Basiclly, there are two technology to stream laptop content to the HDTV based on different laptop output interface. The common interface is the usb interface, from usb version 1 to usb version 3.0 and the latest USB 3.1(Type C interface). Besides the USB interface, the Mini Displayport is also another alternative solution for the laptop output, including the latest thunderbolt solution
Along with technology evolution, please get more confusion about different interface type and feature. Here let's have a brief introduction
the USB plug. It is as ubiquitous now as it is notorious for never being able to be plugged in right the first time. But what if I told you that is about to change? That’s right. With the introduction of USB Type-C, the USB Implementers Forum is looking to do away with USB plugs that need to be flipped and flipped again before working. This new plug will change the tech world for the better. So what exactly is this USB technology, and what will Type-C do for us?
|Interface||Mode||Maximum Transmission Speed||Release time|
Thunderbolt, developed under the name Light Peak, is a hardware interface that allows the connection of external peripherals to a computer. Thunderbolt 1 and 2 use the same connector as Mini DisplayPort (MDP), while Thunderbolt 3 will use USB Type-C. It was first sold as part of a consumer product on February 24, 2011. Thunderbolt combines PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort (DP) into one serial signal, and additionally provides DC power, all in one cable. Up to six peripherals may be supported by one connector through various topologies.
|Thunderbolt V1||10Gbit/s per channel [20 Gbit/s in total]
||4*PCI Express DisplayPort 1.1a
|Thunderbolt V2||20Gbit/s aggregated channels[20Gbit/s in total]||4*PCI Express 2.0|
|Thunderbolt V3||40Gbit/s||PCI Express 3.0,Displayport|