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    Default Did Nintendo not make an official composite cable for the NES?

    Im only seeing RF cables. One would think if they had composite out, theyd have produced cables for it. Or did they make them but just not label the cable with the word "Nintendo" on it?

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    They weren't labeled, and simply came in the box with the consoles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2600 View Post
    They weren't labeled, and simply came in the box with the consoles.
    I have never heard of this before and I consider myself pretty well versed when it comes to system knowledge. almost every console I have ever bought only had 1 audio video cable and it wouldve only been either RF, composite, or HDMI. Ive never seen it where multiple cables came with it..

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    When I got my Action Set, it came with both RF and composite cables. The plugs on the Nintendo composite cables look a little different than your store bought. I want to say more smooth but I'd have to dig mine out to verify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    I have never heard of this before and I consider myself pretty well versed when it comes to system knowledge. almost every console I have ever bought only had 1 audio video cable and it wouldve only been either RF, composite, or HDMI. Ive never seen it where multiple cables came with it..
    Well, the NES was the first console the USA got which wasn't simply RF. It was being sold as a premium toy, and you would have expected all wires to be included. That said, most high priced AV equipment like cameras and VCR's didn't come with composite cables either. I believe that eventually Nintendo may have stopped including them in NES sets. However, the SNES, at least in the first couple years, also came with the Nintendo branded multi-out composite cables AND the RF adapter. Mine went unused, as I didn't have a TV that even offered composite hookups until around 1993. That was in the living room and too much of a pain to get behind so in reality I played RF-exclusive until the N64 came out.
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    At the very least, they didn't include composite cables with the toploader, considering it doesn't support composite to begin with.

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