High Quality, Durable, Firm Connections, Esi Resistant, Robust Layering, Rfi Resistant, Emi Resistant
I awarded five stars because the definition is that "it doesn't get any better", and that is what I found with these cables. I have not used any component cables that gave me a picture quality that is superior to them.That being said, however, five stars can also be awarded to, say, high-level Acoustic Research cables because while I found no better cables than Monster as far as picture quality goes, I've used others that spoke just as well to the components that they connected. The robust construction of Monster, however, would ensure a lifetime of great viewing, with its 24K gold connectors that grip the ports where they are jacked into, and a cable run that would outlast the abuse typically taken from pets and children and redecorating movements.What separates Monster from the others is not so much its picture quality delivery since I have found similar quality with others, but its resistance to Radio Frequency Interference, Electrostatic & Electromagnetic shielding, and cabling that is the most unique you'd ever handle!Once out of the packaging, the Monster Component Video Cable 127073 ULTVCV (or any Monster cable for that matter, like its USB computer cables) feel like nothing resembling standard cables. This is because of its outer shielding of ultra-fine wire mesh that repels ESI and RFI (the "leakage" of electric and radio waves from power clusters and other components) and gives protection to the multiple layers beneath. Monster focuses on truly superior cables, and rightfully affixes its name at key locations in vivid colours on the cables.The multi-layer aspect of these cables actually poses a small problem which is its difficulty in conforming to tight spaces because they don't bend easily (except perhaps by the experts who packaged them!) and may displace components while you are trying to get them rolled neatly behind the shelving or cabinet where your TV, etc., are located.In the final analysis, if you want truly clean and versatile (HD, Analog, Digital services) performance in a medium that is strong and resistant all in one package, certainly spend the extra and buy these cables. I did and have not regretted it in any way.
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