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As the top TV installation and wall mount service in the Gulf Coast area, we here at Gulf Coast Installations spend quite a bit of time working with TV cables. We know that not everyone works with cabling quite as often as we do which is why today, we want to talk a little bit about the different types of cables and what you need to know about them.

TV Installation and Wall Mount Service: All About TV Cables

If you’re not the most tech-savvy person, then picking out TV cables to set up your new TV set can be a little overwhelming. That’s why today, we’re going to give you a quick lesson in what you need to know!

Component Video Cables

The Component Video cable is easy enough to spot because it consists of one red wire, one green wire, and one blue wire. The color of the hole on the back of your TV will match the color of the wire that plugs into it. These wires send color video signals (red, blue, and green) to your television.

RCA Cables

The RCA cable is similar to the component video cable in that it has three wires, but the RCA cable combines the three wires into one large wire and the colors of the cables are red, yellow, and white. These cables can transmit video signals through the yellow wire and audio signal through the red and white wires. This type of cable is generally not used with newer TV technology.

S-Video Cable

The S-video cable is also referred to as the super video cable and it is used to send a video signal from a device to your television. This is not a cable that can transmit audio signals, though. S-video cables are a better quality cable than the component cable delivering a higher quality picture.

HDMI Cable

HDMI cables are the cables that you will hear about most often when it comes to hooking up your new television. These cables transmit high definition audio and video signals to your television from another device. Compared to other cables, the HDMI cable has a much higher capacity which means that the signal that your television receives is a much higher quality.

Digital Optical Audio Cable

The digital optical audio cable is a high-quality audio cable that can transmit only audio signals. If you want to go with a dedicated audio cable and a dedicated video cable then you’re going to want to channel the audio through a digital optical audio cable.

If you are hooking up a soundbar or a surround sound system then a digital optical audio cable will give you the best quality of sound.

Coax Cables

If you have a cable box then you undoubtedly have a coax cable running from the exterior of your home to your cable box. These cables are television signal wires and they carry a considerable amount of data so that they can give you a clear and steady signal.

HD Antennas

If you utilize an antenna to get your television signal then you will need to plug the antenna into the back of the television. Not all televisions have a port for an antenna, but if yours does, you will find it on the back of the TV set and your HD antenna will slot right into it.

Cable Qualities

When choosing your television cables, you want to pay attention to the quality of the cable you are purchasing. You can choose from cheaper cables or premium quality cables but know that the premium quality cables will provide you with a better quality signal.

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If you’re looking for a professional and experienced TV installation and wall mount service in and around the Gulf Coast area, Gulf Coast Installations can help. Just give us a call today at (239)-682-1077 to set up an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you!