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Why are compression connectors so important?

Even if you’re just a regular TV viewer, you probably noticed that the connectors on your cables don’t look like they used to. There was a time that video cables had a hexagonal connection between the…





All QAM is not the same

QAM. Most likely you think it’s either an unpronounceable random set of letters or an Australian airline. In both cases you would be wrong. It stands for Quadrature Amplitude Modulation. That’s a fancy way of saying…




What does 4:2:2 mean to TV enthusiasts?

When you hang around other tech blogs, you might hear the term “4:2:2.” Unlike similar terms, it doesn’t have a drug connotation or anything. It’s a way to describe the kind of signal that’s being sent…


What is pixelation?

Our televisions aren’t perfect. As much as we would all like to have that “looking out a window” picture quality 100% of the time, often times it’s not possible. In some cases, it’s because fast action…


What is macroblocking?

You’ve seen it a lot on badly produced programs. It’s more often in the dark areas of the picture than in others. The image seems to be made of large, irregular blocks in some spots, although…