hi all, received my official component cable from play-asia.com today. this is just a quick comparison, from about 10 minutes worth of red steel. my main gripe with madcatz were the jaggies. The colours etc were fine, but jaggies were annoying me. They were more or less the same regardless of wii tv settings. With the official cables, the jaggies are EXACTLY THE SAME. there has been no improvement whatsoever in that respect. Especially dark on light things, eg characters with a light source behind them, or the mii channel. One major improvement though is the colours. The black is blacker, the red is deeper, and red steel doesn't look like you're playing in monochrome any more. So, for those that have madcatz and are thinking about getting official, if you want to get better, deeper, colours - go official. If the colours are fine with madcatz then don't waste any more money on what imho has become a ridiculous thing (ie cable shortage). For me I wouldn't have rested until I got the officials and checked them. TBH the jaggies really put me off the wii sometimes. I know it's all about the gameplay and in that respect it's awesome, but couldn't nintendo simply set an AA option or something like that. I sure hope a firmware update of sorts will do something about that. I guess having a 360 via VGA on the same TV doesn't help. In summary: official is better when it comes to colours. ps: tv = antec 32" hd ready I'll test some more stuff later today (zelda, super monkey ball, rayman) and let you know.