Rated 9 out of 10 by Michael W. Lunsford Does exactly what you need for a good price.
I bought these cables for use primarily on my PS2, as playing the PS2 on an HDTV with regular old composite cables looks god-awful. So, I bought these, hooked them up (Make sure you check the switch on the cord, and for PS2 users you may have to change the Component out to Y/Cb instead of RGB in the system settings.) And wow, just wow. The picture came in much clearer, and everything looked enhanced. The only down-side is, that the jagged edges produced by the HDTV on 4:3 games are still present, but they're ignorable. I already owned Component cables for my Xbox 360, but I switch them over to see the result. They're about the same, but I think I'll stick to the official Microsoft cables for my Xbox 360. But for the PS2, just wow, and if you have a PS3 or Wii, you're in luck as well. I've heard that these cables glitch on the Wii, but I don't own a Wii, so I can't say. These cables are a good buy, and if you're in need of component cables for a cheap, affordable price, here they are!
Rated 1 out of 10 by gamer_till_death Not for Wii
I had bought this product for my Wii so i can play in HD and for the price i couldn't complain, but as soon as i got home and hooked it up i soon realized that i should have spent the extra money and got the nintendo brand. The screen was a greenish grey, at first I thought my HD cable jacks were shot, turns out it wasn't the case. I tested it out on my XBOX 360 and it worked so i pluged the cable back in to my Wii and went into the screen options and it wouldn't even let me switch to the HD settings on my Wii. I had read up on some other reviews to see if this kind of problem was happening to other people who had bought this product and sure enough it was. So I went out and bought the Nintendo Brand Component cables, hooked it up and had HD for the Wii. So if you are planing on Buying this product for your Wii save yourself the trouble, spend the extra money and get the nintendo brand. Just because it a good price doesn't mean its a good product. It like the old saying you get what you pay for
Rated 9 out of 10 by ack154 Works great - but with a catch.
I read some mixed reviews of this between here and other sites. And when I first connected it to my Wii and HDTV it was a black and white picture and I was pretty annoyed. However - after I changed the switch on the box from TV to HDTV, it worked great and I changed the Wii's output to 480p. I also connected my PS2 to the same set of cables and it also worked just fine. The catch is that I ran into an issue when trying to use the Wii when it was also connected to the PS2 (even though it was off) - I got no sound from the Wii. Once I disconnected the cable from the PS2, the Wii sound worked fine. But I think I'm going to try an optical digital cable out of the PS2 and see if that will fix it. If not, I may just have to switch back to the regular PS2 AV cables since I really bought this just for the Wii. I'm not even sure if the cables are INTENDED to be connected to multiple devices at once - so it may be my problem by attempting to do that.
Rated 4 out of 10 by VermontGamer Good, but lacking.
The cable itself gets the job done. That is if you don't mind the constant cutting out you receive. After having these for a few weeks, I simply cannot play with them. As a gamer, I record with an Elgato Game Capture Card. With my new TV, I had to change from the AV I was previously using to component. This being the best(and only) one they had, I bought it knowing they told me it would do the job. It would allow me to use my console, use my headset with piggy back cords, and record my gameplay. It does that. But every 10 minutes or so, it would cut out. I tried this without my piggy back cables as well, and the problem still occurred, clearing up that issue. Neither do I. For some reason, the flickering cuts my recording as well, resulting in blackness for another minute or so, which is a constant pain because then I can't record lengthy videos without the video cutting out and messing up. The the cable itself is the issue currently, which is why I'm scoring it low. No one wants to play while the screen cuts out for two seconds, and neither do I.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Jamon Buyer Beware - Problematic Packaging/Advertising
Okay, so I got this cable expecting it to be pretty plug-n-play. I mainly got it for my Wii so I could get component output from it. But when I first plugged it in, all I got was AV output with greatly dimmed colors and weird audio. But lo-and-behold, there is a stupid freaking switch on the cable that changes the output from AV to Component. Why this is an option, I have no idea, but keep that in mind if you ever plan on buying this.
