Wii Monster Cable GameLink Component Video and Stereo Audio A/V Kit
- Maximizes Nintendo Wii 480p video capabilities
- Delivers high-definition video (720p/1080i) and enhanced stereo sound.
- All-in-one AV Cable for easy Wii Hookup to TV or home theater.
- HD video cables not included in the box with your Wii.
- Nitrogen gas-injected dielectric insulator maximizes video signal strength for the best possible picture.
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
All-In-One, High Performance AV Interconnect for Ultimate Wii Gameplay Unleash the 480p Graphics in Your Nintendo Wii! With its revolutionary new controller, the Wii plunges you into the action like never before. But total immersion requires the right video connection, one that maximizes the Wii's 480p graphics capabilities. That cable, unfortunately, doesn't come in the box with your console. To experience the best you Wii has to offer, step up to high-performance GameLink Component Video and Stereo Audio. Exclusive Monster Technologies for Action You Can Feel Monster GameLink features heavy-duty double shielding and a gas-injected dielectric for optimum signal integrity and true 480p* performance with rich color and sharp detail. Plus, GameLink Stereo Audio boasts SingleHelix construction for added rejection of interference, enhancing the realism of your game audio. Get closer to the action and always play at the top of your game.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
What I didn't realize is that the cable is of very poor quality, I assumed this was the case because of the price.
I thought I might get away with something that worked for really cheap. (I was wrong)
Component is obviously much better than the factory composite cables, so I won't get into that.
Those cheap cables have little to no shielding in them, which in my case, caused very noticeable interference on the TV.
I saw about 3 sections of 'fuzzy' scanning lines, slowly making their way up the screen.
I searched this issue and found some people could get the lines to go away if they unplugged the audio, wiggle connectors, etc.. none of this worked for me.
The interference sections are quite annoying, so I went ahead and bought this Monster component cable.
They were cheaper than the official Nintendo component cables at the time of purchase.
Once I received the Monster brand in, I compared the two cables.
The Monster cable is of MUCH higher quality (double shielded was the selling point for me)(solid feel to it).
Monster cable is about 3 times the thickness of those cheap 3rd party cables (no joke).
When I started the Wii with the Monster cable hooked up, the image was rock solid!
No more annoying fuzzy scanning lines!
In my opinion, I'd recommend buying this cable over the cheap 3rd party cables any day.
You're chances of interference is much lower with the Monster cable.
The cheaper cable technically isn't the quality of the GameLink cable, but I'm sure it's better than the Nintendo version of the cable and it's way cheaper than that one.
So, with that said. The cable received does work fine with the Wii U at 1080i resolution. So it certainly should be fine for the Wii as well. And Amazon gave me a 25% refund because I wasn't sent what was described in the listing. So at that price I am really happy with the cable. But note that it is only 8 feet, not 10 feet as in the listing so if you need the extra length then this cable won't work for you. Other than that it should be fine.
The one I received can be seen here:
MONSTER GAME GA WII CVA-8 Nintendo Wii Component Video and Stereo Audio Cable, 8 ft-by-MONSTER GAME
Some vendors are posting the image of the newer model while shipping the older version, which presumably has slightly inferior components.
The one I received works fine though. Still, I'll always wonder if the other version might have even better A/V quality.