Mechaman (mechaman) wrote,

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So, I don't post much, but this is one of those posts...

where I try to see if anyone has any answers/suggestions/opinions is the television I bought yesterday.  Looked very good in store, and for the most part, seemed an okay price for the money.

To note, I am not a cable TV watcher.  I have some movies and animes I watch, but for the most part, I'm a gamesman.  I did want a more current television, and wanted an LCD with the thought that it'd be 1) lighter than what I had and 2) set up for when (not if, sigh, I know me) I went and grabbed systems that did 720p (1080p is nice but honestly is not the size/cost ratio that makes sense)

I went and grabbed Nintendo's Wii component cable at Gamestop and then with Dad's help manhandled the old TV and put this one into place.

Movies with my (non-upscaling) DVD player's component looked okay to very good.   Television signal was running from coax via the cable box, so looked about how I figured it'd look (not good), but I figured I'd be running the cable to and from soon enough. 

Then I hit the game systems.

The Wii, which is my most recent machine, keeps throwing, no matter WHAT cable I use, 'tears' of color jags.  It pretty much shows in anything with a standing screen, such as, for simple example, the Wii Channel menus.  It did this with both the component and SVHS cables, no matter what mode I used.  I tried to return the component cable to Gamestop and got shafted (which I am already calling a District Manager over, and will likely be either not shopping there or 'worse', depending on response), so went to Best Buy and got the 'high end' Wii cable made by Psyclone.  Same problems.

I'm giving good odds it's the TV not the Wii, though I can't quite rule it out.  But I never saw it on the old 27" through the SVHS port.  So I'm probably taking the TV back soon as possible.  Anyone got a surefire (and within size (32-37" 700+/-$100 price) range television that IS Wii / game friendly?
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