Jay put me onto this website called monoprice.com for all my cabling needs. With a new home theatre system I can upgrade my Wii’s output cable to the Enhanced Definition which will give me 480p instead of 480i (which is the standard cable) on my LCD HDTV.
I also have signed up for a free trial on Zip.ca which sends me DVD’s and bluray discs that I have on an online list when they are available. The problem is that I got a BSG season 3 disc 1 DVD that wouldn’t play properly in my Samsung BD-P1500 blu-ray player. I don’t know what was going on, so I returned the disc as damaged – wouldn’t play. I upgraded the firmware on the player through the USB port and when a new disc arrived (that looked like it had the same watermarked damage as the original disc) it still wouldn’t play. It wasn’t until I put it in my laptop and it played that I started to suspect the up converting blu-ray player.
It’s not a big deal, I can watch the older format DVD on my laptop, but Lauren likes BSG too so I’d prefer it to be on the big screen. Our new TV has a VGA connection that laptops can hook into all I needed was a cable.
To make the long story short, I got a 15′ SVGA cable with audio plugs for $6USD and the Wii cable for $3. Shipping was more than the cables at $10. The cables run here at tigerdirect for about $30 each so I’m saving money and I don’t have to go to the store to pick it up. If you need cables, check out monoprice.com before you go forking over too much money to a big box store.