No MonsterCables for the GameCube

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  1. DonRoeber

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    I emailed MonsterCable earlier in the week, asking them about the posibility of GameCube component cables, since people like their PS2 and XBox ones so much. Carl Lewison, the email contact for the company, replied that they simply don't have the manpower to make them any time soon.

    Oh well.
     
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    Why not just get official Nintendo ones? They're cheaper.
     
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    Jeremy,

    Did you have a Nintendo Gamecube component video cable or are you just comparing them to what others were like for previous systems??

    I'm not doubting you, just wondering if you had actually seen a GC set of cables.
     
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    I have seen the "Official Nintendo GameCube Release Packet". It contains pics of all of the accessories, and they look exactly like the standard plugs that come free with DVD players except for the other end where they have the break-out. These are constructed similar to the way Sony made its cables as well. I commonly refer to them as patch-cords, since it seems less derogatory than calling them crap. Here's a pretty decent link, although the packet I saw the picture was about 3 times the size.
    http://store.nintendo.com/cgi-bin/nc...UBE.d2w/report
     
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    I don't think Monster can improve over the Nintendo cables enough to warrant an extra $30.
     
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    I understand what you are saying and I don't want to start a cable war. If you don't want to spend money on Monster (which they currently don't offer anyhow) then don't. DO NOT, however, pay for the sh*t Nintendo is selling. Buy something made by someone like Mad Catz or Pelican. I have already said this. A shielded cable DOES make a difference, and enough of a difference to notice. IF you want to take the leap for better connections AND are willing to pay for Monster, get them. Please take ALL capitalization in the preceding paragraph as stress points/ inflections and read it as such. After you do that, you will realize that I am not trying to start an argument over "Expensive" cables vs. "Cheapos". I am merely stating my own personal experiences with connections and trying to help out to make these next gen. systems look like

    1st. The best you are willing to make it.

    2nd. The most incredible picture possible.
     
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    I understand your point, and don't want to start a war either.

    But are Monster cables really worth waiting for and paying $30 more over the Nintendo ones? Maybe the picture is a little better, but I doubt its $30 better.
     
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    When I was buying the cables for my HT, all of which are Monster Cable, I paid just over $70 for their top of the line Ultra Optical cable and it's barely 2 feet long.

    So yeah, $30 is no problem for me.
     
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    At Circuit City, PS2 component cables were $30 and the Monster ones were at least $60, so there it was a $30 difference.
     
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    The $60 also includes an optical cable that is 10ft. long unless CC is selling above retail, which I find hard to believe.
     
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    Jeremy,

    After spending around $25,000 on Hardware, I can tell you the Nintendo Component Cables work just fine. I have had the gamet on different cables in my Home Theater career, and the Nintendo cables are up to the task. If Monster Cable came out with a pair for the Cube, I wouldn't even consider the purchase.....
     
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    I'd have to agree with Steve here, the Nintendo component cables do a fair job. I wouldn't bother changing either.
     
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    Mr. Little,

    The only available Component Cables for the Cube right now are from Nintendo. After seeing the performance of there product, I find no need to switch to a higher end cable.

    I have used this cable on my Sony Wega 480i 27 Inch Tv and my Widescreen Mitsubishi RPTV at 480P. The image on the WS TV was stunning. This cable gets the job done!!!
     
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