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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 …

DisplayPort vs. HDMI – What’s the Difference?

When you buy a modern PC, you generally see two different output options: HDMI and DisplayPort. Similarly, we’ve reviewed a variety of different monitors that offer these different options. Besides the physical design, what’s the actual difference between the two? We’re about to try and demystify this. In a sense, this is not a new problem. Technology standards have been changing for years. For example, …

Helpful Guide to the Best SDI to HDMI Converter (Cable)

Remember standard definition televisions? Unless you’re very young, you probably do. Do you ever wish we could go back to the day when that was the best standard? Probably not. The change from standard definition to high definition was a game changer for all kinds of entertainment. For example, watching a hockey game in standard definition was a guessing game. Most of the time, you …