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    • How is a Satellite System Connected to a Television Set

      How is a Satellite System Connected to a Television Set

      Television has had a foothold in our society for decades and while many people still get their TV from cable companies, others are switching to satellite TV. Satellite TV provides customers with several important features that they cannot get from cable companies, the most important being the fact that satellite TV can provide television access

    • The History of Satellite Television

      The History of Satellite Television

      In order to understand the history of satellite television, you first have to go all the way back to the 1950's during the space race between the USA and Russia. The first satellite to orbit the earth was Sputnik, launched by the Russians in 1957. It was 6 years later until the first communications satellite

    • 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

    • How to Convert M4A to MP3

      How to Convert M4A to MP3

      When the MP4 multimedia standard was first adopted by industry, a common issue that arose (and still exists today) for software and hardware developers was determining if the file was an audio or video format. As a result, Apple created the .M4A file extension to allow iDevices to determine what type of MP4 file was.

    • How Plasma TV Works

      How Plasma TV Works

      Plasma screens might seem like new technology because of their heightened popularity in recent years. However, plasma screens were first created in 1964, and have been in use ever since. The basic idea behind that of a plasma display is to illuminate tiny colored fluorescent lights to form images. Each pixel is made up of

    • Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

      Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

      A DVR, which is also known as a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) is basically a digital replacement for the video cassette recorder (VCR) for recording TV programs. The key difference between a VCR and a DVR is that the latter can record TV programs digitally. Apart from the advent of High Definition TV (HDTV), the

    • FTA Dish

      FTA Dish

      Free To Air (FTA) dishes receive unencrypted television or radio broadcast signals. They can decode standard MPEG-2/DVB-S for digital television. FTA receivers are designed to detect active transponders and their channels without being pre-programmed thereby collecting any available information they can detect. With the use of these receivers, television viewers can receive transmissions without subscription.

    • Satellite Television Descrambler

      Satellite Television Descrambler

      Most satellite television is encrypted using conditional access systems such as: DigiCipher II VideoCipher II RS Nagravision VideoGuard Irdeto Mediaguard Viaccess Conex To watch these encrypted television channels, you need a box which can decrypt them. This box is sometimes referred to as a satellite television descrambler. Satellite Television Descramblers Most satellite television descamblers are

    • 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

    • Outdoor TV Antennas

      Outdoor TV Antennas

      An outdoor TV antenna is one that receives radio signals from satellites or Earth-based radio transmitters. Outdoor TV antennas often receive a better signal than indoor TV antennas because they are in direct sight of a transmitter without interference from walls, electrical wiring, or any electronic devices. Outdoor TV antennas range dramatically in design and

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