A good s-video cable

K0rN b4LL

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I'm shopping for an s-video cable but don't wanna shell out $90+ dollars for a monster cable. Are there any good ones out there other than that?
 

grahamf

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$90? geeze.

Monoprice has one for $2.50 plus shipping, Amazon has one for $5, and eBay has them for under $2 with free shipping (but expect it to take a month to come in). You don't need an expensive model unless you are constantly stepping on it and kinking it, and even then they might not hold up.
 

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Yeah its price is crazy but it gives a really good quality picture. I'm trying to find something in the middle since I want it to last but don't wanna break the bank. Plus I wanna avoid those cables that have both a composite and an s-video plug since they usually just take the composite wire and split it between the two prongs of the s-video plug. No point in spending even $5 if it isn't gonna give any better picture quality than my composite cable.
 

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That cable has an s vid plug on both ends, don't think I can put it into my 64.

Most videos I've seen comparing the monster to others show it having a much better picture. Like this one-

Not a huge difference but it does look nicer.
 

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I believe thats actually a mod for RGB Scart and not component, and while my 64 has the right serial number I didn't really wanna bother with all that modding. (maybe one day) Plus I already have my Dreamcast plugged into the Scart slot on my XRGB Mini upscaler so just plugging this thing into the s-video slot would save me the trouble of having to constantly swap the wires.
 

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Cables are cables. Anyone who buys Monster cables is a fool. Thicker cables are shit. Less durable do not give better picture quality. It's a lie and a myth. Just get a 5 dollar cable and it's fine.
 

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Well 90 dollars for a cable seems way too much, and I am pretty sure that I am not missing anything that I need to know, at least I hope not. I guess I was just unaware of how much of a difference having a higher end cable makes, but if that is the case, I guess that I am also just fine with a little lesser quality if it means me saving some money. I would say shop around and see what you can find.
 

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