THESE Plugs Are Really Cool

30. april. 2021
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  • Is your obesity a choice? You know that it's unhealty? You know you can get help?

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  • BNC

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  • Thunderbolt cable: am I a joke to you?!

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  • RS-232

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  • S-Video

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  • lets not forget dvi.

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  • I had a hand-me-down CRT behemoth that had BNC cables. I remember you could "sync" R, G and B signals separately, because they could get misaligned. I thought BNC was dead but according to the internet, it seems they are still being used today for surveillance and security equipment.

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  • Well technically it is: "You don't want to send too high a voltage down the RGB lines" because moving electricity has voltage

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  • My favorite host ❤️

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  • So many connectors are not fit for purpose. Scart was awful. Try connecting one at the back of a 32" CRT TV in a cupboard where you just have to feel where the connector should go. Impossible. RJ45 is another bad connector. Pull an ethernet cable out from the back of a disk or cabinet and it acts like a fish hook, catching on every other cable until the fragile clip breaks off.

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  • scsi, fast scsi, 10MB coax ethernet connectors made *good chew toys.*

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  • Honey booboos mom really got educated.

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  • you put your hand in you pocket and thought you were going to pull a new cable out

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  • Great video. Could of mentioned S-VHS , Display-Port , DVI - DVI-D.

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  • Boring nonsense

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  • SDI???

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  • Having lived in France for a year when I was a kid, seeing SCART brought back a bit of nostalgia to me haha

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    • Ever use a Minitel? Haha those were awesome, I remember them from the 80s.

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  • Wait.. SCART was not a thing in the US? That was one of the first cables I ever knew since I connected my SNES to the TV with it. This blows my mind :o

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  • 3 years and still no DVI, especially with DVI-D/A and single-dual.

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  • HDBaseT almost always needs a shielded cable....

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  • How much can I get myself an Anthony for and where too?

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  • Excuse me since when is DVI not a thing anymore?

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  • End screen: Quality Control - Dennis Liao

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  • I got a 2015 Samsung TV, which has a SCART. It even came with a SCART cable. I can plug a PlayStation 1 in there, no problems :p

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  • Eh, My favorite is the female connector.

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  • Please tell me how to efficiently adapt a 15-pin gameport to Windows10. PLEASE! I know of the ~40 bucks 4-switch adapter solution but I was thinking something even more efficient with focus on the price considerations...

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    • heard rumors of sacrificed Xbox compatile boards that got rewired and spliced into legacy hardware. What I need is a tutorial with like a pinout on how to FERNAGLE these together.

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  • *ahem* dvi?

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  • Ofcrs u missed all my favorite connectors

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  • Another connector is ADC, used in some select apple displays

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  • you forgot to completely geek out by calling the 1284 also centronics interface :)

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  • buying a bajillon SCART cables for use with my OSSC and Retrotink (input upscalers) was probably the best thing I could've done for my retro console collection. No longer was I bound to horrible composite video!

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  • are those wii RCA cables

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  • DisplayPort

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  • That's the proof: Loooooong before Case Modders got it, video-connectors have had RGB 😏

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    • VGA had RGB, from its predecessor, MCGA, which also shot RGB analog signals down the wire.

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  • my previous plasma tv had 2 scarts and 2 hdmi

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  • I see Andy, a hit like.

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  • When i bought a ps3 super slim back in 2013, it came with a composite and scart adapter. I reckon it was around this time the scart plug got phased out of tvs. Atleast here in Scandinavian.

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  • I'm usig hdbaseT regulary. Best on venues where carpenters insert cat cables beforehand.

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  • More of this and more Anthony pls

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  • @4:05 i can't even

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  • SCSI is sorta cool🤷🏼‍♂️

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  • "You don't want to send voltage down your RGB lines..." What else were you planning on sending down them? Think you meant power ;p

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  • bruh in the UK scart was in everything and still is now. bought a new dvd player a couple of years back and that is the connecter it uses and the tv we have also has one too

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  • Our old tv had two scart port and we had 2 sacrt cable to 1 and you have to plug the two for it to work

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  • SCART was also known in Poland as "Euro złącze" in English " Euro connector"

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  • SCART was the way to go here in Germany. Next to audio it could carry three different types of video signals RGB, Composite and S-Video. RGB has the best quality of course but most cables that came with consoles only carried composite and a fitting RGB-cable had to be bought seperately. I still have an adapter laying around somewhere that is only a small connector that goes into SCART and on the other side is composite, L/R audio as cinch connectors and S-Video. Even modern TVs that still has SCART can display RGB over it and they are still able to accept 15khz RGB signals of for example an Commodore Amiga. I still use my Amiga 500 over SCART but it also got a scandoubler so I can hook it up to modern VGA monitors.

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  • Oh yes! The "better known" lesser known video connectors! 😄

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  • dvi

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  • I'm not a gamer but over 10 yrs ago built a PC. Haven't been able to set it up a use it since early 2010. I installed an Nvida card that had 2 ports, 1 was SVGA the other I believe was DVI. It enabled me to set up a dual monitor system so I could have my photo editing work area on one screen and menus / tool bars on the other. And yes the CPU was / is an AMD Athalon 32/64 bit processor. The heavier cable on the DVI caused me to switch from a tower to a desktop case, as the heavier cable would partially unseat the video card grrr.

