THESE Plugs Are Really Cool

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  • I'm in the UK, everything had this

    Retro PlusRetro PlusGodzinę temu
  • Anthony, can you do a video about Lord GabeN.

    Dari DownDari DownGodzinę temu
  • Missed connectors? The DVI! The best cable for monitor usage for 1080p and lower down than HDMI ever will be. Dual link allows you more bandwidth than the ever classic and very standard HDMI 1.4 standard gives you, so if you had spent your DP ports, having a spare DVI-D would do better than a HDMI in a computer situation anyway... And they never fall out on their own either with the screwed connections.

    CMDR SweeperCMDR Sweeper3 godzin temu
  • First lan experience I had was on 2 pcs connected with LPT cable

    Bananaman XBananaman X4 godzin temu
  • I love how youtube notifies me 6 days later after the vid was posted

    BreadBread4 godzin temu
  • Laplink cables were the shiz back in my day. so handy

    RobertRobert5 godzin temu
  • bro, lose weight.

    dedsertdedsert5 godzin temu
  • Reminded me Techmoan video

    Daniil KharkovDaniil Kharkov6 godzin temu
  • Man I have a centronix cable right here. It came from my parents' old HP printer. Which still works btw. I found a centronix to USB adapter and windows 10 just recognizes that 20 year old printer. There are still ink cartridges being sold too.

    Redmar KerkhofRedmar Kerkhof6 godzin temu
  • That RCA cable is for a Wii :) You aint gettin that past me lol

    BadWallabyBadWallaby6 godzin temu
  • Tipe c

    ישראל פתחובישראל פתחוב8 godzin temu
  • More about HD Base T ... I want for a long time to move my pc away in some closet or garage ( like the Linus did with thunderbolt ) but i have to do grater distance... Tnx :D

    Da VuckoDa Vucko8 godzin temu
  • DVI is also a fancy VGA connector in essence.

    JohnnyVVlogJohnnyVVlog8 godzin temu
  • SDi, BNC, HDi, serial 9 and 25 pin...most still in use today

    Richard GarlandRichard Garland8 godzin temu
  • RF master race

    VampirerockstarVampirerockstar9 godzin temu
  • I feel like VGA cables were under utilised. Why weren't they used instead of component, composite, SCART, etc for analogue AV equipment in the 90s. The amount of fiddling about and investing in quality cables to deal with analogue signals we had to do back then. But there was this VGA cable that didn't have to be expensive that did an amazing job. Even now it's capable of 1080p 60Hz. It would have been perfect for pre HDMI DVD players way back. I only realised how good they were when I recently started using an old VGA lcd screen I had knocking about.

    HScarletHScarlet9 godzin temu
  • SCART was great. Advanced VCRs even had multiple SCART sockets so you could daisy-chain devices (e.g. consoles, or even DVD players) as earlier TVs usually only had one SCART. That also let you rip DVDs to VHS, or copy VHS tapes between two VCRs, etc. The downside of SCART was that the pins were wobbly and flexible. The amount of SCART cables I've had with pins that fell out or bent because they wobbled out of position while trying to insert it... In the UK, both of my Samsung smart TVs still support SCART input.

    MikeMike10 godzin temu

    Linux BoiLinux Boi10 godzin temu
  • SVideo connector is missing 😅

    TzAnAnYTzAnAnY11 godzin temu

    Benjamin LewandowskiBenjamin Lewandowski12 godzin temu
  • the SCART connector kind of reminds me of DVI connectors

    logan grahamlogan graham12 godzin temu
  • Various Cables that use USB c to usb c

    James HurlingJames Hurling12 godzin temu
  • Thunderbolt

    James HurlingJames Hurling12 godzin temu

    James HurlingJames Hurling12 godzin temu
  • Parallel, cuz everyone who freaks for a raspberryPi or Arduino can take a back seat, Parallel was their ancestor, everything you can do on a raspberryPi's pinouts, you can do on a parallel, except the hardware tied to it is alot faster than a raspberry...

    Ian VisserIan Visser13 godzin temu
  • 13W3 was also a favorite of Sun Microsystems.

