With so many choices and functions, let's take a moment to review the many cables to be found in your a/v setup.
Cat5/6
Component
Composite
DVI
IEEE1394
HDMI
RCA
RGB
S-Video
Speaker wire
Digital
 
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Cat5/6

Category 5, 5e and 6 cables are high-speed data cables used for Internet connections and home networking, specifically with IP (Internet Protocol)-based home networks. Category 5 (or Cat 5) has a bandwidth of 100 MHz for networks up to 100 Mbps, and Cat 6 has 200 MHz and is recommended for Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps). Cat 5e is an enhanced version of Category 5. They require an Ethernet jack (RJ-45).

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