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    • 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

    • DiSEqC Switch

      DiSEqC Switch

      A DiSEqC (Digital Satellite Equipment Control) switch is a device that connects coaxial cables from a satellite receiver to coaxial cables from a satellite antenna and is responsible for transferring data and power to and from each device. DiSEqC switches are used to control a satellite dish’s direction, send power from a satellite receiver to

    • 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

    • DiSEqC

      DiSEqC

      DiSEqC stands for Digital Satellite Equipment Control. DiSEqC is a communication bus between satellite receivers and peripheral equipment such a LNBs, switches, and antenna positioners. DiSEqC communication occurs over the existing coaxial cable. Eutelsat developed DiSEqC and released it to the public as an open standard. DiSEqC Specifications Bus Specification Logos and their Conditions of

    • DirecTV Extensions

      DirecTV Extensions

      Sometimes when your DirecTV system is malfunctioning, a message will appear on your television screen asking you to call a DirecTV extension. Here are the meanings of those DirecTV extensions. DirecTV Extension Explanation 711 Customer account is set-up but the system has not been activated (which is called a partial activation) 721 Channel is not

    • 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

    • How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      A DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment when strong winds, accidental movement, and various other situations occur. It may also become necessary to set up a dish that has come loose or one that was purchased without an installation plan. Whatever the case, individuals can alight the DirecTV dish on their own. Checking the Signal

    • How to Play VOB Files on Windows Media Player

      How to Play VOB Files on Windows Media Player

      A VOB (DVD Video Object) file is a file container format that DVDs use. A VOB file contains the actual movie from a DVD and its audio and streaming data that allows a user to scroll through the video. VOB files are essential to DVDs and can be taken from a disk in order to

    • How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      The process of downloading a video from a camcorder to a computer depends on whether the camcorder is digital or analog (old-style camcorder that uses tapes). For an analog camcorder, install a signal digitizer card in the computer, which is fairly common with today’s readily available off-the-shelf TV tuner cards. This card converts the analog

    • 1080p vs. 1080i

      1080p vs. 1080i

      Most TV buyers are looking for the highest quality picture possible. For those shopping for a TV there is a controversy brewing about which is better 1080p or 1080i. However, the truth of the matter is that for most people both of these formats will deliver the same quality picture. Here is why. 1080i and

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