Samsung 46 in non smart tv. Have a hdmi cord in when colored connectors aren't plugged in still works. Do I need those color

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Theres several ways to install aftermarket equipment such as DVD, BR, audio components, wii or Xbox etc. First is your standard cable type connector, that's an older connection and is being phased out, but was very popular with old VCRs. The second was the yellow/red/white plugs, which are basically analog audio/video feeds and very common on older equipment such as Nintendo's and upper model VCRs. The video (yellow) wire carried the entire color spectrum so ended up being not very good for better quality pictures. This led to the green/blue/red wires which when paired with the red/white audio wires gave the best picture/sound as all the colors of the RGB were now separated to individual wires, so no 'bleeding' or interference happened. All of this was before HDMI. HDMI combines all 5 of those RGB and R/W wires into 1 connector, which makes things far simpler and easier to use. But not every piece of equipment has HDMI capability, my older Onkyo stereo doesn't, so in order to hook it up to the BR or TV, I'm forced to use the older RGB and R/W wiring.

So, all that said, you only need the one type of connection. If using HDMI, that's all you'll need, if using RGB + R/W, then that's what you'll need. The only difference to the TV is input. The HDMI might be input 1 or HDMI1, the colored wires listed as input 4 or Component. Cable might be input 1 or cable, just depends on the TV setup.

So no, you don't need both, they are basically the same thing, the TV just sees them in different places.
 

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Theres several ways to install aftermarket equipment such as DVD, BR, audio components, wii or Xbox etc. First is your standard cable type connector, that's an older connection and is being phased out, but was very popular with old VCRs. The second was the yellow/red/white plugs, which are basically analog audio/video feeds and very common on older equipment such as Nintendo's and upper model VCRs. The video (yellow) wire carried the entire color spectrum so ended up being not very good for better quality pictures. This led to the green/blue/red wires which when paired with the red/white audio wires gave the best picture/sound as all the colors of the RGB were now separated to individual wires, so no 'bleeding' or interference happened. All of this was before HDMI. HDMI combines all 5 of those RGB and R/W wires into 1 connector, which makes things far simpler and easier to use. But not every piece of equipment has HDMI capability, my older Onkyo stereo doesn't, so in order to hook it up to the BR or TV, I'm forced to use the older RGB and R/W wiring.

So, all that said, you only need the one type of connection. If using HDMI, that's all you'll need, if using RGB + R/W, then that's what you'll need. The only difference to the TV is input. The HDMI might be input 1 or HDMI1, the colored wires listed as input 4 or Component. Cable might be input 1 or cable, just depends on the TV setup.

So no, you don't need both, they are basically the same thing, the TV just sees them in different places.
 
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