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Original Xbox Component cable recommendations

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#26 godslabrat OFFLINE  



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Posted Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:54 AM

The only thing I don't like is how tight the ends are that plug into the TV, they can actually pull the contacts out from the back.



I've heard this before about various Monster cables, but don't know how widespread a problem it is.  I'd be wary.

#27 tbb033 OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 1:31 PM

Cheap component cables (like $10 multi system ones) have never given me a problem on anything running at anything lower than 1080p. At 1080p they may start ghosting and stuff, but fortunately any of my systems capable of 1080p is also capable of using plain old generic HDMI cables.

#28 Nebulon OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:29 PM

Well, I decided to try one of the cheap-o knock-offs. 


And you guys n' gals are correct -- the signal quality is crap. 


So your best bet is to stick to the original M$ video cables.

#29 Osgeld ONLINE  



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Posted Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:32 PM

dunno I got some just today and they are every bit as clear picture as the official one I have had for years (course no optical out, but I have never used that so no loss) 


shameless plug here but I just posted a system in the marketplace 




those screenshots are me pointing a phone at a 50$ craig brand LCD TV, then shrinking the 20 megpixel image down to 1024x512 so the artifacting is actually the moire pattern of the image reduction from a phone picture of a LCD that's so cheap you can measure the pixel gap with a ruler lol

Edited by Osgeld, Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:35 PM.

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