Composite Cables Vs S-Video Cables For PS1 Games – Affro's Curiosities

Hello folks! Welcome to a brand new season!! Affro’s Curiosities is back and hopefully it’s better than ever!

In today’s video I wanted to go over a better cable choice when it comes to retro games: S-Video!

It’s not the absolute best cable and of course there’s many variables that can influence video output quality but, S-Video is in my opinion the best cable to start with for gaming on older systems!

On a real PS1 then, I played a few games to see how they fared with composite and S-Video cables!

Hope you enjoy this video!


0:00 – Start
0:20 – Intro
1:41 – The Italian Job
2:51 – Dancing Stage Euromix
4:09 – Gran Turismo 2
5:33 – Driver 2
7:15 – Resident Evil 3
8:59 – Vagrant Story
10:21 – Tomb Raider II
11:29 – Soulblade
11:56 – WWF Smackdown!
12:55 -Tekken 3
13:57 – Outro

PS1 Games On PS2 VS PS3 –

PS1 Dithering Explained Video –

How did I capture PS1 Footage?
– ODV Upscaler using composite & S-Video cables set at line doubling mode
– Elgato HD60 S+ @ Maximum recording quality
– Used a Fat PAL PS2

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  1. PrimoFreak on December 26, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Nice video man.

  2. PinkwaveGamer on December 26, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I notice with some games it’s a small improvement (like some not blurred backgrounds), while it’s blur city in others if you use composite (like in Tomb Raider 2). As you know though, I use HDMI with my PS3. This vid is superb as always from you 🤗🙌❤

  3. attabalippa on December 26, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Hi. I want to plug my old ps1 on a new brand tv with Y Pr Pb input + audio. What do i need for that? Thank you!

  4. Daph Blake on December 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Good video boss…. Its good to see the difference it makes which is noticeable

  5. Good Vibe Collecting on December 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    S-video is a nice happy medium for old games as it’s not too sharp and not too soft. However the dithering is usually a deal breaker for me and I feel you are not seeing what the artist intended. If someone doesn’t mind it, that’s perfectly fine as well. Composite on a CRT with a good comb filter can provide pretty good results.

  6. John Winthrop on December 26, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Is the difference just as big on lcd screen TV ?Or does the quality difference is mostly noticeable on a crt tv?

    I have a japnese ps1 with rca…no svideo cable and a lcd TV. I have no crt TV, upscaling or whatever. I am then curious.

  7. The Affro Show on December 26, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Here is the second episode of the new season! I hope you found the video and the results interesting!

    S-Video is definitely a decent cable to get started on retro systems!

  8. Beast Gamer Kuma on December 26, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    The upscaling is very good on the games. Definitely prefer S-Video over Composite any day. Good job as always.

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