Component = 3 x RCA?

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  1. Oren

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    I bought a 27" TV and it has component inputs. Instead of buying a component cable, I just used three standard RCA cables I had lying around. It seems to work OK - there is a picture - but is there anything special about a "component cable"?

    Now I seen the home theater hardware/interconnects and wires area...sorry if I posted in the wrong spot.
     
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    Basically that is the same as a component cable. Technically there are minor differences in impedance if you use an AV cable (which has 2 audio and 1 video cable) but for a short runb to a 27" TV you won't see any difference.
     
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    oren, for most applications, component video cable IS 3 Video RCA cables....I bought three separate 1m video cables for my DVD player.
     
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    There is a major difference. Component cable should have 75 ohm terminations. Audio cables do not. Standard audio cables should not be used for video connections or digital audio connections under any circumstances. However, a good composite video cable *can* be used as a digital audio interconnect with good results. Regards.
     

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