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A lot of a questions here are related to converting the video output of an old console or computer to a newer monitor (VGA/HDMI, etc.). I'm thinking it would be good to have a tag specifically for this topic, like [video-conversion]. But that name could be erroneously applied to topics about converting from Amiga .anim files to .avi or .mpg.

Anyway, it would cover:

  • Physical video connectors (SCART, HD15, DE-9, RCA, etc.)
  • Sync conversion (HVSync, CSYNC, SOG, sync on composite video, etc.)
  • Analog/digital conversion (RGBI to VGA or VGA to HDMI/DVI-D), analog/analog (composite/S-Video to VGA), or digital/digital (RGBI to HDMI/DVI-D)

Is this topic worth a tag and if so, what would be a good tag name for it?

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I do think such a tag would be useful. video-conversion, however, can be a bit misleading as you rightly say.

video-adapters

screen-adapters

or

video-output-conversion

might be better.

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I believe that a tag for this would be useful. The usage guidance of tags related to file conversion could then be amended to include a reference to the new tag to try to stop the mis-tagging that you describe.

As to what to call it, perhaps use the word display rather than video? That can suggest that it is more hardware-oriented.

  • To me (uk eng), the ambiguity is biased the other way. Display means to me the image, video means the interface - but it's a very weak preference. It may also be an artefact of learning the terminology in the '80s. – Sean Houlihane Mar 23 '18 at 9:29
  • @SeanHoulihane I (uk eng) agree with Chenmunka (uk eng) in the way that the ambiguity lies in terms of hardware / software, but to me the display is the thing that shows the picture and the video adapter is the thing that sends the signal... so I'd prefer [video-*] but for different reasons. And now video has stopped seeming like a real word, so I can't really analyse this more at the moment. – wizzwizz4 Apr 2 '18 at 10:45
  • Usage-guidance is hardly read by anybody, apparently... – tofro May 22 '18 at 6:50

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