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    • 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 Convert VGA to TV

      How to Convert VGA to TV

      VGA (Video Graphics Array) based systems can have interesting uses. Whether it is to simply connect a computer to a television or convert an HD signal which uses the standard VGA connector into RCA compliant signals, it is possible with the correct hardware tools. What is VGA? The video graphics array was designed for computers

    • DirecTV Satellites

      DirecTV Satellites

      DirecTV maintains a fleet of geostationary satellites to provide broadcast television services. Designation Launch Date Orbit Satellite Transponders DirecTV 1 17 December, 1993 101.11W HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 2 3 August, 1994 – HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 3 10 June, 1995 – HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 6 8 March, 1997 – LS-1300 32 Ku DirecTV

    • DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      A DBS, or Direct Broadcast Satellite, is a type of satellite that is used to broadcast data directly to a residence or commercial office, without the use of intermediary cables or other routing equipment. DBS systems are most commonly used for direct broadcast television and Internet access, in which users from anywhere in the world

    • 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

    • HDMI Optical Switch

      HDMI Optical Switch

      HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface; HDMI is an audio video interface that is used to transmit both digital audio and video streams of data which are uncompressed and encrypted. HDMI is slowly becoming the de facto standard for connecting digital audio and video sources to one another. For instance, many consumer electronics such

    • DirecTV Access Cards

      DirecTV Access Cards

      A DirecTV access card is a type of electronic card, roughly the size of a credit card, which provides programming to subscribers. DirecTV access cards may be provided to a customer along with his/her receiver box or separately, but must be activated before any programming can be used. When the user chooses a package and

    • How Television Broadcasting Works

      How Television Broadcasting Works

      While millions of people watch television each day, many of them are not quite sure how the technology works. Television has been around for many decades and although some of its components have changed over the years, the way in which television broadcasts work is pretty much the same. Elements of Broadcast Television There are

    • How to Remove DRM from WMV

      How to Remove DRM from WMV

      To remove DRM (Digital Rights Management) features from a WMV file, you will need an application that plays the WMV file and re-records it in another format. You will need to be connected to the Internet to retrieve a valid DRM license during the conversion, but after that you will be able to play the

    • 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

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