Like many poor-quality S-Video cables, the image is sharper than Composite, but there is a visible checkerboard pattern over the video. For video recording however, this is mostly compressed out, leaving only the improved sharpness visible. But for the price, you can't go wrong!
This is a very good connector. Inexpensive and does the job. It has a loose connection to TVs/monitors. This is a plus in my book since tight connections on modern screens feel like you are going to rip out the sockets if you try too hard.
PROS: Inexpensive price. Brings a good picture. Flexible yet firm. Loose contacts.
I use this cable for recording footage from Video Game Consoles. For the Wii this is perfect if you do not have a Hauppauge HD PVR or a capture device that records Component footage.
The cable features two video connection types: Composite Video and S-Video. This feature allows you to directly connect the highest-quality connector (S-Video) directly to the capture device, and at the same time, allows you to use the Composite Video connection to give visual to your Television. I do this so I receive no visual delay caused by recording, which would otherwise cripple the purpose of recording gameplay.
I do mention that I only use this to record video gameplay footage, but when I'm not doing that, this functions just great as a standard cable used for playing games at Composite or S-Video Quality.
Final thoughts: Great for recording because it features multiple video outputs to ensure recording device and Television receives signals without delay. However, a normal user may want to purchase a cable with one specific video output, unless you'd like the option of using both at any given time.
It's very inexpensive, and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cable with either Composite or S-Video outputs, because it functions great. No problems whatsoever.
PROS: - Excellent for playing the Wii on either S-Video or Composite Video. - Excellent for recording Gameplay Videos in situations where you would like to directly connect S-Video to Capture Device and use Composite Video for routing to Television. - Great cable length for my needs. - Stylish and well-built design.