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Is anyone out there using component video cables with their PS2? If so, is it a substantial increase in picture quality?

 

I'd take a blind leap myself, but I'm limited in the component input dept, and if I get cables for the PS2, I'm really going to have to get a switcher too. :roll:

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Its worth it IMHO. If you have a progressive capable set you will be able to enjoy progressive enabled games like Ratchet and Clank Going Commando for one. Also you may notice a big difference in color separation and reduced color bleeding in general. One game thats an excellent example of this is Onimusha 3 which uses a great deal of reds and greens in its color pallete and the differences in how "solid" these colors appear is quite noticeable on my set.

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In my experience, it depends on the TV. On the PS2 on my progscan RPTV, the change from composite to S-Video was huge, but the move from S-Vid to component was negligible. Like you, if I went component I would need a switcher so I left it at S. Most PS2 games aren't progressive anyway so it wasn't as big a priority as, say, XBOX.

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