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    • 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

    • Pay Per View

      Pay Per View

      Pay per view is usually defined as any TV entertainment that is purchased to be viewed once or for a set period of time. The most popular forms of pay per view programming are usually purchased and shown through cable TV or Satellite TV services. These programs include live sporting events such as boxing matches,

    • How to Choose an HDMI Cable

      How to Choose an HDMI Cable

      Choosing an HDMI cable can be a complex task. There are several factors that must be considered in order to select the best HDMI cable to meet the user’s requirements: HDMI standards compliance HDMI Cable Categories Cable length Cable quality Active cables HDMI devices Price HDMI Standards Compliance Each HDMI cable is rated to comply

    • What is a Cutoff Frequency?

      What is a Cutoff Frequency?

      Cutoff frequency (corner or break frequency) is commonly used in the physics and electrical engineering fields. This frequency causes a device to stop operating in an efficient manner, resulting in it shutting down or being cut off. More technically, the cutoff frequency reduces energy flow through the device and prevents it from working as designed.

    • 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,

    • How to Convert HDMI to RCA

      How to Convert HDMI to RCA

      Nowadays, most consumer electronic devices support the HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for video and image downloads. Before HDMI became popular in the electronic industry, RCA connectors (yellow, white, and red cables) were primarily used to connect DVD players, video game consoles, and set top boxes to televisions or monitors. A common issue for

    • CSS (Content Scrambling System)

      CSS (Content Scrambling System)

      The Content Scrambling System, or CSS, is a Digital Rights Management, or DRM, encryption system that encrypts data on commercially-available DVDs and prevents users from copying the disc’s data to a computer file or another disc. The Content Scrambling System is also used to require all media player manufacturers to produce devices that are compatible

    • 1080p vs. 1080i

      1080p vs. 1080i

      Most TV buyers are looking for the highest quality picture possible. For those shopping for a TV there is a controversy brewing about which is better 1080p or 1080i. However, the truth of the matter is that for most people both of these formats will deliver the same quality picture. Here is why. 1080i and

    • RPC (Regional Playback Control)

      RPC (Regional Playback Control)

      RPC, Regional Playback Control, is a system utilized by DVD manufacturers to limit the use of DVD’s to limited geographic regions. RPC is implemented on most commercial DVD’s and on most DVD players. RPC Regions 0 No Region Coding 1 United States of America, Canada 2 Europe, including France, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, Japan and

    • 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

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