Rated 10 out of 10 by sphinx Great value for the money
I bought this at my local gamestop. At first I thought it looked kinda cheap, after connecting it to my xbox 360 and changing the settings to 720p, I could easily see the difference. For those of you who don't have either a HDMI XBOX or a HDMI connection of your television, this is a great inexpensive alternative that does the job and then some. I usually don't think highly of Madcatz products, the strangely shaped controllers they sometimes come out with, but I was extremely impressed with this. After connecting the cables and adjusting the setting the graphics are much sharper, a lot clearer and easier too see. For *edit*, you can't beat this. I have never tried the Microsoft branded component cables so I can't say that they are a waste of money, but I do know that these work nice. Well, worth the money for anyone who owns a tv either 720p, 1080p, 1080i. Oh, and it will also upgrade your regular xbox games to 480p. Nice bonus!
Rated 4 out of 10 by VermontGamer Not so great.
I had to buy component cables for my PS3 because I had bought a new TV, and the TV didn't have a 3.55mm jack so I couldn't use my headset at that moment. To be able to use my headset, as well as use my Elgato HD Capture Card(Highly recommend getting one), I would have to buy compenent. Now, this product does have a good price, and they do what they are supposed to. The problem I have and, after reading other reviews, other people have, is that they cut video and audio feed to your TV for about 2 seconds. Now when this cut happens while recording, it loses all progress that was recorded as well as causes the Elgato to kind of crash. It flickers your video feed after while it tries to reconnect, which does irritate me when I'm recording while playing FPS games like Call of Duty. And even when I'm not recording, it still cuts out, so I know it isn't the Elgato's fault. If you want component cables that will allow you to play at a reasonable price, these are for you. But I would still recommend paying a little bit more for better quality as I should have done.
Rated 10 out of 10 by AzMg Perfect cable!
Honestly, I don't understand all the negativity on this cable. I bought it for my Wii because it was cheap, it was universal (though at the time I had neither of the other two systems), and would do what I needed. Obviously, the Wii isn't super high quality, but still, I wanted that extra boost when I bought an HDTV. I've had it over two years, and it's held up fine. I just recently got an XBOX 360, and decided that I didn't want to unhook the Wii from the component cable as well, so I tried plugging them both in at the same time. You can have both plugged in (if you have them close to each other, the split isn't too long, so your other cables won't reach far) and as long as they're not both on at the same time, obviously, it'll work! It's so convenient to have both hooked up to the same spot! So if you can have them side-by-side, get it for multiple systems! It's well worth the $18, and I usually don't support Mad Katz!
Rated 7 out of 10 by Dlimits Doesnt work with my Ps3 :(
I was in need of a Component wire for my ps3. I have HDMI but that doesnt connect to my Capture card. so i Bought this being the cheapest component cable i can get. it doesnt work with my Ps3, but it does work with my Xbox 360. I doubt i have a Faulty wire since other reviews say the same. It does look just fine on my Xbox 360 atleast. the design is good. Normaly the 3 AV plugs are on 1 side and the 3 Component plugs are on the other, but this wire has all the Video related plugs (4) on 1 side and the 2 audio plugs on the other, I like that. the last throwoff i have about it is the Durabilty. the wire feels hollow and it is also Bent/Twisted because of the way it was sealed in the packages, normally you can shake it off but it seems to be bent still, durability worries me. if you need a Component cable that works with the Xbox 360 i recomend this but it doesnt work with the Ps3 and I am not sure about the Wii
Rated 1 out of 10 by KaMaLloZzi Cheap product
I baught this product only because I wanted to save some money. It IS way cheaper than the regular video cable made specifically for a certain platform. I own a Wii and was actually dissapionted that it came with PS3 and XBOX 360, those cords just got in the way. It was easy to overlook that problem though. Also the lenght... I know some people NEED it but my Wii is right next to the TV and the cord was TOO long. Anyway, when I pluged in the cord and turned on the Wii I was very DISAPOINTED!! All it did was put little fuzzy columns down the screen of my TV. It didn't enhance the picture at all, and the audio was the same. I tried repeatedly to fix the problem but it didn't work. This product was a dud. All it succeded in was wasting my money on gas by having me run back to the store. When I DID go back I baught the Nintendo brand Component cable, though more expensive I do think it was worth it.