-Nov-2009 21:04
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So - We have a Wii to go with our BIG plasma TV - sadly didnt manage to get it under the current Panasonic promo, but......


It comes with the standard composite cables - and the graphics are ok - quite usable and everything - but I see there is a Wii component cable you can get that enables you to hook it up at a sizzling 480p - Wooooh!!!


Does this actually make the picture better on a full HD panel. Im inclined tho think maybe its not worth the $40 or so. Any views user experiences?


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Rob




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  Reply # 277607 29-Nov-2009 22:04
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Yup. You'll see slight improvement. Not a major one like PS3/Xbox360 when going from composite to component but certainly is nicer when displaying at 480p for Wii.




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  Reply # 277672 30-Nov-2009 08:16
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Also only some games support the 480p mode.  Is probably the only thing that disappoints me about the Wii is that it's can't drive a big panel properly.  But it's cheaper and the games a cheaper than the other consoles, so that kinda makes up for it.




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  Reply # 277675 30-Nov-2009 08:23
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Yes get it, I found the text easier to read on my 46" from distance then before, but remember to set the quality to HDTV in the options when you plug the new cable in ;)

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  Reply # 277703 30-Nov-2009 09:48
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I bought a no name yum-cha cheapie for a tenner or so that works fine.

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Reply # 277724 30-Nov-2009 10:28
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Yeah it's a worthy investment - on the 29" crt maybe not but everything is more playable on the 40" lcd

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  Reply # 277746 30-Nov-2009 11:13
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I got mine for about $20 on trademe!



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  Reply # 277807 30-Nov-2009 12:51
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OK - Thanks for the replies people.
Might see if I can find a cheap one and see if I can notice a difference.

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  Reply # 284498 21-Dec-2009 22:33
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woot! http://www.tronix.co.nz/wii-hdtv-component-cable-p-525.html

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