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    • Dish 500

      Dish 500

      Dish 500 is a satellite dish provided by Dish Network that was developed to replace the discontinued Dish 300 model. Dish 500 is slightly larger than the Dish 300 model at 20” in diameter, but is capable of receiving broadcasts from both the 110°W and the 119°W orbital locations owned by EchoStar, effectively doubling the

    • How to Connect a Laptop to a TV

      How to Connect a Laptop to a TV

      One of the great things about a laptop and a TV is that, with the right cables, you can connect the two together. This gives you the option to work from your television or you can download video onto your laptop and then have it play on the much larger screen of the TV. Regardless,

    • Interactive TV

      Interactive TV

      Interactive TV is when the viewer and broadcaster can communicate with each other, usually in real time. Normal TV flows in a one way path, from the broadcaster to the viewer, however interactive TV, usually includes a digital modem or other form of hardware that can return information or data from the viewer back to

    • HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

      HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

      High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, also known as HDCP, is a newer form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) that was designed to control digital video and audio content. The technology was originally created by Intel to ensure that digital audio and video travelling across a Digital Video Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) would follow

    • 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

    • 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

    • MP3

      MP3

      MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) is a digital audio encoding format that uses a lossy compression algorithm. Although the algorithm used is lossy in nature, the sound quality of the MP3 file is very good. An average listener cannot tell the difference between the MP3 file and the original uncompressed audio file. The lossy compression

    • How to Convert Audible AA Files to MP3

      How to Convert Audible AA Files to MP3

      An Audible AA file is a type of audio file format that is used with Audible eBooks. Only certain eBook readers are able to open and play Audible AA files but third-party software may be combined with specific PDF readers or other text editors in order to play this file format. Audible AA files are

    • DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      A DBS, or Direct Broadcast Satellite, is a type of satellite that is used to broadcast data directly to a residence or commercial office, without the use of intermediary cables or other routing equipment. DBS systems are most commonly used for direct broadcast television and Internet access, in which users from anywhere in the world

    • CMOS Camera

      CMOS Camera

      Most of own digital cameras or own devices that have digital cameras in them. As these cameras get smaller and cheaper, we are seeing them more and more. But have you ever wondered what makes your digital camera work? Have you ever thought about the processes and methods that your camera uses to convert light

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