It's an S-video cable and it works. Quality seems good; color isn't off or anything, and construction seems solid.
Note: I have noticed some reviews for S-video cables saying you must have a 7-pin S-video connector to hook up to a 7-pin output (like on a laptop). As far as I can tell this isn't true; my laptop 7-pin output works fine with this cable which is 4-pin to 4-pin. The extra pins in the laptop output jack are used for transmitting RGB component video over a special 7-pin S-video cable, which I don't think ever caught on widely and has now been superseded by HDMI.
I am so glad Amazon sells cables like this for so cheap! I purchased this product to watch Netflix on my tv through my laptop instead of purchasing a gaming system that I will not use. This cable works GREAT! It is like watching normal tv. The picture is wonderful! I purchased this cable with the audio cable here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002J1LES/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img I highly recommend both!
This cable was very inexpensive (at just a couple clams) and shows a very good picture quality. Radio Shack wanted $25 for their cheapest 6 foot S-Video Cable. I can't imagine the quality would have been much better.
It's a 6ft s-video cable and it works fine. Average thickness / build quality. firm enough connection. The video quality is not great, but that's expected of the s-video standard, nothing to do with the cable. I'm using it to go from an older Nvidia FX5200 ---> Sony Trinitron crt tv. Small text is unreadable, but it works fine for watching movies and such.