Posted: September 05, 2019Categories: DisplayPort
What is DisplayPort?
DisplayPort (left in the image above) is a 20-pin digital video cable developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). It is one of the most advanced cables on the market today and was specifically designed for use with computer monitors.
What is Mini DisplayPort?
Mini DisplayPort (right in the image above) is a downsized version of DisplayPort that is used on devices too small to fit a standard DisplayPort.
What is Thunderbolt?
Thunderbolt is an off-shoot of Mini DisplayPort developed by Intel & Apple most commonly seen on Apple products. While Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort look the same, Thunderbolt is much more advanced. Mini DisplayPort is not forward compatible with Thunderbolt, but Thunderbolt is backward compatible with Mini Displayport.
What is DisplayPort 1.2?
Posted: August 29, 2019Categories: Ethernet
What is Ethernet?
Ethernet is a network cable used to connect computers, printers, modems, routers, and other electronics to the Internet. Other names for Ethernet include Cat5e cable, Cat6 cable, Cat7 cable, and RJ45 cable.
What does Ethernet Look Like?
Ethernet looks similar to a telephone cord, but with a larger plastic connector on the end. Inside the connector are 8 wires, each a different color to tell them apart easily.
How does Ethernet Work?
Electrical signals are sent down the wires inside the Ethernet cable. If the electricity is on, it translates to “1”. If it is off, it translates to “0”. These 1’s and 0’s are read by computers and other machines as binary code.
How Long can an Ethernet Cable be?
The maximum length of a single
Posted: August 22, 2019Categories: Coax
What Does “Coax” Mean?
“Coax” is shorthand for coaxial cable.
What is Coax Cable?
Coax cables send and receive audio/video/data transmissions via electrical signals. They are most commonly used for television and Internet applications within the telecom/datacom industry.
What Does “RG” Stand For?
“RG” stands for Radio Guide, the most common type of coax cable. RG cables were originally developed for military use during WWII.
What Coax Cable is Used for TV?
Televisions typically use RG6 for short runs and RG11 for long runs. RG59 is sometimes used instead of RG6 when extra flexibility is needed. Likewise, RG8 can be used instead of RG11 for extra signal strength.
What Coax Cable is Used for Internet?
The same coax types used for TV cable can be used for the Internet.
Posted: August 15, 2019Categories: HDMI
What Does HDMI Stand For?
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface.
What is HDMI?
HDMI was developed as a new audio/video cable standard when the industry started manufacturing electronics with digital technology, replacing older analog machines. A coalition of major electronics manufacturers worked together to develop HDMI technology. HDMI 1.0 was first introduced to the open market in 2002.
Does HDMI Support 4k?
The current standard version of HDMI, HDMI 2.0, fully supports 4k video. This version of HDMI was released in September 2013. HDMI 1.4 cables, the standard from 2009 to fall 2013, have limited 4k support. Older HDMI cables do not support 4k.
Does HDMI Carry Audio?
Yes, HDMI is an audio/video cable. An extractor can be used to separate the audio & video signals into separate lines.
How to Connect an HDMI Cord?
Simply plug one end of the HDMI cable into the audio/video source and the other to the audio/video display. Make sure the display is on the correct HDMI input and the sound/images should display automatically.
How Much Does an HDMI Cord Cost?