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Testing & Review of the 2020 GooDee YG601 LED Projector

Home projector systems are one of those retro-cool technologies, like a turntable. Like turntables, they used to be the only way to enjoy a type of media at home. With turntables, the media was music. With projectors, the media was video. Then, just like vinyl, projectors became obsolete. Instead, they were replaced by the VCR, and later, the DVD player. Unless you were an enthusiast …

Active vs. Passive DisplayPort Adapters – What’s the Difference?

If you’re installing a new PC, television, or other display, you may have some questions about different inputs. Over the years, we’ve reviewed several different monitors, so we understand that the struggle is real. The two most common types of modern inputs are DisplayPort and HDMI. So, what makes them different, and why would you want to convert from DisplayPort to HDMI? To answer that …

HDMI ARC vs. eARC – What’s the Difference?

If you’re connecting a new monitor or TV, you may be looking for a cable to hook everything up. Just a few years ago, the choice was simple. Head to your local store, and pick up an HDMI cable that’s long enough for your needs. But nowadays, there are multiple standards. Among other options, you’ll see HDMI ARC and HDMI eARC. ARC is short for …

Refresh Rate (FPS) vs Frame Rate (Hz) – Compare and Contrast

Refresh rate and frame rate are two terms that are commonly used interchangeably. Indeed, when you’re shopping for a monitor or display, it can be virtually impossible to tell the difference. As a matter of fact, we’ve used the terms interchangeably many times. And in common parlance, there’s not much of a difference. Both terms talk about the same thing: how many images can be …

HDMI ARC vs Optical – Which Connection is Better?

So, you’ve just bought a new A/V receiver or soundbar. Congratulations! But now it’s time to make all the connections, and you’ve got some decisions to make. Life wasn’t always this complicated. In the olden days, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, a simple coaxial cable got the job done for all connections. But we’re no longer technological cave men. Instead, we have a ton of …