I was using a Joytech £5 component cable with my PS2 connected to a Samsung 32" LCD TV which worked fine. I wanted a better quality component cable, but the Ixos cable is no longer available and the Monster cable is too pricey at £60. So I took a risk with the Sony official cable. It's a bit over priced at £27, it cost more than my PS2 did! - hence the 4 stars. So was it worth the risk and is the quality better than the cheap Joytech cable?.... Yes it is. There is more clarity in the picture and the colours are better, especially the whites seem brighter. Some games it is more noticeable than others. Overall I'm glad I bought it. Hope this helps anyone trying to decide whether to invest in an expensive component cable over the cheap "eBay" ones. As always amazon were excellent, delivery was quick even using super saver.