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    • How a Television Antenna Works

      How a Television Antenna Works

      "Low Tech" is the best way to describe a basic television antenna. Television antennas feature a series of elements cut to exact lengths which are designed to receive a compatible frequency from a transmitted television signal. Each element has a pair of metal rods (primarily aluminum based) extending from a boom. The key difference between

    • 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

    • How to Convert MP3 to MIDI

      How to Convert MP3 to MIDI

      A common mis-perception amongst music lovers is that the MIDI file type is an audio file similar to MP3, WMA, or MP4s. The MIDI type; however, contains descriptions on how to create music specifically tailored for software or hardware made to play the file type. Synthesizers are made to follow the directions or instructions contained

    • WVC1

      WVC1

      Many people in the multimedia industry informally refer to the Windows Media File format as the VC-1 format. Its formal name is the SMPTE 421 M standard. Microsoft initially released it in the spring of 2006 and it is widely supported on DVD players, Windows Media Player 9 and newer, and Blu-ray. WVC1 is the

    • DirecTV Slimline Dish

      DirecTV Slimline Dish

      The DirecTV Slimline Dish is a relatively recent addition to DirecTV’s collection of HD-enabled satellite dishes. A DirecTV Slimline Dish is roughly 18” tall and 22” oval. Since DirecTV satellites are positioned in the Southern Hemisphere, all DirecTV Slimline Dishes must have a clear view of the Southern sky in order to receive DirecTV services.

    • How to Connect a TV to a PC

      How to Connect a TV to a PC

      As the number of homes with high speed Internet has dramatically increased over the past decade, the need to connect a TV to a PC has also risen. By connecting one’s TV to a computer, consumers are able to use the computer to drive the content watched on the television. Popular services such as Hulu,

    • What is Sonic Update Manager?

      What is Sonic Update Manager?

      Sonic Update Manager is a secondary application that is included in the Sonic RecordNow software, a program that allows users to create CDs and DVDs. While Sonic RecordNow does not usually cause problems, Sonic Update Manager is often considered a nuisance because it continuously displays a message asking the user to insert the Sonic installation

    • 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

    • HDTV Receiver

      HDTV Receiver

      An HDTV receiver is essentially a device that receives and decodes high definition TV signals. HDTV receivers are needed along with a High Definition Ready TV set to view high definition programming. Sometimes an HDTV receiver is also referred to as an HDTV tuner or HDTV decoder. One of the first questions that should be

    • PocketDISH

      PocketDISH

      The PocketDISH is a great way to store your favorite TV shows, videos, photos, music, in fact almost any digital media, onto a portable device that can fit in any small bag or pocket. The PocketDISH is created to work with the Dish Network Satellite TV service; however, if you are not a subscriber to

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