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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2011
There is nothing special about this cable, other than it is $5 and is eligible under prime.
The build quality feels terrible, it uses brittle and cheap plastics compared to the heavier Microsoft cables.
The split where the Audio cables are is short compared to the official VGA cable, so if you are like me and have to plug them into spots that are not very close, you may have trouble.
The shielding isn't very good so interference will happen.
But.. it works.
It's super cheap, and it's good enough.
Ghosting/color bleeding can be avoided by not having the cable near other electronic devices, or plugging it into an extender cord. I did that for awhile, and it had worse ghosting issues than the default cable.
The cheap price means that you have to work around the cable's limitations and problems. but when you set things up right, it will deliver the same audio and video quality of the more expensive cables.. it's just hard to get things set right.