Category Archives: The Cables

RCA vs. XLR: What’s The Nitty-Gritty?

Wiring and cable management isn’t just about putting cable clips on your cables and color-coding them for your convenience so that everything is neatly stacked into place without you ending up with spaghetti wires or octopus connections. The specifics of your wire configuration also depend on the devices you’re connecting and the overall wiring requirements. In particular, audio… Read More »

Component Video YPbPr vs. HDMI: Which Is Better?

Which is better? Component video(YPbPr) or HDMI? Long story short, HDMI is the better standard. It does HD even better than component video’s analog standard (YPbPr). It even does better HD than digital component video (YCbCr). However, even as 2020 is about to end and HDMI is the current standard in HD transmissions, there is a persistent following… Read More »

What is a Component Cable? Everything You Need to Know

Before the dawn of fully digital high definition or HD entertainment in movies, television, and gaming, people were still using analog technologies like RCA or component cables. The component cable became all the rage in the early to mid-2000s as the highest quality media connection standard until HD took over. It’s so full quality it can even reproduce… Read More »

S-Video vs. HDMI: Is There Even a Comparison?

S-video (or S-Video) isn’t really comparable to HDMI simply because S-video is no match against the current A/V (audio/video) connection standard of the High Definition Era of Television, Movies, and Video Games. With that said, it pays to know the difference between this analog and digital A/V protocols for posterity’s sake and to know the pros and cons… Read More »