I love my Apple TV, but hate that it's HDMI-only. Although the television industry has switched to HDMI, most projectors are still VGA or analog. And many of us have older VGA monitors we could press into service if only we could attach a playback device to them. That's why I'm so enthusiastic about the Kanex ATV PRO, a self-contained HDMI-to-VGA converter that does it all, … [Read more...] about Connect Your AppleTV to Any VGA Projector or Monitor with the Kanex ATV Pro
Yesterday I talked about Light Peak, the new optical interconnect being developed by Apple, Intel, and others. Today I'm continuing that theme, suggesting a possible productization that would really take Light Peak to the next level: Integrating it with USB 3.0. Light Peak Background As discussed yesterday, Light Peak is a cable, not a protocol. It's a mechanism to carry … [Read more...] about Light Peak + USB 3.0 = Awesome!
Those of us in the IT infrastructure world know all about the tectonic trend of convergence on Ethernet. Just about everything, from SCSI to RDMA to PCI, is heading there these days. But Ethernet is conquering other worlds, too. A case in point: HDBaseT, the new standard for HDTV interconnect that sends audio, video, power, data, and USB over standard Ethernet … [Read more...] about HDBaseT – Everything Over Ethernet!
I didn't intend to buy a new iMac. I was happy with my Mac Mini desktop system and my MacBook Pro was a fine portable (now that the video has been repaired). I simply wanted more display real estate so I could do some video editing. But my shopping trip took a detour at the Apple store: The 27" iMac is simply the best computer monitor you can buy, and it happens to have a great … [Read more...] about Turn Your 27″ iMac Into An Awesome Monitor