This is another one of the PSX accessories that you simply have to have. Like the controller, like the memory card to an extent, you can't play without this item. The RF Cable may not have quite the clearness of screen or quality of sound that the scart cable has, and it may no allow you to play on the AV screen, but it has one clearcut advantage....it comes with your Playstation! Therefore, you don't need to go out spending extra money, you can just use it as soon as you buy the console. If there is a problem with your RF cable, buying a replacement isn't hard, they're on sale everywhere and the price is decent. The RF Cable is vital if you want to use the Playstation, and it comes in the box when you buy the console. Great!