What are the red and yellow cables you plug into the TV and the Wii called?
I see some incorrect answers to this one.The entire cable is called an A/V cable (the A/V stands for audio video). Here are the individual parts:RCA plug: the connectors at the TV end. Yellow for video, Red for right audio, Black or white for left audio.Wire: Each plug is attached to a dual core wire, three in total. Each plug requires a positive and a negative charge.Proprietory connector: This is the plug at the Wii end. It is unique to the Wii and cannot be connected to other consoles.Done people have answered “component cable”. This is a slightly different cable, as it has 3 connectors for video signal alone, plus another two for left and right audio (so 5 in total). The cable you describe has only 3.
RCA cables...red yellow white vs. red green blue?
As long as the same colors are used on both ends.
How do I know what to plug the red, yellow, and white cables into?
Usually the outputs and inputs are both labelled and color coded.The video source will have a video out (yellow). Use the yellow cable to plug that into the monitor video in jack (also yellow, generally, but may be green if the component video input is pulling double duty on your monitor).The red and white go from the audio out on your source to the audio in for your speakers (which may also be a part of your TV set).
Are red/white RCA audio cables the same as yellow RCA video cables?
"Line level analog audio cable (i.e. cables often marked by the use of red and white color-coded connectors) usually consists of one or two individually foil-shielded, twisted pairs of tinned or silver plated copper conductors terminated by RCA style phono plugs. Analog audio cables are NOT 75Ω impedance, coaxial cables and therefore are NOT appropriate for video connections. If a video cable’s impedance is not 75Ω it will cause ringing or ghosting in the video image." For most premises cabling applications analog video, like any other analog RF signal, is transmitted from point to point or device to device using coaxial cable. Analog audio frequency signals do not require the use of coaxial cable. For proper connections the two are not considered interchangeable. (For the record I've yet to encounter a single owner's manual for consumer electronics equipment that specifies anything other than standard 75Ω coaxial cable for analog composite video connections.) http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;...
What do the red, white, and yellow cords do in an audio cable?
Clarification might be needed. If you are referring to a raw cable and you are talking about the three strands of wires inside a single cable, you can consider them to be positive, negative and ground. The Red is positive, the white is negative and the gold outer wrapping is ground.If you are referring to the finished cable with connectors on them, the red and white cables are for audio and will carry the Left or Right audio output depending on which cable is plugged into which jack (if they are discrete cables they can plug into any jack but make sure both ends plug into the appropriate input ( “don’t cross the streams!” ).The yellow connector is for video output and will only work with video to video. Plugging video to audio will probably not have the desired effect ;).I shoul also point out that RCA-RCA cables are not special. You can connect three separate cables to audio left, audio right, and video, and as long as the cables connect to the same corresponding input and output jacks, they will work.
Does the color of the RCA cable matter?
The colors don't matter, but splitting a video signal could possible cause problems. Unlike audio, video is impedance-matched (75 ohms) and you are essentially putting two inputs across one output. The effective input impedance is then 37.5 ohms, a mismatch. It is hard to say how bad a result this will produce, but there are two things to look for: weak signal (snowy picture) and reflections (ghosts in the picture). If you don't notice any problems with the picture, then you can do what you suggesting.
Can you plug an standard rca ( Red, White and Yellow) to a pr pb and y (RGB)?
An RCA cable that is color coded to be used for stereo audio and composite video (red, white, and yellow) can also be used to carry component video signals (Pr, Pb, Y) from one device to another, but only when the input and output of both devices matches (they are both Pr, Pb, Y). That cable can NOT be used to run composite audio and video from one device into the component video input of another (your TV), because the signals are not compatible. You would need another device, such as a home theater receiver, that is capable of upconverting composite video to component, or get a new device (DVD player?) that supports component video output to your monitor.
The red yellow and white cord what do they mean?
They mean Audio and video RCA cables. The colors really mean nothing, for the most part, but are just chosen to make things easier. Generally, the colors mean: For audio, Red is for right analog audio, white isfoe left or mono analog audio. Orange or Black are used for coaxial digital. For video, yellow is used for composite. S-video does not use RCA, but uses a 4 pin mini-din. Component uses Green for Y (Luminance, basically a mathematical sum of raw RGB values, which you see as a B&W picture if your TV isn't receiving chroma signals), Blue and Red for the red and blue chroma difference signals. Component is colored as such, because the connections were originally used for raw RGB video, with Sync On Green. Their use with component makes sense, because red/blue have their own difference signals, and green can be inferred from those and Luma. Green is left over, and use for Luma, plus as the sync signals, which older TVs that used RGB got their sync from green, so it made sense to put Luma on green
How do I hook RCA green, blue and red to entry sockets yellow, white and red in an old TV?
Careful there.RCA , red, blue, and green denote a component video signal.On an old TV: Yellow is composite video, and Red and White are used for stereo audio.Which means, you need a composite video source to connect to a composite video TV input. If you only have component output, you may need to buy a component to composite video converter.
How does a RCA and a RGB cable differ?
An “RCA” cable refers to the type of the connector. A typical RCA connector on a cable can be used to transmit audio or video. Usually the yellow end denotes composite video (all the signals combined for the video), and the red and black ends are for audio, but it doesn’t matter - that is just to help you hook them up properly; a color code for you. You can read more about this connector here: RCA connector - Wikipedia.An RGB cable refers to ‘red, blue, green’ the components of a video signal. They typically use the ‘RCA’ type cable ends. Instead of combining all of them in a ‘composite video’ cable, they are separate. You could plug one of the R or G or B into a composite video input, and you would see the 3 colors that make up the signal, but only one at a time. RGB typically has better video quality than composite. You can read more about these signals here: YPbPr - WikipediaI hope this helps.