Cable, Connector or Wiring - Computer Cables
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Home entertainment technology has now moved into the digital age, and high-quality connector cables have been developed to keep up with modern TVs, stereos and home theaters. HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) cables offer a single-cable solution for both audio and video on high-definition devices. Most HDTVs offer at least one HDMI input. Devices such as DVD players, Blu-ray players, computers and game consoles have HDMI outputs. HDMI cables make connecting electronic devices much easier by combining audio and video transmission into one cable. Choosing an HDMI cable from the wide variety available is simple if you consider a few simple tips.
In an organized home or workplace, there's a place for everything. That axiom is especially true for your personal computer. Whether you primarily use a laptop with your wireless network or you work exclusively on your desktop computer, you can organize a space for your personal computer and accessories that will make it easier to use. Here are a few steps for creating an efficient, organized area for your desktop PC and other equipment.
The pursuit of a bigger and better entertainment experience gets easier all the time. With the blending of HDTV and computer technology, you can now enjoy the functionality of your laptop with the display capabilities of your plasma or LCD TV. All that's required is a few connector cables and a little setup.
When you create a home network, you can choose between a wired connection and a wireless network. Most wired connections will use Ethernet cables to connect your computer to a router or directly to your modem; you may also be able to use your home's phone-line system with the right hardware. To set up a wireless network, you'll need a wireless router and compatible wireless devices that can access it. This comparison will help you understand the advantages of both wireless and wired networking devices, so you can set up the best home network for yourself.
You may have heard friends talk about "burning" their own custom CDs and DVDs, and you're wondering how you can do it yourself. With a rewriteable CD Drive, you can make custom CDs out of your favorite playlists. To burn your own disks, you'll need a rewriteable optical drive. A rewriteable DVD drive or DVD "burner" will typically double as a CD drive as well. You don't need to buy a whole new computer just to burn CDs and DVDs. You can install a DVD drive yourself by following these steps.
If you have ever watched a video or played a video game on your computer, you may have wished you could see it on a larger screen. Maybe you just wished you could use your computer in a more comfortable area, like from your couch. Luckily, computer and HDTV technologies have caught up with you. Most HDTVs are compatible with computers and can be used instead of computer monitors if you have the right video cable. Follow these steps to find out how to use your high-definition television as a display for your computer.
High-definition programming for TV and films has led to a new standard in connector cables. HDMI A/V cables are one of the best ways to get high-definition video and sound from your high-quality entertainment electronics without any loss in picture or sound quality. You may have some questions about HDMI and about some of the terms you hear associated with digital picture and sound technology. To that end, here are some facts about the technology that will help you get a view of the big picture for these types of connector cables.
By now you know that Blu-ray disc players are the next big thing in home theater entertainment. You may already have upgraded your old DVD player to a Blu-ray disc player for the high-definition picture and sound. Now that you've upgraded your home entertainment center to high definition, you may be looking at the video quality on your computer and wondering if you can't upgrade that to Blu-ray as well. Well, you can. Blu-ray drives and other optical drives are available on a number of new laptop and desktop computers, or you can install a new Blu-ray drive on your existing computer. Follow these simple steps to learn how to install your own Blu-ray drive and upgrade your computer to high-definition sound and video.
Filming family gatherings, vacations and other scenes with your DVD digital camcorder is the easy part of making home videos. When you're finished recording, you may want to transfer that video from your camcorder to your computer for editing or to share with friends and family. Here are a few simple steps for transferring your video and freeing up your DVD camcorder to shoot more video.
Audio and video technology continues to reveal new, more advanced devices that bring home entertainment to new levels. New televisions now feature more connection options in order to be compatible with a larger number of audio and video sources, like Blu-ray disc players and MP3 players. Here are some details on the most common connection types to help you make sense of the connection options available for your TV.
There are few better ways than video surveillance to deter theft or property damage at your home or business. Security cameras provide you with a way to monitor and record activity on your property and the surrounding area as well as let troublemakers know you're serious about home security. And with a DVR, you can record and store hours worth of surveillance video from your security camera system for later review or permanent recording. You can set up your own security system by following these simple steps.
The future of computers is powerful, highly compact and incredibly portable -- and netbooks may fit that description better than any other portable device. Netbooks squeeze the applications and wireless capabilities of laptops into a remarkably small package with a long battery life. They also feature a lower price tag than laptop computers. This buying guide will help you discover exactly what to look for in a netbook and how more portable computing will change the way you use technology.
While you may often use your tablet on its own, you will likely need a few tablet accessories to access all of its features and keep it in good condition. Tablet accessories can make it easier to charge your tablet, transfer data to and from it or just prevent excessive wear and tear.
HP has been a leader in the electronics industry for more than half a century. HP computers feature some of the most cutting-edge features of any devices on the market. To help you navigate the technical specifications and choose a computer that's best for you, we've broken down some of the best features that HP computers have to offer.
Even the best computer sound cards can't reach their full potential without good computer speakers. The quality of your speakers and your sound card will determine the richness of sound you hear. Here are the facts on computer speakers to help you make sure your computer system puts out the highest quality sound possible for games, movies and music.
A monitored home is a safe home, but you don't need to turn your house into a fortress in order to be secure. For most homeowners, some basic surveillance equipment is enough. These home security solutions are fairly simple to install, and the peace of mind you'll get will be well worth the effort.
When computers started coming with USB interfaces, it quickly became easier than ever to connect new peripherals to your computer. Of course, it's not too difficult to use up all of the available USB interfaces on your computer. Fortunately, a device called a USB hub can let you connect even more USB devices to your computer by letting multiple USB devices share a single USB connection on your computer. Connecting a USB hub is surprisingly simple and requires no new configurations on your computer.
Many home computer networks consist of just a single computer with an Internet connection, but what happens when you want to add more computers or create a wireless network? With the right computer networking devices, you can open up new ways for your computer, laptop and other devices to communicate with one another and the Web. This computer networking buying guide will help you decide what networking equipment you need to set up the right network for your home.
You don't necessarily need a calendar, an address book, a notebook and a briefcase full of files in order to be organized. All of your contacts, appointments and work files can now be at your fingertips with a handheld PDA. The PDA has become an irreplaceable organizing and communicating tool for both work and personal use. This PDA buying guide will walk you through the basics you'll want to consider when shopping for the best personal digital assistant for your needs.
Surveillance is one of several advanced security options for protecting your home. You can install a home security system with digital recording yourself with a few simple tools, some security cameras and a DVR. The recorder is the center of your video surveillance, receiving and recording video data from all your cameras. Here are some simple steps for setting up your own surveillance system by connecting your cameras to the DVR.