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    • How to Copy Slides to Disk

      How to Copy Slides to Disk

      If you have been enjoying photography for more than a few years, you probably have plenty of slides taken with analog cameras. Before digital photography, slides were a great way to view photos en masse. They were very small, making them light and portable and perfect for slide shows in homes, classrooms, and auditoriums. However,

    • TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO stands for "TV Receive Only", but that really does not give you a good sense of what TVRO is. The term TVRO is used to describe both Free To Air satellite and paid programming over similar equipment. Free To Air satellite is unencrypted. TVRO premium analog channels are encrypted using VideoCipher II RS. TVRO

    • How to Choose an HDMI Cable

      How to Choose an HDMI Cable

      Choosing an HDMI cable can be a complex task. There are several factors that must be considered in order to select the best HDMI cable to meet the user’s requirements: HDMI standards compliance HDMI Cable Categories Cable length Cable quality Active cables HDMI devices Price HDMI Standards Compliance Each HDMI cable is rated to comply

    • How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      The process of downloading a video from a camcorder to a computer depends on whether the camcorder is digital or analog (old-style camcorder that uses tapes). For an analog camcorder, install a signal digitizer card in the computer, which is fairly common with today’s readily available off-the-shelf TV tuner cards. This card converts the analog

    • 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 Convert AVI to WMV

      How to Convert AVI to WMV

      The AVI (Audio Video Interleave) format is a higher-end video format first developed by the Microsoft Corporation. The format is minimally compressed resulting in high video quality, but large file sizes. The WMV (Windows Media Video) file format is supported on a greater number of software platforms and saves disc space when saving video content.

    • 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

    • What Are the HDTV DirecTV Satellite Tuners?

      What Are the HDTV DirecTV Satellite Tuners?

      DirecTV uses HDTV tuners from a wide variety of equipment manufacturers. DirecTV DirecTV Receivers DirecTV HR10-250 (HD DVR) DirecTV H10 DirecTV H20 Hughes DirecTV Receivers HNS HIRD-E86 HNS HTL-HD HNS SD-HBH LG DirecTV Receivers LG LSS-3200A Mitsubishi DirecTV Receivers Mitsubishi SR-HD5 Panasonic DirecTV Receivers Panasonic TU-HDS20 Philips DirecTV Receivers Philips DSHD800 ProScan DirecTV Receivers Proscan

    • Irdeto

      Irdeto

      Irdeto is a company which sells conditional access systems for digital satellite and cable television. Irdeto is a division of Naspers, a South African company. In common usage, the term Irdeto is most used to refer to the Irdeto encryption system used by satellite broadcasters such as South Africa’s DStv and Australia’s Austar. The current

    • DirecTV

      DirecTV

      DirecTV has become one of the most subscribed-to satellite television services in the United States since its initial launch on June 17th, 1994. The DirecTV service provides both digital satellite TV and audio to subscribers located in both the United States and Central America. The primary competitors to DirecTV include major cable TV providers and

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