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    • 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

    • How Do I Download Music Onto an MP3 Player?

      How Do I Download Music Onto an MP3 Player?

      Adding songs to an MP3 player is easy, no matter which type of an MP3 player you have. There are several ways to do this. Traditional Method The easiest method of transferring music to an MP3 player is to simply plug your MP3 player into your computer and go to “My Computer”  (the icon is

    • HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

      HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

      High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, also known as HDCP, is a newer form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) that was designed to control digital video and audio content. The technology was originally created by Intel to ensure that digital audio and video travelling across a Digital Video Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) would follow

    • DVI vs. Component

      DVI vs. Component

      DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a connection standard that can send uncompressed digital signals from one device to another, usually from a DVI DVD player to a High Definition TV or other digital display. Since this technology is fairly new and the fact that many videophiles are either purchasing their first HDTV or upgrading to

    • Dish 300

      Dish 300

      Dish 300 was the first satellite dish receiver provided by the direct broadcast satellite television company, Dish Network, and was originally known as the “Dish Network Dish”. Dish 300 had a single LNB, or Low Noise Block, that was capable of receiving signals from the 119°W orbital location owned by EchoStar as well as the

    • AA Files

      AA Files

      AA, or Audible Audio files, are audio files which are organized in a format optimized for people listening to spoken text. This article will explain what AA files are, list their pros and cons, and list a few programs that are able to support or convert AA files. What are AA Files AA, or Audible

    • How to Convert MP4 to AVI

      How to Convert MP4 to AVI

      The MP4 container is commonly used on YouTube, portable video players, and iDevices to transport or wrap video files in a web-friendly format. Many digital video players; however, do not support MP4 or M4V encoded files and require the videos be converted to AVI format for successful playback. As a result, using a free or

    • Converting VGA to RCA

      Converting VGA to RCA

      What is VGA? The Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a type of display hardware. The VGA connector is a 15 pin connection which relays all of the visual data to be shown to the computer screen. Each pin corresponds to a color, ground or placement information for the display. This has been in use ever since the 1990s

    • Macrovision

      Macrovision

      Macrovision is a company that sells copy protection products. The company's first product was a copy protection system for VHS tapes, which was also known as Macrovision. For a detailed look at that system, read Antti Paarlahti's Macrovision FAQ. The Macrovision copy protection system was later extended to DVDs. Macrovision is designed to prevent DVDs

    • How to Connect a Laptop to a Projector

      How to Connect a Laptop to a Projector

        Although connecting a laptop to a projector is simple, without proper preparation, the projector connection can fail, resulting in a delayed or cancelled presentation. The most common way to connect a laptop to a projector is via VGA cable, with SVGA and S-Video cables providing alternative means of making the connection. A common task

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