Monster S-video vs. standard composite cables..

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  1. Rick

    Rick New Member

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    Is there a noticeable difference? Is Monster cable wort the extra money over a standard S-video cable?
     
  2. LOUDSYSTEM

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    monster cable is a brand..

    you will see a difference in any brand if you go from composite to svideo
     
  3. Rick

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    I know that, but is Monster-brand cable worth the extra cash over a standard (generic) S-video cable?
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    NO. Wire is wire, plain and simple. You won't get better performance out of wire because of the brand name on the wire.
     
  5. LOUDSYSTEM

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    yes and no... a piece of shit cable that comes with a product vs say a monster video 3.. there is a difference.. you may not see it buy one may reject noise better etc and one is built much tougher so if it gets crunched etc itll be fine. Also the nicer oneis going to use a higher gauge wire as well
     
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    Thanks LOUDSYSTEM.

    I was actually looking at the Monster Video 3. Need 2 2-meter S-video cables, and 1 2-meter component.

    Know of any online retailers that would be cheaper than getting them off eBay?
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    I was mostly referring to wire size. If the size is the same, generally you'll get the same performance.
     
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    go get yourself some nice RS gold
     
  9. 04

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    In this case you are going to want RG-59 or RG-6U cabling. It has a characteristic impedence of 75ohms (which is what you want) and is designed for carrying high bandwidth signals...

    You are going to have a REAL hard time distinguishing from a properly constructed 75ohm cable and a "botique" one.
     
  10. importspeed

    importspeed New Member

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    You should just get the M500 series and call it a day, it is much nicer, turbine connectors and better copper, it is like $50. Well Worth it. the m1000 are nicer, but 500 will do it.
     
  11. Chaosen1

    Chaosen1 Now this is an import model

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    so svideo quality > composite cable quality?
     
  12. LOUDSYSTEM

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    yes regardless of the quality ofwire weather its a pos cheapy youll see a difference when using composite vs svideo svideo is better
     
  13. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    but component video > S-video
     
  14. 04

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    Copper purity will have no effect on the signal unless its horribly unpure... :ugh:

    Many cable companies transmit their signals on copper clad STEEL center conductor RG-6u
     

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