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3.5mm jack to 5 RCA Component available for TV connection?

I'm trying to connect my older Sony Camcorder directly to my TV for best viewability. I figured component is better than composite which leads me to my question: do they make a cable that has a 3.5mm jack on one end and 5 RCA components on the other? For the record, my TV has no S-video connection. Thanks.
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I'm trying to connect my older Sony Camcorder directly to my TV for best viewability. I figured component is better than composite which leads me to my question: do they make a cable that has a 3.5mm jack on one end and 5 RCA components on the other? For the record, my TV has no S-video connection. Thanks.
Why would you need "5 RCA components" on the other end of a 3.5mm jack? TRS has 3 contacts, TRRS has four contacts.
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Why would you need "5 RCA components" on the other end of a 3.5mm jack? TRS has 3 contacts, TRRS has four contacts.
He asks because component video has 3 connectors, red, green & blue and audio has another 2 for a total of 5. With that said, even if he found such a cable, he’s asking the camera to do something it probably wasn’t designed to do, output component video from the 3.5mm jack.

It’s interesting that lately we’ve been getting first time posters with questions like this.
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Considering that the cable in question probably doesn't exist, you're probably right in that it wasn't designed to do that... I couldn't help but wonder since it crossed my mind.

Thanks for the reply.
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Considering that the cable in question probably doesn't exist, you're probably right in that it wasn't designed to do that... I couldn't help but wonder since it crossed my mind.

Thanks for the reply.
You can get TRRS to audio + composite (not component). Or, you can get some proprietary connector designed by the manufacturer to component, and audio through a separate cable.
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