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Connection Diagrams

Standard Definition Television
Cable Types
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Video Audio Receiver Receiver & VCR Receiver & VCR & DVD
Composite (RCA) Composite (RCA) Receiver
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Receiver + VCR
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Receiver + VCR + DVD
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Coax Not Applicable Receiver
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Receiver + VCR
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S-Video Composite (RCA) Receiver
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Receiver + VCR
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Receiver + VCR + DVD
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Coax & Composite Composite (RCA)     Receiver + VCR + DVD
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High-Definition Television
Cable Types
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Video Audio HD or DVR Receiver HD or DVR Receiver & VCR HD or DVR Receiver & VCR & DVD HD or DVR Receiver & Home Theater
Component Composite HDTV : Component Video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver
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Coax Not Applicable HDTV : Coax Connection : HD or DVR Receiver
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HDTV : Coax Connection : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR
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HDTV : Coax Connection : HD or DVR Receiver + Home Theater
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S-Video Composite (RCA) HDTV : S-Video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver
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HDTV : S-Video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR
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HDTV : S-Video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR + DVD
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HDTV : S-Video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + Home Theater
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DVI Digital Audio HDTV : DVI Video, Digital Audio : HD or DVR Receiver
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HDTV : DVI Video, Digital Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR
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HDTV : DVI Video, Digital Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR + DVD
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HDTV : DVI Video, Digital Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + Home Theater
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HDMI Not Applicable HDTV : HDMI connection : HD or DVR Receiver
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HDTV : HDMI connection : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR
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HDTV : HDMI connection : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR + DVD
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HDTV : HDMI connection : HD or DVR Receiver + Home Theater
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Component & Composite Composite   HDTV : Component and Composite video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR
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HDTV : Component and Composite video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR + VCR + DVD
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HDTV : Component and Composite video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR + Home Theater
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Coax & Composite Composite     HDTV : Coax and Composite video, Composite Audio : HD or DVR Receiver + VCR + VCR + DVD
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Picture-In-Picture
Cable Types
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Video Audio Blu-Ray Player
Component & Composite Composite Picture-In-Picture : Component and Composite Video, Composite Audio : Receiver
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Coax Composite Picture-In-Picture : Coax, Composite Audio : Receiver
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S-Video Composite Picture-In-Picture : S-Video, Composite Audio : Receiver
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HDMI Composite Picture-In-Picture : HDMI Video, Composite Audio : Receiver
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DVI Digital Audio Picture-In-Picture :  DVI Video, Digital Audio : Receiver
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Blu-Ray Player
Cable Types
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Video Audio Receiver
Component N/A Picture-In-Picture : Component and Composite Video, Composite Audio : Receiver
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HDMI N/A Picture-In-Picture : HDMI Video, Composite Audio : Receiver
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DVI Composite Picture-In-Picture :  DVI Video, Digital Audio : Receiver
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Video Connection Types

Type Description Cable Connection
Coax An analog interface that uses an RF output via coax wherein the audio and video are modulated onto analog channel 3 or 4.  Coax connections only support displaying video in 480i. Coax Cable Coax jack
Composite A Composite connection will provide better video quality than a coax connection. The connection is color coded Yellow and only supports displaying video in 480i. composite cable composite jack
S-Video

An analog interface that uses a 4-pin connection for video only.  S-Video only supports displaying video in 480i.

s-video cable s-video jack
VGA

A 15-pin connection typically used for older PC monitors. VGA cables can now provide high-def video, but in analog, not digital, format. Nevertheless, many newer LCD and Plasma HDTVs provide a VGA input in order to accommodate connections from your computer.

vga cable
vga cable
vga jack
Component An analog interface that uses a 3 wire connection for 3 components of the video (Red, Green, Blue).  It is also called YPbPr.  Component supports displaying video in 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i.  An audio connection can be completed by using the Composite audio connections or Digital audio connections. component cable component jack
Firewire

Uses a 4-pin or 6-pin connector.  Firewire, or 1394 supports video and audio. Video can be displayed in resolutions of 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. 

The IPG (Interactive Program Guide) overlay graphics are not supported in the 1394 specifications for video streaming.
firewire cable firewire jack
DVI-D A digital interface that uses a 24-pin connection for video only.  DVI-D is generically referred to as DVI.  DVI-D supports video in 480i , 480p, 720p and 1080i. dvi cable dvi jack
HDMI A digital interface that uses a multi-pin connection for digital video and multi-channel audio. HDMI supports video in 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. hdmi cable hdmi jack

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Audio Connection Types

Type Description Cable Connection
Stereo Analog Red and white color coded "RCA" connections. These support mono or stereo analog audio. RCA cable RCA jack
Analog Surround

The color coded "RCA" connectors still red and white, designating "analog" but instead of "L" and "R", you have "C" (center), "FR" (front right), "FL" (front left), "SL" (surround left), "SR" (surround right), and "SW" (subwoofer).

RCA cable surround jack
Digital Audio

Coax on the left, Optical on the right. Digital Coax uses orange color coded "RCA" connections. Optical uses fiber optic cables. Connection is typically black.

Digital Audio supports AC3, Dolby Digital (5.1, etc.), DTS, S/PDIF.

digital audio cables digial audio jacks

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