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    • How to Choose an HDMI Cable

      How to Choose an HDMI Cable

      Choosing an HDMI cable can be a complex task. There are several factors that must be considered in order to select the best HDMI cable to meet the user’s requirements: HDMI standards compliance HDMI Cable Categories Cable length Cable quality Active cables HDMI devices Price HDMI Standards Compliance Each HDMI cable is rated to comply

    • How Television Works

      How Television Works

      Most people spend hours each day watching programming on their TV set, however, many people might wonder how in fact television works. There are many parts to this process and many technologies that are involved. Following are the most important processes and technologies involved in making television work. Main Elements of the TV Process There

    • 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

    • Kinetoscope

      Kinetoscope

      A Kinetoscope is a device that shows older films or motion pictures through a viewing window. The device predates the movie projector and housing the viewing window in a cabinet. The kinetoscope’s basic concept served as the basis for movie projectors that were developed later. The kinetoscope produces the illusion of movement or animation by

    • How to Burn a WMV to DVD

      How to Burn a WMV to DVD

      One of the most popular video formats used with computers and found on the web is WMV. Microsoft originally designed WMV (Windows Media Video) to stream video. WMV obviously plays with all current Windows Media Players and other media players such as VLC, Winamp, and DivX. Pre Requirement DVD/RW Optical Drive A DVD optical drive

    • How to Convert HDMI to RCA

      How to Convert HDMI to RCA

      Nowadays, most consumer electronic devices support the HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for video and image downloads. Before HDMI became popular in the electronic industry, RCA connectors (yellow, white, and red cables) were primarily used to connect DVD players, video game consoles, and set top boxes to televisions or monitors. A common issue for

    • How to Convert M4A to MP3

      How to Convert M4A to MP3

      When the MP4 multimedia standard was first adopted by industry, a common issue that arose (and still exists today) for software and hardware developers was determining if the file was an audio or video format. As a result, Apple created the .M4A file extension to allow iDevices to determine what type of MP4 file was.

    • How Long Do Audio Cassette Tapes Last?

      How Long Do Audio Cassette Tapes Last?

      When properly cared for, an audio cassette tape can last 30 years or longer. However, many factors can shorten that lifespan considerably. The two most common causes of premature tape death are equipment malfunction (“The cassette player ate my tape!”) and heat (“The radiator melted my tape!”). Cassette Tape Lifetime Factors All cassette tapes were

    • How to Convert MP4 to AVI

      How to Convert MP4 to AVI

      The MP4 container is commonly used on YouTube, portable video players, and iDevices to transport or wrap video files in a web-friendly format. Many digital video players; however, do not support MP4 or M4V encoded files and require the videos be converted to AVI format for successful playback. As a result, using a free or

    • How to Download Music

      How to Download Music

      Many people obtain music from illegal sources, which has arguably helped cripple the recording industry. This has, of course, led to aggressive lawsuits and new laws and procedures concerning how these people and their sources are treated. The entire situation can be avoided, however, if people use legal music sources instead. Most legal sources aren’t

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