||Acronym for Apple Desktop Bus, which is
a type of port used on Apple products for peripheral device connection
||Standard communication protocol designed for wireless
devices and PANs (personal area network)
||The current standard for A/V delivery that utilizes
cables. Video is delivered through three separate channels (green, blue and red) that correspond to the respective color
signals with standard red/white cabled used to transmit audio.
||Followed the RF Connection method by using
three cables - Yellow for video, Red for the right audio channel and White for the left audio channel.
||Port on Macintosh computers which was primarily
used for modem communication. Abandoned in the late 1990's
||Primarily used to state that game controllers for
a system are permanently wired to the system and not removable
||Acronym for High definition Multimedia Interface
and is a single cable with a USB type port that transmits uncompressed digital A/V data. Definitely the way to go if your
television supports this.
||Any port whose purpose is to receive audio, video
or other data from an external source
||Acronym for National Television System Committee,
which is used to define the analog standards for the display, color, refresh rate and other technical items for televisions to
deliver programming\A\V content to the end user. Utilized in North America, Japan and a few other countries worldwide. Basically,
it displays video using 525 lines of information and up to 16 million colors.
||Any port whose purpose is to transmit audio, video
or other data to an external source
||Acronym for Phase Alternating Line, which
is used to define the analog standards for the display, color, refresh rate and other technical items for televisions to deliver
programming content to the end user. Utilized in most of Europe, Australia, China, parts of South America, and a few other countries
worldwide. Basically, it displays video using a maximum of 625 lines of information and up to 16 million colors. There
are many sub groups using this standard.
||Acronym for Peripheral Component Interconnect,
a type of computer bus used to connect peripheral devices to a computer or system.
||General term used to describe an interface on a
system for use in connecting devices
||Obvious - some have the power supply built into
the system, others utilize an external source contained in the actual cord
||Current universal connection method used for basically
all standard definition A/V cables
||Connection through the coaxial cable of televisions.
Many older systems use this. Audio and Video are delivered through the same cable with overall low quality compared to today's
||Better than Composite in delivering video quality
- audio connection is the same. The port structure is also different than the other cables in that it uses a computer PS-2
like port and not the standard RCA
||Acronym for Small Computer System Interface, yet another type device connection method
||Older style port used for connecting a mouse, modem
and other devices
||Acronym for Universal Serial Bus, the current standard for connecting peripheral devices
||Acronym for Video Graphics Array, which
is the standard 15-pin computer monitor port.
||Stands for Wireless Fidelity, a type of wireless networking standard protocol
||General term to describe any network connection
communications are transmitted via radio waves and/or microwaves rather than through a wired connection between sender and receiver.