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    • HDTV (High Definition TV)

      HDTV (High Definition TV)

      HDTV stands for High Definition TV and while the FCC does not have a standard definition for HDTV, it is widely agreed upon that HDTV is defined as having higher quality video, audio and a wider image aspect ratio than standard television broadcast signals. HDTV is part of a larger set of standards called ATSC.

    • 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

    • 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

    • Pay Per View

      Pay Per View

      Pay per view is usually defined as any TV entertainment that is purchased to be viewed once or for a set period of time. The most popular forms of pay per view programming are usually purchased and shown through cable TV or Satellite TV services. These programs include live sporting events such as boxing matches,

    • How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      How Do I Align a DirecTV Satellite Dish?

      A DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment when strong winds, accidental movement, and various other situations occur. It may also become necessary to set up a dish that has come loose or one that was purchased without an installation plan. Whatever the case, individuals can alight the DirecTV dish on their own. Checking the Signal

    • HDMI Optical Switch

      HDMI Optical Switch

      HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface; HDMI is an audio video interface that is used to transmit both digital audio and video streams of data which are uncompressed and encrypted. HDMI is slowly becoming the de facto standard for connecting digital audio and video sources to one another. For instance, many consumer electronics such

    • 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 Convert HDMI to RCA

      How to Convert HDMI to RCA

      Nowadays, most consumer electronic devices support the HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for video and image downloads. Before HDMI became popular in the electronic industry, RCA connectors (yellow, white, and red cables) were primarily used to connect DVD players, video game consoles, and set top boxes to televisions or monitors. A common issue for

    • 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 Convert VGA to TV

      How to Convert VGA to TV

      VGA (Video Graphics Array) based systems can have interesting uses. Whether it is to simply connect a computer to a television or convert an HD signal which uses the standard VGA connector into RCA compliant signals, it is possible with the correct hardware tools. What is VGA? The video graphics array was designed for computers

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