To use this cable, simply connect one end to a video source device, then connect the other end to a display.
This cable supports resolution up to 1080i. Some video sources may limit output resolution over a component cable to 720p for copyright protection purposes. This is not a limitation of the cable, and the cable itself is not capable of forcing a resolution change.
This cable is bi-directional. It does not matter which end connects to the display or video source.