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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • HDMI Splitter

      HDMI Splitter

      A High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) signal is sent through an HDMI cable. It is designed to be used with extra high resolution video feeds coming from DVD, Bluray, etc., which are then routed to a compatible viewing screen such as a television or computer monitor. HDMI cables are capable of different speeds based on

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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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