Component Video

Component video is an analog video format that uses three coaxial cables to carry a complete video signal- Y, Pb, and Pr. It generally uses three RCA connectors colored green (Y), blue (Pb), and red(Pr). Audio is carried separately, using either a pair of analog cables colored red (Right) and white (Left), or a single S/PDIF digital cable.
Although it is capable of carrying 1080p signals, HDCP rules forbid most newer devices, such as Blu-ray players, from offering resolutions over 480i over component video, as the signals can be easily copied, recorder, or distributed (see “Analog Sunset”).

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