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Anyone have any personal experience comparing BetterCable.com's Silver Serpent S-Video cable (16' for $74.95) with Monster's Ultra THX 1000 S-Video (16' for $99.99) at Radio Shack?

I'm connecting my AT&T Series 2 TIVO to my HDTV Video 1.
I have a component connection from my Scientific Atlanta to the HDTV in. Very sharp pic.

The hype for the Silver Serpent cable sure reads as though it's better than Monster, as does Monster's hype as compared with Radio Shack's "Gold Series S-Video" (13' for $24.99).

The reason I ask is that my Monster S-Video cable no longer works, even with giggling, and with other components so I'm having to buy a new cable.

Another option is to upgrade to a DVI cable connecting my Scientific Atlanta's DVI out to my HDTV's DIV in. I don't know if the picture will be better than my RGB connections from TIVO out to to HDTV in. I get confused reading the literature.

Suggestions please.

Thanks,
Kerry
 

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I kind of thought that but was hoping that there would be some observable difference on the screen.

I wonder if any objective person has done a comparison analysis with meters, osciliscope etc.. I suppose if they had the winner would proudly display the results on their web site.

I read on Monster's web site that their cables have a "Lifetime Warranty." I've emailed them; it'll be very nice if I can get a free replacement.

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Thanks RonDawg,

I think I'll try the DVI. I won't be happy until I've made the comparison myself. Problem is we only have Radio Shack and their's is a bit pricy. Most online stores charge an arm and leg for shipping to Hawaii.

In the meantime I just keep giggling while I jiggle.

Thanks all,

Kerry
 
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