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    • Conditional Access System

      Conditional Access System

      A Conditional Access System, or CAS, is a type of system used in Internet and television broadcasts in order to restrict unauthorized users from accessing channels or services that they have not paid for and allow subscribers who have paid for services to access the specific services they purchased. Conditional Access Systems are most commonly

    • DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      A DBS, or Direct Broadcast Satellite, is a type of satellite that is used to broadcast data directly to a residence or commercial office, without the use of intermediary cables or other routing equipment. DBS systems are most commonly used for direct broadcast television and Internet access, in which users from anywhere in the world

    • How to Convert VGA to TV

      How to Convert VGA to TV

      VGA (Video Graphics Array) based systems can have interesting uses. Whether it is to simply connect a computer to a television or convert an HD signal which uses the standard VGA connector into RCA compliant signals, it is possible with the correct hardware tools. What is VGA? The video graphics array was designed for computers

    • 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

    • AA Files

      AA Files

      AA, or Audible Audio files, are audio files which are organized in a format optimized for people listening to spoken text. This article will explain what AA files are, list their pros and cons, and list a few programs that are able to support or convert AA files. What are AA Files AA, or Audible

    • 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

    • Choosing a DirecTV HD LNB

      Choosing a DirecTV HD LNB

      A common dilemma that arises for satellite television users is choosing a DirectTV HD LNB dish that will provide the appropriate range of HD channels for the consumer. Depending on the geographic area the dish is installed, legacy models may not be able to provide the full offering of HD channels to the end user.

    • How to Convert VCD to MP3

      How to Convert VCD to MP3

      A VCD (Video CD) is a video format or CODEC that has been used for video playback in DVD and VCD players since its adoption in 1993 by the video industry. The format allows 800 megabytes of VCD information to be stored on an 80 minute CD. The most recent version of the VCD format

    • How to Convert FLAC files to WAV

      How to Convert FLAC files to WAV

      The FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an open source file format designed for the storage and playback of audio content. Unfortunately, the format is not supported on a number of music playback devices. The WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is designed by Microsoft and IBM for both audio playback in uncompressed form. A common

    • How to Edit WMV Files

      How to Edit WMV Files

      One of the things that many computer users do once they record or download a video is edit it to fit their needs. Whether someone is making a home movie, creating a mash up, or adding features such as subtitles, he/she will need to edit the video file. Here are some tips on editing one

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