F-Type Coax TV & Satellite Cables
F-Type Coax cables have been around for many years.
These cables are typically used to connect a TV to a
cable box. Traditionally, RG59 coax has been used, but
is no longer the case with satellite TV. In order to
support higher resolutions and bandwidths, RG6 must
be used from the dish to satellite box, and RG59 can
be used from the satellite box to the TV set.
All of our F-Type coax cables are constructed of high
quality RG6 cable, to insure that the purest possible
signal is possible in any application.
Composite Cables are
the most common type of cables used to hook-up consumer
electronic audio/video equipment. The connector type
which is typically used is a RCA. The colour code for
a video connection is yellow, red
for right audio and white for left audio. Using
a high quality composite cable is essential in maximizing
a video display because the entire video signal is transmitted
on a single cable. We have had many customers purchase
our high-end composite cables and noticed a considerable
difference in video display quality over the low-end
RCA cables commonly found on the market.
25ft composite cable solved my ghosting problems. This
is a great product!"
Dave, Pickering, ON
S-Video - SVHS - Y/C Cables
S-Video cables (also known
as SVHS cables) are a step up from composite cables,
in that they split a video signal into two different
components, Luminance and Chrominance (Y/C), instead
of transmitting the entire signal over one cable.
An important aspect to consider when purchasing S-Video
cables is the composition and quality of the cable
itself. Many low-end S-Video
cables are constructed of four conductor cable opposed
to two miniature coax cables. It is essential that S-Video
cables be constructed with a heavy gauge mini-coax cable,
especially over long distances. S-Video cables carry
a 75 ohm analog signal that low-end cables can not properly
support resulting in ghosting and fussy displays.
Component Video offers
the best possible picture quality on the market today.
Most high end DVD's & HDTV receivers/tuners are now
using component cables.
Component cables are comprised of three 75ohm RCA cables.
The signal is split into three connections, Y, Cr, Cb
or Y, Pr, Pb. Each connector is colour coded Red, Green
Some projectors and HDTV receivers/tuners manufacturers
have chosen to use a High Density 15-pin connector (HD15)
instead of 3 RCA's or 3 BNC's because of space restrictions.
In this case, a 15-pin (HD15)
to 3xRCA breakout cable is required to connect to
HDTV compatible screens. In some cases, when connecting
a computer to a projector, a RGBHV cable may be needed.
In most cases, BNC cables are actually just another
form of RCA cables, but with a different physical connection.
BNC's were developed around WWII for the military, who
were looking for a more secure locking type connection.
BNC cables are commonly used these days in the professional/industrial
video equipment industry. Common signal forms carried
over BNC cables are:
A RGB signal split the video signal into three cables,
Red, Green and Blue. These cables typically carry the
sync info over the green wire, sometimes calling it
RGB sync on green. Common cable configurations are 3
x RCA to 3 x RCA, HD15
to 3 x BNC or HD15 to
3 x RCA.
RGBS (or RGB H/V) Signal
A RGBS or RGB H/V signal splits the video signal into
four cables (Red, Green, Blue, as well as one cable
for Horizontal and Vertical sync). Common cable configurations
are 4 x BNC to 4 x BNC, HD15
to 4 x BNC or HD15 to
4 x RCA.
A RGBHV signal splits the video signal into five cables
(Red, Green, Blue, as well as Horizontal and Vertical
sync). Common cable configurations are 5 x BNC to 5
x BNC, HD15 to 5 x BNC
or HD15 to 5 x RCA.
HDMI cables carry the same sort
of digital video signal as DVI cables, as well as 16
bit, 8 channel digital audio signals. HDMI is backwards
compatible with DVI devices, but will obviously not
be able to carry the 8 channel digital audio connection
that is available over a pure HDMI connection.
Many new consumer electronic devices such as TV's, plasma
screens, LCD's and DVD players are adopting this technology.
HDMI may become the future standard for HDTV, but DVI
might remain the leading technology in applications
were audio is not necessary such as projectors & computer