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Old 12-19-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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I was routing around in the video switch/amplifier cabinet (above the drivers seat) on my coach today and discovered a set of white/yellow/red component cable plugs that are not attached to anything.

Both the bedroom TV and living room TV both work with coaxial cable.

It does not belong to the sound system either. If I remember correctly I have a set of component cables attached to the living room cable (but that may belong to the DVD player).



The component cables are very hard to see in this picture, but if you look down the wall side of the cabinet between the wall and the switch box, you can see a bit of it. The cable is only about 6" long.

They come out of the front side of the cabinet, right next to the cable TV/Satellite hook up plug box right behind the switch box.

Anyone got a clue as to what these go to? Could they in fact be component cable to the main TV?

I guess I will have to take the trim off the main cabin TV (which is in the mid wall) and see if there is a component cable there too.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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I was routing around in the video switch/amplifier cabinet (above the drivers seat) on my coach today and discovered a set of white/yellow/red component cable plugs that are not attached to anything.

Both the bedroom TV and living room TV both work with coaxial cable.

It does not belong to the sound system either. If I remember correctly I have a set of component cables attached to the living room cable (but that may belong to the DVD player).



The component cables are very hard to see in this picture, but if you look down the wall side of the cabinet between the wall and the switch box, you can see a bit of it. The cable is only about 6" long.

They come out of the front side of the cabinet, right next to the cable TV/Satellite hook up plug box right behind the switch box.

Anyone got a clue as to what these go to? Could they in fact be component cable to the main TV?

I guess I will have to take the trim off the main cabin TV (which is in the mid wall) and see if there is a component cable there too.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:59 AM   #3
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I think you guessed correctly that they are connected to the front TV component inputs so that if you installed something that required an additional video input to the TV the connection would already be there.

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Old 12-20-2007, 03:42 AM   #4
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Gordon,

I don't have any component cables in that compartment, but then I don't have the SKT floor plan, either. I'd be inclined to agree with Bob. One way you could find out, without getting behind the TV, would be if you had a DVD player with a component video output, you could hook it up and see if you can set the TV to receive it.
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:07 AM   #5
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I would use these to feed my satellite signal to my TV.

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Old 12-20-2007, 06:32 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I guess I will have to take the trim off the main cabin TV </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Isn't there a removable panel on the front window side of the cabinet that is just a snap-on ?? If so, you can get to wiring inside the TV cabinet from there...
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Sacs...Gordon has the 32" TV on that wall by the bathroom...you know front kitchen-mid-coach living room...at least I believe that is the SKT floorplan...
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The only component we had was to the original Sharp LCD. When I installed the 32" LCD I tore out the POS RCA and replaced it with a Yamaha receiver, HDMI DVD player and DVI SAT receiver. Left the component wire in place in case I need them for something down the road.

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Old 12-20-2007, 12:24 PM   #9
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picking a few nits:

a 3 cable setup with audio as red and white and video as yellow is usually referred to as an AV connection and it is a 'composite' video that is on the yellow cable. A small step up is replacing that yellow cable with an S-Video connection that has a 4 pin DIN plug on each end. Composite is not component! Composite has all the components combined together which is why it is called composite.

S-Video is composite with the components a bit better spread out so it can yield a bit better picture quality as the components are easier to separate.

Component needs 3 video cables plus the 2 audio cables. Component cabling will allow high definition video.

HDMI is DVI plus Audio and is, essentially, digital component video plus up to 8 channels of digital audio.

(and I had to go back and correct my typos confusing 'composite' and 'component' - it is so easy to get confused and make mistakes)

on the original question"

If you have an AV cable set not connected to anything, it sounds as if you are set to add something, like a DVD or satellite or some other AV source to your system.

now I am wondering, is it composite or composit? I better get back under my bridge ... ;-)
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:25 PM   #10
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Well. I hooked up the composite video cables to the satellite to see what it would do. Nothing.......so back to square one.

I am giving serious consideration right now to replacing my 32 Sharp Aquos 32D40U with a 1080i Aquos 32D62U. If I do, I will be wanting to run a new HDMI cable for a Blu Ray DVD from the front cabinet (I will mount it on top of the satellite box). I figure that running the cable down the air conditioner ducts would be the easiest way to get it from the front to the mid wall where the TV is.
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I have a set of component vidio cables in the front compartment over the drivers area. They run from a surround sound DVD/CD player/AM-FM tuner to the front TV. The TV shows the DVD video output on the "Aux 1" channel and the sound plays out from the surround sound speakers and a sub-woofer. Hope that helps.

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As Bryant indicate a cable with red/white/yellow is called a "composite video" connection. It is there to provide better quality video that you will ever get with an analog RF connection.

A "component video" cable would be red/green/blue and would need an additional red/white cable for the audio.

In order of desireability (highest quality first):

HDMI: digital, single cable, HD, audio and video

Component: HD, 5 wires; video via red/green/blue, audio via red/white, PCM, or digital

S-Video: video in a 4 pin DIN, audio vid red/white, PCM, or digital

Composite: video yellow, audio red/white

Analog RF: one cable, video and sound
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Alvin,
Good description. DVI could be added to the mix as well. Same digital signal as HDMI but audio on separate cable and could be analog, PCM or digital.
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Forgot RGB which is analog but carries separate horiz and vertical sync. Audio can be analog, PCM or digital on separate cable.
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