    Danielle WhiteDanielle White13 godzin temu
  • I still use SCART to this day because I have a CRT

    BluetoothBluetooth14 godzin temu
  • Catwares

    MrDisguisedMrDisguised14 godzin temu
  • The thing with SCART is that it took off so fast in Europe that we almost never had RF or component on early consoles and VCR's such as the NES. They were all SCART, which was natively an RGB signal. Imagine my surprise at how shit US TV picture looked when I first got there. Tough this is the consolation prise for having all of our games run 20% slower due to PAL's refresh rate.

    SiriusXAimSiriusXAim15 godzin temu
  • 3:25 and the delay...

    ceecrb1ceecrb115 godzin temu
  • You forgot the VGA to BNC cables:

    darknessbladedarknessblade16 godzin temu
  • What is this? An imposter who's copying techquickie?

    TwisstedToastTwisstedToast16 godzin temu
  • playing older games on a sony mid 90's trinitron (apparently past 98 isnt as good because most started to use digital processing) or BVM if your lucky with an RGB scart is amazing.

    L-ONE-X - Video Game Music & DiscussionsL-ONE-X - Video Game Music & Discussions18 godzin temu
  • Scart looks also much better than composite.

    SplashpageSplashpage18 godzin temu
  • Scart cables are so heavy that they can fall out off ports by themselves, they are thicc

    JimmyJimmy19 godzin temu
  • Hmm... where's DVI ??

    Yanick RochonYanick RochonDzień temu
  • I still have several devices with scart in my house lol

    Alex StoneAlex StoneDzień temu
  • Any amphanol connector ?

    nitroboy2nitroboy2Dzień temu
  • I like the MOLEX connectors mostly for the name. It's a cool-sounding word that rolls off the tongue nicely.

    Samuel KarlssonSamuel KarlssonDzień temu
  • I don't know what material or structure is it that gave SCART connector pins very specific odor. Like do those blades oxidize in specific way or what.

    ImmyImmyDzień temu
  • Aaaw... nothing about YPbPr Component Video?

    kdotckdotcDzień temu
  • I still use Scart because I only have a CRT TV with a Digitizer.

    PovilazPovilazDzień temu
  • I used to make the 25pin to Amphenol (Centronics) printer cables.... Oh the joy!!

    Andy HarrisonAndy HarrisonDzień temu
  • Is everything alright, Anthony? Strangely hiding your left hand in the pocket there...

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDzień temu
  • Pls, tell everybody that rj-45, isn't actually a name for ethernet connector

    Валерий КоваленкоВалерий КоваленкоDzień temu
  • DMS-59. i hate that piece of crap

    NopebroNopebroDzień temu
  • Péritel can handle 1080p.

    YugoYugoDzień temu
  • It felt weird when the words " legacy " and "obscure" where used to describe my current setup... Oh god i didn't knew 😳

    RevautRevautDzień temu
    • pure garbage, and it needs to go away yesterday.

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDzień temu
  • Only component video cable was better than SCART/PERITEL on a television, but they came in the early 2000s. In the 80s in North America we had shitty RF / Composite cable, and at this time SCART was really advanced. S-Video in the 90s was just barely superior to RCA Composite. SECAM/PAL was also better than NTSC (FPS was better on NTSC but the resolution / colors was far better over the 2 others standards)... We had shitty standards in North America in this era :p.

    Alexandre BouvierAlexandre BouvierDzień temu
  • I do miss SDI and RGBHV :D

    Lau JovoLau JovoDzień temu
  • BNC is another I still use today. Pretty much locking COAX

    Aaron BrenkusAaron BrenkusDzień temu
  • Didn't SCART also enable control features similar to HDMI CEC?

    Micah NightwolfMicah NightwolfDzień temu
  • Silicon Graphics. WTF. :) And Apple... HD-45 and ADC.

    Francis SaffellFrancis SaffellDzień temu
  • SCART: The only consumer level connector which you 100% need to see the socket with both eyes to have even the remotest of chances of getting the plug in.

    Mr_HatbeardMr_HatbeardDzień temu
  • SCART, where you had to remove one of the pins on a lot of devices to stop ghosting

    PseudocodePseudocodeDzień temu
  • SCART is all fun and game till you have to confect one alone with your welder. Gosh, the worst moment in my AV class.

