Composite AV Cable

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  1. jp_bl_68

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    I have a composite cable (one white plug and one red plug for audio, one yellow plug for video) and the TV I'm currently using has the following connections: left audio, right audio, Pr (red socket), Pb (blue socket) and Y (green socket). I know that the red and white audio plugs connect to the left and right audio but I don't know what to connect the yellow video plug to (it may not be possible, I don't know).

    Can I connect the yellow video plug to the green 'Y' socket?

    Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question. The manual that came with the TV was basic, to say the least.
     
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    The red,blue and green are component inputs,they're for high quality picture sources.They have nothing in common with red,white and yellow which are composite(worst).


    What are trying to connect to your tv?
     
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    Composite (the yellow plug) aka "very poor quality" is not in the same league as component and is not compatible.
     
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    You would only get a black and white Picture connecting like that. If your TV has a Scart input that will work with composite video.
     
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    OK, thank you both. I was trying to connect a DVD player to my TV and that seemed to be the most convenient way to do so.
     
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    I think that's what I'll have to do. Cheers.
     
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    If you are talking about connecting the Philips DVP5960 in your sig then either use HDMI or a Component cable.
    Quality good to bad.
    HDMI
    Component progressive
    Component
    SCART RGB
    S-Video
    Composite and Scart not set to RGB.
     
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    That had crossed my mind. I was trying to find a way to connect using my existing cables as I'd need to buy another HDMI cable to connect that way. I'm only using it to watch R1 imports, most of which are old horror movies that won't really benefit from a HDMI connection (I think a lot of them are VHS transfers). I'll give the scart a go. Cheers anyway mate.
     

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