- Brand Name: Monster
- Model Number: PLW100FO10
- Hardware Platform: Playstation 2
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: Limited Lifetime Replacement Warranty
Monster Cable PLW100 FO-10 Fiber Optic Audio Hookup for Sony PlayStation 2
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- The preferred high performance digital connection of PS2 to receivers with fiber optic audio inputs.
- Outperforms ordinary analog audio connections.
- Fiber optic connection allows you to take advantage of PS2's Dolby Digital and DTS capabilities.
- Specially optimized extra low loss optical fiber provides crystal clear highs and powerful, articulate bass.
- Precision polished fiber optic connector minimizes distortion for cleaner, more transparent sound.
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Next-generation entertainment consoles require a fiber optic audio connection for the best possible sound. Your PlayStation is state-of-the-art in audio quality. The PS2 is equipped with a fiber optic digital audio out, enabling you to experience movies and games in Dolby Digital Surround Sound, as well as listen to your favorite CDs in crystal-clear digital stereo. No matter how you use your PS2, with a pure digital audio connection you have access to the ultimate Dolby Digital Surround experience and the best in home-audio entertainment.
In high-performance audio connections, digital is preferred over analog because it has a wider dynamic range, resulting in clearer highs and deeper, tighter bass without the distortion common with analog connections. Also, with digital audio, you don't run the risk of problems like hum and buzz caused by electromagnetic and radio frequency interference.
Monster's advanced technology fiber optic cables ensure the best digital audio performance from your PS2. The Monster LightWave 100 features a specially tuned fiber and precision polished termination that maximizes signal transfer while reducing internal reflections that cause jitter and time distortion. LightWave 100 ensures that the PS2's Dolby Digital decoder receives the most accurate data transfer for the most accurate surround sound possible.
Maximize your gaming and movie investment with Monster's LightWave 100. If you're like most gamers, you'll spend hundreds of dollars on games and movies. Why not play them with the best picture and sound possible?
Top Customer Reviews
To get the most from your PS2 you really need a set of these cables in either s-video or component (if your TV supports them). For those who are unfamiliar with the heirarchy, it's A/V, S-video, component in ascending quality.
The Monster 400 provides only the video connection. You must use optical Toslink cable for audio. Few PS2 titles output analog audio only (e.g., Fantavision), in which case you won't hear a thing.
I've been using Sony's composite video cable for few months (connected to Toshiba 56H80). The improvements probably owe more to component connection than anything, but for what it's worth, they are significant.
Most significant is the color definition. Before the switch, they were muddy and softly defined. Now they are vibrant and detailed.
My TV is equipped with pretty good comb filter (not yet ISF calibrated, just Video Essential). With composite, the images were still plagued with ringing artifacts and rainbow effects. Not so with Monster 400. If anything, this cable magnifies weakness in many PS2 titles (lack of anti-aliasing).
Is it worth $50? Sony's own component cable costs $25, and Pelican's poorly-shielded component cable costs $10. I've not used these cables personally (but my friend's used both on his Toshiba 40H80), but I am betting that Monster is not 2X better than Sony.
But if you want the absolute best, $25 may not a huge premium to pay. Especially when you slept outside the store all night (or refreshed browser every minutes) to get your hands on PS2.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Image quality is limited to the actual connection standards, so don't expect great picture, but it's acceptable, playable.Published 13 months ago by Chris Alan
Great PS2 Cable picture quality much better on my LCD TV, much better than the stock cablePublished 24 months ago by Ryan123
An S-video or component cable, if you happen to have the right connections, is almost a must for playing a PS2 on an HDTV. This gets the job done well and is plenty long.Published on August 5, 2012 by Samsquatch
The PS2 was my first console and I used to be a total boss at Star Wars: Battlefront (both 1 and 2) and Burnout 3: Takedown; I have fond memories of playing the original SOCOM:... Read morePublished on September 30, 2011 by A. Bush
This product really shouldn't have been put into production. It's only a visual cable and doesn't provide audio. This is a lesson I found out the hardway. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by Vivian
This video cable should not be sold on Amazon. The design of the connection does not allow room for the audio optical out cable on the back of the PS2, and there is no analog audio... Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by Hawkzilla
After reading the reviews about the tightness of the connections, I was wary to purchase this at all. But at $15 it was too good to pass up. Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by M. Curtis