OK, you just bought a new HDTV and surround sound system, but how do you hook them up to produce the best picture and sound? To get the best picture and sound you need to chose the right cables.
Types of cables:
Coaxial cable: is the worst type of cable available to produce video and sound. Though it will work just fine for antennas or to link a connection from a cable or satellite box to the poll or satellite.
Composite video: Is a little better than a coaxial cable but cannot produce high definition picture. It is usually bundled up with analog audio cables, these are also better than a coaxial cable but are not capable of creating true surround sound, they work well for mono or stereo sound.
S-Video cable: this cable will produce a better picture than composite or coaxial but cannot produce high definition picture.
Component cables: these cables split picture into three cables to produce a high quality picture that can support high definition video.
Digital optical cables
Digital coaxial cables: these cables offer superior quality sound and are capable of producing surround sound.
Analog Multi-Channel sound cables: these cables split the sound into channels using analog audio cables to produce the highest level of surround sound.
VGA cables: these are mainly used with computers and are capable of producing high definition video.
DVI cables: these are also found on computers and other devices and can produce high definition video.
HDMI: this cable is the best of the best! It is capable of doing each thing of every cable mentioned above. It produces the highest quality high definition video and the highest quality surround sound including built in multi-channel sound support. The greatest thing about it is that it is only one cable. These types of cables can also support 3d high definition video.
When hooking up your new T.V. try to use HDMI cables the most to get the highest quality picture and sound available.