In spite of the fact that there are a variety of HDTVs in use many of the source video content is often in standard definition. This can include older movie DVDs, gaming software, and home videos. All the devices such as digital cameras and DVD players can be connected to the HDTV or standard TV using composite video cables without any loss of picture quality. While standard definition TVS will only have jacks to accommodate composite video cables, HDTVs typically have jacks to accommodate both component video cables and composite video cables. As such when you are connecting a device to a HDTV using a composite video cable you need to ensure that the RCA plug is inserted into the correct jack. This will ensure that the TV is not damaged.
When purchasing composite video cables you need to be sure that they will meet your requirements. As these cables only transmit standard definition signals they are best used when the source provides only standard definition signals. They can also be used if the display device is capable of using only standard definition signals. On the other hand if both the source and display units can support high definition signals you need to use component video cables.
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