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    • DiSEqC Switch

      DiSEqC Switch

      A DiSEqC (Digital Satellite Equipment Control) switch is a device that connects coaxial cables from a satellite receiver to coaxial cables from a satellite antenna and is responsible for transferring data and power to and from each device. DiSEqC switches are used to control a satellite dish’s direction, send power from a satellite receiver to

    • How Does Satellite TV Work?

      How Does Satellite TV Work?

      Satellite TV works by broadcasting video and audio signals from geostationary satellites to satellite dishes on the Earth’s surface. These geostationary satellites orbit the earth in a region of space known as the Clarke Belt, which is approximately 22,300 miles above the equator. Each of these satellites carries a number of transponders. These transponders each

    • 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

    • Computer TV Tuner

      Computer TV Tuner

      A computer TV tuner is a computer hardware device that converts the standard analog TV signals it receives and demodulates them into their digital form. Sometimes the TV tuner capability is provided on the graphics card itself, for example, in the All-in-Wonder series manufactured by ATI Technologies. Such graphics cards are higher priced. TV Tuner

    • How Plasma TV Works

      How Plasma TV Works

      Plasma screens might seem like new technology because of their heightened popularity in recent years. However, plasma screens were first created in 1964, and have been in use ever since. The basic idea behind that of a plasma display is to illuminate tiny colored fluorescent lights to form images. Each pixel is made up of

    • 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

    • Satellite Receivers

      Satellite Receivers

      Satellite receivers come in standard, HD tuners, DVR, or FTA formats. In a standard receiver, the digital broadcast signal is decoded and presented in the television in an analog format. Most satellite receivers feature an Electronic Program Guide (EPG), which contains a list of the available channels and programming. HD Receivers Made for high-definition satellites

    • Multimedia

      Multimedia

      Multimedia is simply multiple forms of media integrated together. Media can be text, graphics, audio, animation, video, data, etc. An example of multimedia is a Mozart web page that has text regarding the composer, an audio file of some of his music, and even a video of his music being played in a hall. Besides

    • Nagravision

      Nagravision

      Nagravision is a company that develops conditional access systems for cable and satellite television. These conditional access systems usually involve encryption. There are currently three types of Nagravision versions in place; they are all used for digital cable and digital satellite television. They include Nagravision, Nagravision A and Nagravision Aladdin. Nagravision is generally used for

    • 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

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