THESE Plugs Are Really Cool

30 apr 2021
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  • I'm not a gamer but over 10 yrs ago built a PC. Haven't been able to set it up a use it since early 2010. I installed an Nvida card that had 2 ports, 1 was SVGA the other I believe was DVI. It enabled me to set up a dual monitor system so I could have my photo editing work area on one screen and menus / tool bars on the other. And yes the CPU was / is an AMD Athalon 32/64 bit processor. The heavier cable on the DVI caused me to switch from a tower to a desktop case, as the heavier cable would partially unseat the video card grrr.

    Lowell MartinLowell Martin30 minuter sedan
  • I always liked the look of DVI cables for some reason, plug always looked cool to me.

    Phished123Phished1235 timmar sedan
  • LPT1 (old printer port). In pre 2000 years on windows 98 i was creating LAN via LPT1 and playing with my friends. It was around 1Mbps speed, but it was enough for duke nukem 3d and such.

    BooyamakashiBooyamakashi6 timmar sedan
  • Scart is still popular in my country

    RockyTVShowRockyTVShow9 timmar sedan
  • scart isnt used anymore?

    GLN TVGLN TV10 timmar sedan
  • Ahh memories

    William RogersWilliam Rogers14 timmar sedan
  • love how he's using a display cable from a nintendo wii as a composite cable

    Luke BryceLuke Bryce18 timmar sedan
  • Really? Not including S-video and not using the correct name Centronics 36 or IEEE 1284-B, for shame Anthony. :) Or DVI which is fun because of it being both analog and digital.

    Oscar SommerboOscar Sommerbo20 timmar sedan
  • Dvi

    that one guythat one guy22 timmar sedan
  • DVI)

    Old LiquidOld Liquid23 timmar sedan
  • More anthony please

    Cody RzepkaCody RzepkaDag sedan
  • Feel like SDI or Triax should be on this list somewhere... Or maybe those funky DMS-59 connections they used on old dell desktop gpus

    SanztrackSanztrackDag sedan
  • Wait you guys don't have scart what

    Scutoid StudiosScutoid StudiosDag sedan
  • My vote goes out to DB-23 :)

    Remon PelRemon PelDag sedan
  • Ah, "obscure" _laughs in Matrox breakout connector_ If you want TRULY obscure, come take a look at our storage rooms full of broadcast gear (some still in active duty) and some of the wildest microsoldered D-types you've ever seen :D

    Christopher WoodsChristopher WoodsDag sedan
  • The SCART did actually pretty widely standarize in Europe, but it was known by another name, in Spain at least: Euroconector. So much so, that if you ask the average user what a SCART is, you probably won't get an answer.

    Zazu RadiantZazu RadiantDag sedan
  • SCART was the single worst thing the French came up with

    canonip3000canonip3000Dag sedan
  • Where's S-Video?

    Mo Jo's Bizzare AdventuresMo Jo's Bizzare AdventuresDag sedan
  • Throughout all the video I thought he's going to pull out some coolest plug, from his left hand. I thought he was hiding the best for last.

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  • 13W3 was used on Sun SPARCstations and NeXT machines.

    Charles HowarthCharles HowarthDag sedan
  • I use 13w3 with my Sun Sparcstation 20. It's got dual 85MHz(!!) processors and kicks ass.

    Steve DonkersSteve DonkersDag sedan
  • It's funny how everyone at my place just called scart "euro"

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  • Love those printer connectors! Free di/o for projects on older mobos.

    Chris LaneChris Lane2 dagar sedan
  • parallel cables.... loolllololo

    jjolmyunjjolmyun2 dagar sedan
  • how could you forget about dvi and dvi-d

    It’s_Robbie TimeIt’s_Robbie Time2 dagar sedan
  • How is it possible that DVI is not mentioned as a video plug that is still currently used?

    Sean RiveraSean Rivera2 dagar sedan
  • I finally threw out my box of SCART cables and adapters a few weeks ago

    KuleRucketKuleRucket2 dagar sedan
  • I had NO IDEA that ethernet cable could handle video and audio! that's wild!

    GutsRageGutsRage2 dagar sedan
  • I remember SCART needing some elbow grease to get this bad boy plug in.

    Dark GTDark GT2 dagar sedan
  • I always hated SCART...great from a technical POV, but they were bulky and annoying to fit in confined spaces behind equipment.

    Chris CrowtherChris Crowther2 dagar sedan
  • i would watch / listen Anthony talk about literally anything.. idk what it is with him, but i love the guy!

    Attila KosAttila Kos2 dagar sedan
  • God the CRT clunk at 2:35 takes me back!

    TizzyDTizzyD2 dagar sedan
  • I never realised SCART wasn't used outside of Europe.

    Dan PhillipsDan Phillips2 dagar sedan
  • S-Video, Composite

    michael woodmichael wood2 dagar sedan
  • My 8 bit Nintendo graphic looked so much better with Scart then basic thing thing that came in the box.

