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HDTV FAQ – HDTV Connection Type, Component, VGA, DVI, and HDMI February 6, 2010

Posted by John Ruby in Solutions.
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HDTV FAQ – HDTV Connection Type, Component, VGA, DVI, and HDMI
HDTV Connection Type

The need to utilize content protection as well as the differing video codecs limit the longevity of nearly all video equipment requiring seemingly constant upgrading to stay current, but the final standards are in sight.  The current digital format, HDMI will likely be around for quite a while.  Referenced below is a quick chart on video connection types:

Composite Video (Analog yellow RCA) – NTSC SD Video 480i  
S-Video (Analog 9-pin Mini-Din) – Standard Definition Video 480i
Component Video (Analog Green/Blue/Red 3x RCA) – Standard Definition 480i 
High Definition 480p/720p/1080i (consult TV manual compatibility)

VGA (Analog 15-Pin D-Sub) – High Definition 480p/720p/1080i/1080p and *some PC connectivity.  
VGA (Analog 5x BNC or RCA,  R/G/B/H/V) – High Definition same as VGA.  
*VGA and RGBHV is interchangeable
DVI (Digital Single or Dual Link) – High Definition 480p/720p/1080i/1080p and *some PC connectivity
HDMI (Digital) – High Defintion 480p/720p/1080i/1080p and *some PC connectivity