With so many types of choices when purchasing a new television, TV connectors and ports can be incredibly confusing. But there is logic behind all those different cables connected to the back of the television. In this TV connectors and ports infographic, Multimedia Tech covers all the kinds of connections, then explains their functionality in simple ways to understand how the electronics systems are integrated.
Today’s new televisions are equipped with different types of connectors and ports. Figuring out what connects where can be confusing.
HDMI cables transmit audio, video, control signals, low voltage power, ethernet and copyright protection (HDCP).
An optical cable uses a fiber optical cable to transmit a digital audio signal.
An ethernet cable is used when connecting a TV to the internet. A hardwired connection is faster and more reliable.
USB is used to transfer audio, video, data and even charging components.
Component Video Cables transmit high quality analog video. Commonly referred as analog HD
A composite video cable transmits analog video signals.
RCA audio cables transmit analog signals. Mostly with stereo format.
An Auxiliary cable transmits analog audio signals using a 3.5 mm connector.
Source: Multimedia Tech. TV Connectors and Ports Infographic URL: mymultimediatech.com/2018/tv-connectors-ports-infographic/
These are all the ports and connectors that new televisions come with. Understanding what cables to use and what is compatible with what when setting up a television can be frustrating. We hope that this infographic will assist you to better visualize how ports and connectors integrate with a new television. And how make sure that audio, video, control, low power and data are transmitted better.