How To Connect Component Cable To TV
So, all of the connectors on the back of your television make you completely confused and you just want to play that sweet new video game system, not get a minor in electrical engineering, so you just need to know how to connect a component cable to a TV. Component cables are similar to composite cables, those red, white and yellow cables. The only difference is that the yellow cable, which holds the video feed, is divided into separate cables for its three separate components, hence the name "component" cable. The green cable, known as the "Y" cable, contains the brightness information of the signal. The blue and red cables transmit the "color difference" information for the blue and red colors. The color green, the third color that televisions use, is derived from the levels of the other signals. By splitting the one video cable into three, it enables more information to pass through at a time, which leads to a better picture. Always use component cables over composite or S-video cables.
- Separate the audio and video cables in your hand. This is a little confusing since there are two red cables, one for both audio and video. Some component cables will pin the audio cables together to help you, but not all do. Straighten the cables out and find the red cable on one of the ends. This cable, and the white cable directly next to it, are audio cables.
- Plug the two audio cables into the television. The connectors should be on the back of the television, although there may be connectors on the side as well. Look for a set of five connectors labeled "Component-In," with the two audio connectors and the three video connectors separated by a line. Plug the red and white audio cables into their corresponding color connectors.
- Plug in the three video cables. Right next to the audio connectors are three video connectors. Plug the red, blue and green cables into the connectors with the corresponding color.
There you go! Job well done!