My Official Nintendo component cables arrived today. Hooked it right up and started playing. The first thing that really jumped out at me was when I launched Zelda and saw Link on Epona, I was amazed. It’s sort of bitter sweet, it tends to sharpen the edges so much they become too defined, but it’s WAY better especially during motion. I took a whole bunch of screen shots.
Update 1: After playing Zelda for 5 hours after I took these pictures, I don’t think I could ever go back to the composite cables. The clarity was stunning, it felt kind of like a PC game the way things were so clean.
Update 2: SirVenom here. As of about Christmas ’06, MadCatz is featuring our images to promote their component cables. See it here.
Some things to note: These pictures OFF of the TV and even with an LCD you get scan lines (which are apparent in picture 4 on the left, those are NOT in game, but something the camera pics up on.
Also, I do agree that taking pictures of your TV (even in a controlled environment, like I did) doesn’t do the pictures justice. I’ve come to learn that gamespot has some really great “captures” with rollovers, showing the difference:
This is on a Samsung 42″ LCD TV.
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COMPONENT ON THE LEFT | AV CABLES ON THE RIGHT