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    • Free to View Satellite

      Free to View Satellite

      Free To View satellite is a British variant of Free To Air satellite. Regular Free To Air satellite exists in Great Britain, but Free To View satellite gives the viewer access to additional channels not available via a normal FTA receiver. FTV satellite content is offered exclusively through Freesat from Sky, a British satellite television

    • 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

    • 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

    • Conditional Access System

      Conditional Access System

      A Conditional Access System, or CAS, is a type of system used in Internet and television broadcasts in order to restrict unauthorized users from accessing channels or services that they have not paid for and allow subscribers who have paid for services to access the specific services they purchased. Conditional Access Systems are most commonly

    • 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

    • Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

      Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

      A DVR, which is also known as a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) is basically a digital replacement for the video cassette recorder (VCR) for recording TV programs. The key difference between a VCR and a DVR is that the latter can record TV programs digitally. Apart from the advent of High Definition TV (HDTV), the

    • 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

    • DigiCipher II

      DigiCipher II

      DigiCipher II (DCII) is a Motorola proprietary digital video distribution system. DigiCipher II provides compression, encryption, and authorization. DigiCipher II compression is based upon MPEG-2. DigiCipher II is utilized for some TVRO transmissions. A Motorola 4DTV satellite receiver is required to decode DigiCipher II TVRO channels. DigiCipher II utilizes AC3 audio encoding.

    • Satellite Receivers

      Satellite Receivers

      Satellite receivers come in standard, HD tuners, DVR, or FTA formats. In a standard receiver, the digital broadcast signal is decoded and presented in the television in an analog format. Most satellite receivers feature an Electronic Program Guide (EPG), which contains a list of the available channels and programming. HD Receivers Made for high-definition satellites

    • 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,

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