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    • How Television Works

      How Television Works

      Most people spend hours each day watching programming on their TV set, however, many people might wonder how in fact television works. There are many parts to this process and many technologies that are involved. Following are the most important processes and technologies involved in making television work. Main Elements of the TV Process There

    • Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV is one of the available options for streaming and Internet based entertainment for the television. It has an extensive library of content when paired with Apple iTunes. Although Apple TV can be an affordable option, the device has many limitations that really reduces it to a basic streaming device. This device is not

    • Picture Quality

      Picture Quality

      Picture quality is a general term used by the viewer to rate the inherent quality of the image. It is mainly subjective, meaning that each viewer rates the picture quality differently. Some people may think that an image is high enough quality, but you may have an individual with higher standards that may say the

    • PDTV (Pure Digital Television)

      PDTV (Pure Digital Television)

      In the age of HDTV, it is important to receive the best signals available to take advantage of the higher image quality that such display technology made possible. Pure Digital Television (PDTV) is the answer to this need. PDTV makes it possible to get direct feed from the video source and send it directly to

    • How CCTV Works

      How CCTV Works

      CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) uses one or more video cameras to transmit video and sometimes audio images to a monitor, set of monitors, or video recorder. The difference between CCTV and standard TV is that standard TV openly broadcasts signals to the public. CCTV is not openly transmitted to the public. CCTV uses either wireless

    • 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

    • Refresh Rate

      Refresh Rate

      The Refresh rate is the number of times a display's image is repainted or refreshed per second. As it denotes a frequency of a process, the refresh rate is expressed in hertz. That is, a refresh rate of 75 Hz means the image is refreshed 75 times in one second. For academic interest, it should

    • How to Record a Show from DVR to a Computer

      How to Record a Show from DVR to a Computer

      Many people these days have a DVR attached to their television set that allows them to pause, record, and playback TV shows and movies whenever they want. While this provides consumers with much-appreciated accessibility and flexibility, a growing trend worldwide is to connect a DVR to a computer in order to watch TV shows and

    • HDTV (High Definition TV)

      HDTV (High Definition TV)

      HDTV stands for High Definition TV and while the FCC does not have a standard definition for HDTV, it is widely agreed upon that HDTV is defined as having higher quality video, audio and a wider image aspect ratio than standard television broadcast signals. HDTV is part of a larger set of standards called ATSC.

    • Fiber TV

      Fiber TV

      Fiber optics have quickly become a namesake in our modern world of technology. First there was the fiber optic Internet connection, then there were fiber optic landline telephones, and now there is fiver optic television. Fiber optic television is easy to use, provides more functionality than cable and satellite television, is highly reliable, and has

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