Category Archives: Beginner Info

Can you convert HDMI to DisplayPort?

Many laptops nowadays come with an HDMI port, but your monitor may use a DisplayPort connection. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be wondering if there is a way to convert the HDMI signal from your laptop to DisplayPort for your monitor. The good news is that there is! Yes, you can convert HDMI to… Read More »

Can You Convert HDMI to USB?

You might be surprised to learn that you can’t convert an HDMI port to a USB. Many of us have become accustomed to the versatility of USB ports, which can be used for a variety of things. So, it stands to reason that you would be able to use a USB port to connect devices that use HDMI… Read More »

Toslink vs Bluetooth – Audio Interface

As technologies evolve, the way we connect our devices changes as well. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the difference between two ways of transmitting digital audio signals: Toslink vs Bluetooth. Toslink is a standardized optical fiber connector system. Toslink cables are used to transmit digital audio signals from devices like CD and DVD players, game consoles,… Read More »

Toslink vs USB

When it comes to digital audio, there are a lot of terms and technologies that can be confusing for the average consumer. Two of the most common questions we get here at DataCandy are “What’s the difference between Toslink and USB cables?” and “Which one is better for me?” In this blog post, we’ll take a look at… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Toslink and AUX?

If you’re shopping for a new audio receiver or soundbar, you might notice that some units have an aux input while others have a Toslink input (or both). But what’s the difference between the two, and which one should you use? Let’s take a closer look. Toslink Toslink is an optical fiber cable that is commonly used to… Read More »