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    • DirecTV SWM

      DirecTV SWM

      The DirecTV Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM) is a specially designed piece of hardware that allows a DirecTV satellite dish signal to be split and used with many different tuners/receivers. The usual configurations allow 5, 8, 16, or 32 connections to a single satellite dish. DirecTV SWM is useful because of the satellite dish’s previous configurations,

    • WVC1

      WVC1

      Many people in the multimedia industry informally refer to the Windows Media File format as the VC-1 format. Its formal name is the SMPTE 421 M standard. Microsoft initially released it in the spring of 2006 and it is widely supported on DVD players, Windows Media Player 9 and newer, and Blu-ray. WVC1 is the

    • Dish 1000

      Dish 1000

      Dish 1000 is a satellite dish provided by Dish Network that allows users to connect to high-definition broadcast satellites in the 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W orbital locations. Although the Dish 500 model was designed to connect to both the 110°W and 119°W locations simultaneously, Dish Network still needed to enhance the size and capabilities of

    • How Does TiVo Work?

      How Does TiVo Work?

      A common word that is constantly uttered in our society, TiVo has revolutionized the way we watch TV. With its many features and functions that allow you to pause, record, and rewatch television, TiVo has quickly ushered in an age in which we no longer watch commercials and we don't worry about being home at

    • 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

    • 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

    • Satellite Television Descrambler

      Satellite Television Descrambler

      Most satellite television is encrypted using conditional access systems such as: DigiCipher II VideoCipher II RS Nagravision VideoGuard Irdeto Mediaguard Viaccess Conex To watch these encrypted television channels, you need a box which can decrypt them. This box is sometimes referred to as a satellite television descrambler. Satellite Television Descramblers Most satellite television descamblers are

    • How Color Television Works

      How Color Television Works

      If you are wondering how a color television works, you should first understand how a standard TV set works and how the brain perceives TV signals. How a TV works For the most part a TV station broadcasts a television program by converting a television program (sound and video) into a radio frequency which is

    • Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network, and their previously separated partner, EchoStar, have launched dozens of satellites over the past decade in order to provide direct broadcast satellite television services to their subscribers. While each satellite location, known as an “orbital location” provides services to a different region of the Earth, many of the orbital locations contain multiple satellites

    • Fiber TV

      Fiber TV

      Fiber optics have quickly become a namesake in our modern world of technology. First there was the fiber optic Internet connection, then there were fiber optic landline telephones, and now there is fiver optic television. Fiber optic television is easy to use, provides more functionality than cable and satellite television, is highly reliable, and has

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