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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.

    • Kinetoscope

      Kinetoscope

      A Kinetoscope is a device that shows older films or motion pictures through a viewing window. The device predates the movie projector and housing the viewing window in a cabinet. The kinetoscope’s basic concept served as the basis for movie projectors that were developed later. The kinetoscope produces the illusion of movement or animation by

    • DirecTV Receivers

      DirecTV Receivers

      DirecTV uses receivers from a wide variety of equipment manufacturers. DirecTV Receivers by Manufacturer DirecTV DirecTV Receivers DirecTV D10 DirecTV D10-200 DirecTV D10-300 DirecTV D11 DirecTV HR10-250 (HD DVR) DirecTV H10 DirecTV H20 DirecTV R10 DirecTV R15 General Electric DirecTV Receivers GE GRD33G2A GE GRD33G3A Hughes DirecTV Receivers HNS HDVR-2 HNS HAH-SA HNS HBH-SA HNS

    • PDTV (Pure Digital Television)

      PDTV (Pure Digital Television)

      In the age of HDTV, it is important to receive the best signals available to take advantage of the higher image quality that such display technology made possible. Pure Digital Television (PDTV) is the answer to this need. PDTV makes it possible to get direct feed from the video source and send it directly to

    • 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 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV is one of the available options for streaming and Internet based entertainment for the television. It has an extensive library of content when paired with Apple iTunes. Although Apple TV can be an affordable option, the device has many limitations that really reduces it to a basic streaming device. This device is not

    • 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

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