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So I have a 56" Widescreen HDTV. I also have a Gamecube. For months now I have bee considering getting the Wavebird controller, and this whole time it was under $30. I went to Best Buy when I got my copy of Metroid Prime, saw the increase to $35, got pissed (I know it is only $5, but I thought it was too much money already) and bought 2 CDs instead.
So of course I am contemplating getting it again, but then the thought occured to me- Metroid (and other games) has a Progressive Scan Mode, and I have an HDTV. The cables run $30. Now when I finally get myself up to Best Buy to drop another $30-40, I have a choice- Component Video cables or a Wavebird Wireless controller. My gut says the component video cables, but I honestly do not have any idea how much better the graphics would be, and if it is worth the cash. Any thoughts?

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Well I have never seen a game in HDTV but I would say go for that. I dont really see the need to a wavebird unless you play alot of multiplayer games. I know unless I am playing a 4 player game I tend to use the orginal controler to save power.
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I can't speak for the graphics improvements, but I will say that I *love* my wavebird. Its nice not to have wires running directly from your hand to 'Cube. And battery life isn't that bad once you get a pair of real batteries when the crappy ones it comes with crap out.
How long ago did they raise the price on them? I got mine for $35 (well, it was a gift, but my girlfriend paid $35) back in Sept.



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They didn't really *raise* the price, but for a few weeks or so Best Buy was only charging $30 for them. I almost bought one but decided against it, I don't really use the Gamecube for much anymore besides Phantasy Star Online anyway...
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...and there goes ten bucks of mine to Sony.
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