My mistake: I bought this gender cable because the User Manual said they were necessary for component (red, blue, green) cable connection to my new Samsung UN55JS8500 55"" TV. I had downloaded the User Manual prior to receiving the TV from Amazon, and saw this requirement. However, when I received the TV, these cables came included the box. They're not very expensive, so I decided to keep them as backup cables, in case one set gets damaged. They are exactly the same cables that came with the TV. I haven't had the opportunity to actually put them to use, yet, but I will assume that they will work fine. I have the exact same situation with the RCA composite gender cable.