My 360 audio dongle arrived today, and I’ve just plumbed it in – HDMI and optical audio living side by side in perfect harmony! Wonderful.
I also indulged in a Nintendo component cable for the Wii, rather than using SCART. Although it produces a 480 line picture as opposed to SCART’s 576 lines, it is progressive scan so looks lovely and crisp. The step up in quality from composite to RGB SCART was good, but this is a step further – pretty much as good as you’re going to get from a humble standard def Wii.
So there you have it – all cables now in place, and raring and ready to go. I had a bit of a fight with my Harmony universal remote to make it work with all this new kit, but I’ve cracked it now.
With the exception of swapping out the HDMI lead that came in the box with the DVD player for something a bit better, I think that’s it for cables and interconnects now. Good job.