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In Crutchfield's Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery, you'll find pictures of the plugs, ports, and jacks commonly used for hooking up home audio/video gear — HDTVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, and more. Follow the links below for individual definitions and larger photos, or read about all the types of connections in our Home A/V Connections Glossary.

Connections Inputs/Jacks

4-pin i.LINK connector


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4-pin i.LINK port


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5.1-channel input


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6-pin i.LINK connector


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6-pin i.LINK port


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75-ohm coaxial connectors


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75-ohm coaxial jack

75-ohm coaxial jack
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Coaxial digital connector

Coaxial digital connector
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Coaxial digital jack


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Component video connectors


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Component video jacks


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Composite video connector


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Composite video jack


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DVI connector


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DVI jack


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Ethernet connector


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Ethernet card


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Game/MIDI connector


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Game/MIDI jack


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HDMI connector


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HDMI jack


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Headphone jack (mono) connector


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Headphone jack (stereo) connector


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Heaphone jack


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Mini-optical connector


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Mini-optical jack

Mini-optical jack
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Mini-USB connector

Mini-USB connector
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Mini-USB port

Mini-USB port
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Optical connector

Optical connector
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Optical jack

Optical jack
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Parallel connector

Parallel connector
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Parallel port

Parallel port
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PCI slot

PCI slot
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Phono Inputs

Phono Inputs
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PS/2 keyboard connector

PS/2 keyboard connector
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PS/2 keyboard port

PS/2 keyboard port
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RGB (D-sub 15-pin) connector

RGB (D-sub 15-pin) connector
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RGB (D-sub 15-pin) jack

RGB (D-sub 15-pin) jack
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RJ-11 phone/modem connector

RJ-11 phone/modem connector
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RJ-11 phone/modem jack

RJ-11 phone/modem jack
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Serial (RS-232C) connector

Serial connector
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Serial (RS-232C) port

Serial port
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Speaker connector (banana plug)

Speaker connector (banana plug)
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Speaker connector (double banana plug)

Speaker connector (double banana plug)
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Speaker connector (pin connector)

Speaker connector (pin connector)
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Speaker connector (spade connector)

Speaker connector (spade connector)
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Speaker wire (no connector)

Speaker wire (no connector)
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Speaker terminals (Binding post)

Speaker terminals (5-way binding post)
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Speaker terminals (spring clip)

Speaker terminals (spring clip)
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Stereo RCA connectors

Stereo RCA connectors
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Stereo RCA jacks

Stereo RCA jacks
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S-video connector

S-video connector
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S-video jack

S-video jack
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USB connector

USB connector
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USB port

USB port
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VGA connector

VGA connector
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VGA jack

VGA jack
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XLR connector

XLR connector
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XLR input

VGA jack
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