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    • 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

    • 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

    • ATSC Tuner

      ATSC Tuner

      ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) is a group which defines the standards for digital television transmission in the United States and many other counties. ATSC is the digital replacement for the earlier analog standard, NTSC. The ATSC standards are created by the Advanced Television Steering Committee, whose charter members are the Electronic Industries Association (EIA),

    • Macrovision

      Macrovision

      Macrovision is a company that sells copy protection products. The company's first product was a copy protection system for VHS tapes, which was also known as Macrovision. For a detailed look at that system, read Antti Paarlahti's Macrovision FAQ. The Macrovision copy protection system was later extended to DVDs. Macrovision is designed to prevent DVDs

    • 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

    • 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.

    • What is a QAM Tuner?

      What is a QAM Tuner?

      A QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation tuner) is a device that allows television sets to receive digital channels. QAM tuners are included in most modern television sets, although there are many that have not yet been upgraded to process digital channels. QAM tuners can be used in conjunction with a set top box or “cable

    • How to Watch TV Online

      How to Watch TV Online

      There are a lot of alternatives to cable television thanks to the Internet, and not all of them cost money or require you to register for viewing. As with any broadcast service, channel selection, picture quality, and the ability to pick and choose specific shows varies with what service you connect to. Delivery Options There

    • How a Flat Screen TV Works

      How a Flat Screen TV Works

      Flat TV screens are the modern day television sets. These have thin body frames, unlike the box-typed CRTs. There are three types of flat-screen televisions. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) TV PDP (Plasma Display Panels) TV LED (Light Emitting Diode) TV LCD TVs, Plasma TVs and LED TVs work differently from the traditional Cathode Ray Tube

    • 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

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