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  • Watching this on a 2003 VGA HP Pavillion monitor, 4:3, 1280x1024, VGA thicc bezels and radiating heat because of the significant power draw. This thing used to be the shizz back in the day. Still looks better than cheap modern monitors IMO.

    Chris de WolfChris de Wolf2 dagar sedan
  • Thanks Anthony, very cool.

    Cryptid Dating SimCryptid Dating Sim2 dagar sedan
  • I think everything should be replaced with USB, including HDMI and network. Superspeed USB is more than enough to transmit 4k60fps video and that's with a very naive approach (basically transfer raw, uncompressed RGB frames), with compression you could probably fit it into USB3 connection.

    Jagielski GamingJagielski Gaming2 dagar sedan
  • We use HDBaseT at work all the time. I really wish it was more affordable, because it would be so useful in so many situations. Even just in your home AV setup, it could take the place of so much complicated cabling AND you can run it through a switch and route it wherever you want!

    Jamator tJamator t2 dagar sedan
  • Dvi and s-video are the only two i'm aware of the were not named

    icyphilippeicyphilippe3 dagar sedan
  • is RS-232 the same as SCART?

    Marcus IrelandMarcus Ireland3 dagar sedan
  • I have a whole box of SCART cables and adapters. Gimme your address (and the shipping expenses) and it's yours.. :)

    EliFanEliFan3 dagar sedan
  • As a french i never heard the term scart before Only peritel

    AnthonyAnthony3 dagar sedan
  • Im still using VGA in my monitor

    Krystian WojtasKrystian Wojtas3 dagar sedan
  • I love how youtube notifies me 6 days later after the vid was posted

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  • “THICC”

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  • scsi cables

    MikeazyMikeazy3 dagar sedan
  • We used SCART last chrismas to play a DVD on some old dvd player :D Unsurprisingly, the picture wasn't that good ^^ That said: my ~5isch old smart TV still has a SCART connector :-o edit: And regarding obscure ones... Mini DVI Not sure why Apple had to use that crap on their macs in 2008 or so

    Noch_ein_KamelNoch_ein_Kamel3 dagar sedan
    • Anthony the reason why I watch Linus videos

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  • Lol i have so many scart cables, somebody wants to buy some :)

    RomanRoman3 dagar sedan
  • I see Anthony, I click. Never had those RCA things, always used SCART here in Europe for TV stuff. But I still do have some VGA and DVI setups running. You didn't mention the plug the Amigas had though. 3:59: Yeah, Centronics! But TBH, I don't miss those.

    Rainbow DashRainbow Dash3 dagar sedan
  • With the advent of streaming, it's cheaper overall just to use wifi to stream directly to the tv you're watching. The video preloads into RAM, so there's no lost quality over wiring.

    Midnight MechanicMidnight Mechanic3 dagar sedan
  • Honestly I don't exactly know what it is about Anthony, but I would listen to that lad read a phone book. Maybe its just how knowledgeable he has proven himself over and over. He always has something amazing to add to the conversation

    Robert DillaneRobert Dillane3 dagar sedan
  • i wish he talked about the DVI, DVI -, DVI +

    CalebCaleb3 dagar sedan
  • 1:00 ''It allowed bidirectional communication'. And one day you hooked up two VCRs to copy a tape and spent some time trying to find out why it is not working. It worked only one way, because you grabbed a cheap undirectional cable.

    Chem Busta RhymesChem Busta Rhymes3 dagar sedan
  • if you had a ps1 you know Scart or even like vhs I believe

    Sgt.ShadowsongSgt.Shadowsong3 dagar sedan
  • You forgot BNC connector cables from NEC Multisync

    vmoutsopvmoutsop3 dagar sedan
  • Anthony in the thumbnail = instant like.

    Daniel AndradeDaniel Andrade3 dagar sedan
  • I associated the 13W3 connectors with Sun gear (and another variant with 4 coax connectors for monochrome). DVI was a sort of predecessor to HDMI, with a chunkier connector (in a few variants, for digital, analog, and combined: the digital variant is the same signalling as HDMI). There was also a welter of other weird ones, like the DE-9 monochrome that PCs used, or the DIN-13 monochrome used by Atari. Commodore had a nonstandard size 23-pin D-sub style connector as well.

    John RehwinkelJohn Rehwinkel3 dagar sedan
  • BNC

    Sebastian SmithSebastian Smith3 dagar sedan
  • SCART? In Poland that thing in most cases is/was called eurozłącze (translated roughly to Euroconnector)

    XeitXeit3 dagar sedan
  • Somebody in a cheesy hacking scene: "CTRL-Alt_Delete..." *mashes keys* "Matrix Code..." *mashes keys* "13W3 cables...IM IN!"

