Man, not having component cables for your Wii is just gut-wrenching, let me tell you. A composite picture is so crappy when compared to component. I’ve been using an HD setup for about 6 months now, and I seriously hate looking at a composite signal. It’s way too muted and blurry.
You know when people say the colors for a game are very bland and boring? Yeah, that’s because they are looking at the game through a composite signal. The colors through component, however, are extremely vibrant and beautiful, even when they use realistic colors like gray and brown. And you don’t even really need a TV with progressive scan. From the untrained eye, progressive scan just makes things sharper. Component seems to bring out a better picture concerning colors and contrast.
There are some times where I just want to stop playing whatever it is I’m playing, and wait until I get the Nintendo-branded Wii Component cables.
Which is far easier said than done. Nintendo has not shipped out any cables to stores (which won’t happen until the beginning of December), and their online store is currently sold out of them. As of now, eBay has them at an average of $150. I’m seriously contemplating putting eBay on my list of most hated things in my life at this point.
And no, I will not waste my money on those GameStop-branded pieces of garbage. They’re cheap for a reason: they suck.