There are available today quite a bewildering array of connection types utilized for Audio and Video. To further complicate things a few of the same connectors and leads can be used for multiple connection types.
The following information will start with the 1st audio and video connections and move up to Cayin A100t and leads. It can give the pros and cons of these all and hopefully in the end you may be a bit more informed regarding how for the best quality images from your setup.
Initially – Initially things where simpler because there was just one way to receive TV signals, through an aerial. This connection technique is called Coax and is still used today to connect Freeview Receivers up to the aerial on your roof (the freeview receiver may either be a separate box or that are part of your TV). Coax cable is what is known screened cable and is comprised of a good inner wire (core) with a wire mesh or foil surrounding it.
As all of the Video and Audio Details are carried on the same cable Coax is bottom from the pile in terms of quality. Coax cannot be utilized to carry a hi-def signal
Composite Video – Composite video is really a boost from Coax in this the photo and Audio details are sent separately. It genuinely requires 3 separate connections (Video, Audio Left and Audio Right) to become made in order to show a picture with sound. The connectors used are classified as Phono (RCA) connectors and really should be immediately familiar to anyone who owns a Hifi Separates System.
Component video remains used right now to connect things like Video cameras and Nintendo Wii’s to TV’s. Most TV’s will have a socket on the front or side so that you can easily connect equipment towards the TV. The photo quality achieved with a composite connection is better than with Coax but nonetheless not great and thus is not actually suitable for Hifi RCA Cable. Composite cannot be utilized to carry a high-definition signal.
S-Video – S-Video or S-VHS is surely an evolution from the original composite video standard in that instead of all of the video data being sent down 2 bits of wire the photo is broken down into a signal which has colour data (Chroma) as well as a signal which contains brightness data (Luma). This gives a much better picture than Composite. Comparable to Composite Video, separate connections are required for Audio and use exactly the same Phono (RCA) connectors as shown above.
S-Video connections may also frequently found on the front of modern TV and can used to quickly connect equipment including Camcorders to a TV so that you can show home video footage. S-Video cannot be utilized to carry hi-def signals.
Scart Connections – Scart Connectors where introduced in order to allow simple single cable connections between video equipment. Scart connections may still be found today on DVD players, Sky boxes and modern TV’s. However they are now being eliminated and can not be seen on High Definition video sources such as Bluray players.
Scart is really a multicored cable that carries a number of video connections such as Composite and S-Video as well as Left and Right Audio Data all conveniently located in a single socket. Generally when utilizing a Scart Connection this is actually the only connection needed to connect a source to some display.
Scart cables also introduced a whole new video standard called RGB wherein the separate Red, Green and Blue colour signal. This additional separation gives better quality then Composite or S-Video connections. The RGB video wcmlld eventually evolved into the Component Video standard which is discussed below. Scart cables cannot be utilized to carry high-definition video signals.
Component Video (Y, PB, PR) – Component video is surely an evolution of RGB stated earlier which uses high quality cable and connectors so you can use it to hold high definition video signals (720P, 1080i but not 1080P). Component Video connectors are Phono (RCA) connectors as mentioned above for Composite Video but bear in mind that the cable is unique.
Component video connections are the most effective quality Analogue (i.e. none digital) connections available. Component Video connections can be found on all Hi-def equipment i.e. HD TV’s, Bluray Players etc. Component Video Cables can be used for Line Magnetic but please remember that they cannot be employed to carry 1080P signals.