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Video Cable Selector and Usage Guide

In the efforts to ensure help you choose the proper cable, we created a connection guide.  Choose the connector type below found on your equipment for usage diagram and cables required. 

    Video Cables

   

VGA Cables 
Standard VGA cables used with PC monitors, most front projectors and even some rear projection TV sets.

           

List of VGA Cables

Convert VGA/RGBHV Video to DVI (HDMI) Signal


   

VGA Extension Cables
VGA extensions are normally used when the display device such as some PC monitors have fixed (permanent) VGA cables that cannot be disconnected.  Extensions cables can also be used in conjunction with breakout cables (pigtails) when long runs and connector conversions are needed.   

          

List of VGA Male to Female Extension Cables



VGA to RGBHV 5xBNC Cables

Many higher performance display devices such as front projectors and professional PC monitors use BNC connections (otherwise known as RGBHV).  These cables can also be used when display devices require 5 RCA connections by adding converter/adapters to change BNC to RCA. 
 

        

List of VGA to 5x BNC Cables



VGA to RGBHV 5xRCA Cables

Some HDTV displays have RGBHV inputs but use 5x RCA type connectors for input.  

        

List of VGA to 5x RCA Cables



VGA to Y-Pb-Pr Cables (RCA)

VGA to component (Y-Pb-Pr) cables can be used when a source or display can be configured to send or receive both VGA or Component signals.  The most common products that use this cable includes scalers/video processors, HDTV PC cards, and a few front projectors.  **Note that cables can not convert signal type, which may require a transcoder**

        

List of VGA to 3x RCA Cables 

Convert VGA/RGBHV Video to Component Signal
Bi-Directional VGA to/from Component Signal Converter



Pigtail Breakout VGA Male to RGBHV 5x BNC Receptacle Cable

Pigtails are used to convert ends of cables already in place.  This pigtail was designed to convert BNC cable runs to VGA end.

 
 
       

VGA Male to 5x BNC Female Breakout Adapter 



Pigtail Breakout VGA Female to RGBHV 5x BNC Plug Cable

Pigtails are used to convert ends of cables already in place.  This pigtail was designed to convert VGA cable runs to RGBHV 5xBNC end. 


 
       

VGA Female to 5x BNC Male Breakout Adapter



Component Cables

Component Y-Pb-Pr cables are used in Progressive Scan DVD players  and HDTV set-top-boxes (S-Video cannot carry progressive/high-definition signals).


    

List all Component Cables

Convert Component Video to DVI (HDMI) Signal
Bi-Directional VGA to/from Component Signal Converter



BNC RGBHV Cables

VGA to RGBHV cables can be used and interchanged.  RGBHV cables are used in installations requiring long runs and can be terminated after installation or when conduits are too narrow to accommodate the VGA header.


    

List all BNC Cables 



DVI Cables
All cables displayed at this site is DVI-D dual link.  Used between video cards or video equipment to displays with DVI-D connectors.


       
 

List all DVI Cables
List all DVI Fiber Optic Cables

Convert DVI (HDMI) Video to VGA/RGBHV Signal



HDMI Cables
Used between video video equipment to displays with HDMI connectors.

   

List all HDMI Cables
List all HDMI Fiber Optic Cables

Convert DVI (HDMI) Video to VGA/RGBHV Signal

 


DVI to/from HDMI Cables
Used between video video equipment to displays with DVI/HDMI connectors.
HDMI is backward compatible with DVI for video, but DVI cannot carry audio signals.

   

List all DVI to/From HDMI Cables

 

 
Cable Guide
Confused about what cables you need?  Start here with the basics.
List all Adapters
Check our adapters before you buy new cables. 
List all Converters
Various video signal converters options  
 
 
   
 
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