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Component Video

Component video is a video signal containing two or more separate signals (components), as opposed to composite video in which all data is contained in a single signal. There are various types of component video, including:

Component video inputs became widely available on high-end televisions and DVD players during the first decade of the 21st Century, providing a signal quality that is superior to older systems such as RF, composite, etc. If you have the choice between component, s-video, composite and RF, component is the best option.

Despite its advantages over older systems, component video is still an analog technology and has gradually being overtaken by digital signals such as HDMI.