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    • How Does Apple TV Work?

      How Does Apple TV Work?

      Apple TV is a device that is designed to stream video and other content from iTunes and directly through the iTunes store. An Apple iTunes account is required and the account must have sharing enabled. Local sources can also be used to stream to the Apple TV hardware via a computer running the Apple iTunes

    • Multimedia

      Multimedia

      Multimedia is simply multiple forms of media integrated together. Media can be text, graphics, audio, animation, video, data, etc. An example of multimedia is a Mozart web page that has text regarding the composer, an audio file of some of his music, and even a video of his music being played in a hall. Besides

    • 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

    • 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 FLAC to MP3

      How to Convert FLAC to MP3

      FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an open source audio file format that is royalty free and supported by a number of multi-media playback programs. The FLAC format; however, is not widely usable in popular MP3 players and gaming consoles that support music playback. As a result, a common task that arises for end-users is

    • 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

    • Is there a Dish Network TiVo?

      Is there a Dish Network TiVo?

      The TiVo is compatible with all Dish Network receivers that support IR control. IR control is provided all recent Dish Network receivers. However, there is no need to purchase a TiVo. Dish Network provides satellite receivers with built in DVR (Digital Video Recorder) capabilities. Dish Network provides two models of DVR receivers, one for standard

    • TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO stands for "TV Receive Only", but that really does not give you a good sense of what TVRO is. The term TVRO is used to describe both Free To Air satellite and paid programming over similar equipment. Free To Air satellite is unencrypted. TVRO premium analog channels are encrypted using VideoCipher II RS. TVRO

    • How to Record TV Shows on a PC

      How to Record TV Shows on a PC

      A new trend now-a-days is to connect your TV to your PC and record television shows directly to your computer. This may have seemed like an insane dream a decade ago but believe it or not, there are many methods that exist today that allow you to record television shows to your computer to watch

    • 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

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