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    • 1080p vs. 1080i

      1080p vs. 1080i

      Most TV buyers are looking for the highest quality picture possible. For those shopping for a TV there is a controversy brewing about which is better 1080p or 1080i. However, the truth of the matter is that for most people both of these formats will deliver the same quality picture. Here is why. 1080i and

    • How to Program a Sanyo Universal Remote

      How to Program a Sanyo Universal Remote

      Programming a universal remote–be it a Sanyo or any other–requires that you have the codes that correlate the remote to all the other hardware in the room. For example, if you are going to be using the universal remote to handle the DVD player and the TV, it is important to have the codes for

    • How Plasma TV Works

      How Plasma TV Works

      Plasma screens might seem like new technology because of their heightened popularity in recent years. However, plasma screens were first created in 1964, and have been in use ever since. The basic idea behind that of a plasma display is to illuminate tiny colored fluorescent lights to form images. Each pixel is made up of

    • 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

    • IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision)

      IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision)

      IPTV is an acronym for Internet Protocol TV. It essentially is a technology that delivers video or TV broadcasts over the Internet. Instead of receiving television or video over the broadcast waves, cable lines or through a satellite TV service, your TV is hooked directly into a broadband Internet router and receives digital signal directly

    • 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

    • Fiber TV

      Fiber TV

      Fiber optics have quickly become a namesake in our modern world of technology. First there was the fiber optic Internet connection, then there were fiber optic landline telephones, and now there is fiver optic television. Fiber optic television is easy to use, provides more functionality than cable and satellite television, is highly reliable, and has

    • PDTV (Pure Digital Television)

      PDTV (Pure Digital Television)

      In the age of HDTV, it is important to receive the best signals available to take advantage of the higher image quality that such display technology made possible. Pure Digital Television (PDTV) is the answer to this need. PDTV makes it possible to get direct feed from the video source and send it directly to

    • What is a QAM Tuner?

      What is a QAM Tuner?

      A QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation tuner) is a device that allows television sets to receive digital channels. QAM tuners are included in most modern television sets, although there are many that have not yet been upgraded to process digital channels. QAM tuners can be used in conjunction with a set top box or “cable

    • VideoGuard

      VideoGuard

      VideoGuard is an encryption method that NDS produced. It is used for conditional broadcasting services such as broadband television and the Internet. Since satellites, radio towers, and all other broadcasting equipment broadcast signals without discretion to which subscribers receive them, VideoGuard is necessary in order to distinguish which television channels, Internet features, and other services subscribers are

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