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Audio/Video Cables

Whether setting up a media station in the office briefing room or building a home entertainment center for movies and music, an audio video cable is an indispensable, if under-appreciated, accessory to almost every device in the setup. This type of cable carries audio and video signals from one device to another, allowing a big-screen TV to run off of satellite, stereo, and video disc inputs. Cables exist in many formats, lengths, and connection types, so it's important to find the right style before committing to a given media setup.

Audio Video Cable Formats
Many formats have come into, and passed out of, wide use over the years, and televisions, VCRs, and stereo systems may use one or several connection types. Composite cables are some of the oldest technology still in use. These cables are color coded red, green, and blue, and they can convey high-definition video signals, though they're less capable with high-definition audio.

VGA and DVI cables handle high-definition audio and video, and most people use them for monitors and other computer equipment. S-type cables work with video signals, but they cannot carry audio and you must pair them with another set for sound. HDMI cables are compatible with all types of signals and are steadily growing into the industry standard for nearly everything.

Audio Video Cable Converters
This plethora of formats has summoned into existence many cables of mixed types. This occurs when as one technology falls out of favor and another rises. Older recording-and-playback devices may need to connect to newer output devices, such as pairing an old VCR with a newer HDTV set. When this happens, a mixed-format cable or converter makes the two sets compatible, allowing a person to still use the VCR. A recorder that uses composite cables, for instance, may connect with a TV that offers nothing but HDMI ports, if the cable between them has both types of interface on either end.

Lengths of an Audio Video Cable
Length is the next consideration. The exact length needed for a hookup purely depends on the device's position in the media center. Connecting a monitor to a hard drive, for example, may call for a VGA cable that's only a few inches long, while connecting a TV set to a gaming console mounted in a cabinet requires several feet of HDMI cable. Measuring the distance between the devices and adding a few inches ensures your cable never runs short.

What Do Your Connect Devices With an Audio Video Cable?
Almost every device used for video and audio output needs cables to connect with other devices. Cables carry output from disc players and VCRs to cable boxes and satellite dishes, as well computer drives or media players to speakers and screens. Some audio video cables carry two-way traffic between TVs and game consoles. No matter your devices, you benefit from using these cables.

How Is an Audio Video Cable Preferable to a Wireless Connection?
Wireless communications, such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks, tend to have limited bandwidth and are prone to interference. While this isn't a serious problem for most data transmission, the high demands of audio and video streaming make hardwired connections both safer and more reliable than wireless hookups, ensuring no connection issues.

