The Ultimate Guide to Cables & Connectors

The Ultimate Guide to Cables & Connectors

Cable Chick's blogs contain useful guides, and tech info on all your favourite AV and computer cables, plus a useful guide for identifying what cable or adapter you need. If you're trying to identify what kind of cable, connector or adapter required for your device, our Ultimate Guide to Cables & Connectors is essential reading. We've laid out a visual reference for most video, audio and computer plugs + sockets, so you can visually identify the plug/socket you have, to work out the cable/adapter you need!

Blog Tag: Home Theatre

Blog Tag: Home Theatre

The Ultimate Speaker Cable Guide
Published 16th April, 2018
The Ultimate Speaker Cable Guide
We've made it super-easy to choose the right gauge of speaker cable for your living room, home theatre or any other entertainment area! Read our guide and start wiring up your audio system today.   Read More
HDMI CEC ARC & Ethernet Simplified
Published 24th Jan, 2018
HDMI CEC ARC & Ethernet Simplified
HDMI may be best known for Full HD and 4K video capabilities, but today we're going to look at some of the lesser-known features which are often used as selling points, but are frequently misunderstood.   Read More
HDMI Buyers' Guide 2017
Published 12th April, 2017
HDMI Buyers\' Guide 2017
Flat. Thin. Braided. Coiled. HDMI can now provide solutions to just about every cabling quandary imaginable. Come on in and meet the team!   Read More
HDMI 4K HDR: Going Beyond the Limits of Copper Cabling
Published 16th Feb, 2017
HDMI 4K HDR: Going Beyond the Limits of Copper Cabling
HDMI 2.0a content used to have a problem with long HDMI cables. Not any longer! Avencore has broken the bandwidth barrier to deliver 4K60 & HDR content up to 100 metres.   Read More
4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray: All you need to know...
Published 15th Dec, 2016
4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray: All you need to know...
True 4K Blu-ray is now available for your home theatre! We explore what it can do, and what you'll need to achieve it.   Read More
Product Launch - 4-Way HDMI Splitter with IR Extenders
Published 24th March, 2016
Product Launch - 4-Way HDMI Splitter with IR Extenders
Use your remote control in remote locations with our IR Extending HDMI Splitter!   Read More
Why does my Amplifier use Negative dB for Volume?
Published 17th Sept, 2015
Why does my Amplifier use Negative dB for Volume?
Have you ever wondered why your home theatre receiver shows volume as a negative number? Wonder no more!   Read More
Digital Audio Explained
Published 3rd August, 2015
Digital Audio Explained
Find out what Digital Audio does in your home theatre, and discover what marketing jargon actually matters!   Read More
Audio Levels - A Beginner's Guide
Published 18th Nov, 2014
Audio Levels - A Beginner\'s Guide
Become acquainted with Audio Levels and learn the reason why it's never a good idea to mix RCA and Bare-Wire connections!   Read More
AV Inputs & Outputs - Understanding the Flow of Signals
Published 29th Oct, 2014
AV Inputs & Outputs - Understanding the Flow of Signals
Knowing how data moves between your home entertainment components is an important first step to troubleshooting problems and connecting new devices.   Read More
Product Launch - Pure Acoustics 5.1 Home Theatre Speakers
Published 18th August, 2014
Product Launch - Pure Acoustics 5.1 Home Theatre Speakers
Hearing is believing when it comes to home theatre speakers, but you don't have to spend a fortune to fill a room with crystal clear audio.   Read More
Product Launch - LED/LCD Multimedia Projectors
Published 7th July, 2014
Product Launch - LED/LCD Multimedia Projectors
Meet the new low-cost projectors that have just arrived at Cable Chick!   Read More
How to Calibrate your TV or Projector - The Easy Way!
Published 26th June, 2014
How to Calibrate your TV or Projector - The Easy Way!
Follow our quick and simple guide on how to get the best image out of your display without any special tools or costly calibration programs!   Read More
Choosing the Best TV Wall Mount
Published 30th April, 2014
Choosing the Best TV Wall Mount
With this handy guide, you'll be able to find the perfect wall mounting bracket for your TV, ensuring full compatibility while keeping all the features you need.   Read More
Product Launch - Ultra HD 4K HDMI Splitters
Published 2nd April, 2014
Product Launch - Ultra HD 4K HDMI Splitters
High-bandwidth splitters are now available! Meet the essential tech for running multiple displays.   Read More
Enjoy Digital & 3D - But Keep Your Old Receiver
Published 12th March, 2014
Enjoy Digital & 3D - But Keep Your Old Receiver
You don't have to throw away your perfectly good analogue amplifier/receiver just to enjoy digital HD video and 3D content. Discover the best ways to bypass your old amp here!   Read More
Product Launch - Brushed-Entry and Bullnose Wall Plates
Published 18th Feb, 2014
Product Launch - Brushed-Entry and Bullnose Wall Plates
Find out how our new line of multi-purpose wall plates can save you time and money!   Read More
Going The Distance - A Guide to Maximum Cable Lengths
Published 11th Nov, 2013
Going The Distance - A Guide to Maximum Cable Lengths
Some cables can run twenty metres. Some top out at five. In this article, we examine the limitations on a variety of common formats, and what the pitfalls are to breaking through the length limit barrier.   Read More