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  • I always liked the look of DVI cables for some reason, plug always looked cool to me.

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  • LPT1 (old printer port). In pre 2000 years on windows 98 i was creating LAN via LPT1 and playing with my friends. It was around 1Mbps speed, but it was enough for duke nukem 3d and such.

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  • Scart is still popular in my country

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  • scart isnt used anymore?

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  • Ahh memories

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  • love how he's using a display cable from a nintendo wii as a composite cable

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  • Really? Not including S-video and not using the correct name Centronics 36 or IEEE 1284-B, for shame Anthony. :) Or DVI which is fun because of it being both analog and digital.

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  • Dvi

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  • DVI)

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  • More anthony please

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  • Feel like SDI or Triax should be on this list somewhere... Or maybe those funky DMS-59 connections they used on old dell desktop gpus

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  • Wait you guys don't have scart what

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  • My vote goes out to DB-23 :)

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  • Ah, "obscure" _laughs in Matrox breakout connector_ If you want TRULY obscure, come take a look at our storage rooms full of broadcast gear (some still in active duty) and some of the wildest microsoldered D-types you've ever seen :D

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  • The SCART did actually pretty widely standarize in Europe, but it was known by another name, in Spain at least: Euroconector. So much so, that if you ask the average user what a SCART is, you probably won't get an answer.

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  • SCART was the single worst thing the French came up with

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  • Where's S-Video?

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  • Throughout all the video I thought he's going to pull out some coolest plug, from his left hand. I thought he was hiding the best for last.

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  • 13W3 was used on Sun SPARCstations and NeXT machines.

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  • I use 13w3 with my Sun Sparcstation 20. It's got dual 85MHz(!!) processors and kicks ass.

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  • It's funny how everyone at my place just called scart "euro"

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  • Love those printer connectors! Free di/o for projects on older mobos.

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  • parallel cables.... loolllololo

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  • how could you forget about dvi and dvi-d

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  • How is it possible that DVI is not mentioned as a video plug that is still currently used?

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  • I finally threw out my box of SCART cables and adapters a few weeks ago

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  • I had NO IDEA that ethernet cable could handle video and audio! that's wild!

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  • I remember SCART needing some elbow grease to get this bad boy plug in.

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  • I always hated SCART...great from a technical POV, but they were bulky and annoying to fit in confined spaces behind equipment.

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  • i would watch / listen Anthony talk about literally anything.. idk what it is with him, but i love the guy!

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  • God the CRT clunk at 2:35 takes me back!

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  • I never realised SCART wasn't used outside of Europe.

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  • S-Video, Composite

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  • My 8 bit Nintendo graphic looked so much better with Scart then basic thing thing that came in the box.

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  • Watching this on a 2003 VGA HP Pavillion monitor, 4:3, 1280x1024, VGA thicc bezels and radiating heat because of the significant power draw. This thing used to be the shizz back in the day. Still looks better than cheap modern monitors IMO.

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    • I raise you a Sun Microsystems 19 inch CRT.

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  • Thanks Anthony, very cool.

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  • I think everything should be replaced with USB, including HDMI and network. Superspeed USB is more than enough to transmit 4k60fps video and that's with a very naive approach (basically transfer raw, uncompressed RGB frames), with compression you could probably fit it into USB3 connection.

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  • We use HDBaseT at work all the time. I really wish it was more affordable, because it would be so useful in so many situations. Even just in your home AV setup, it could take the place of so much complicated cabling AND you can run it through a switch and route it wherever you want!

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  • Dvi and s-video are the only two i'm aware of the were not named

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  • is RS-232 the same as SCART?

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  • I have a whole box of SCART cables and adapters. Gimme your address (and the shipping expenses) and it's yours.. :)

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  • As a french i never heard the term scart before Only peritel

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  • Im still using VGA in my monitor

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  • I love how youtube notifies me 6 days later after the vid was posted

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  • “THICC”

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  • scsi cables

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  • We used SCART last chrismas to play a DVD on some old dvd player :D Unsurprisingly, the picture wasn't that good ^^ That said: my ~5isch old smart TV still has a SCART connector :-o edit: And regarding obscure ones... Mini DVI Not sure why Apple had to use that crap on their macs in 2008 or so

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    • Anthony the reason why I watch Linus videos

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  • Lol i have so many scart cables, somebody wants to buy some :)

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  • I see Anthony, I click. Never had those RCA things, always used SCART here in Europe for TV stuff. But I still do have some VGA and DVI setups running. You didn't mention the plug the Amigas had though. 3:59: Yeah, Centronics! But TBH, I don't miss those.

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  • With the advent of streaming, it's cheaper overall just to use wifi to stream directly to the tv you're watching. The video preloads into RAM, so there's no lost quality over wiring.

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