Component

CableKiosk offers you the best in audio-visual and technical cables at competitive prices. We currently offer component cables from XtremeMac and Lindy with gold plated plugs for optimum quality. If you’re setting up a home theatre or perhaps want to watch content stored on your computer on your HDTV, you will need the appropriate cables to get the best results possible. In the past, various audio-visual devices were connected by means of composite cables which are recognisable by their three connector plugs, which are red, white and yellow. These cables carried both audio and video.

But technology has advanced – and continues to do so – and these days both computer equipment and televisions are capable of producing higher definition and higher resolution video quality. This created the need for cables capable of transmitting these high bandwidth information streams. This is where the component cable stepped up to the task.

Component video cables are used to carry high definition video signals. These cables carry the video signal in three separate components: red, green and blue, providing high quality video resolution. The plugs on these cables usually correspond to these three colours which makes for easy use – simply plug the coloured jacks into the corresponding coloured slots on your television or monitor device.

HDTVs and other modern monitor devices typically include ports for component cable connections. Component video produces video quality which is superior to the more traditional composite cables, but the maximum resolution produced by means of a component cable is not quite as good as that produced by HDMI cables. Still, component cables come quite close to HDMI quality, so if your television doesn’t have HDMI ports or if all these are in use, component cables offer a very good substitute. However, component cables do not carry audio signals so you will need either the traditional composite red and white audio cables or digital audio cables to complete your component audio-visual installation.

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