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    • 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

    • How DirecTV and Dish Network Stop Signal Theft

      How DirecTV and Dish Network Stop Signal Theft

      Reducing Signal Theft by Blacklisting Access Cards DirecTV maintains a list of cancelled access cards. If an access card with a blacklisted CAM ID is utilized, you will receive the “Call Extension 745” error message. Reducing Signal Theft with ECM (Electronic Counter Measures DirecTV and Dish Network engineers also broadcast hostile signals that instruct the

    • HDTV Receiver

      HDTV Receiver

      An HDTV receiver is essentially a device that receives and decodes high definition TV signals. HDTV receivers are needed along with a High Definition Ready TV set to view high definition programming. Sometimes an HDTV receiver is also referred to as an HDTV tuner or HDTV decoder. One of the first questions that should be

    • How to Convert WMA to WAV files

      How to Convert WMA to WAV files

      The WMA (Windows Media Audio) file format is a proprietary file format created by the Microsoft Corporation for the storage and playback of audio files. The WMA format is part of the greater Windows Media framework and actually consists of four variants to include WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, and WMA Voice. The most common

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 1440p

      1440p

      As the demand for higher video quality increases, the video technologies that are available will also improve. Several video technology companies are producing televisions that are capable of showing high resolution images in the 1440p range, which is a 1440 pixel vertical resolution. So, with the standard 16:9 resolution format, a 1440p television would be

    • FTA Dish

      FTA Dish

      Free To Air (FTA) dishes receive unencrypted television or radio broadcast signals. They can decode standard MPEG-2/DVB-S for digital television. FTA receivers are designed to detect active transponders and their channels without being pre-programmed thereby collecting any available information they can detect. With the use of these receivers, television viewers can receive transmissions without subscription.

    • DVI HDTV Connector

      DVI HDTV Connector

      DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface, it delivers uncompressed video signals from the device to HDTV, digital monitors and DLP projectors. DVI can be found on DVD players (both high definition and standard), computer video cards and many cable and satellite boxes. DVI is a fairly new connection standard being used and can deliver high

    • How to Play VOB Files on Windows Media Player

      How to Play VOB Files on Windows Media Player

      A VOB (DVD Video Object) file is a file container format that DVDs use. A VOB file contains the actual movie from a DVD and its audio and streaming data that allows a user to scroll through the video. VOB files are essential to DVDs and can be taken from a disk in order to

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