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Best video cable for PS2 / HDTV combo

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Bill Blank

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Posted March 30 2003 - 11:57 PM

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.

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   John-Miles

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Posted March 31 2003 - 02:56 AM

the sony component cable was the cheapest one i could find and it works great for me, i have no complaints at all.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Brian Ruth

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Posted March 31 2003 - 09:42 AM

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.

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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Jerry Gracia

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Posted April 01 2003 - 01:49 AM

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.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Jerry Gracia

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Posted April 01 2003 - 01:55 AM

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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