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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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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Monster
  • Model Number: PLW100FO10
  • Hardware Platform: Playstation 2
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: Limited Lifetime Replacement Warranty

Product Description

Product Description

This Monster Game Gamelink 100 fiber optic audio cable hooks up PlayStation 2 to AV receivers with preferred high-performance fiber optic connections, and is made for use with PlayStation only. The fiber optic digital audio connection maximizes stereo and surround sound for games, music and movies. Features digital audio sound; fiber optic connection for Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound; extra low-loss optical fiber; precision polished connector; heavy-duty connector; and more. Cable is royal blue and black. Made in USA and imported. 10L'.


LightWave 100 Fiber Optic is the highest-performance fiber optic audio hookup of Sony PlayStation 2, optimizing the audio quality of all your games, CDs, and DVDs.

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?

Product Information

Product Dimensions 120 x 1 x 1 inches
Item Weight 6.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 6.1 ounces
ASIN B0000524PF
Item model number PLW100FO10
Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 140 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #473,226 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#1,215 in Video Games > More Systems > PlayStation 2 > Accessories
#4,845 in Video Games > Accessories > More Systems
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com September 1, 2004

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I have a 27" Sony Wega T.V. Unlike other reviewers, I actually bought three different component video cables for the ps2. Call me picky, call me obsessive or call me pathetic, but I wanted to know if there truly was a difference between the monster component cable and the other cheaper ones. The answer is: not that I could see. When I first got my PS2 I bought the mad katz S-VIDEO because I didn't even know what component video was. Later, I found out I had component video on my T.V. and also found out that it was supposed to be an even better input than s-video. So I purchased the pelikan brand component video cable [...]. Unlike other reviewers, I saw a tremendous difference going from s-video to component video. Clearer picture, brighter colors; an overall improvement--not an improvement you had to look for, it was OBVIOUS. Later I was searching ebay and found an incredible deal: the sony brand component video cable, factory packaged for [...]. And honestly, it DID make a difference. I can't totally describe it except to say that it seemed to give a better color representation; the picture simply looked better--although not dramatically better than the picture created by the pelikan cable. So then I said "might as well try the monster". I honestly saw NO difference between the Sony cable and the Monster cable. I pay a lot of attention to detail--too much in fact. So if there was a difference to be seen, I presume I would have seen it. It's possible that the Monster cable would make a difference on an HDTV, but on my T.V., it did not. If you have a T.V. that is not HD but has the component inputs, use them, but I suggest just using the sony brand component cable to get the performance of the moster cable without the price.
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If you own a PS2 and you have a TV that accepts S-Video, you owe it to yourself to BUY THIS CABLE! Trust me, the money is well worth it. This is by far the best S-Video cable for the PS2, and it doesn't deserve anything less. With this cable, you will see details in games and on DVD's that just plain are not clear at all with other cables. I HIGHLY recommend this product!
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Monster has consistantly delivered quality cables and doesn't disappoint with its entry PS2 s-video cable. I was using the Sony s-video cable for about a week before finally hunting one of the Gamelink 300 cables at a local Best Buy. In that interim I watched The Patriot and the colors had a red and yellow hue to them. With the Gamelink the picture is clear, crisp and the colors are vibrant (cannonball headshot anyone? :)).
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.
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Typical of boutique cables, the cables are thick and attractive. I use Monster's Video2-series component and S-video cables for other sources and they are about equal in 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.
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I don't know what these people are saying about this cable not making a difference on high-grade TV sets (e.g. Sony XBR or Vega). I've been using Sony's bog-standard AV cables for about a month on my 27" flat-screen Vega, and sure, the DVD playback and PS2 menu displays look sharp, but when I plugged in the MC S-Video cables, they looked _razor_ sharp. I mean it, the clock display itself looked that much better, much crisper, better color definition. And Toy Story 2, which looked great before, looks damn amazing now. Seriously, you have no excuse not to get a set of cables other than what Sony includes with _every_ Playstation, and these are probably the best value. I heard from Monster Cable customer service on Monday, they're supposed to be releasing their GL 450 (component+optical-audio) sometime this week (12/18-12/22), and the GL 400 (component+copper-stereo) in the second week in January. It's probably a toss-up whether you'd be able to tell much difference between S-video and component, so I'd suggest get this cable now, and leave your component inputs available for another peripheral. Do yourself a favor and get this cable - gold-plating and ample shielding _do_ make a difference, for both video and sound.
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