How Does an Audio Video Cable Plug Into a Device?
Some cables, such as HDMI or composite, attach to their ports with a simple push. Others, such as VGA, mount screw-type fasteners that create a very secure connection with the port. In all cases, the connector firmly seats itself into the port with as little effort as possible.
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Staples 4' High-Speed HDMI Cable, Black
Item : 2094891 / Model : 29738-US
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  • Delivers HD video and audio to your HDTV
  • Supports 3D video and 4k Ultra HD Cinema Resolution (4 x 1080p)
  • 4' in length
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Insten® 6' Version 3 High Speed HDMI Male/Male Cable, Black
Item : 972272 / Model : TOTHHDMH6F08
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI specification (Version 1.3b)
  • Suggested Applications: multiple audio formats from stereo to multi-channel sound
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Insten 15' HDMI Cable, Black
Item : 971607 / Model : POTHHDMH15F1
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  • Mesh HDMI cable that efficiently transfers signals
  • Gold-plated male HDMI and male HDMI connectors for corrosion resistance
  • PVC jacket protects the conductor from environmental factors
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StarTech HDMIDVIMM6 6' HDMI to DVI-D Adapter Converter Cable, Black
Item : IM1D88918 / Model : HDMIDVIMM6
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  • HDMI male to DVI-D male cable for smooth signal transfer
  • Nickel-plated 19-pin male HDMI and 19-pin male DVI-D connectors for corrosion resistance
  • PVC jacket maintains the integrity of the signals
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Insten® 10' High Speed HDMI Male/Male Cable, Black
Item : 971086 / Model : POTHHDMH10F1
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality.
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI specification (Version 1.3b)
  • Transfer Digital Audio and Video signals at warp speed of 10.2 Gigabits per second!
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Insten® 25' High Speed HDMI Male/Male Cable With Ethernet, Black
Item : 971547 / Model : TOTHHDMH25F3
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality.
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI with Ethernet specification (Version 1.4)
  • Transfer Digital Audio and Video signals at warp speed of 10.2 Gigabytes per second !
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Insten® 50' High Speed HDMI Male/Male Cable, Black
Item : 971705 / Model : TOTHHDMHH50F
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality.
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI specification (Version 1.4)
  • Active HDMI cable using active electronics to boost and clean up the signal, which effectively doubled the range of a standard HDMI cable. Cable runs up to 30 meters (98ft)
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StarTech DisplayPort to VGA Active Adapter, Black
Item : IM11C4778 / Model : DP2VGAA
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  • Active adapter provides crystal-clear picture quality with support for high-definition video resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 or 1080p
  • Provides 20 pin DisplayPort male digital audio/video to 15 pin HD-15 female VGA/5 pin micro-B female/mini-phone female audio
  • Maximum portability with a small foot print and lightweight design
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Staples 6' VGA/SVGA Monitor Cable, Black
Item : 2094899 / Model : 29765-US
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  • Connects a high-resolution VGA/SVGA monitor to your computer
  • 6' in length
  • Staples 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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Plugable (HDMI-VGA) 6' HDMI/HD-15 VGA Male/Male Digital Audio/Video Cable, Black
Item : IM11N4668 / Model : HDMI-VGA
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  • Digital audio/video cable provides a simple active solution for connecting your older monitors to newer computers
  • Cable length: 6'
  • Connections type: One HDMI male connector on first end and one 15-pin HD-15 VGA male connector on second end
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Staples 12' High-Speed HDMI Cable, Black
Item : 2093668 / Model : 29740
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  • Delivers HD video and audio to your HDTV
  • Supports 3D video and 4k Ultra HD Cinema Resolution (4 x 1080p)
  • 12' in length
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Staples 8' High-Speed HDMI Cable, Black
Item : 2094890 / Model : 29739-US
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  • Delivers HD video and audio to your HDTV
  • Supports 3D video and 4k Ultra HD Cinema Resolution (4 x 1080p)
  • 8' in length
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Insten® 10' HDMI to DVI Male/Male Cable, Black
Item : 971808 / Model : TOTHHDMDV3M1
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  • Cable built with matching impedance, PVC jacket, molded ends and inner hood soldered 360 degrees to the connector to achieve a complete end to end shielding.
  • Eliminate unnecessary signal conversions.
  • 24 bit/pixel, 165 MHz max clock frequency.
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Insten® 6' HDMI to DVI Male/Male Cable, Black
Item : 971282 / Model : TOTHHDMDV2M1
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  • Cable built with matching impedance, PVC jacket, molded ends and inner hood soldered 360 degrees to the connector to achieve a complete end to end shielding
  • Eliminate unnecessary signal conversions
  • 24 bit/pixel, 165 MHz max clock frequency
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SIIG® Portable VGA and USB Audio To HDMI Converter
Item : IM1VZ3897 / Model : CE-VG0U11-S1
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  • 1x 4-pin USB A-type, male, input, 1x 15-pin D-sub VGA, male, input, 1x 19-pin HDMI, female, output
  • Connects VGA-equipped computer to an HDMI display
  • Black
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Insten® 3' HDMI Male to HDMI Male Version 2 High Speed Cable, Black
Item : 1194603 / Model : 469343
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI specification (Version 1.3b)
  • Suggested Applications: multiple audio formats from stereo to multi-channel sound
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Insten® 6' High Speed HDMI Male/Male Cable With Ethernet, Black
Item : 972312 / Model : TOTHHDMH6F04
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI with Ethernet specification (Version 1.4)
  • Transfer Digital Audio and Video signals at warp speed of 10.2 Gigabits per second
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Insten® 6' High Speed HDMI Male/Male Cable With Ethernet, Black/Blue Trim
Item : 971127 / Model : TOTHHDMH6F01
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality.
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI with Ethernet specification (Version 1.4)
  • Transfer Digital Audio and Video signals at warp speed of 10.2 Gigabytes per second !
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Monoprice 106015 6' DisplayPort to DVI Cable, White
Item : 1255306 / Model : 106015
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  • 6' DisplayPort to DVI cable for smooth signal transfer
  • Gold-plated male DisplayPort and male DVI connectors that are rustproof
  • 6' cable for convenient installation
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Staples 6' 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Extension Cable, Black
Item : 2093672 / Model : 29760
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  • Extends length and flexibility of portable audio connections for devices that are equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 3.5mm (male) to 3.5mm (female)
  • 6' in length
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Apple® MD826AM/A HDMI to Lightning Female/Male Digital Audio/Video Adapter, White
Item : IM1YZ7155 / Model : MD826AM/A
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  • Digital audio/video adapter is compatible with iPhone models - iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, iPad models - iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Air 2
  • 19-pin HDMI type A female connector on first end, Apple lightning male connector on second end
  • Use the lightning digital AV adapter with your iPhone, iPad or iPod with lightning connector
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Insten 25' HDMI Cable, Black
Item : 971294 / Model : POTHHDMH25F1
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  • Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality
  • Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI specification (Version 1.3b)
  • Suggested Applications: multiple audio formats from stereo to multi-channel sound
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Monoprice 102661 3' HDMI to DVI-D Adapter Cable, Black
Item : 1254717 / Model : 102661
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  • HDMI to DVI adapter cable that efficiently transfers signals
  • Male HDMI and male DVI-D single-link connectors for a reliable connection between your video devices
  • 3' cable to ensure convenient positioning of your video equipment
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Comprehensive® Cable USB3C-HD-3ST 3.3' USB C To HDMI Male/Male Audio/Vedio Cable
Item : IM11AP883 / Model : USB3C-HD-3ST
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  • Audio/vedio cable for monitor or projector, MacBook, ChromeBook Pixel™ and Dell™ XPS™ models 15 and 13
  • Cable Length: 3.3'
  • Connectors: male USB C connector on first end and male HDMI connector on second end
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