Video Cables: Composite Video Cables

eiodotcom —  August 15, 2012 — 5 Comments

Today’s Eio post is on composite video cables.

According to Wisegeek, AV composite cables “contain a video cable and an audio cable and are often referred to by the acronym CVBS, meaning color, video, blank and sync. Composite cables are distinguished by three RCA connectors and are the most common connection between televisions and VCRs.

AV composite cable is does not transmit signals at very high quality compared to some of the other types of cable available. Cable hierarchy from lowest quality to highest quality is coaxial cable, AV composite cable, S-Video cable, component cable, and HDMI cable. The use of AV composite cable is restricted to analog, not digital signals. Composite video cables are capable of transmitting NTSC, PAL, and SECAM signals.

A composite video cable contains one wire pair and is defined as any single cable that transmits all the brightness, sync, and color signals via a single RCA connector. This cable is quickly identified as the cable terminating in the yellow RCA connector. Composite video cables cannot support high definition or progressive scan signals and are intended to connect older video components, such as VCRs and televisions.”

Cables To Go 13036 3ft Velocity™ RCA Audio/Video Cable

The Velocity composite video with stereo audio cable provides improved picture and sound quality when compared to ordinary “out of the box” cables. Use it to connect the composite audio signal from the left and right channels on your home theater equipment as well as the video. The low-loss 100% spiral-wound oxygen-free copper shielding offers protection against noise and interference. Twisted pair oxygen-free copper wire and foam dielectric are optimized for audio clarity and video imaging, and prevent EMI/RFI noise and interference.

The 100% Mylar® foil and braid shield protects against unwanted noise and interference while providing clear, noise-free, vivid picture quality. The color-coded molded connectors attach to an ultra-flexible jacket, and enable easy installation and identification. The 24K gold-plated, durable connectors ensure long-lasting quality; fully molded connectors provide excellent strain relief.

Connector 1: Three RCA Male
Connector 2: Three RCA Male

Cables To Go 29104 25ft Velocity™ Composite Video Cable

The Velocity video cable ensures vivid picture quality and maximum detail from your composite video sources. This cost-effective high-performance cable has a real performance advantage over cheap ôincluded in the boxö cables included with many consumer electronics products. The low loss 75 Ohm oxygen-free copper conductor and foamed PE dielectric maintain proper characteristic impedance, and guarantee that you will experience all the picture quality and performance your equipment can deliver.

An oxygen-free copper (OFC) braided shield protects against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Fully molded connectors provide excellent strain relief. A flexible jacket and 24K gold-plated heavy duty contacts ensure long-lasting quality.

Connector 1: One RCA Male
Connector 2: One RCA Male


Cables To Go 40096 1.5ft SonicWave™ Composite Video Cable

Performing at the very highest level, the SonicWave interconnect is meticulously crafted to ensure full, accurate and interference-free delivery of critical video signals. Silver-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) twisted-pair conductors and a nitrogen-foamed PE dielectric are purposely designed to deliver delicate video signals with perfect fidelity regardless of the cable length! The precision 75 Ohm video coaxial cable passes video signals with ultimate stability.

Our Cu Shielding Technology™ provides three layers of shielding: two 80%+ OFC copper braids and one 100% overlapped Mylar® foil. This extensive shielding ensures immunity to environmentally induced noise, and guarantees the full resolution of the video signal is delivered to the downstream component. SplitLok™ corrosion-resistant, 24K gold-plated connectors feature the use of precision-machined surfaces and a split centerpin for a solid, dependable electrical contact.

Precise soldering techniques using expensive silver solder create increased electrical integrity, maximum signal transfer, long term reliability, and guarantee performance under the most demanding conditions. The Flexcable™ ultra-flexible PVC jacket enables easy installation, and resists binding and kinking which can cause errors in the signal path.

Connector 1: RCA Male
Connector 2: RCA Male

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