3 RCA Cables = 1 Component Cable?

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  1. Scott-C

    Scott-C Supporting Actor

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    I apologize if this question is basic and obvious, but I'm honestly not sure of the answer. Can three "standard" RCA cables be used as a component video cable to connect a DVD player to a RPTV? (both have component jacks).
    I was thinking I could just manually label them "Y", "Red", and "Blue".
    I'm not sure if true component cables have different properties than RCA cables.
    Thanks in advance for the help!
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  2. Scott H

    Scott H Supporting Actor

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    Aside from labeling, component cables are three composite cables. So, yes.
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  3. Elbert Lee

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    Addition - 3 VIDEO RCA cables rated at 75 ohms are what you should consider when purchasing component video cables.
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  4. Glenn Overholt

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    While the yellow video cable is rated at 75 ohms, the white & red audio may not be, but there's no harm in trying it out. You could get really sick if you had them lying around and get three sets of A/V cables and just connect the yellows up.
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