Best Component Video Cables in 2020



Sony OEM Audio Video AV Cable Adapter - XBR65X935D, XBR-65X935D, KDL55W805C/S, KDL-55W805C/S, XBR75Z9D, XBR-75Z9D Review:


We tried others that look similar and cost way less, but the wires were not in the right order. Swapping colors did no good. Yes, I wasn't thrilled to pay so much for a small and simple part, but it was cheaper than tossing a couple of game systems because they don't have the right connections. This would probably cost the same coming directly from Sony, to be honest, and I can't understand why they don't offer it themselves. It's not like there aren't plenty of composite connectors still around. Maybe one of those cheaper ones here would work, but most don't show the wire configuration and most of them are the same item from different sellers. I don't have the patience to sift through them all. Just buy this one. You'll be glad you did.



GE Right Angle F Connector, for Coax Connections, F-Type Connector, RG6, RG59, Audio, Video, Ideal for HDTV, TV Antenna, DVR, VCR, Cable Box, Home Theater, No Tools Required, Screw On, Nickel, 34483 Review:


Need this to extend the coax running from outside my house to a bedroom. My house doesnt have wall outlets because whoever installed the coax was too lazy to do it right. I put this between the existing coax and a 6 foot coax cable to get the length I needed. Was very easy to install and made a solid connection with no sound or video issues. Package came with two so I have an extra if I ever need it.

I could of run to Wal-Mart to buy a set of these but figured why not let it be shipped to my house for free.



Mediabridge Component Video Cables with Audio (6 Feet) - Gold Plated RCA to RCA - Supports 1080i Review:


As someone who does quite a bit of home theater installations, I have to say that I was very impressed by these cables the first time I purchased them. They are now my "go-to" component video/audio cable for both personal use and my freelance A/V work. In my opinion, they represent an exceptional value for this price point.

Within the nondescript cardboard box they come in, lurks a very well-made cable. They have:

1) an enclosed, 5-in-1 design for the length of the cable, meaning the 5 individual cables are sealed together up to about 3" before termination. This makes it very easy to run through walls, cable ports, or organizers compared to a bundle of separate cables. It also helps cut back on overall cable clutter, and helps save space behind your components. Cable identification also benefits from this design.

2) a braided cloth jacket. Not only is it elegant, but the smooth cloth will help prevent snagging on other cables and components.

3) solidly made, gold-plated connectors. The collar around the center pin is segmented; this is an expected feature on any good quality cable, and it means you can easily crimp the collar if you need a tighter grip on the component's I/O jack.

4) good shielding. Although I have not cut open the cable to investigate its shielding, they evidently are above average as determined by my informal "interference inductance" test. This is a test I do whereby I pass a strong magnet near the cables while they are conducting a signal, and look for signs of interference or signal degradation. While this is not a "lab-quality" scientific test, it does help simulate EMI that might be encountered by the cable from electronic components or power cords and transformers, and if a cable can stand up to this test it will generally perform well against lower-power EMF, and probably exhibit no 'crosstalk'. These Mediabridge cables passed, and this is one of the reasons I am now using these cables so extensively in HT installations, where there a lot of other cables and various electronic gear.

In general, I can see no flaws in the design. Because you have 5 cables bundled into 1 they are somewhat stiff, but not significantly inflexible. Keep in mind that usually the point of weakness and failure of most any cable is at the junction between cable and connector. I don't know if these cables have any stress-relief inside the terminator body (none is visible), but unless you do much repeated hooking and unhooking of your components I would not expect any problems with these cables. Just make sure that when you unhook these (or any cable) from a component, you grasp the end connector's metal body and pull-- never yank on the end of the cable itself (sometimes a slight clockwise twisting motion of the connector while pulling will assist with very tight connections). However, if I notice any unusual or premature failure of these cables I will post back and amend my review.

It is amazing to consider that the major-chain electronics stores regularly sell "premium" (and not so premium) A/V cables for $50 or more. While there is nothing necessarily wrong with those cables, they are almost always dramatically overpriced. It is simply unnecessary to spend that much if you know what to look for. Although it may be possible to get a slightly better cable for more money, I have not come across a better value on a component video + stereo audio set with this kind of build quality. In conclusion, I would confidently recommend these cables to any discerning buyer, and will buy them again myself when the need arises.



GE Single Feed Thru Bushing, 2 Pack, RG6 RG59, Cable Routing Through Wall, Coaxial Cable, Audio, Video, White, 35059 Review:


Need this to extend the coax running from outside my house to a bedroom. My house doesnt have wall outlets because whoever installed the coax was too lazy to do it right. I put this between the existing coax and a 6 foot coax cable to get the length I needed. Was very easy to install and made a solid connection with no sound or video issues. Package came with two so I have an extra if I ever need it.

I could of run to Wal-Mart to buy a set of these but figured why not let it be shipped to my house for free.



GE Nail In Cable Clips, 20 Pack, For Audio Cables, Video Cables, and Network Cables, Easy Installation, White, 33614 Review:


Need this to extend the coax running from outside my house to a bedroom. My house doesnt have wall outlets because whoever installed the coax was too lazy to do it right. I put this between the existing coax and a 6 foot coax cable to get the length I needed. Was very easy to install and made a solid connection with no sound or video issues. Package came with two so I have an extra if I ever need it.

I could of run to Wal-Mart to buy a set of these but figured why not let it be shipped to my house for free.



Mediabridge Component Video Cables with Audio (12 Feet) - Gold Plated RCA to RCA - Supports 1080i Review:


As someone who does quite a bit of home theater installations, I have to say that I was very impressed by these cables the first time I purchased them. They are now my "go-to" component video/audio cable for both personal use and my freelance A/V work. In my opinion, they represent an exceptional value for this price point.

