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Knock-off PS2 component cables does it really matter?

Mr. PeriodMr. Period Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I was wondering does anyone else know if it makes a difference if I use OEM Sony component cables or can I get away with knock-offs? If the quality is the same I'd rather save some money.

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Depends on how good your TV is. I expect the quality to be worse.

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    HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I can't say I've noticed a difference between the two. I think a lot of what you're paying for is the brand, wouldn't surprise me if they were actually made in the same factory.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The biggest rip off scams at the moment are Video Cables and bottled water.

    Get your water from the tap and your component cables from the cheapest vendor available.

    However if you ever have a breakdown and call up Sony. All you tell them is that you got your PS2 out of the box put it in a well ventilated area and it did not work. Under no circumstances mention the 3rd party cables (They wont actually break the unit but using non-sony products actually breaks the warenty).

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Lewisham wrote: »
    Depends on how good your TV is. I expect the quality to be worse.

    IT IS A FUCKING SET OF COPPER WIRES

    SOLDERED AT EITHER END TO STANDARDIZED CONNECTORS

    WHAT IS SONY DOING THAT IS SO MAGICAL AS TO MAKE THEIRS THE BEST AND RESULT IN ALL OTHER VENDORS PRODUCING AN INFERIOR PRODUCT

    GO ON

    PLEASE TELL ME

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    I use component cables that cost a couple of pounds running into a component switch that cost less than the cables.

    Quality's fine.

    Don't fall for Sony / Monster's stance on "Electricity Gremlins" or whatever..

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    stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    You don't have to get brand name, but watch out for crap too. If the cables aren't shielded properly, you will get interference. Don't buy into the whole gold plated end crap either. I can think of one company in particular that used gold plated ends on their spdif cables. I'm sure that really helped the quality of the light.

    edit: crap. didn't say it enough times yet...

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    Mr. PeriodMr. Period Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Well, I bought this with shipping for $7.47 http://cgi.ebay.com/Playstation-2-PS2-Audio-Video-HDTV-Component-Cable-NEW_W0QQitemZ160138340798QQihZ006QQcategoryZ62053QQcmdZViewItem I'll let everyone know if they are crap or not in a few days.

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    supabeastsupabeast Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    High-end cables are only necessary if you have an ungodly long cable run or you have something nearby that generates oodles of interference. Of course, the Sony-cables aren’t actually high-end cables, so it’s sort of a moot point.

    If you live right under high-tension power lines or keep your PS2 on top of a washing machine a set of monster cables might be useful, tho.

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    DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Gizmodo (or perhaps Engadget) has a great write-up on what the deal is with Monster/High-End cable. The verdict? High-end cable is capable of delivering higher video data bandwidth, but your output device (tv monitor) or your source may not require it.

    Since it's PS2, it will max out at 480P (progressive scan) I think. So even crap cabes ought to deliver that over component (unless the run is long, say over 10ft).

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    FristleFristle Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I might just be spoiled by the current gen systems, but, I have the official Sony component cables for the PS2 and the picture still isn't much to write home about. So I'd say you have nothing to lose really. Go cheap.

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