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Component Av Cable - PlayStation 2

Platform : PlayStation2
4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Audio, Video Cable


Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0000520GE
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm ; 222 g
  • Release Date: Oct. 5 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,127 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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For use with today's more sophisticated video equipment that allows component input from high-end gear like the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Component AV Cable delivers impeccable, distortion-free picture quality. This cable works with TVs and monitors that have Y, Cb/Pb, Cr/Pr inputs. If your entertainment center is ready, prepare for the leap in detail you'll see with the Component AV Cable (for PlayStation 2).


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I just wanted to clarify some "technical" information that Will from Chicago wrote in his review.
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.
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I received the product and it is functioning completely normally. However, the product is not as shown in the picture - as mentioned in another review, it is not a product directly from Sony, just a knock-off made by some other company. The packaging is a plastic bag from the company GTMax rather than the box from Sony pictured. Again, while everything works fine, be aware of the fact you're not getting the official Sony product.
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To begin, I have a 27" Daewoo flatscreen, which comes standard with an S and Component input in addition to 2 other AV inputs for composites or other electronic devices.
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.
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I don't have much to add to the other reviews except this: I bought the component cables for to use with a standard (not HDTV) 14" TV not really expecting to see a difference on the order that I'd seen on my girlfriend's 34" widescreen Sony Trinitron HDTV.
Long story short, I was wrong. I'd expected the sharper image (which is great overall, although I have to confess that in some games I preferred the slightly blurry edges between polygons to the jagged ones I'm seeing now), but the richness in color was the real payoff here. I think it would be an overstatement to say, "The difference between component and composite is like the difference between VHS and DVD," but, frankly, not by much. If you can make the upgrade, by all means, do it.
One last bit of factual information: if size is an issue, he Sony component cable is 6' long, as compared to Monster's component AV cable for the PS2, which is 10'. (The Sony cable is also smaller in diameter by about 1/3 and more flexible.) I can't speak to the dimensions of other competing brands (Intec, etc.).
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These and the Monster Cable Component Cables are the best cables you can buy better than S-Video better than the regular RCA AVs (yellow, red and white), in fact I would recommend if you have both the S-Video and the Red, Blue, Green holes on your TV to go straight to the Component (The Red, Blue, Green) cause it makes the scanlines less noticable making the image even clearer even if it's not a HDTV plus if you do get one you'll have the right cables to get the best quality especially now that some PS2 games offer Progression Scan support nearly completely eliminating the scanlines for HDTVs. Component Cables are almost a must buy for Xbox if you care anything about graphics cause nearly every game on it has some HDTV support and Component Cables are only cables that specially supports HDTVs.
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By A Customer on March 22 2003
Don't buy it from auction sites just because they are cheaper. Don't even bother getting S-Video Cable. I bought it from an ebay, this item, and received one that was made by the seller. Even I could have made it with materials. Notice the difference. This is what you NEED to see the performance that PS2 has promised to deliver. DVD is great. No flaws in this product. Monster cables component video is only recommended from me if you are seroius about video and willing to spend big bucks for more equipment for external audio. Please get this if you have an HDTV or Plasma TV like I do!
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By A Customer on Feb. 16 2003
I could definitely notice a quality improvement in both color and definition. This was on a regular, but new, flat screen tv.
But... big pain... my TV "recognized" the input as a DVD player as a result of using these plugs, and cancelled output of the monitor out jacks. I was using the TV audio out to feed a stereo amplifier. So now I have a choice of external sound or nice picture. Aarggh. If you just use your tv speakers, or you have a surround receiver you won't care, but beware if you don't.
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