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Does anyone think they need a new cable type for the newest audio connectors?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by StumpedTechy, Oct 19, 2005.

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  1. StumpedTechy

    StumpedTechy Thread Starter

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    Well I just looked at some new sound cards today and I have to say -

    [RANT]OMFG how many more audio 3.5 mini-jacks will I have to plug into the back of my PC?

    I say they take some other connector type and make it so all audio goes through 1 cable. Heck they can even overload the cable with a few extra not currently used lines for "future upgradability".

    What are your thoughts on changing the hardware setup to something a little simpler -

    BTW I am the same guy who loves HDMI inputs over the standard 5 plug High Definition inputs on my TV.

    What are we living in the dark ages we can't come up with SIMPLE connectors that function well?[/RANT]

    Whew now that I got that off my chest I'll sleep better. Am I the only one who thinks theres just a few too many plugs when it comes to audio?
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    Ha, I have RCA jacks running all over the place at my TV.
    Dreamcast, Gamecube, XBOX, DVD player, Linux Box, 5.1 surround sound, digital cable. Those all cross through my TV somehow on RCA, then I have all the CAT5, coax and whatever other wires I can find! Don't mind though, they worh better then the RF modulators.
     
  3. StumpedTechy

    StumpedTechy Thread Starter

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    Yeah I'm not asking to go wireless on anything I just wish they made the interfaces a little less (manual). The funny thing is though it netted me 50$ just to show up and hook up some wires because the lady that bought them got confused... I guess I should not be so mad about it but I have always thought they should keep connectivity plugs as simple as possible... Hence why I love USB and PS/2, I like Ethernet okay, don't like serial and parallel and VGA as much as ethernet, can't stand TV component and NOW AUDIO hookups.
     
  4. loserOlimbs

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    Well what I hate is that everything that comes out looks the same. I know I keeep up with technology better then most, but when you have RCA, composite, digital Coax, Fiber Optic Audio, and they all look almost identical! Thats not good, I can only imagine the what it must be like for the guy who remembers who bought the first TV on his block, and now he has 20+ cords in the back of his TV and Amp.
     
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