THESE Plugs Are Really Cool

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  • Having lived in France for a year when I was a kid, seeing SCART brought back a bit of nostalgia to me haha

    SVenZSVenZ6 órája
  • Wait.. SCART was not a thing in the US? That was one of the first cables I ever knew since I connected my SNES to the TV with it. This blows my mind :o

    PaleriusPalerius11 órája
  • 3 years and still no DVI, especially with DVI-D/A and single-dual.

    afeliasafelias14 órája
  • HDBaseT almost always needs a shielded cable....

    Orion MadsenOrion Madsen16 órája
  • How much can I get myself an Anthony for and where too?

    CnPxCnPx17 órája
  • Excuse me since when is DVI not a thing anymore?

    Noah AchtergaeleNoah Achtergaele19 órája
  • End screen: Quality Control - Dennis Liao

    Paw GamingPaw Gaming21 órája
  • I got a 2015 Samsung TV, which has a SCART. It even came with a SCART cable. I can plug a PlayStation 1 in there, no problems :p

    t3amb4sht3amb4sh23 órája
  • Eh, My favorite is the female connector.

  • Please tell me how to efficiently adapt a 15-pin gameport to Windows10. PLEASE! I know of the ~40 bucks 4-switch adapter solution but I was thinking something even more efficient with focus on the price considerations...

    • heard rumors of sacrificed Xbox compatile boards that got rewired and spliced into legacy hardware. What I need is a tutorial with like a pinout on how to FERNAGLE these together.

  • *ahem* dvi?

    Bacon TechieBacon TechieNapja
  • Ofcrs u missed all my favorite connectors

    Mong SowaththaraMong SowaththaraNapja
  • Another connector is ADC, used in some select apple displays

    The AlterlionThe AlterlionNapja
  • you forgot to completely geek out by calling the 1284 also centronics interface :)

  • buying a bajillon SCART cables for use with my OSSC and Retrotink (input upscalers) was probably the best thing I could've done for my retro console collection. No longer was I bound to horrible composite video!

  • are those wii RCA cables

    Atticus FinchAtticus FinchNapja
  • DisplayPort

  • That's the proof: Loooooong before Case Modders got it, video-connectors have had RGB 😏

    User NameUser NameNapja
  • my previous plasma tv had 2 scarts and 2 hdmi

  • I see Andy, a hit like.

  • When i bought a ps3 super slim back in 2013, it came with a composite and scart adapter. I reckon it was around this time the scart plug got phased out of tvs. Atleast here in Scandinavian.

  • I'm usig hdbaseT regulary. Best on venues where carpenters insert cat cables beforehand.

    Max MichelMax Michel2 napja
  • More of this and more Anthony pls

    Albert McNuggetsAlbert McNuggets2 napja
  • @4:05 i can't even

    Mic NorMic Nor2 napja
  • SCSI is sorta cool🤷🏼‍♂️

    Joey JohnstonJoey Johnston2 napja
  • "You don't want to send voltage down your RGB lines..." What else were you planning on sending down them? Think you meant power ;p

    IMelkor42IMelkor422 napja
  • bruh in the UK scart was in everything and still is now. bought a new dvd player a couple of years back and that is the connecter it uses and the tv we have also has one too

    FirenadoFirenado2 napja

    86 Chris86 Chris2 napja
  • Our old tv had two scart port and we had 2 sacrt cable to 1 and you have to plug the two for it to work

    Med BenMed Ben3 napja
  • SCART was also known in Poland as "Euro złącze" in English " Euro connector"

    GREK64GREK643 napja
  • SCART was the way to go here in Germany. Next to audio it could carry three different types of video signals RGB, Composite and S-Video. RGB has the best quality of course but most cables that came with consoles only carried composite and a fitting RGB-cable had to be bought seperately. I still have an adapter laying around somewhere that is only a small connector that goes into SCART and on the other side is composite, L/R audio as cinch connectors and S-Video. Even modern TVs that still has SCART can display RGB over it and they are still able to accept 15khz RGB signals of for example an Commodore Amiga. I still use my Amiga 500 over SCART but it also got a scandoubler so I can hook it up to modern VGA monitors.

    Lukas SteinbrinkLukas Steinbrink3 napja
  • Oh yes! The "better known" lesser known video connectors! 😄

    Markus PrecklMarkus Preckl4 napja
  • dvi

    Daan van MoorselDaan van Moorsel4 napja
  • 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 Martin4 napja
  • I always liked the look of DVI cables for some reason, plug always looked cool to me.

    Phished123Phished1234 napja
  • 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.

    BooyamakashiBooyamakashi4 napja
  • Scart is still popular in my country

    RockyTVShowRockyTVShow4 napja
  • scart isnt used anymore?

    GLN TVGLN TV4 napja
  • Ahh memories

    William RogersWilliam Rogers4 napja
  • love how he's using a display cable from a nintendo wii as a composite cable

    Luke BryceLuke Bryce4 napja
  • 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 Sommerbo5 napja
  • Dvi

    that one guythat one guy5 napja
  • DVI)

    Old LiquidOld Liquid5 napja
  • More anthony please

    Cody RzepkaCody Rzepka5 napja
  • 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

    SanztrackSanztrack5 napja
  • Wait you guys don't have scart what

    Scutoid StudiosScutoid Studios5 napja
  • My vote goes out to DB-23 :)

    Remon PelRemon Pel5 napja
  • 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 Woods5 napja
  • 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 Radiant5 napja
  • SCART was the single worst thing the French came up with

    canonip3000canonip30005 napja
  • Where's S-Video?

