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Microsoft: Dropping HDMI cable gives Xbox 360 consumers 'flexibility'

Microsoft's VP of Interactive Entertainment Business in Europe, Chris Lewis, tells GI.biz that the removal of the HDMI cable from the Elite packaging was to enable more "flexibility to consumers who can then decide which type of cable they want for their specific gaming and TV screen set-up."...

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Fire Sale: First-party component cables

"Oh my God! We're having a fire! ... sale. Oh, the burning!" It's been only a month since Amazon last hosted its half-off sale on Nintendo's component cables, but the online shop is already at it again with an even deeper discount for today's one-day deal. The first-party cables are listed at...

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Third-party HDMI cable coming for non-Elite Xbox 360

Mod company XCM has reportedly created an HDMI cable for the regular, non-Elite white Xbox 360. According to the product page, the cable will allow you to output in 1080p. XCM told maxconsole that the product will be finished in about four weeks. No details have been revealed as to how it will...

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Half-off sale on Nintendo's component cables

Sure, you could probably find Wii component cables for less than a tenner, but we know there are a lot of you out there who refuse to chance your gaming setup with third-party accessories from Hong Kong. If you've been holding out for a bargain on Nintendo's official product, now is the time to...

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Monster's Wii cables selling at horrifying prices

We had heard about Monster Cable's plans to sell Wii component cables several weeks ago, but we held off on announcing the product until its inevitable boutique pricing was revealed. Amazon now has the item available for sale, listing the 10' cables at $59.99. That's double what Nintendo charges for...

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Rumor: 3rd party cables void the PS3 warranty

A rumor has been circulating that using 3rd party component cables will void the warranty of your PlayStation 3. The origins of this rumor stem from AVS forum poster ragedogg69 who tells this tale but fails to mention what exactly was wrong with his console. Our phone call to Sony tech support...

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Wii component connection on the cheap

For those of you who find adventure to be the spice of life, we've got one worth $6.71 USD. See, these Hong Kong cables, available for pre-order from superufo.com (they release on the 30th), look the part and are available at an insane price. Still, we've always been told if it seems too good to be...

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Third-party Wii component cables for under $7

It's really sort of bizarre when you think about it. The saga of the Wii component cables has been a long and storied one: first, they were rumored to be online-only; then Perrin Kaplan confirmed they'd be hitting retail; then they showed up online and were promised in stores by December 5th; they...

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PSA: Use the right cables for your TV [update 1]

As Wired and IGN have discovered, the Wii looks significantly better using component cables with an HDTV versus its bundled composite connection. 480p is a big step up from 480i. Gamers haven't had the same problem with the Xbox 360 or PS3 because it ships with cables that support high-definition...

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Wii and the 480p connection

Confirming that 480p would be a go for launch, Nintendo stated that certain games would support component cables for progressive scan output. What we hadn't heard, however, was whether or not gamers with component cables for their GameCube would be able to utilize them with their Wii. Well, we...

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