    KuGinhKuGinh3 dagar sedan
  • What about sdi and svideo

    Joshua KilmerJoshua Kilmer3 dagar sedan
  • Anthony the reason why I watch Linus videos

    Gerald FountaineGerald Fountaine3 dagar sedan
  • Scart was horrible

    pklongutoobepklongutoobe3 dagar sedan
  • I see Anthony I click

    Will FabricantWill Fabricant3 dagar sedan
  • Ah SCART! In my home nearly every electronic used scart plugs.

    gioyu comigioyu comi3 dagar sedan
  • You missed MDA/CGA/EGA, which all used a DE-9 connector,

    HudsonGTVHudsonGTV3 dagar sedan
    • So glad you called it correctly DE-9 instead of DB-9.

      Remon PelRemon PelDag sedan
  • 13w3 is more of a monitor protocol used on workstations than one specific to macs.

    HudsonGTVHudsonGTV3 dagar sedan
  • Anyone have memories of scart just being a pain in the butt? I swear they were always extremely awkward to plug in (like usb but 100 times worse) and the angle on the cables always went the wrong way causing an extreme bend. Plus the cables were always very short.

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    • What about DVI

      gioyu comigioyu comi3 dagar sedan
  • SCART isn't strange for Europeans at all haha

    JeeBeeMJeeBeeM4 dagar sedan
  • They are not plugs... They are leads or cables.

    David ManderDavid Mander4 dagar sedan
  • i remeber growing up with scart it would allways come lose on one side and the picture would go funny lol

    Infamous potatoInfamous potato4 dagar sedan
    • @Un Named Channel huh

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    • Did it ever do stand up comedy ?

      Un Named ChannelUn Named Channel2 dagar sedan
  • How about the M1 cables used for the old projectors?

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  • Me, a french person who grew up with péritel: yeah that's just a basic TV connector. Wait am I _that_ old?

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  • Is that an old Hauppage WinTV card? I've got one I use for VHS archiving using an old IBM Netfinity 5600 and the original Win2k software. You should check out Commodore Video as it's one of the earliest implementations of S-Video.

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  • I'm still using SCART

    Viorel Nicolae StrimtureanViorel Nicolae Strimturean4 dagar sedan
  • t h i c c

    OddyOddy4 dagar sedan
  • Where are my DVID bros at

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  • 1394 lol

    Jamie JukesJamie Jukes4 dagar sedan
  • Yeah for me Andrew is not for Tech (I am sorry)

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    • I am referring the voice

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  • both of my monitor only use vga connectors, now i know that vga can cause boot problems

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  • PS/2 connectors rule!

    Marcel89Marcel894 dagar sedan
  • While it was a (somewhat) common computer interface (especially on Apple devices), it is less widely known that Firewire / i.Link / IEEE-1394 was used for transporting compressed SD and HD video signals between video devices. This is how I was able to record and play back ISDB-T and ISDB-S programs on D-VHS deck and RCA Scenium HDD deck from/to my (JDM) Sony TV circa 2005-2010. In the U.S., some cable boxes supported Firewire for a period of time if I remember correctly. DV camcorders also supported the interface.

    Jason FloodJason Flood4 dagar sedan
  • What about DVI

    Entertainment To GoEntertainment To Go4 dagar sedan
  • Anthony, can you do a video about Lord GabeN.

    Dari DownDari Down4 dagar sedan
  • DVI

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  • Anthony! Love these

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  • Working AV i love my DVI. Just for the screw on connection making it bomb proof if equipment has to be moved during production. That DP is locking is its only grace, but i can not get over how many times there is a problem with hand shakes getting missed. But our newer mixer all come with DP for bigger resolution. Nice informative video!

    TheerolisTheerolis4 dagar sedan
  • As an audio engineer, don't even get me started on audio connections.. I feel ashamed when I have to solder two male ends together because I need it NOW and can't wait for another adapter to be delivered.

    TomosTomos4 dagar sedan
    • More about HD Base T ... I want for a long time to move my pc away in some closet or garage ( like the Linus did with thunderbolt ) but i have to do grater distance... Tnx :D

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  • What is in his pocket! Am I the only one that is concerned that his hand has hidden the whole time?

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  • I am fond of both displayport and DVI. I also like firewire, although it has fallen out of fashion.

    John George Bauer-BuisJohn George Bauer-Buis4 dagar sedan
  • DMS-59 - why does everybody forget that this exists?! It was so freaking sweet when it came out.

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  • Coolto know something like these

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  • I'm in the UK, everything had this

    Retro PlusRetro Plus5 dagar sedan
  • Missed connectors? The DVI! The best cable for monitor usage for 1080p and lower down than HDMI ever will be. Dual link allows you more bandwidth than the ever classic and very standard HDMI 1.4 standard gives you, so if you had spent your DP ports, having a spare DVI-D would do better than a HDMI in a computer situation anyway... And they never fall out on their own either with the screwed connections.

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  • First lan experience I had was on 2 pcs connected with LPT cable

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  • I love how youtube notifies me 6 days later after the vid was posted

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  • Laplink cables were the shiz back in my day. so handy

    RobertRobert5 dagar sedan
  • bro, lose weight.

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  • Reminded me Techmoan video

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