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    • DiSEqC Switch

      DiSEqC Switch

      A DiSEqC (Digital Satellite Equipment Control) switch is a device that connects coaxial cables from a satellite receiver to coaxial cables from a satellite antenna and is responsible for transferring data and power to and from each device. DiSEqC switches are used to control a satellite dish’s direction, send power from a satellite receiver to

    • 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

    • How to Use a Sony Walkman MP3 Player

      How to Use a Sony Walkman MP3 Player

      Before you can use your Sony Walkman MP3 player, you have to set it up and get music onto the device. To do this, insert the installation disc into the computer. Follow the installation to the end so that your computer can recognize the device, but also so that the SonicStage software is installed–this is

    • 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 Program a Sanyo Universal Remote

      How to Program a Sanyo Universal Remote

      Programming a universal remote–be it a Sanyo or any other–requires that you have the codes that correlate the remote to all the other hardware in the room. For example, if you are going to be using the universal remote to handle the DVD player and the TV, it is important to have the codes for

    • How to Download Music

      How to Download Music

      Many people obtain music from illegal sources, which has arguably helped cripple the recording industry. This has, of course, led to aggressive lawsuits and new laws and procedures concerning how these people and their sources are treated. The entire situation can be avoided, however, if people use legal music sources instead. Most legal sources aren’t

    • Projector Lumens

      Projector Lumens

      Projectors have quite a variety of uses these days, whether in the boardroom or classroom to give a presentation, or the home to project digital, high definition TV and video to a screen. While there are many aspects that determine whether a projector will project high quality images (e.g. resolution, contrast, etc.), one type of

    • How Does TiVo Work?

      How Does TiVo Work?

      A common word that is constantly uttered in our society, TiVo has revolutionized the way we watch TV. With its many features and functions that allow you to pause, record, and rewatch television, TiVo has quickly ushered in an age in which we no longer watch commercials and we don't worry about being home at

    • How to Record Audio from Speakers

      How to Record Audio from Speakers

      Sound information that passes through computer speakers can easily be something that one wishes to keep as a recorded piece to use for later. This is a great option to have when one wishes to be able to playback the sound on a different device such as a mobile phone or mp3 player. The simplest

    • 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

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