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    • TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO stands for "TV Receive Only", but that really does not give you a good sense of what TVRO is. The term TVRO is used to describe both Free To Air satellite and paid programming over similar equipment. Free To Air satellite is unencrypted. TVRO premium analog channels are encrypted using VideoCipher II RS. TVRO

    • Interactive TV

      Interactive TV

      Interactive TV is when the viewer and broadcaster can communicate with each other, usually in real time. Normal TV flows in a one way path, from the broadcaster to the viewer, however interactive TV, usually includes a digital modem or other form of hardware that can return information or data from the viewer back to

    • AC3 (Audio Coding 3)

      AC3 (Audio Coding 3)

      AC3, or Dolby AC-3, is a lossy audio format created by Dolby Digital that is used in cinemas, television broadcasts, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs, and game consoles. While AC3 was never designed to replace MP3 files, it has grown in popularity in the PC audio industry and is now recognized and supported by many media players

    • How Does TiVo Work?

      How Does TiVo Work?

      A common word that is constantly uttered in our society, TiVo has revolutionized the way we watch TV. With its many features and functions that allow you to pause, record, and rewatch television, TiVo has quickly ushered in an age in which we no longer watch commercials and we don't worry about being home at

    • What Are the HDTV DirecTV Satellite Tuners?

      What Are the HDTV DirecTV Satellite Tuners?

      DirecTV uses HDTV tuners from a wide variety of equipment manufacturers. DirecTV DirecTV Receivers DirecTV HR10-250 (HD DVR) DirecTV H10 DirecTV H20 Hughes DirecTV Receivers HNS HIRD-E86 HNS HTL-HD HNS SD-HBH LG DirecTV Receivers LG LSS-3200A Mitsubishi DirecTV Receivers Mitsubishi SR-HD5 Panasonic DirecTV Receivers Panasonic TU-HDS20 Philips DirecTV Receivers Philips DSHD800 ProScan DirecTV Receivers Proscan

    • How to Build a Home Theater

      How to Build a Home Theater

      The concept of a home theater is excellent if you want to enjoy the cinema experience from the comfort and convenience of your home. If you are looking to build your own home theater, here are some recommendations. Choose a Room The size and location of your room will have definite consequences on how and

    • IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision)

      IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision)

      IPTV is an acronym for Internet Protocol TV. It essentially is a technology that delivers video or TV broadcasts over the Internet. Instead of receiving television or video over the broadcast waves, cable lines or through a satellite TV service, your TV is hooked directly into a broadband Internet router and receives digital signal directly

    • LNBF

      LNBF

      An LNBF (Low Noise Block-Down Feedhorn) Converter is a type of satellite dish that is used for satellite television and Internet access. It includes a device known as a feedhorn that is responsible for collecting radio signals reflected off of a parabolic dish. LNBFs are the most common form of LNBs and are necessary in

    • Outdoor TV Antennas

      Outdoor TV Antennas

      An outdoor TV antenna is one that receives radio signals from satellites or Earth-based radio transmitters. Outdoor TV antennas often receive a better signal than indoor TV antennas because they are in direct sight of a transmitter without interference from walls, electrical wiring, or any electronic devices. Outdoor TV antennas range dramatically in design and

    • HDMI Optical Switch

      HDMI Optical Switch

      HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface; HDMI is an audio video interface that is used to transmit both digital audio and video streams of data which are uncompressed and encrypted. HDMI is slowly becoming the de facto standard for connecting digital audio and video sources to one another. For instance, many consumer electronics such

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