Common Electronic Peripherals And Their Uses

Pull the average individual off the street and ask them the difference between Cat5 and Cat6 Ethernet cables, and they will scratch their head in confusion. Not everyone is computer savvy, maybe even afraid of the electronic accessories that sit on desks or hang from our walls. But that’s okay! Here, we’ll discuss the various peripherals used with computer accessories and electronic devices and what they do. At first glance they seem magical, but really, once you understand them, your world opens up.

HDMI And Picture Quality

You might have read a few numbers mixed with letters on boxes of television sets and computer monitors that say things like “720p” or “1080p” or “4K.” These numbers are referring to the pixel count that monitor or television set has. Now, more pixels don’t always mean better quality; equipment is a factor, too. However, generally speaking, more pixels usually means a better picture quality, a crisper image than before. If you stop at the nearest store and pick a 1080p television set over one that was 720p, you can bet that you just bought the better of the two in terms of quality.

Before you buy one of your choice, be sure that the devices you use can actually output in the quality you want. A 4K television is wasted on a device that maxes out at 720p. And don’t forget you’ll want the corresponding HDMI cable as well; it should match the output you desire. Consumer equipment current utilizes 1080p, however, HDMI 1.4 easily accommodates 4K at a frame rate of 30hz. HDMI is incredibly flexible, from 480i to 4K.

Churches, contrary to popular belief, have been very progressive with their technology. As many as 77.32 percent of churches utilize Twitter as their means of updating church-goers. Facebook takes the cake though with 98.97 percent of churches using Facebook for its ease of use. Many churches utilize the higher resolutions that HDMI cables can offer because as many as one-third have used video clips and PowerPoint for their service where quality matters A church-goer viewing the slide from the back might have a harder time seeing the image if it is set to 480i.

The Internet And Ethernet Cables

Just about everyone you pass on the street uses the internet to some degree. It is an integral part of our society; faster than sending a letter and sometimes quicker than calling. You’d be hard-pressed to find a business that doesn’t use the internet. Since the internet’s inception, the speed in which information travels has increased exponentially. With that, Ethernet cables have widened their ability to collect that data in bigger quantities.

Most of the time you can get away with using an Ethernet cable that can handle 10 Mbps, Megabits per second, but if you’re looking for something better, 100 Mbps network cables can increase your internet speed as long as you have the capability of reaching the speeds. For example, if you max internet speed is 10 Mbps, a 100 Mbps cable won’t do anything; it’s a waste.

With all these cables though, cords can get tangled and yanked. Investing in wall plates can turn a tangled mess into a neat work space. You can find HDMI plates, wall plates for home theaters and even wall plates for Ethernet ports. However, screwing a wall plate to drywall without a low voltage bracket can cause a lot of headaches. This is because, without the low voltage bracket, over time the wall plate will pull the screws from the wall from use. Installing a low voltage bracket underneath the wall plate secures the screws into the wall.

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