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« on: January 01, 2009, 11:24:18 PM »

Just got a Wii for Christmas and I notice that there are some games available that should have better graphics, such as Medal of Honor or Call of Duty.

I have the Wii hooked up to a HD TV with the AV cable that came with it.  It looks OK with the sport games that came with it, but not great at all for Blazing Angels.  Will I notice the difference if I

get component cables?

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 11:25:41 PM »

Yes.  The Wii is better with component cables.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 11:58:41 PM »

I noticed a marked improvement in color quality when I moved to the component cable. As well you need a component input in order to get 60 fps via progressive scanning. That alone will help to eliminate some of the flickering that you occasionally get with composite signals.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 11:59:24 PM »

The biggest difference will be the ability to display widescreen for those games that support it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 12:02:52 AM »

Just don't get anything fancy, I picked up some cheap component cables for the Wii and it was fine.

Although keep in mind it still displays in SD resolutions, and since you don't have the automatic blurring of a SD TV set, you'll actually be able to see the square pixels.

The color quality is a definite improvement, easily noticed in games like Resident Evil 4.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 03:30:35 AM »

Get them at Monoprice.com!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 04:54:12 AM »

It is better, but don't expect miracles.  You can only do so much with 480p
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 06:08:17 AM »

Thanks everyone.

Glad for the input.  I'll get a set of component cables and try them out.

Great price at monoprice - thanks for the tip, Eduardo X!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009, 07:13:11 AM »

With the component cable it does allow a better definition than not. My screen allows 576p which I believe is technically hd. The other one which is a proper hd set only 480p. Also seemed to reduce the interference on the screen. Would definitely recommend its
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009, 02:43:15 PM »

576p is still ED, not HD. 576p is the analog PAL and SECAM resolution.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009, 02:51:21 PM »

Quote from: jblank on January 02, 2009, 02:43:15 PM

576p is still ED, not HD. 576p is the analog PAL and SECAM resolution.

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With doubled temporal resolution, 576p50 is considered enhanced-definition television (EDTV). In some countries, such as Australia, the 576p resolution standard is technically considered High Definition and was in use by the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS TV) and was previously used by the Seven Network, which has recently begun 1080i broadcasts.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 02:57:29 PM »

The standards set forth by the HDTV Grand Alliance (great name huh?  icon_razz )though state that for a signal to be considered HD, it must be no less than XGA (1024X768).
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2009, 03:17:20 PM »

Quote from: jblank on January 02, 2009, 02:57:29 PM

The standards set forth by the HDTV Grand Alliance (great name huh?  icon_razz )though state that for a signal to be considered HD, it must be no less than XGA (1024X768).

Must be clear that I am not disagreeing that 576p is low for definition - although it is higher than standard definition.

However I believe the HDTV Grand Alliance is an American Consortium. Not quite sure how it fits in with the rest of the world smile
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