- Platform: PlayStation2
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
He mistakenly says that audio and video signals are separated in s-video and component video cables. This is totally wrong. Any video cable, be it composite, s-video or component has absolutely NOTHING to do with audio. Period. Audio is carried by completely different cables.
Composite (standard) video combines chrominance (color) and luminance (black/white) into a single wire. S-video separates these two types of signals onto two different wires, producing a sharper picture because there's no "bleeding" of data between the two.
Component video uses three separate wires to conduct luminance and two chrominance signals, producing the sharpest, most accurate pictures. Most direct-view televisions nowadays utilize component video as their "native" format internally.
Okay, so now that I made that little rant, I want to point out that these component video cables from Sony include a set audio cables. Just keep in mind that audio doesn't travel over the video portion of the cables.
Sony needs to make longer extensions. If your in my situation, try to look for another brand. If your not like me then buy this!
We all know the difference between S and Component, S separates the RGB and audio bands, but puts all of the RGB in a single connection with separate connecter pins. The component breaks down all the RGB into single inputs, hence one for red, one for blue, and one for green, in addition to left and right audio.
So, does it make a DVD/PS2 game look that much better/different? Believe it or not, YES, it does, quite noticable. The colors are richer, the images are sharper, clearer, and it cleans up darker scenes with better line definition. It works very well and does exactly what it advertises. Is it work the $30? No, something this simple really shouldn't cost this much. Sony is to blame. But if you are truly that critical of movie viewing and the difference between stock and component cables is compelling to your eye, by all means, buy it. IF you have extra cash to spare, that helps too.