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Four-stroke Performance Tuning: A Practical Guide
Four-stroke Performance Tuning: A Practical Guide
by A. Graham Bell
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb book, highly recommended!, 6 Jan 2010
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I've been around modified cars for over 10 years now, but much of the terminology discussed by others can be confusing, and it is hard to know who has any truth in their 'tales' and ideas of what is worth modifying.

This book really does cover all aspects of tuning/modifying a 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and is therefore applicable to the majority of NA cars in the UK. It covers everything from fuel types, cam specs, head/bottom end modifications, cooling/induction etc etc, and not only discusses what can be done, but also what is and isn't worth doing for different applications (e.g. road use, track use etc).

If you have any interest in modified cars and engines, then this book is a seriously worthwhile read!

Nintendo Official Wii RGB SCART Cable (Wii)
Nintendo Official Wii RGB SCART Cable (Wii)
Offered by Spielwaren Butzemann
Price: 37.04

96 of 105 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No HDTV? Then you need this!, 16 Nov 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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The SCART Adapter supplied with the Wii simply lets you plug the composite cable supplied with your Wii into your TV SCART socket. Composite is the worst connection type for video and audio, leading to blurry pictures on any TV much larger than 14".

The RGB SCART Cable breaks the audio and video signals into seperate wires/signals, resulting in a crisp, sharp image, with much better colour reproduction: it offers the best image quality for those of us without HDTV.

If you don't have a HDTV then you really need to consider one of these. If you do have a HDTV then the official component lead is the one for you!
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Nintendo GameCube RGB Scart Cable
Nintendo GameCube RGB Scart Cable

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This should ship as the default cable!, 17 Jan 2006
The standard composite cable that ships with the GameCube works fine for a small TV, but if you want to get the most out of your larger TV then you really need to move to a better connection: whilst the official RGB Scart for the GameCube is expensive, it really does make a huge difference to the image quality on a larger TV when compared with the composite cable.
In answer to other peoples comments:
1) You don't have any audio connectors on this SCART: true, but most TVs have audio-out so you can route this to your HiFi rather than plug the GC directly into it. Can't say I've noticed any reduction in quality by doing this, though I'm going in to a decent Sony HiFi rather than any surround sound system.
2) Jaggies: you will see jaggies along the edges of lines/objects much clearer with the RGB lead. Unless the game uses AntiAliasing (which most don't seem to), these lines are par for the course. The reason they aren't as obvious with the normal composite lead is because the poor image quality from the composite lead 'hides' them in the overall bluriness.
Overall, the RGB scart gives a really clear and sharp image. Colours are much more vivid, and you can really make the most of the GameCube. Technically, the RGB scart sends each colour signal down it's own wire: composite mixes them all up down the same wire, which means you get interference and a load of quality loss.

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