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    • 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

    • Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network Satellites

      Dish Network, and their previously separated partner, EchoStar, have launched dozens of satellites over the past decade in order to provide direct broadcast satellite television services to their subscribers. While each satellite location, known as an “orbital location” provides services to a different region of the Earth, many of the orbital locations contain multiple satellites

    • Interactive TV

      Interactive TV

      Interactive TV is when the viewer and broadcaster can communicate with each other, usually in real time. Normal TV flows in a one way path, from the broadcaster to the viewer, however interactive TV, usually includes a digital modem or other form of hardware that can return information or data from the viewer back to

    • How to Install a DirecTV Satellite Dish

      How to Install a DirecTV Satellite Dish

      Standard professional satellite dish installation is free for those interested in receiving DirecTV service. However, customers can easily install the DirecTV satellite dish on their own. Here are some tips. When installing a DirecTV satellite dish it is important to first have all the major parts necessary to install it and connect it to the

    • DiSEqC

      DiSEqC

      DiSEqC stands for Digital Satellite Equipment Control. DiSEqC is a communication bus between satellite receivers and peripheral equipment such a LNBs, switches, and antenna positioners. DiSEqC communication occurs over the existing coaxial cable. Eutelsat developed DiSEqC and released it to the public as an open standard. DiSEqC Specifications Bus Specification Logos and their Conditions of

    • 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

    • Free to Air Receivers

      Free to Air Receivers

      Free to air receivers (FTAs) are designed to receive unencrypted satellite television and radio programming without paying for a subscription service. By installing a suitable satellite dish and FTA receiver, a consumer is able to enjoy a large number of television channels. Most FTA receivers are designed to receive FTA signals encoded using MPEG-2 video;

    • How Does Satellite TV Work?

      How Does Satellite TV Work?

      Satellite TV works by broadcasting video and audio signals from geostationary satellites to satellite dishes on the Earth’s surface. These geostationary satellites orbit the earth in a region of space known as the Clarke Belt, which is approximately 22,300 miles above the equator. Each of these satellites carries a number of transponders. These transponders each

    • DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite)

      A DBS, or Direct Broadcast Satellite, is a type of satellite that is used to broadcast data directly to a residence or commercial office, without the use of intermediary cables or other routing equipment. DBS systems are most commonly used for direct broadcast television and Internet access, in which users from anywhere in the world

    • Nagravision

      Nagravision

      Nagravision is a company that develops conditional access systems for cable and satellite television. These conditional access systems usually involve encryption. There are currently three types of Nagravision versions in place; they are all used for digital cable and digital satellite television. They include Nagravision, Nagravision A and Nagravision Aladdin. Nagravision is generally used for

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