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Old 05-04-2005, 06:36 AM   #1
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Hope this is not silly but is there a Difference between The RED, WHITE, YELLOW Wire and the RED, BLUE, GREEN Wire??? If there is what is the difference?
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Hope this is not silly but is there a Difference between The RED, WHITE, YELLOW Wire and the RED, BLUE, GREEN Wire??? If there is what is the difference?
Not silly at all. If you're new to this stuff it can be very confusing.

Red/White/Yellow combo - The Yellow is composite video, a low quality connection. (entire video signal on one cable) The White and Red are standard audio.

Red/Blue/Green combo - This is Component Video, a very good way to connect tv to source. This is VIDEO only, and will need to be paired with an audio cable of some kind. (Component breaks up the video signal by color/brightness and is a much cleaner picture)

If you go composite video (yellow plug) you'll have a grand total of 3 plugs (1 video/2 audio). For COMPONENT video, you're looking at 5 plugs (3 video/2 audio). Audio plugs will always match white with red.
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That explains alot. THANK YOU MUCH
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A Yellow/Red/White is also called an A/V set... it is limited to 480i NTSC, it can't carry HDTV.

A Red/White pair is analog stereo audio. It is limited to stereo or ProLogic psuedosurround. True surround (DD or DTS) needs a digital SPDIF connection, either coax or optical.

A full connection set, with digital audio, would be 4 cables.
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