Today's television sets don't usually stand alone. To enjoy your TV fully, you need cables that hook you up to the entertainment options and accessories that deliver the programming and video quality you're looking for. There are a wide variety of different types of cables available for your TV. Which type is right for you depends upon what connections you'll be making with your TV cables. To help you steer through the options, here are some details about the different types of signals and quality levels that some of the TV cables available provide.
Composite cable: This is the most common type of cable video connection. Composite video ports are found on almost all entertainment devices, from TVs to multimedia players and camcorders.
S-Video cable: This cable type produces high quality images and is found commonly on high quality digital AV components and analog sources like TVs and video games.
Component cable: A component video cable transmits video signals by splitting the video information into three separate signals. This type of cable is often used for DVD players and TV sources
HDMI cables: This type of digital and audio interface cable can transmit high definition video as well as standard signals. High definition TV, other modern TV sets, and many newer types of digital equipment have this type of cable.
Coaxial RF cable: Although the quality of this type of cable is lower than HDMI, it can transmit both video and audio in one cable. Coaxial RF cables are mostly used with TVs that do not have any other cable input options.