    Mo Jo's Bizzare AdventuresMo Jo's Bizzare Adventures5 napja
  • 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.

    mohammed waseemmohammed waseem5 napja
  • 13W3 was used on Sun SPARCstations and NeXT machines.

    Charles HowarthCharles Howarth5 napja
  • I use 13w3 with my Sun Sparcstation 20. It's got dual 85MHz(!!) processors and kicks ass.

    Steve DonkersSteve Donkers6 napja
  • It's funny how everyone at my place just called scart "euro"

    backmasking klocucha12backmasking klocucha126 napja
  • Love those printer connectors! Free di/o for projects on older mobos.

    Chris LaneChris Lane6 napja
  • parallel cables.... loolllololo

    jjolmyunjjolmyun6 napja
  • how could you forget about dvi and dvi-d

    It’s_Robbie TimeIt’s_Robbie Time6 napja
  • How is it possible that DVI is not mentioned as a video plug that is still currently used?

    Sean RiveraSean Rivera6 napja
  • I finally threw out my box of SCART cables and adapters a few weeks ago

    KuleRucketKuleRucket6 napja
  • I had NO IDEA that ethernet cable could handle video and audio! that's wild!

    GutsRageGutsRage6 napja
  • I remember SCART needing some elbow grease to get this bad boy plug in.

    Dark GTDark GT6 napja
  • I always hated SCART...great from a technical POV, but they were bulky and annoying to fit in confined spaces behind equipment.

    Chris CrowtherChris Crowther6 napja
  • i would watch / listen Anthony talk about literally anything.. idk what it is with him, but i love the guy!

    Attila KosAttila Kos6 napja
  • God the CRT clunk at 2:35 takes me back!

    TizzyDTizzyD6 napja
  • I never realised SCART wasn't used outside of Europe.

    Dan PhillipsDan Phillips6 napja
  • S-Video, Composite

    michael woodmichael wood6 napja
  • My 8 bit Nintendo graphic looked so much better with Scart then basic thing thing that came in the box.

    c5onc5on6 napja
  • 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 Wolf7 napja
  • Thanks Anthony, very cool.

    Cryptid Dating SimCryptid Dating Sim7 napja
  • 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 Gaming7 napja
  • 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 t7 napja
  • Dvi and s-video are the only two i'm aware of the were not named

    icyphilippeicyphilippe7 napja
  • is RS-232 the same as SCART?

    Marcus IrelandMarcus Ireland7 napja
  • I have a whole box of SCART cables and adapters. Gimme your address (and the shipping expenses) and it's yours.. :)

    EliFanEliFan7 napja
  • As a french i never heard the term scart before Only peritel

    AnthonyAnthony7 napja
  • Im still using VGA in my monitor

    Krystian WojtasKrystian Wojtas7 napja
  • I love how youtube notifies me 6 days later after the vid was posted

    dolita windodolita windo7 napja
  • “THICC”

    ODNUODNU7 napja
  • scsi cables

    MikeazyMikeazy7 napja
  • 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_Kamel7 napja
    • Anthony the reason why I watch Linus videos

      dolita windodolita windo7 napja
  • Lol i have so many scart cables, somebody wants to buy some :)

    RomanRoman7 napja
  • 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 Dash7 napja
  • 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 Mechanic7 napja
  • 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 Dillane7 napja
  • i wish he talked about the DVI, DVI -, DVI +

    CalebCaleb7 napja
  • 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 Rhymes7 napja
  • if you had a ps1 you know Scart or even like vhs I believe

    Sgt.ShadowsongSgt.Shadowsong7 napja
  • You forgot BNC connector cables from NEC Multisync

    vmoutsopvmoutsop7 napja
  • Anthony in the thumbnail = instant like.

    Daniel AndradeDaniel Andrade7 napja
  • 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 Rehwinkel7 napja
  • BNC

    Sebastian SmithSebastian Smith7 napja
  • SCART? In Poland that thing in most cases is/was called eurozłącze (translated roughly to Euroconnector)

    XeitXeit7 napja
  • Somebody in a cheesy hacking scene: "CTRL-Alt_Delete..." *mashes keys* "Matrix Code..." *mashes keys* "13W3 cables...IM IN!"

    KuGinhKuGinh7 napja
  • What about sdi and svideo

    Joshua KilmerJoshua Kilmer7 napja
  • Anthony the reason why I watch Linus videos

    Gerald FountaineGerald Fountaine7 napja
  • Scart was horrible

    pklongutoobepklongutoobe7 napja
  • I see Anthony I click

    Will FabricantWill Fabricant8 napja
  • Ah SCART! In my home nearly every electronic used scart plugs.

    gioyu comigioyu comi8 napja
  • You missed MDA/CGA/EGA, which all used a DE-9 connector,

    HudsonGTVHudsonGTV8 napja
    • So glad you called it correctly DE-9 instead of DB-9.

      Remon PelRemon Pel5 napja