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In this glossary: Antenna In/Out Cinch L/R Cinch 5.1/7.1 Coax Composite/CVBS DVI HDMI HDMI ARC HDTV Optical SCART SPDIF S-Video (Y-C) VGA YPbPr (YUV) 3.5 mm Jack
Check the type of antenna connector at the back of your device. You may need an adaptor for compatibility. Refer to your user manual for more details. Some synonyms for Antenna In/Out: VHF/UHF, ANTENNA IN, ANTENNA OUT, 75 ohm, RF IN, RF OUT, TV ANTENNA
Cinch L/R The Cinch L/R cable is a standard cable used to transfer analog audio signals. L (left) is represented by a white color connector and R (right) is represented by a red color connector. Make sure to match the colors when connecting the cable to the device to avoid swapping of audio channels. When connecting a stereo to a mono device use the L (white connector) on the stereo device. Synonym for Cinch L/R: Audio L/R.
Antenna In/Out The Antenna In allows devices to receive a signal from out-door antenna or from other devices. Some devices have loop-through antenna connectivity to connect the signal to other devices. To do this, connect the signal from Antenna Out on the back of your device. There are two types of connectors for Antenna In / Out: a) Coaxial type: center pin that is either hollow (female) or solid (male); b) F-type: screw-in type connector with center pin that is either hollow (female) or pin-like (male). Cinch 5.1/7.1 Cinch 5.1 or 7.1 provides a 6 or 8 channel connection to transmit audio for surround sound. It uses the same type of connectors (cinch) as Cinch L/R. In the 5.1 configuration the channels are front left and right, rear left and right, center and subwoofer. In 7.1 there are two additional channels to drive speakers in the middle on the left and right. On some devices red and white connectors are used for each speaker pair, while others use specific colors for all channels.
It is a type of cable which has an inner conductor surrounded by a flexible. It does not handle audio. which is a cable typically used for transferring antenna signals and more recently in a thinner form also for digital audio (see SPDIF). equivalent to HDMI. b) DVI-I: Digital and analog.4 of HDMI two features are introduced called ARC and HEC: a) ARC (Audio Return Channel) provides a way to transfer the audio signal from the TV to external audio equipment. The YPbPr or VGA source can be connected to DVII via an adaptor. c) Includes interactive support with CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) to control HDMI equipment. DVI PC-orientated connector. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) transports uncompressed digital video signals. and therefore needs a separate analog (L&R) cinch or digital SPDIF connection.Coax The term “coax” comes from “coaxial cable”. You can find: a) DVI-D: Digital only. Also cables exist where on one end the three individual connectors are replaced with a SCART connector. HDMI is backwards compatible with DVI and adds the following advantages: a) Digital audio included (SPDIF) up to eight PCM multi-channel signals. A DVI-I connector has 4 more pins on the right side than a DVI-D connector. for example a Home Theater System. In version 1. surrounded by a tubular conducting shield. HDMI ARC See HDMI. transmitting and displaying TV . Not backwards compatible with VGA/YPbPr source. encoded video signal that includes also vertical and horizontal synchronizing information. Composite/CVBS CVBS (Composite Video Baseband Signal) is an analog. b) HEC (HDMI Ethernet Channel) provides a bidirectional Ethernet communication HDMI will progressively replace the analog SCART connector for connection of audio/video sources to displays. Audio R (red) and CVBS (yellow). tubular insulating layer. HDTV High Definition Television: digital technology for recording. more robust. DVI-I is progressively phasing out in favor of HDMI in consumer electronics equipment. CVBS is often combined with Audio L/R into a three-wire cable: Audio L (white). b) More elegant. HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the leading standard for uncompressed transportation of all digital audio and video signals.
Optical Some devices have an optical link used to transfer digital audio signals. This higher resolution results in much sharper images than what was possible with SDTV. with Y including brightness and synchronization information and Pb. TV and other devices. It is not a connection for HDTV. S-Video is better in quality than CVBS but less than RGB or YPbPr. VGA RGB Component Video RGB Component Video is the inter-connection standard for analog video with the highest quality. IT divides the signal in Luminance (Y) and Chrominance (C) part. A VGA connector is commonly found on most video cards. A cable for this purpose is generally called “optical audio cable” and contains optical fiber to transfer light between the connected devices. Nowadays most TVs support VGA input from peripherals such as PC and laptop. CVBS. It is a standard to transport digital audio information either in compressed or uncompressed format. SCART will progressively be replaced by HDMI for connection of audio/video sources to displays. SPDIF Sony/Philips Digital interface. Y-C and RGB.programs with a resolution which is significantly higher than that of Standard Definition Television (SDTV). This 21pin connector conveys all the well-known analog audio and video signals including. YPbPr is a three cinches connector. S-Video (Y-C) Connector used to convey analog video. It is used for example in SCART and VGA connections. sharper than S-Video and composite video. You can find other inappropriate naming for this interface: a) YUV: Mathematical model to represent human eye perception of color. also called Coax In/Out. computer monitors. SCART Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs is a European Standard for audio video connectors. Pr being two-colordifference-signals. . YPbPr (YUV) YPbPr provides an analog connection for transmitting Standard Definition (SD) or High Definition (HD) video. Each device has electronics to transform the audio signal into light or vice versa.
b) YCbCr: Digital-signal used for video transfer at the production content side. It is also not a connection for HDTV.5 mm Jack A 3. the terms jack plug and jack socket are commonly used for the respectively male and female TRS connectors. It is cylindrical in shape. . YPbPr as analog connector is expected to phase out overtime and be replaced by HDMI. is a common audio connector. also called a phone plug (U. typically with three contacts (TRS .).. K.5mm jack plug (UK).Tip Ring Sleeve connector). 3. In the U.S. but also variations exist with two (a TS connector) or four (a TRRS connector) contacts.