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How far can HDMI cable be run while still maintaining high quality?

HDMI, or high definition multimedia interface, is the current standard in high quality transfer of audio and video data between devices. The most common example is between a computer and an external monitor or between a streaming device and a high-definition television. HDMI cables are capable of data transfer speeds up to 2.25 Gbps for the standard category 1 cables and 10.2 Gbps for the high speed category 2 cables.

, July 17, 2017


How to boost your speed with cat5e and cat6 cables

When playing a game or sending packets of information across a network, users want speed and dependability. This can be achieved with better wire connections. Cat5e and Cat6 cables offer more bandwidth, greater network speed, and less lost signals. Here are the similarities and difference between the two options and how they can both be used to increase the speed of everyday connections in the home.

, July 15, 2017


Can a cat6 connector work on a cat5e cable?

Data cabling has always been an integral part of internet and network systems. However, with technology advancing rapidly, new systems are being developed over time. Since latest versions are usually better in terms of performance, many people oftentimes want to upgrade to these latest versions.

, July 13, 2017


DisplayPort vs. HDMI vs. DMI: Which port do you want on your new computer?

When you purchase your new computer, be sure to choose the right monitor for the job. Display Port 1.2 has been the standard for viewing high resolution content on consumer monitors, and has the ability to handle video resolutions as high as 3,840 x 2,160 at 60fps, and up to 17.28Gbits/sec of bandwidth.

, July 09, 2017


How Do Fiber Optic Cables Bend Light?

Fiber optic cables quickly send signals across long distances in the form of light. Each cable is made up of thin strands of glass called "fiber optics," pieces of glass that send signals using light. Fiber optic cables are useful because they use light, rather than electricity, meaning that other electronic devices in the area will not cause them interference.

, July 07, 2017


What's the difference in HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort?

What's the Difference in HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort? Most people don't think too much about cables, but they're just as important as a monitor or TV for people who want to access video content. There are several different cables that can connect display devices to an input, with the most popular being HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort.

, July 03, 2017


Why some HDMI cables are better than others

When you are shopping around for HDMI cables, you will find that there are some differences when it comes to pricing. If you are looking for cables to use in your home theater set up, will you need to pay more to get a better cable? As you shop around, it will be best that you have some insight as to what you should be looking for and what constitutes a high-quality HDMI cable over one that you should stay away from.

, June 26, 2017


How do you convert different types of signals into HDMI so they can be displayed on HDMI devices

Converting signals to HDMI for viewing on Modern Devices Entertainment technology is an ever-increasing whirlwind of innovation, resulting in new and impressive features. As great as new and immersive entertainment technology can be, we sometimes find that our favorite devices can get lost in translation and some formats don't cross over as easily as we think they should.

, June 21, 2017


What's What? A Homeowners Guide to Common Cables

In today's technological world, one quickly loses track of all the different types of cables spanning from device to device. Although cables have become more and more standardized over the years, the technological tyro can quickly become overwhelmed by all the different types of USB, DVI, and Ethernet cables. We are here to help you make sense of your cable drawer, sorting out the various types of cables and their respective uses.

, June 19, 2017


Hacks for hiding wires when mounting your tv

7 Ways to Hide Cables and Wires Cables are a necessary evil when setting up a home filled with electronic devices. There's the pleasure of having everything connected, networked, and ready for immediate access. Then, there's the headache as wires and plugs make unattractive messes on floors and are kicked under shelves.

, June 15, 2017


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