need the truth about component video cables

I'm in the market for a 2m comp. video cable and I'm a little confused. I've read some articles on the differences between silver coated and straight copper cables. So I went ahead and got the Better Cables Silver Serpent and the Monster video 3 for a comparison. The movies I demoed were Toy Story, gladiator, And Star Wars. From the reviews I read here on Agon and on Audio Review, I was expecting a fairly noticable difference between the two, but, I didn't. On Toy Story the picture did look slightly sharper but not by much, and on the others I couldn't tell a difference. Is there really a difference and I'm just not seeing it, or is there really not that great a difference between video cables. Whatched them on a 65" Toshiba HDTV with a Toshiba DVD (not Progressive scan). Any help is appreciated as I'm going insane. Thank You, Chris
You can't see the difference, because your DVD player is not
Progressive scan. I have Better Cables Silver Serpent and I am very happy with it.
I'm using the Tributaries DCV C component video cables, which use silver plated copper conductors, on my Sony 7700 player. I notice a very negligable difference in the picture quality. My 7700 is also not progressive scan. You may wish to try them. Tributaries has established a reputation for their video cables. You can check them out at Be sure to check out the "product construction" link for specifics.

Hope this helps.

You can't handle the truth!!
I use the Better Cables Silver Serpent and like it. I use to use a Monster M1000cv. The Monster seemed a little more grainy than the BC's. But i could tell a difference for the better when switching to the BC's (although it's not drastic). I was using it on a Sony DVP-NS900V with progressive scan. like the other said, you'll probably only see a good difference when viewing progressive scan....
I found the cable difference to be more subtle at video than audio. At video, some "esoteric" cable designs seemed slightly sharper, but in an artificial and fatiguing way (transient ringing or overshoot, perhaps?). So I went back to more conventional 75 ohm copper video cables similar to RG-6 (or even RG-59). ...Too bad I couldn't have the same simple, affordable experience at audio, where I've found each cable design has a unique signature sound, further complicated by system-dependent issues. ...Your results will vary...