Nearly every gadget in your home has to be connected to something else via a cable to carry the audio, video, data or Internet information. Which cable connects which devices can be confusing, however. Here's a primer on the 10 most important cables you should be familiar with.
The tips on these cables are called "phono" or "RCA" jacks and are used only to connect nearly extinct analog devices such as VCRs. The red and white (or sometimes black) carry left and right stereo audio signals (red is always the right channel), and the yellow handles analog video. Phono cables should NEVER EVER be used to connect ANY digital audio or video device.