Within the nondescript cardboard box they come in, lurks a very well-made cable. They have:

1) an enclosed, 5-in-1 design for the length of the cable, meaning the 5 individual cables are sealed together up to about 3" before termination. This makes it very easy to run through walls, cable ports, or organizers compared to a bundle of separate cables. It also helps cut back on overall cable clutter, and helps save space behind your components. Cable identification also benefits from this design.

2) a braided cloth jacket. Not only is it elegant, but the smooth cloth will help prevent snagging on other cables and components.

3) solidly made, gold-plated connectors. The collar around the center pin is segmented; this is an expected feature on any good quality cable, and it means you can easily crimp the collar if you need a tighter grip on the component's I/O jack.

4) good shielding. Although I have not cut open the cable to investigate its shielding, they evidently are above average as determined by my informal "interference inductance" test. This is a test I do whereby I pass a strong magnet near the cables while they are conducting a signal, and look for signs of interference or signal degradation. While this is not a "lab-quality" scientific test, it does help simulate EMI that might be encountered by the cable from electronic components or power cords and transformers, and if a cable can stand up to this test it will generally perform well against lower-power EMF, and probably exhibit no 'crosstalk'. These Mediabridge cables passed, and this is one of the reasons I am now using these cables so extensively in HT installations, where there a lot of other cables and various electronic gear.

In general, I can see no flaws in the design. Because you have 5 cables bundled into 1 they are somewhat stiff, but not significantly inflexible. Keep in mind that usually the point of weakness and failure of most any cable is at the junction between cable and connector. I don't know if these cables have any stress-relief inside the terminator body (none is visible), but unless you do much repeated hooking and unhooking of your components I would not expect any problems with these cables. Just make sure that when you unhook these (or any cable) from a component, you grasp the end connector's metal body and pull-- never yank on the end of the cable itself (sometimes a slight clockwise twisting motion of the connector while pulling will assist with very tight connections). However, if I notice any unusual or premature failure of these cables I will post back and amend my review.

It is amazing to consider that the major-chain electronics stores regularly sell "premium" (and not so premium) A/V cables for $50 or more. While there is nothing necessarily wrong with those cables, they are almost always dramatically overpriced. It is simply unnecessary to spend that much if you know what to look for. Although it may be possible to get a slightly better cable for more money, I have not come across a better value on a component video + stereo audio set with this kind of build quality. In conclusion, I would confidently recommend these cables to any discerning buyer, and will buy them again myself when the need arises.



Mini Displayport(Thunderbolt) to HDMI Cable iVanky 6.6ft Nylon Braided [Optimal Chip Solution, Aluminum Shell] for MacBook Air/Pro, Surface Pro/Dock, Monitor, Projector, More - Space Grey Review:


I want to connect a MacBook Pro to a 55" television. I first used a mini-displayport to DVI adapter and then a DVI to hdmi adapter to complete the connection. It didn't work. I also tried a mini-displayport to HDMI adapter and then a HDMI cable to the TV. That also didn't work. A distorted image might show up for a few seconds. Finally, I picked this cable because of the "optimized chip solution". It worked perfectly. I've been using this cable for almost two months without any problems at all. The cable is long and the built quality is excellent. I set up the television as a second screen rather than mirroring. The MacBookPro has no problem recognizing the 55" television and automatically use the right resolution. It was just plug-and-go. I highly recommend this cable for attaching your computer to a television, external monitor or projector.



Cmple - 5-RCA Male to 5RCA Male RGB Component Audio Video Cable for HDTV - Gold Plated RCA to RCA - 3 Feet, Black Review:


Received a day earlier than expect. Hooked up to Genie DVR and runs to basement TV to use in exercise room. Works great. TV is crystal clear now at 1080i. Previously was hooked up to standard definition with a coax cable running through a couple splitters so you can imaging the difference in clarity. Upgraded to HD so Sat box only has this connection and an HDMI connection. Could have split the HDMI but wanted to try this first. Cable is as advertised. Not related to the cable but the great thing about the RF remote is I can control the channel selection from my basement now.



HD Retrovision YPbPr Component Video Male-to-Male RCA Cable (6 Feet) Review:


-Slight step up in build quality compared to the BlueRigger cable.
-The individual cables are stiffer/feel more durable on the HDRetrovision.
-The HDRetrovision plugs fit perfectly. The BlueRigger plugs are too tight. Not death grip tight, but tighter than they need to be.

I'm not going to pixel peep, the video quality is probably about the same, but I think the extra $10 is worth the peace of mind that I wont damage 20+ year old component jacks or put too much stress on the individual wires.



TENINYU Compatible with PS2/PS3/PS3 Slim HDTV-Ready TV HD Component AV Cable 5-Wire 6FT Black Review:


So i owned a PS2 & i gave it away a couple of years ago because the picture was so blurry using the A/V cables (yellow, red, white) that it was causing my eye sight to go bad. Fast forward to now & i started wanting to play my PS2 games again so i ordered another console. After i had already ordered i remembered why i stopped playing before. My girlfriend suggested these cables & WOW! what a difference. The picture is so sharp & clear i actually had to turn down the sharpness on my TV settings. As far as interference...there's no buzzing or anything. Sound is good. The only thing...when the heat pump kicks on the screen flickers for a split second, but it's no big deal & a small price to pay for such an improved picture. When i ordered these the 'official' Sony component cables were sold out on here, but who wants to pay $80 for those when these work just fine for 10x less money? Buy this!