Good quality cables. The only problem is they are attached all in a row with the audio cables on either end. When you plug in the cables with the R/B/G on top and the audio L/R below, the cables pull out of the sockets easily. I will probably order the video and audio cables separate in the future.
I had to go with a 8 only because the cable is so sturdy and rigid that the way the colors are laid out in a row, it was difficult to plug in the audio (red &white) which is on the left side of the RCA inputs, and the video (blue, red & green) to the right side without seperating the individual cables farther than maybe you might like. If you look closely at the picture, you can see it is laid out: Audio (red) Video (Green) Video (Blue) Video (Red) Audio (White) The 2-audio parts of the cable straddle the 3-video part in the middle. The 2 audio plugs should be paired next to each other.....Not a major, big thing, just seperate the cables way down if the cables seem to stiff!
These are great component video cables but my only issue is the stereo audio cables are on opposite sides of the video cables. So, you have the left stereo (or mono) channel (white connector) on one side, then the component video cables, then the right stereo channel (red connector) on the other side. This means, either the red or white cables needs to be separated from the "bundle" cables a bit to have enough slack to reach the audio port. Since the audio ports will be right next to each other, I don't see why the stereo audio cables couldn't be next to each other as well. This is a minor issue but one I felt worth mentioning.
Other than that, the cables are great and the price is even better!
PROS: Price Solid connectors Flexibility of cable
CONS: Stereo audio cables are on opposite sides of the video cables
My Sony LCD looks more crisp using 5 line component than it does with an HDMI (also from Monoprice) cable. The only problem with this cable (and maybe it was just the one I received) is the 2 audio wires should be a little longer than the video wires. On some TV's and players the 5 plugs are in a straight line and on others the 2 audio plugs are to the side of the video plugs so if the audio wires are not a tad longer they will not reach the plugs easily. Luckily one end did have slightly longer wires and a quick reversal of the wire made everything work. Another solution is to pull the 5 wires apart a little deeper to get more play at the ends.
Otherwise it works great, clear crisp picture and great audio. And of course a fantastic price. :)
The cables are made like a tank, well insulated, good construction.
Whats not to like? Well, the insulation is so thick and stiff that on the back of one of my TVs the video cables are so thick and stiff that they wont bend enough to plug in the audio cables. So when you plug in the audio, it starts pulling out the video plug.
I think for some applications this will be fine, but on the back of my TV, the cables need to be more flexible.
The signal quality is pretty good, but the cables are pretty thick and not that easy to bend. Imagine a coax cable... except there are FIVE bundled together. And I don't understand why the two audio lines are not a little bit longer. It's hard to plug it into TVs with rigid cables and short audio (red/white) lines.
PROS: Good video quality
CONS: Cables very rigid and thick. Audio wires are too short.
This cable works fine in terms of signal quality, but like others have mentioned, the connectors are very cheap and don't stay put. Because the cable is so stiff, it's almost impossible to connect the individual connectors one at a time without the others popping loose.
I had assumed that all component video cables would have this problem, but around the same time I also bought an 8-foot component video cable elsewhere, and its connectors not only stay put, but the cable is actually pretty flexible despite the fact that it also is an RG-59 cable.