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Old 07-08-2009, 02:23 PM   #11
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Also, I recommend getting a component cable instead of the connector that comes with it - makes the picture much better. Buy it from here and you'll save yourself $20 or so...
Thanks. Saw a HD cable for it too. Does the Wii produce a HD signal for a HD TV?
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However, for the adult crowd... I would recommend the PS3 or Xbox 360 with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The online is crazy. That's my current addiction.....

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Thanks. Saw a HD cable for it too. Does the Wii produce a HD signal for a HD TV?
That's a negative.... Wii is the ONLY system of the NexGen systems that is not HD..... However, Nintendo announced at the E3 convention about 3 weeks ago that it has plans to go HD in the next few months......
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Thanks. Saw a HD cable for it too. Does the Wii produce a HD signal for a HD TV?
I don't believe it does produce HD, but the component cable makes a big difference in picture quality
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480p is Wii limit

I recommend a good docking station. It's too freakin convenient. Just put the controllers back when done playing.

I play Mario kart and that's about it. We have the Wii Fit with Shawn White's Snowboarding and it comes out a lot with groups over.

I also recommend guitar Hero/Rockband. We have these for the Xbox360 and it gets play often with groups.

Oh and post your mario kart numbers if you get it.

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I've not been able to add anyone on here for Mario kart. Well two people and they're never on.

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However, for the adult crowd... I would recommend the PS3 or Xbox 360 with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
True this! I don't think I can justify it to the boss though, being primarily a family "toy" and the PS3 is a bit more expensive. Fortunately I upgraded my graphics card on the computer and a DSL connection helps. Haven't gotten to CoD4 yet, still playing Battlefield 2 online.

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That's a negative.... Wii is the ONLY system of the NexGen systems that is not HD.
Roger that, thanks.
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You can buy HDMI and Component cables for the Wii... However, the system itself still only transmits in 480i. The cables to help to bring out the picture but not enough to warrant the money that the cables cost.

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True this! I don't think I can justify it to the boss though, being primarily a family "toy" and the PS3 is a bit more expensive. Fortunately I upgraded my graphics card on the computer and a DSL connection helps. Haven't gotten to CoD4 yet, still playing Battlefield 2 online.



Roger that, thanks.
The PS3 is a bit more expensive but its also full HD compatible, backwards compatable (meaning it plays PS1 and some PS2 games), Blu-Ray, Bluetooth ready, and it is free for online play and you can even buy some of the classic games in the online store for about $5-$10 depending on the title, AND some of the titles, mainly sports, are motion capture with the SYXAXIS controller(which is standard). Theres a bunch more to list but i can't remember all off of the top of my head.
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You can buy HDMI and Component cables for the Wii... However, the system itself still only transmits in 480i. The cables to help to bring out the picture but not enough to warrant the money that the cables cost.
$3.52 isn't much

For only $2.86 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 6FT Nintendo Wii Audio Video ED Component Cable - White | Wii

While you're at it, pick yourself up some extra HDMI cables, S-video, etc. to make it worth the shipping. You will need them eventually - I've used my backups more than I thought I would.
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$3.52 isn't much

For only $2.86 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 6FT Nintendo Wii Audio Video ED Component Cable - White | Wii

While you're at it, pick yourself up some extra HDMI cables, S-video, etc. to make it worth the shipping. You will need them eventually - I've used my backups more than I thought I would.
Just checked site out out..... Hell in that case, it's well worth the price... The last time i checked they were upwards of $30+,depending on who was selling. I also agree with picking up the HDMI and S-video.... I also use them more than i ever thought i would.
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