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Revamp Needed[edit]

There are many problems with this template that should be addressed if it is going to be used widely.

  1. Links to parent articles (both audio and video) need to be verified/established. This will aid in synchronizing template content
  2. Categorization is sloppy.
    1. Categories overlap. If this is intended then connectors should be listed in each appropriate category.
    2. Over-categorization creates more work and more difficult reading
    3. Categories should reflect how the information is going to be retrieved.
    4. Slang used as category names.
  3. Common names for connectors are not being included (e.g. S-Video vs. mini-DIN). Wikipedia is for the masses not just the technophile egg-heads.

Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 06:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I put rca on the group "multi" beacause it was at the same time in muli and video. i dont know much about trs, but its too at audio and multi, maybe its more gracefull to put it only in one of them! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:14, 22 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I was wondering why S-Video cables are not included in this template. I don't know enough about this kind of thing to simply add them so I thought I'd ask. JohnCub 18:14, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

S-Video is a video format which uses a 4-pin mini-DIN connector. Since this template is for A/V connectors, it only includes a link to mini-DIN. Atchius 18:41, 23 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
S-Video is a common term used widely by manufacturers of AV equipment to describe the interface and cables. I dare you to go to Walmart and ask for a DIN connector. The vernacular should be accepted. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 06:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Since M1-DA connectors can optionally carry USB signals (sometimes necessary to upgrade firmware on projectors, view [1]) and also analog video and FireWire signals, shouldn't it be in the "Multi" connector category? That is, shouldn't P&D be moved from "Video" to "Multi"?

I'm just gonna go ahead and do that, cause I'm not sure if anyone's watching this template. Atchius 18:44, 23 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Speaker grip connector terminal"[edit]

I don't know if this is the proper name, but the type of connector at Speaker grip connector terminal is rather common in older audio hardware and should be included. Pimlottc 09:26, 19 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Additional Links[edit]

Should links to Serial Digital Interface and S/PDIF be added here as well? ICberg7 (talk) 01:21, 12 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What is meant by "multi"?[edit]

What does "multi" mean in this table? It's not very clear. Presumably it is not simply to indicate a cable type can be used for more than 1 of the above categories? Or is it about multichannel audio or video? jhawkinson (talk) 04:58, 20 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree. Someone chould modify the category name to a real word or term. Abbreviations and slang are discouraged by policy. Stephen Charles Thompson (talk) 06:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agree, I should there should be 2 multi, one for the more recent / modern use connector, not eliminating AGP age yet. The other multi probably should be parallel & serail I guess. I personally believe that Video connector should probably be remove from this template and keep this template more closely related to multimedia, since most people are less familiar with how multimedia, broadcasting and other media works. If you want to include Video, there is way too much, (there is serial, parallel, fiber optics...etc.)

By the way is there an template index in Wikipedia, was trying to a template for video. --Ramu50 (talk) 00:11, 10 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is there really a need to link to Unified Display Interface when the standard was abandoned by founders even before one single port has been shipped? --Dmitry (talkcontibs ) 19:41, 7 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]