    0nion0nionDzień temu
  • How about Binc connectors

    BluDragon ProjectBluDragon ProjectDzień temu
  • take an R out of SCART and you got yourself a good time.

    check out my soundcloudcheck out my soundcloudDzień temu
  • I guess SCSI and MIDI connectors were covered earlier? :-)

    Helge MouldingHelge MouldingDzień temu
  • No mention of 5xBNC for separate red, green, blue, vsync and hsync connections? You could actually just swap the R G B pigtails around to swap colors!

    szegaszegaDzień temu
  • Was that a Wii RCA Connector?!

    Sean MacMillanSean MacMillanDzień temu
  • As long as we can all agree that DisplayPort the THE WORST video connect ever, we can be friends. Don't @ me with its specs. If you use DP with more than one monitor, your computer will constantly forget how many monitors are attached, blank displays out, require power cycles, and cause your OS to frequently select the wrong audio outputs. It's pure garbage, and it needs to go away yesterday.

    bradleypariahbradleypariahDzień temu
  • Honestly people getting confused with scart makes me chuckle, I'm pretty sure everyone in England has a old tesco bag full of scart leads in the loft.

    ItIsArisItIsArisDzień temu
    • Everyone in Europe does.

      CeeJayDKCeeJayDK6 godzin temu
  • I had this old laptop which had a scuzzy port. Never understood what it was for, or how to get a hold of a connector for it to attach it to something else. I originally mistook it for a printer port but yeah, way bigger than a printer port.

    George MooreGeorge MooreDzień temu
  • Anthony is great

    Affra JamAffra JamDzień temu
  • There's this one video connector on a projector, somethingM. I had to order a specific adapter to make it work. It LOOKS like a DVI plug, but with much more connections.

    AC3AC3Dzień temu
  • Every time I see the amount of different Connection Cables/types we had for Printers and all kinds of different Peripheral Devices back in the Day (and remember the Difficulties setting them up in Windows...), I'm really happy about the existence of USB once again.

    TheRealCrisisTheRealCrisisDzień temu
  • Thumbnail.. title... well I'm out of here..

    Marcel SMarcel SDzień temu
  • Hand in pocket the whole video. Unprofessional.

    Craig MarshCraig MarshDzień temu
    • Who cares? He got the information at hand to the viewers in a professional manner, you're just cherry picking.

      HexalonHexalonDzień temu
  • my gf said plugs would make the nights double the fun. i will buy one but didnt really get what she will do with one of these.

    Furkan ÜnsalFurkan ÜnsalDzień temu
  • My TV still uses scart cable for my satellite box

    Re-MecsRe-MecsDzień temu
  • Isn't DVI another video plug? I remember using DVI plugs/cables around the same time VGA was popular.

    Some guy who does not get the jokeSome guy who does not get the jokeDzień temu
    • Yes, DVI is a (D)igital (V)isual (I)nterface. Sort of like a predecessor to HDMI.

      HexalonHexalonDzień temu
  • I use CAT5 for my modem to ps4 connection. And a little jealous of all these young kids that will never know the struggle of the dreaded UHF switch/connection.

    MrShuntkingMrShuntkingDzień temu
  • You made that genuine interesting. Thanks!

    WinsuckerWinsuckerDzień temu
  • Thiccc'😍

    MATHEOO !MATHEOO !Dzień temu
  • HDBaseT is crap in my opinion. It doesnt have a proper error correction and a sharp kink in the cable can already bring you outages... I spend so many hours fixing this stuff at work that i just hate it. So glad that there is AVoverIP standard now, which you can integrate in your existing ethernet network... And has error correction...

    JKJKDzień temu
  • Fun fact: while SCART is a French acronym, if you find an old VCR manual and look at the French language instructions it's almost always called a Euroconnecteur instead. Pretty much only English speaking countries call it SCART

    James ScholesJames ScholesDzień temu
    • We actually called it Péritel on a day to day basis.

      FlamenticoFlamentico5 godzin temu
  • If you have an old Wii, Playstation 2 or original Xbox that you retro game on (either native games or emulators) do youself a favor and invest the $16 in a set of component video cables for your old console. Video quality will be noticably better. You can buy component cables for the Gamecube but they're so rare prices are a joke and for what those cost you'd save money buying a Wii with compoment cables and playing Gamecube games in compatability mode.

