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    • Free to Air Receivers

      Free to Air Receivers

      Free to air receivers (FTAs) are designed to receive unencrypted satellite television and radio programming without paying for a subscription service. By installing a suitable satellite dish and FTA receiver, a consumer is able to enjoy a large number of television channels. Most FTA receivers are designed to receive FTA signals encoded using MPEG-2 video;

    • DirecTV Access Cards

      DirecTV Access Cards

      A DirecTV access card is a type of electronic card, roughly the size of a credit card, which provides programming to subscribers. DirecTV access cards may be provided to a customer along with his/her receiver box or separately, but must be activated before any programming can be used. When the user chooses a package and

    • 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

    • The Best Satellite Dish

      The Best Satellite Dish

      There is no “one” best satellite dish. The best satellite dish for you depends upon several factors. Satellite Dish Size The larger the satellite dish, the better it will receive signals. Therefore, the largest satellite dish available is always the best satellite dish — except that few of us want a nine foot satellite dish

    • 1440p

      1440p

      As the demand for higher video quality increases, the video technologies that are available will also improve. Several video technology companies are producing televisions that are capable of showing high resolution images in the 1440p range, which is a 1440 pixel vertical resolution. So, with the standard 16:9 resolution format, a 1440p television would be

    • DVI vs. Component

      DVI vs. Component

      DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a connection standard that can send uncompressed digital signals from one device to another, usually from a DVI DVD player to a High Definition TV or other digital display. Since this technology is fairly new and the fact that many videophiles are either purchasing their first HDTV or upgrading to

    • DirecTV Receivers

      DirecTV Receivers

      DirecTV uses receivers from a wide variety of equipment manufacturers. DirecTV Receivers by Manufacturer DirecTV DirecTV Receivers DirecTV D10 DirecTV D10-200 DirecTV D10-300 DirecTV D11 DirecTV HR10-250 (HD DVR) DirecTV H10 DirecTV H20 DirecTV R10 DirecTV R15 General Electric DirecTV Receivers GE GRD33G2A GE GRD33G3A Hughes DirecTV Receivers HNS HDVR-2 HNS HAH-SA HNS HBH-SA HNS

    • IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision)

      IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision)

      IPTV is an acronym for Internet Protocol TV. It essentially is a technology that delivers video or TV broadcasts over the Internet. Instead of receiving television or video over the broadcast waves, cable lines or through a satellite TV service, your TV is hooked directly into a broadband Internet router and receives digital signal directly

    • How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      The process of downloading a video from a camcorder to a computer depends on whether the camcorder is digital or analog (old-style camcorder that uses tapes). For an analog camcorder, install a signal digitizer card in the computer, which is fairly common with today’s readily available off-the-shelf TV tuner cards. This card converts the analog

    • Satellite Finder

      Satellite Finder

      A satellite finder is a specialized signal-strength meter used to point satellite dishes and LNBs. There are two general classes of satellite finders: analog and digital satellite finders. Analog Satellite Finder Most analog satellite finders are inexpensive devices which simply display the strength of the received signal. To use an analog satellite finder, you point

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