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    • How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      A DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment when strong winds, accidental movement, and various other situations occur. It may also become necessary to set up a dish that has come loose or one that was purchased without an installation plan. Whatever the case, individuals can alight the DirecTV dish on their own. Checking the Signal

    • 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

    • Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network, and their previously separated partner, EchoStar, have launched dozens of satellites over the past decade in order to provide direct broadcast satellite television services to their subscribers. While each satellite location, known as an “orbital location” provides services to a different region of the Earth, many of the orbital locations contain multiple satellites

    • Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV is one of the available options for streaming and Internet based entertainment for the television. It has an extensive library of content when paired with Apple iTunes. Although Apple TV can be an affordable option, the device has many limitations that really reduces it to a basic streaming device. This device is not

    • DSS (Digital Satellite Service)

      DSS (Digital Satellite Service)

      DSS (Digital Satellite Service) is a proprietary video and audio distribution system utilized exclusively by DirecTV. DSS is a type of Direct Broadcasting System (DBS) system. The term DBS is commonly used interchangeably with DSS, but DBS actually refers to any satellite transmission that is intended for home reception. Because DSS is a proprietary technology

    • 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

    • Dish 1000

      Dish 1000

      Dish 1000 is a satellite dish provided by Dish Network that allows users to connect to high-definition broadcast satellites in the 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W orbital locations. Although the Dish 500 model was designed to connect to both the 110°W and 119°W locations simultaneously, Dish Network still needed to enhance the size and capabilities of

    • What is Rotoscoping?

      What is Rotoscoping?

      One of the oldest animation techniques that is still in use today is rotoscoping. When using this technique, animators trace over live action film movement on each frame to use in an animated film. When it was first used, live action film images were projected onto a glass panel that was frosted where an animator

    • How to Convert JPG to Vector

      The problem with traditional 2D graphics image types such as JPG, GIF, and PNG is that image quality is lost when zooming inward on the picture. A vector image is created using equations that describe the respective image as objects. As a result, they scale more gracefully when enlarged. There are two methods to convert

    • IIR Filter

      IIR Filter

      An IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) filter is a foundation element in Digital Signal Processing (DSP). It is one of two types of digital filters used in DSP applications and is an alternative to Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters. The response in IIRs is considered infinite since there is feedback in the filter and they may

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