Understand what output devices are
Be able to identify how the change in technology has led to an increased number of output devices
An input device is a piece of hardware that attaches to a computer system. In broad terms, an input device to a computer provides feedback to the computer system.
An example of an input device to a computer system is a mouse.
If an input device provides data to a computer system, an output device provides data from a computer system.
These days there are so many different output devices that it becomes hard to list them all. With regards to a standard computer system, an output device might be a printer.
Much like an input device, an output device is used to enhance the user’s interaction with a game.
When discussing video games consoles, output devices provide feedback.
List as many output devices that a computer system might use.
You will be feeding these back to the class afterwards
This lesson will look at two specific output devices in more detail:
On the other hand, however, new TV have made several generations of gaming unable to be used as the connectors that were used previously (composite video) have been replaced.
Older games also tend to look worse on bigger screens as they end up being stretched across the screen.
Some game technologies also relied upon the old CRT displays drawbacks in order to be usable, for example Nintendo's R.O.B
The resolution of a display is the number of pixels (the little dots that make up an image) going up and down multiplied by each other.
Over the years, audio technology has improved so quickly. For example:
Put headphones on and listen to the 3D barber shop to hear what is meant by 3D sound:
Some devices can be both input and output devices, for example a controller can also vibrate or make sound.
Find up to 10 output devices used by games consoles and create a slide about them with a picture of it as well as how it works.
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