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OCU C)HT D Discussion Lesson 09

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    • #94643
      Manny Varela

      Discuss at least two different cable connectors and how they are used.

    • #95253

      HDMI and VGA cables are two types of video connectors that are used to transmit video signals from a source to a display device. HDMI, which stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, is a newer standard that transmits digital video and audio signals. It supports higher resolutions and is used in TVs, gaming consoles, and PCs. The HDMI have a male connector size of 13.9mm 4.45mm and 19 pins, eliminating the need for separate audio cables. The HDMI connector is called type A. The VGA, or Video Graphics Array, is an older analog technology that transmits video signals and is used in older equipment that may not have HDMI capabilities. It has a maximum resolution of 1600×1200 pixels and does not provide audio transmission, which means a separate cable is required for sound. The VGA cables have a 15-pin connector and are typically used for computer video output.

      • #95302
        Matt McShane

        This was very well thought out and interesting on which cables are beneficial to the user in any situation. We see big uses in how much multiple cables are used for our pc’s to run daily.

    • #95254
      Jacob Mannon

      There are many different types of connectors for cables. Two of those include straight tip and ferrule connectors. They both are the same size at 2.5mm round. The straight tip uses a bayonet style coupling, whereas the ferrule connector uses a screw. Both have also become less commonly used due to more modernized options.

      • #95306

        ST connectors have great dependability, it set the tone for fiber optic cabling in the 1980s and 1990s. Despite the rise of advanced technologies, ST connectors are still widely utilized due to their straightforward design and robustness. Their lasting presence in the industry highlights the distinction between innovation and proven performance.

    • #95301
      Matt McShane

      HDMI and the twisted pair ethernet cables are some of the fewest cable connectors used for computers. We know HDMI cables are used to project images and pixels from one source to the projector or monitor to the user. This is our form of output so we can see what we then input. I know my computer can run without an HDMI cable since it also runs what’s called a “D” cable because it’s another output source that runs images, just a bit slower than on a HDMI cable. The other is the ethernet cable that acts as an alternative internet in case the original source of internet seems to be slow or overused with other users on the same source.

      • #95313
        Jacob Mannon

        The ethernet cable can also be far faster than traditional Wi-Fi depending on what type of cable you are running. Cat6 ethernet can run 1 Gbps. On a funnier note, I had to explain to my church’s youth group what the comp aux options were on the old tv set up in the youth room. They all were confused when they couldn’t find the HDMI cable for the DVD player.

    • #95500
      Victoria Rollins

      Two common types of cable connectors used for display devices are HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and VGA (Video Graphics Array) connectors.
      HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
      Usage HDMI cables are commonly used to connect audio and video devices, such as TVs, monitors, projectors, and gaming consoles, to source devices like computers, DVD players, or set-top boxes.
      Advantages HDMI supports high-definition video and audio transmission in a single cable. It provides high-quality digital audio and video signals, supporting resolutions up to 4K.
      Compatibility HDMI is widely used and supported by most modern devices. It is the standard choice for connecting HD and 4K devices, offering a convenient plug-and-play solution.

      VGA (Video Graphics Array)
      Usage VGA cables are commonly used to connect older computers, laptops, or other VGA-output devices to external displays like monitors or projectors.
      Advantages VGA cables are analog and have been around for a long time, making them compatible with many older devices. They are simple to use and widely available.
      Limitations VGA does not support high-definition video and does not carry audio signals. It is gradually being replaced by digital interfaces like HDMI and DisplayPort.
      When using these connectors, it’s important to consider the compatibility of both the source device and the display device. HDMI is more commonly used for modern high-definition setups, while VGA is still relevant for connecting older devices or non-HD displays. Always ensure that the cable connectors match the ports on your devices for a successful connection.

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