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Faulty Cables - Stick with Nintendo Brand
on October 9, 2009
I have various different company's cables for PC and other devices, and have never received a faulty one from Amazon or other online/physical retailers. This was an exception.
Everything seemed fine for the most part, but approximately every 15 minutes the screen would flicker. This got quite annoying after an hour or two of game play, so I decided to return them to Amazon. I researched the problem online, and most people with this problem had a non-Nintendo branded power adapter (this wasn't the case for me though).
I ordered the Nintento brand component cables, and they work perfectly, no screen flickering. If you are trying to decide on whether to save about 10 bucks or so going with third party cables, my advice is usually yes as I have had no problems with other platforms, but in this case I say definitely NO.
After doing research, I found that several people have experienced this screen flickering when using component cables with 480p. Most were from using a third party power adapter for the Wii. Others were from various things, such as using third party cables like this one, and not the official Nintendo ones.
When it comes to upgrading to 480p resolution on the Wii, stick with the original Nintendo power adapter, and Nintendo branded component cables to ensure you won't have to deal with headaches from returns.