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Different Types Of AV Cables

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AV cables are often referred to as audio and video cables and they are commonly used for a series of regular electronics items. However, finding yourself shopping for such cables might seem a little daunting. It is true that you may ask the salesman for advice and also some recommendations, but your education is more important. Therefore, learning about these cables before buying one can ensure that you make a smart decision. There are three major types to look for and each of them has specific features and uses.

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Composite Or RCA Cables

Composite cables are the most popular ones on the market. They are used to connect pretty much any electronic you can think of, such as television sets, VCR systems, DVD players or even consoles. They can be connected to TV sets for a better overall experience. Just like most other types, this model comes with some pins at both ends. They are colored for users to avoid making mistakes. Even some electronics have colored plugs for the same reason. Yellow is for video, while white and red represent the audio connections. In the end, RCA cables are very common and provide a decent quality, but they are far from the peak of this technology.

HDMI Cables

HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface and represents one of the most modern types of cables. The primary purpose of such standards is to ensure a perfect signal, without any worries or concerns. This is also the reason why HDMI cables are very qualitative. They can be used to connect almost any appliance you can think of, including satellite systems, receivers, Blu-ray systems, consoles or computers. Camcorders can also be connected with the same futuristic cable. All in all, the quality is easy to notice in the colors. They are sharp and very clear, while small details become extremely attractive. Brightness is also more obvious, not to mention about the quick refresh rates.

Coaxial Cables

Last, but not least, coaxial cables are by far the most common solutions for audio units. Although the model is used for AV connections, its primary purpose is to ensure a clean audio link, mostly because of the capability to ensure a healthy transmission of radio signals. Coaxial cables are also very resistant, while the build consists of multiple layers. Aside from the external cover and the core, the cable comes with a qualitative insulation, but also a protective shield. The layers may seem a little exaggerated, but they are excellent to ensure a good protection against the electromagnetic waves coming with the signal. Therefore, there are no major interferences.

In conclusion, AV cables do ask for a little homework before going out shopping. The more you know about them, the easier it is to find the right unit. Getting the right documentation from a seller is also appropriate if you know exactly what you need the respective cables for. However, there is just no better way to make a good decision than by researching such possibilities on your own.

Author Bio 

Michael Alvarez, has been working in the electronics and technology field for over 20 years. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with others; while continuing to grow his knowledge.

Barnes and Noble Nook Touch Review – Nook Versus Kindle

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The Barnes and Noble Nook Touch reader has allowed the Nook to get rid of its mass with a compact and sleek redesign. Although we can’t really call it smarter when comparing to its ancestors, but ease of usage, compactness and lightweight makes it a better and obvious choice. The fundamental difference between the new Nook and Amazon Kindle is perhaps its full 6 Inch touchscreen with 2 months of battery life.


Nook Simple Touch comes with a NOOK microUSB cable, AC adapter and a rechargeable battery. It only weighs 7.48 ounces having 0.47 inches of depth. The overall length of Nook Touch is 6.5 inches with a supportive 5 Inches breadth. The onscreen resolution of this e-reader is limited to 800 x600, but it is still a market leader with 2 months of battery life on standby. Unlike other e-readers and tablets available in Market, you can charge Nook Touch via USB cable connected to PC or laptop. Although the onboard storage capacity is of 2GB, which evidently can’t store more than thousand e-books, but expandable memory slot pretty much takes care of this issue. Apart from all these features, the Nook Touch comes integrated with 6-Inch e-Ink display and has Wi-Fi to connect online with Barnes and Noble book store.


The Kindle is a leading the market for a long time now, but this new Nook doesn’t seem to lag behind in any way. However, we can easily claim that new Nook has outdone Kobo. When compared to Kindle, the Nook looks rather strange (or creative if you like it) because of its square-ish design. Unlike Kobo, Nook lets you make more customizations to margins and fonts. Although Kobo is thinner, it is relatively easier to hold a nook when compared with Kobo and Kindle. The overall look and feel of Nook is far futuristic than other e-readers and it also costs the same as Kindle.


Nook Simple Touch has a quality touchscreen, an innovative interface and is easier to hold. And on top of all this, it has far better battery life than other tabs available.

The new Nook behaves less like a book and just slightly lacks in its book store, page turning and reading clearly when compared to Kindle.
This Barnes and Noble Nook Touch review declares that Nook is absolutely competitive in all respects with the Amazon’s Kindle, except for its unusual look. The reader is definitely far ahead, futuristic and better than Kobo.