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Radiofrekwensie Radiasie

Radiofrekwensie Radiasie

Ek is nou al goed keelvol om vir tegnies gestremdes en telekommunikasie belanghebbendes te verduidelik dat radiofrekwensie radiasie wel skadelik vir ons is.

HDMI ARC or Toslink to connect my soundbar to my TV?

HDMI ARC or Toslink to connect my soundbar to my TV?

When hooking up a sound bar, you generally have to choose a HDMI or optical digital-audio connection. Find out which one is better and why. I’m not addressing a whole bunch of variables and assume you have an HDMI ARC (out) available on your soundbar and a HDMI ARC (in) on your TV as well…

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LCD Panel Types

LCD Panel Types

There are many different types of LCD panel technologies used in the production of LCD monitors. They range from budget TN panels to expensive, professional quality H-IPS and MVA panels. The average consumer usually has no idea what LCD panel technology is used in their LCD. In fact, many power users are also unaware because the panel type is not often…

Questyle CMA600i Headphone Amplifier & DAC

Questyle CMA600i Headphone Amplifier & DAC

Standing as the company’s entry-level design, the CMA600i is based upon Current Mode Amplification. It’s the very heart of the system. What is it? Good question. Big question, actually and one that could easily take up all of the room of this review. So I will paraphrase. Questyle, for example, point to Transient Intermodulation Distortion…

Digital Audio Standards – Quick Guide

Digital Audio Standards – Quick Guide

Digital audio technology is fast moving, constantly innovating, and this introduction brings you up to speed in no time. Digital Audio signals are represented by three different parameters, each of these has an effect on audio quality. For best quality, match the encoder with the source. For example: compressing an Audio CD, encode it to…

What is PWM and how does it work?

What is PWM and how does it work?

The option of controlling the fan speed and the satisfaction of silent computing were not always present when it comes to personal computers. The early x86 computers did not have active cooling because not much heat was generated, right until the introduction of the first 486 models. From that time and up until now, the…

What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)?

What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)?

ARC, or Audio Return Channel, is an HDMI feature, built into many TVs, receivers, and sound bars. It has the potential to simplify setup, but it comes at a potential cost. Here’s what you need to know. It uses a single HDMI connection to send audio from a TV to the sound bar or AV receiver. In…