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What are component cables?

Component Cables

Component cables provide a high definition connection between devices, such as between an HD converter and an HDTV. They include three separate color-coded video wires. To ensure that the three cables are connected to the correct ports, devices usually identify the ports by both color and letter:

  • Y — Green
  • Pb — Blue
  • Pr — Red

Component cables are for video only, so audio cables must also be used. For more information on connecting component cables, see How do I hook up my converter to my TV using component cables?

Did You Know?

  • You can also use HDMI to connect HD equipment.
  • Component cables are sometimes referred to as YPbPr cables, or Yipper cables.
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