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    • How Color Television Works

      How Color Television Works

      If you are wondering how a color television works, you should first understand how a standard TV set works and how the brain perceives TV signals. How a TV works For the most part a TV station broadcasts a television program by converting a television program (sound and video) into a radio frequency which is

    • Free to Air Channels

      Free to Air Channels

       Free-To-Air, or FTA, channels are satellite television channels that are not encrypted and are, therefore, available to anyone who is able to receive them. FTA channels are not provided by premium satellite companies, but rather open source satellite providers, such as Galaxy, AMC, and Telstar. FTA channels require subscribers to have a 30-inch satellite dish

    • How is a Satellite System Connected to a Television Set

      How is a Satellite System Connected to a Television Set

      Television has had a foothold in our society for decades and while many people still get their TV from cable companies, others are switching to satellite TV. Satellite TV provides customers with several important features that they cannot get from cable companies, the most important being the fact that satellite TV can provide television access

    • 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

    • MP3

      MP3

      MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) is a digital audio encoding format that uses a lossy compression algorithm. Although the algorithm used is lossy in nature, the sound quality of the MP3 file is very good. An average listener cannot tell the difference between the MP3 file and the original uncompressed audio file. The lossy compression

    • 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

    • Computer TV Tuner

      Computer TV Tuner

      A computer TV tuner is a computer hardware device that converts the standard analog TV signals it receives and demodulates them into their digital form. Sometimes the TV tuner capability is provided on the graphics card itself, for example, in the All-in-Wonder series manufactured by ATI Technologies. Such graphics cards are higher priced. TV Tuner

    • How to Convert MP3 to WAV

      The MP3 (Moving Pictures Experts Group) audio file format is compressed in order to allow playback and exchange over the Internet and other size constrained media. Although most audio playback devices and software support the MP3 format, the WAV (Waveform audio) format is uncompressed and capable of storing more detail when further manipulating audio files.

    • MKV File

      MKV File

      A MKV file is a container format that can be used to store audio and video formats and is considered a competing format to the MP4 and AVI container formats. MKV (Matroska) is an open source format based on EBML (Extensible Binary Meta Language), and includes a greater number of features than supported by other

    • HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

      HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

      High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, also known as HDCP, is a newer form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) that was designed to control digital video and audio content. The technology was originally created by Intel to ensure that digital audio and video travelling across a Digital Video Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) would follow

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