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    • 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

    • ASIO 4 ALL

      ASIO 4 ALL

      ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) is a sound card driver protocol designed for professionals with the goal of reducing latency (a delay between input and output audio signals). Steinberg, a company very well known for its premium music production software such as Cubase, created ASIO. Steinberg also invented the VST plugin standard used in almost all

    • 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 to Record Audio from Speakers

      How to Record Audio from Speakers

      Sound information that passes through computer speakers can easily be something that one wishes to keep as a recorded piece to use for later. This is a great option to have when one wishes to be able to playback the sound on a different device such as a mobile phone or mp3 player. The simplest

    • 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

    • WMV Converter

      WMV Converter

      If you surf the web or watch media on your computer, you have probably come across the WMV file. WMV stands for Windows Media Video and while it was originally designed for streaming video from websites, it is also used for music videos and full length motion pictures. WMV, a Microsoft product plays with Windows

    • How to Convert MP3 to WAV

      The MP3 (Moving Pictures Experts Group) audio file format is compressed in order to allow playback and exchange over the Internet and other size constrained media. Although most audio playback devices and software support the MP3 format, the WAV (Waveform audio) format is uncompressed and capable of storing more detail when further manipulating audio files.

    • 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

    • How to Record TV Shows on a PC

      How to Record TV Shows on a PC

      A new trend now-a-days is to connect your TV to your PC and record television shows directly to your computer. This may have seemed like an insane dream a decade ago but believe it or not, there are many methods that exist today that allow you to record television shows to your computer to watch

    • MP3

      MP3

      MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) is a digital audio encoding format that uses a lossy compression algorithm. Although the algorithm used is lossy in nature, the sound quality of the MP3 file is very good. An average listener cannot tell the difference between the MP3 file and the original uncompressed audio file. The lossy compression

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