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    • Choosing a DirecTV HD LNB

      Choosing a DirecTV HD LNB

      A common dilemma that arises for satellite television users is choosing a DirectTV HD LNB dish that will provide the appropriate range of HD channels for the consumer. Depending on the geographic area the dish is installed, legacy models may not be able to provide the full offering of HD channels to the end user.

    • Free to Air Receivers

      Free to Air Receivers

      Free to air receivers (FTAs) are designed to receive unencrypted satellite television and radio programming without paying for a subscription service. By installing a suitable satellite dish and FTA receiver, a consumer is able to enjoy a large number of television channels. Most FTA receivers are designed to receive FTA signals encoded using MPEG-2 video;

    • 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

    • Outdoor TV Antennas

      Outdoor TV Antennas

      An outdoor TV antenna is one that receives radio signals from satellites or Earth-based radio transmitters. Outdoor TV antennas often receive a better signal than indoor TV antennas because they are in direct sight of a transmitter without interference from walls, electrical wiring, or any electronic devices. Outdoor TV antennas range dramatically in design and

    • Interactive TV

      Interactive TV

      Interactive TV is when the viewer and broadcaster can communicate with each other, usually in real time. Normal TV flows in a one way path, from the broadcaster to the viewer, however interactive TV, usually includes a digital modem or other form of hardware that can return information or data from the viewer back to

    • 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

    • Dual LNB

      Dual LNB

      A dual LNB (Low Noise Block-Down Converter) is an LNB system that features two outputs rather than one and allows satellite television subscribers to watch multiple channels on separate television sets simultaneously. Dual LNB systems use only one parabolic satellite dish, but have two cable connections that are connected to separate televisions in the user’s

    • 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.

    • How to Convert Audio Tape to MP3

      How to Convert Audio Tape to MP3

      For many, MP3 is the perfect digital format. Music in this format sounds similar to CD music quality. MP3 files are much smaller than the standard CD WAV file and using MP3 is free. It seems the only drawback of using MP3s is the fact that most music is stored on media that are not

    • 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

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