The reason for a four star instead of a five is because of the layout of the wires. The white audio wire should be moved to be alongside the red audio wire being as they are adjacent on all machines that I am aware of. Plugging in the white audio in the present configuration causes excessive strain on the wire. It is useable as is , but a slight revision would result in a better product. Try placing two devices that you intend to couple one on top of the other and you will see what I mean. That is the configuration I am using.
There are just some times that shorter is better. Like looping component signals from one device to the one above or below it in the rack. Glad someone thinks about this and makes such a short cable for these applications
PROS: Video seems to be good quality coax. Almost too good for such a short jumper. Big, solid connectors, great when you have to reach around equipment to make connections.
CONS: Two red connectors. They tagged them well to avoid confusion, but why not use black for the other audio channel? Both audios should be on side side. They're split so they have to cross awkwardly to connect them.
Just what I needed to get rid of the "spaghetti" behind my TV. I had no problems with the connections, they are tight and solid. The short, large cable is stiff, but it works just fine for my application.
PROS: Working as described. Connections are good. Neat.
This was exactly what I wanted was a short component cable to connect two devices that are close together. For me, I needed a shorter cable with this kind of stiffness to keep the cable "parallel & tight" in the input slots of each device. The shielding and stiffness eliminated the annoying rolling striped component colors that developed over a period of time and loose connection I was experiencing with another well-made 6 foot cable that was coiled to keep the wires compact and out of the way.
PROS: Well-made, right stiffness and size for "me"
Looks like decent quality, well insulated cable, but the assembly is so stiff and wide that it makes interconnecting devices within a cabinet very difficult and connections that need to pass through wall plates / cabinet hole / ducts also very hard. Beware before you assume you can run this between devices enclosed in a cabinet... the stiffness / width mean you need a lot more room for the cables. Likewise for passing multiple cables of this type via cabinet holes / ducts.
PROS: * Good, solid build & connectors.
* Heavy / stiff cable
CONS: * Very heavy / stiff cable.
* Ribbon-cable like assembly (all cables side-by-side) makes it wide and difficult to pass through ducts, wall holes, cabinet access ports.
Great idea, but stay away. The cable itself is too stiff and doesn’t bend easily... and the ends don’t stay connected to the device. I’d return them but it would cost almost as much as the refund that I’d get to return them...
CONS: Cable is too stiff, connections don’t fit tightly on components.