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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted August 22 2001 - 11:53 AM

Is there any real difference in video quality between the Sony component cables and the A-R component cables? I'm leaning towards the Sony ones, just because I can hop in the car and go buy them, whereas I have to order online & wait for the A-R's. The price difference is only a few bucks, so I'm not worried about that. Is there anything that should push me away from the Sony cables?

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Dean Cooper

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Posted August 22 2001 - 12:49 PM

hehe I hope your not trying to start a cable war Posted Image

I have seen both in action on the same 55" display (my TV), didn't see a difference.

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Posted August 22 2001 - 12:57 PM

Yea, you can really only expect a subjective answer to this question. It all depends upon whether you think quality cables make a difference.

Personally, I do not. I use the Sony component cables after trying the $25 more expensive Monster brand.

No difference to my eyes.

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted August 22 2001 - 04:05 PM

Thanks guys. I tend to think that cables can make a huge difference, but laziness is a big factor. Posted Image I'll go get the Sony cables this week.

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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   David Akers

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Posted October 23 2001 - 09:50 AM

Is there that big a difference between using the component versus the composite cable for the PS2?

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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   ChrisV

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Posted October 23 2001 - 10:10 AM

Yes, the difference is quite large

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted October 23 2001 - 01:15 PM

Composite really stinks, but S-Video and component look pretty similar to my eyes.

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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Greg O' Connel

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Posted October 24 2001 - 04:21 PM

My only advice is to stay away from Monster Cables, at least for PS2. I had to take two defective ones back. I finally gave up and just bought the Sony brand. The Monster cables would only display the picture in black and white, and the connections on both ends (to the TV and PS2) were defective. The TV connectors were way too tight (they literally had to be jerked out of the jacks), and the PS2 connector was too loose (barely touch it and the picture distorts).

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Rich Allen

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Posted October 25 2001 - 12:21 AM

If you hunt arround enough, you can easily find cables at least as good as Monster for less money.




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