    MonsucoMonsucoDzień temu
  • I just love DIN plugs. They're even still used today in MIDI.

    seeni gztyseeni gztyDzień temu
  • my mom said youre fat

    p_ potatochipsp_ potatochipsDzień temu
  • I used scart during my childhood

    LucLucDzień temu
  • There are some pretty cool connectors in av. Look up true1 or powercon or NL8’s. There’s also some pretty cool snakes that can send like 100 channels of analog audio that terminates to one connection. Also the connections for motor control are pretty sweet. Not sure what they’re called though

    Joey MorrisonJoey MorrisonDzień temu
    • which meant having to dig behind your heavy CRT TV to try and find which SCART had come loose. HDMI WAS A GODSEND.

      seeni gztyseeni gztyDzień temu
  • Hey we use HDbaseT at work. all of our screens have an encoder and decoder attached to them. Kind of great if you want to watch something on another rooms screen since the encoders just blast data across our network 24/7

    CrusadeCrusadeDzień temu
  • 1:47 No thanks, I'm going to call you Bizzaro-DVI!

    RagnarokRagnarokDzień temu
  • scart sounds so neat! but it also sounds like a really nasty word. Like some accident that happened in the bathroom. "Oh boy, dont go in there, someone scarted all over"

    Lan SterLan SterDzień temu
  • tell us why there is only one centronics connector on your favorite cable

    hippynurdhippynurdDzień temu
  • Scart also had a signal for automatic (anamorph) analogue widescreen switching.

    telochotelocho2 dni temu
  • I saw him on Linus Tech tips Sick

    ItsadrianyayItsadrianyay2 dni temu
  • The 13 w3 connector I've seen personally on corporate and private jets for the monitors I remove interior so I've seen these before

    philly Failphilly Fail2 dni temu
  • The only hdbaseT I've ever seen in the wild is Extron XTP DTP 24, worked great though

    WickedFalsehoodWickedFalsehood2 dni temu
  • What about DVI?

    Johan HøckJohan Høck2 dni temu
  • scart is the official connection of home arcade people

    Brianna CluckBrianna Cluck2 dni temu
  • Fun Fact, one of the most popular 4K DCI Cinema Projectors used two VHDCI cables to connect the media block to the optical assembly. Essentially delivering 4 DVI Signals to make a 4K picture. It was all housed in a secured box, so it was unencrypted video. Could have been based on an NVIDA QuadroPlex VCS - Never really got the change to tear one apart. If you cracked open the video processing section of the Media Block, it would self destruct.

    BRHSpartansBRHSpartans2 dni temu
  • I think SCSI connectors are pretty cool!

    Anwar SaleebyAnwar Saleeby2 dni temu
  • more video like this

    Yugan shankarYugan shankar2 dni temu
  • I love dsub but my tv and laptop have hdmi but no hdmi cable

    Dodot SubiyantoroDodot Subiyantoro2 dni temu
  • SCART WAS HORRIBLE. If they had locking latches it would have been okay but the fat cable caused the damned plug to pop out in the middle of a tv show that was nearly over... which meant having to dig behind your heavy CRT TV to try and find which SCART had come loose. HDMI WAS A GODSEND.

    NeoMorph WTHNeoMorph WTH2 dni temu
  • You forgot the D-Terminal or D-tanshi cable connections, I had one for ps3 and xbox 360.

    Alice MyaAlice Mya2 dni temu
  • Also : Atari joystick connectors (which was a standard for YEARS), PCB border connectors (currently not used anymore but for expansion cards like PCIe / PCI, but were used as expansion slots directly on motherboards for old 8 bits computers like the Amstrad CPC), plain old BNC connectors when they was the rule for networks, and my preferred (while not AT ALL for public): "MIL-DTL-38999 connectors" and "ARINC 600 connectors" (for avionics, search what is between quotes on the net to see what they are).

    Mac LAKMac LAK2 dni temu
  • Came across a digital audio port recently that uses a standard HDMI cable to save cost. It’s called I²S, pronounced eye-squared-ess.

    Brian SuBrian Su2 dni temu