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component vs composite?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by lutek lobster, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. lutek lobster

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    Can someone post photos of these two so that I can tell the difference?

    thanks,
     
  2. Mylo

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    composite is a single cable usually with a yellow connector on each end

    component video is 3 cables coloured Red Green and Blue
     
  3. hornydragon

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    componet vastly superior PQ
     
  4. GreenBars

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    Component:

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    Composite:

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  5. insanity

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    well u learn sumthing new everyday then dont u :)
     
  6. lutek lobster

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    Thanks for the above, but I'm now very confused. So if I have red, white and yellow cables (video, audio in/out), what do I have? My Sony DAVs300 has no component, I'm reliably told (by this forum, and indeed sony), so I thought the above set up was composite (but it's not red green blue), but now you say comosite is just one cable - so is there a fifth way after scart, component, composite and s video ?
     
  7. Ian J

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    From memory the DAV had a choice of s-video or composite video which will be the yellow connector. The red and white connectors will be for audio.
     
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    red is audio "right" and white is audio "left"
    hence stereo. yellow is video.
     

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