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    • How to Convert Windows Media to MP3

      How to Convert Windows Media to MP3

      The Windows Media format is the native file format for audio files saved in the Windows Media Player. When an end-user imports music from a CD or other source into the player, the default setting on the target computer will save the file(s) in the WMA or Windows Media format. Not all MP-3 or portable

    • Satellite Finder

      Satellite Finder

      A satellite finder is a specialized signal-strength meter used to point satellite dishes and LNBs. There are two general classes of satellite finders: analog and digital satellite finders. Analog Satellite Finder Most analog satellite finders are inexpensive devices which simply display the strength of the received signal. To use an analog satellite finder, you point

    • 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

    • Refresh Rate

      Refresh Rate

      The Refresh rate is the number of times a display's image is repainted or refreshed per second. As it denotes a frequency of a process, the refresh rate is expressed in hertz. That is, a refresh rate of 75 Hz means the image is refreshed 75 times in one second. For academic interest, it should

    • How Long Do Audio Cassette Tapes Last?

      How Long Do Audio Cassette Tapes Last?

      When properly cared for, an audio cassette tape can last 30 years or longer. However, many factors can shorten that lifespan considerably. The two most common causes of premature tape death are equipment malfunction (“The cassette player ate my tape!”) and heat (“The radiator melted my tape!”). Cassette Tape Lifetime Factors All cassette tapes were

    • 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 Burn a WMV to DVD

      How to Burn a WMV to DVD

      One of the most popular video formats used with computers and found on the web is WMV. Microsoft originally designed WMV (Windows Media Video) to stream video. WMV obviously plays with all current Windows Media Players and other media players such as VLC, Winamp, and DivX. Pre Requirement DVD/RW Optical Drive A DVD optical drive

    • 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 a Rear Projection TV Works

      How a Rear Projection TV Works

      As it sounds, a projection television, or more commonly a "rear-projection" TV work by projecting an image from behind the screen itself. Currently, there are three main types of technology used in rear-projection TV's: CRT, LCD, and DLP. Each uses a combination of projection devices, magnification lenses, mirrors, and screens to produce the image seen.

    • How to Convert FLAC files to WAV

      How to Convert FLAC files to WAV

      The FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an open source file format designed for the storage and playback of audio content. Unfortunately, the format is not supported on a number of music playback devices. The WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is designed by Microsoft and IBM for both audio playback in uncompressed form. A common

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