Best video cable for PS2 / HDTV combo

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  1. Bill Blank

    Bill Blank Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone out there feel the MonsterCable component cables are the best available? I picked up a pair off of Ebay but they didn't work so I had to return them. It seems Monster's aren't built too well as there are always tons up on Ebay.

    Right now I'm using Pelican's S-video with an Acoustic Research optical cable. I'm just wondering if I should save the money and get the Sony Component cables.

    FYI, I've got a Mitsubishi WS-55411 that the cables will be plugged directly into.

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

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    the sony component cable was the cheapest one i could find and it works great for me, i have no complaints at all.
     
  3. Brian Ruth

    Brian Ruth Supporting Actor

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    Bill:

    My guess is that the Monster cables don't make a big enough difference over the Sony component cables to be worth the retail price difference. If you can pick them up on eBay for $40 or less, it might be worth considering.

    Switch out your S-Video for a component cable (either Sony or Monster) and you'll be set.

    Don't forget to pop in some games with surround sound (GTA: Vice City, NHL 2003, SSX Tricky) so you can get your money's worth out of your optical cable! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jerry Gracia

    Jerry Gracia Supporting Actor

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    You're not getting a huge audible advantage on the PS2 with an optical cable vs the analog white and red cables, except for games with 5.1 audio during full motion video sequnces.

    Actual in-game audio is decoded into Dolby surround 2.0 sound through both the optical and analog audio outputs on PS2.
     
  5. Jerry Gracia

    Jerry Gracia Supporting Actor

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    There are some games on the PS2 that have dts interactive sound in-game, but this is not the same as the discrete 5.1 dts you hear on DVD movies. It's a non-discrete 4.0 format engineered for games on the PlayStation 2.
     

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