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    • What is Rotoscoping?

      What is Rotoscoping?

      One of the oldest animation techniques that is still in use today is rotoscoping. When using this technique, animators trace over live action film movement on each frame to use in an animated film. When it was first used, live action film images were projected onto a glass panel that was frosted where an animator

    • Dual LNB

      Dual LNB

      A dual LNB (Low Noise Block-Down Converter) is an LNB system that features two outputs rather than one and allows satellite television subscribers to watch multiple channels on separate television sets simultaneously. Dual LNB systems use only one parabolic satellite dish, but have two cable connections that are connected to separate televisions in the user’s

    • How to Connect a Laptop to a Projector

      How to Connect a Laptop to a Projector

        Although connecting a laptop to a projector is simple, without proper preparation, the projector connection can fail, resulting in a delayed or cancelled presentation. The most common way to connect a laptop to a projector is via VGA cable, with SVGA and S-Video cables providing alternative means of making the connection. A common task

    • 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

    • Nagravision

      Nagravision

      Nagravision is a company that develops conditional access systems for cable and satellite television. These conditional access systems usually involve encryption. There are currently three types of Nagravision versions in place; they are all used for digital cable and digital satellite television. They include Nagravision, Nagravision A and Nagravision Aladdin. Nagravision is generally used for

    • SuperDISH

      SuperDISH

      A SuperDISH is a 36″ inch x 20″ inch oval satellite dish used by Dish Networks. It is able to receive signals from three satellite locations. It was installed by Dish Networks in November 2003 as a way to offer additional channels to its subscribers. The SuperDISH replaced the earlier Dish 500, which was only

    • DirecTV Satellite Dishes

      DirecTV Satellite Dishes

      DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish The DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish was the original DirecTV dish. This is an 18" satellite dish with one LNB. This dish can only receive signal from DirecTV satellites at 101 degrees. DirecTV Phase II Satellite Dish DirecTV introduced the Phase II Satellite Dish in 1998. The Phase II dish

    • What is a QAM Tuner?

      What is a QAM Tuner?

      A QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation tuner) is a device that allows television sets to receive digital channels. QAM tuners are included in most modern television sets, although there are many that have not yet been upgraded to process digital channels. QAM tuners can be used in conjunction with a set top box or “cable

    • How to Connect a Laptop to a TV

      How to Connect a Laptop to a TV

      One of the great things about a laptop and a TV is that, with the right cables, you can connect the two together. This gives you the option to work from your television or you can download video onto your laptop and then have it play on the much larger screen of the TV. Regardless,

    • How to Convert WMA to WAV files

      How to Convert WMA to WAV files

      The WMA (Windows Media Audio) file format is a proprietary file format created by the Microsoft Corporation for the storage and playback of audio files. The WMA format is part of the greater Windows Media framework and actually consists of four variants to include WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, and WMA Voice. The most common

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