With so many types of choices when purchasing a new television, TV connectors and ports can be incredibly confusing. But there is a logic behind all those different cables connected to the television.
In these TV connectors and ports infographic, we cover all the kinds of connections and then explain their functionality to understand how electronic systems are integrated.
Regardless of the TV, it is on a TV stand or mounted on the wall with a TV mount.
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 to as “analog HD.”
A composite video cable transmits “analog video” signals.
RCA audio cables transmit analog signals. Mostly with the “stereo format.”
An Auxiliary cable transmits “analog audio” signals using a 3.5 mm connector.
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 visualize better how ports and connectors integrate with a new television.
And how to make sure that audio, video, control, low power, and data are integrated better.