This article contains information on several different connections and types of equipment you can use to set up your entertainment system.

For specific instructions on how to connect your Spectrum Receiver to your TV and other equipment, please refer to your device's user manual.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)

A digital connection that combines video and audio into a single interface. HDMI supports video in 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. The HDTV and receiver connected by HDMI cables must synchronize before displaying video. Please note that your HDTV must support HDCP or the screen won't display any video or audio.

Component

An analog interface that uses a 3-wire connection for 3 components of the video (red, green, and blue). It's also called YPbPr. Component supports video in 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. An audio connection can be completed by using the Composite audio connections or S/PDIF connections (see below).

Composite

An analog interface that uses a 3-wire connection: 1 video (yellow) and 2 audio (white and red) with RCA connectors and jacks. Composite only supports video in 480i.

DVI-D

A digital interface that sends out a digital signal only. DVI-D supports video in 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. An audio connection can be completed by using the Composite or S/PDIF connections. The HDTV and receiver connected by DVI must synchronize before displaying video. The HDTV must support HDCP or the screen won't display video or audio.

S/PDIF

A digital audio connection using either a coaxial connection with RCA connectors or an optical connection using multi-mode fiber. S/PDIF supports stereo and surround sound audio.

 

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