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    • 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

    • How a Television Antenna Works

      How a Television Antenna Works

      "Low Tech" is the best way to describe a basic television antenna. Television antennas feature a series of elements cut to exact lengths which are designed to receive a compatible frequency from a transmitted television signal. Each element has a pair of metal rods (primarily aluminum based) extending from a boom. The key difference between

    • How to Connect a TV to a PC

      How to Connect a TV to a PC

      As the number of homes with high speed Internet has dramatically increased over the past decade, the need to connect a TV to a PC has also risen. By connecting one’s TV to a computer, consumers are able to use the computer to drive the content watched on the television. Popular services such as Hulu,

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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),

    • How to Build a Home Theater

      How to Build a Home Theater

      The concept of a home theater is excellent if you want to enjoy the cinema experience from the comfort and convenience of your home. If you are looking to build your own home theater, here are some recommendations. Choose a Room The size and location of your room will have definite consequences on how and

    • DVD Decoder

      DVD Decoder

      DVDs are one of the most popular types of media sold today. They hold feature length motion pictures, videos, audio and countless other types of media such as software and data. DVD’s not only can be played in standalone DVD players, but also most computers have a DVD drive. If a DVD includes media such

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