S-Video CablesS-Video stands for Super Video from the format it originally came, Super VHS. S-Video offers a step up from composite video connectors. Luminance and chrominance information are carried separately from a source such as DVD player, VCR or satellite receiver.
S-video offers enhanced clarity and contrast over composite video connectors and should be used for NTSC video connections when available. S-video cables are relatively inexpensive compared to other cable types and shouldn't set you back any more than regular RCA jacks.