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PS3 Component AV Cable

by Sony
PlayStation 3
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)


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  • Features Separate Left And Right Audio Plugs For Connection To An Amplifier Or Hi-fi


Product Details

  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MIXFWA
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 31, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,708 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Sony 98044 Playstation3 Component Av Cable


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115 of 118 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good cable, good quality. Packaging over the top. December 8, 2008
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The PlayStation 3 Component AV cable is really for two types of customers: those with a PS3 who have a first generation HDTV and those who have a Playstation 2 with a HDTV.

If you have a PS3, then your best bet is HDMI. It's all digital and provides the best clarity. In addition, it is only one single cable for video and audio as opposed to 5 separate connections. There would be no point to buy this cable for your PS3 and HDTV unless you have a first-generation HDTV that does not have a HDMI or DVI input (if you have a DVI input, you can buy a cable or adapter that allows HDMI to DVI connections).

If you have a Playstation 2, this cable is great to use for 480P (progressive scan output) or for usage with Gran Turismo in 1080i mode. Component is also noticeably clearer than S-Video or Composite out. If you don't have a HDTV though, the difference with component versus S-video or composite is not nearly as noticeable and may not be worth it.

Now onto the Sony component cable itself.

Pros:
- excellent quality
- the cable is very flexible and routes easily. It doesn't remain in a twisted or coiled form like some other cables
- the component jacks go easily into the TV. They are sized great and go in easily. I've used Monster-branded component cables for the PS2/PS3, and they require too much force to go in and out of the jacks. It felt like it was putting too much undue stress on the TV jacks.
- the MultiAV connector goes in very tight into the PS2/PS3
- cable rubber / plastic is high quality and doesn't feel sticky or smelly like some other cables.

Cons:
- the packaging is over the top. Sony used heavy thick clear plastic as the box. It's difficult to cut open, and an environment disaster.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Component Cables look great October 5, 2007
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I was concerned that I would lose some picture quality using component cable instead of HDMI. That was not the case.. the picture looks great! And the BlueRay picture is awesome. Was quite surprised how well the PS3 upscaled regular DVD's to HD.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Same as PS2 one, but better quality November 3, 2007
I didn't realize that the one I have on my PS2 would work on my PS3 when I ordered this.

I was so impressed by the quality that I kept it and am currently using it (as opposed to using the PS2 one that I already had).

Well made - does the job. BUT if your TV supports HDMI use the HDMI NOT this...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Quality Cable for your PS2 / PS3 needs... October 18, 2011
By Jason
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I use HDMI for my PS3, but due to a lack of S-Video and RCA hookups on my 1080p HDTV, my craving for some of my old PS2 titles was left unfulfilled until I picked up this cable I do not own a PS2 backwards compatible PS3 ). The provided component AV cable is an official component cable designed for use on the PS3 and PS2 systems. The cable has R/L stereo audio and supports Y, Cb/Pb, Cr/Pr.

CABLE QUALITY
The included cable is surprisingly good quality. The main cable itself is heavy duty with plenty of length to it (10 feet). The connector heads are very high quality, and durable. The entire cable itself has some good weight to it. The only real negative I could see about the quality of the cable, is that after the 10ft of heavy duty, thick cable it splits off with the 5 connector heads; each connector using a thinner wire. Still, in the cable's defense, the thickness and quality of the connector wires are vastly superior to the official PS2 S-video cable Sony was selling back in the day.

IMAGE QUALITY
PS2 - It has been a while since I used my PS2 via S-Video, but the component cable did seem to have sharpened the color quality of the games nicely. These cables won't make the games look HD by any means, so don't be shocked when you still see jaggies... but what you will get is much crisper and higher quality image reproduction. It does help very subtly. I would say this is a must have if you plan to use your PS2 for PSX or PS2 games.

PS3 - There is a big downgrade in Image Quality using these over HDMI, but that is to be expected. HDMI makes a huge difference for 720p/1080p titles when compared to the 480i/p titles of the PS2. I would only use these for a PS3 if you do not have HDMI on your TV.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome cable! August 25, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I actually bought these cables to upgrade the picture on my PS2 (these cables work on both PS2 and PS3) to play it on my new HD TV. Wow, what a difference it made going from s-video to component cables. The picture is so much clearer and the colors seem nicer. I recommend these cables to anyone who wants to upgrade to better video quality on the Playstation 2 and 3. The quality of this product is top-notch.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth Sailing for PS2 again December 14, 2009
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
My PS2 (SCPH 30001 "Fat") looked terrible using the standard composite cable into my Sony Bravia tv. Sounds were popping and hissing and the picture was too dark to enjoy any game I had.
This component cable took care of all of that in a hurry. That is, after I switched around the two red colored cable ends. If you buy this cable and you've got color streaks or ghosting.. try switching the red cables around.
These cables brought back crisp pictures and clean sound. Makes the PS2 playable again and 'durn sexy' on a big screen. The PS3 looks good, too.

Also, I've seen it a dozen times in the reviews before I forgot that you have to change your PS2 settings for Y, CB/PB, CR/PR. It only takes 30 seconds to fix that, but if you switch out cables and don't change it from RGB output, you won't hear or see anything. Easy fix. You don't have to change the display ratio if you don't want to, I use Full because I paid for a whole tv. :)

Also, while I'm at it, if you're getting scared out of buying these cables because people are telling you that you PS2 isn't capable of 'progressive scan' output and it won't work, don't be. None of that is going to keep you from being able to play your PS2 on your HDTV with these cables. A lot of those reviewers don't know what they're talking about. There is absolutely no problem with the output from the Fat PS2s.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Does what its needed for.
Published 1 month ago by Devon H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks Great!
At first my ps3 was displaying 480i. I thought the cable was broken but after some googling I found out I had to change the output resolution by going to Settings > Display... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Abraham
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
got it, just what i needed
Published 2 months ago by mellmell
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have a PS2 and HDTV, this is the cable you need
I bought this to use for my PS2 with a 1080p HD TV. Using the standard S-Video cable was unbearable, with grainy images and dull colors. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Aaphree
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it if using for a PS2
My main issue with the component cable has nothing to do with it actually "not working".

I bought this cable so I could hookup my PS2 to my HDTV. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Eric Bonvillain
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thanks
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Finn
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Worked better than my standard cable. This fit much tighter and had no issues.
Published 4 months ago by TJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for PS2 as well!
I got this for use with a PS2, not a PS3, but it still works splendidly, allowing output at 720 (on the rare occasion where the PS2 allows it), as well as giving access to... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ioannes M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thumbs up!
Published 5 months ago by tom stott
5.0 out of 5 stars It's everything he said it was and it works perfectly ...
It's everything he said it was and it works perfectly. I also got it a day earlier than expected.
Published 6 months ago by Player-Player
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