Are you an avid television viewer? Statistics show that the average American spends about 1,500 hours per year watching television programming. How would you like to enjoy movies, sporting events, concerts, and other special shows in great proportion using the very latest in advanced digital television technology? Before rushing out to be the first on the block with a digital projector, let this article attempt to inform you of what a digital projector is, what it does, and what it will help you do better.
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Video games are poised to invade your cell phone courtesy of companies such as T-Mobile, SBC, Nokia, along with some of the big players in gaming such as Electronic Arts Inc. EA, the biggest gorilla in the video gaming industry, is teaming up with Amp‚Äôd Mobile to provide the service of more than a dozen video games on their phones. Amp‚Äôd Mobile is a privately owned company and is leasing bandwidth from Verizon. Video games are positioned to overtake ringtones as the main moneymaker for many operators.
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Couch Potatoes Rejoice!
First, your computer becomes a television, then your cell phone is next, and then all of your mobile devices are getting broadband digital TV. Mobile TV may be at an early stage, but it is poised to penetrate almost every aspect of our lives. There is a real battle shaping up for digital broadcast video, and it is probably too soon to tell who is going to win our hearts and handsets just yet. Part of the fight is between these scary sounding acronyms: DVB-H, ISDB-T. T-DMB, DVB-T, DAB, and ATSC, which we will discuss later.
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Plasma HDTV (High Definition Television) is still the king of home entertainment. The competing technologies such as LCD and DLP have excellent picture quality, but if you want state-of-the-art clarity and superb colors and are willing to pay for the best, videophiles agree that plasma television is unsurpassed. Someone described the act of watching a Plasma TV is like looking through an open window.
Get ready for wide-eyed, jaw-dropping friends to stay a little longer when they visit.
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Rumors of the demise of the CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) are somewhat premature. For many decades, the TV that we all grew up with‚Äîthe only type of television we knew‚Äîwas the big, clunky, glass screen, heavily and thickly built CRT television.
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There is a veritable blizzard out there, of three and four letter acronyms, and other abbreviations for emerging technologies and standards, that will enable you to go wireless! The most exciting changes involve the so called third generation networks, or 3G, that have more capacity than the older networks, and give you the ability to download tons of music, navigate with GPS, play games with awesome graphics, enjoy video calling and e-mail with multimedia. These are just some of the cool functions that 3G technologies will enable. The first generation cell phones were analog and second generation devices were digital, but could not access the Internet.
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In this world of accelerating changes, as large network television media conglomerates vie for market share of your attention, strange things are happening at CBS. For example, can you imagine David Letterman and his top-ten list on your cell phone? Andy Rooney on your Ipod? Three-minute vignettes of an original soap opera on your cell phone? These are just a few of the things possible, as CBS explores new and exciting ways to deliver content to the consumer.
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This technology is very recent. There are 2 major services in the Satellite Radio market ‚Äì XM Satellite and Sirius Satellite. Both are comparable in cost and services provided and both give consumers exceptional content and sound.
Beginning in the early 1990‚Äôs, the Federal Communications Commission began with a new class of radio service providers: SDARS (satellite digital audio radio service). The first, XM, was begun in 1992 and began delivering services in 2001, and Sirius was second coming soon afterwards.
The primary difference in services from standard radio was that satellite radio providers services was transmitted from satellites in orbit around the world in the same manner as television providers do, and the signals are a higher quality than regular radio. Special receivers are used to decode the digital signals. A wider selection of services is available to subscribers than with traditional radio, and the content is commercial-free. Satellite providers are not restricted by the Federal Communications Commission. Consumers who desire this excellent service may subscribe to either XM Satellite or Sirius Satellite or both. Digital channels may also be streamed via the internet for subscribers. There are millions of satisfied consumers all over the United States.
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Thin is in!
The newest flat-panel LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) televisions are thinner and lighter than ever. At 3 inches thick and weighing in at around 60 pounds, they can hang on almost any wall. They look so sleek and artsy on those trendy table tops, however, that you may have a bit of trouble deciding the optimum to way to view your new set. The sizes of these HDTV (High Definition Television) screens range from a tiny 10 inch screen to 45 inches or larger.
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After many years of standard television viewing, the wonderful world of advanced research and development in entertainment technology has now produced a flat-panel display with a wide screen, having a width of about 6 inches, with an excellent imaging capability. This particular wonder of the future is called a Plasma television and is in greater demand than standard television sets. Although it is a bit more expensive than standard sets, starting at $1,200, it is hoped that the evolving technology and demand will make it more and more affordable for the average consumer to have and install a Plasma television set.
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High Definition technology now brings consumers improved audio that enables broadcasters of radio signals to send their signals digitally. The availability of excellent audio quality as well as additional multicasting gives you better sound and more selections. This is certainly technological progress in radio communications in view of the fact that prior to this time, all were transmitted in analog broadcasts. No longer will you hear static or fading signals. Now you will be able to see descriptive music listings as well as updates on conditions of weather and problems in traffic displayed on the screen of your radio. These are the latest in technological advancements in radio programming and are considered enhancements to radio programming.
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There are number of types of HDTV (High Definition Television) on the market today. No doubt, you have heard names such as Plasma, LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and Rear Projection. There is another type of HDTV, which is making inroads into the world of HDTV. It is called DLP, which stands for Digital Light Processing. If you are the type of person who can frequently be seduced by technology and can‚Äôt wait to adopt technology as soon as it comes to market, then you probably already own a DLP TV! If you are a lover of high-tech devices and are in the market for a High-Def TV, then a serious look at DLP is now mandatory.
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It is time to start living the High-Def lifestyle!
A recent study suggests that one reason consumers are reticent about jumping into HDTV is that they suffer from an information deficit when it comes to this relativity new technology. HDTV has been available since the late nineties, and the price of the equipment has been dropping steadily.
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A couple of years ago, when I used to eat at this great Thai restaurant in El-Segundo, I had absolutely no idea that such an influential corporation as DirecTV was located right in the neighborhood. El-Segundo is actually a sleepy little community sandwiched between the Los Angeles airport (LAX) and the small, but very upscale beach communities of Manhattan and Redondo beaches. It‚Äôs only an half-hour drive (when traffic cooperates) from downtown Los Angeles by the 105 and 110 freeways, but can seem a world away on Saturday night when downtown El Segundo is almost deathly quite.
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Considering the fact that local channels are a favorite among viewers DirecTV provides local channels at the same low price nation wide. Each package of DirecTV is priced for the local channels too. Local channels are available to more than 92% of the nation, and for the areas where it‚Äôs not available the charge for the local channel is reduced.
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The Super Bowl is on the horizon; the playoffs are in full swing, and what better time than now to look at some of the new big screen televisions that are on the market now to complement your satellite dish subscription?
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To believe this, one should watch both of them and feel the difference on their own. The quality of picture and sound are of high quality which gives you ultimate excitement and satisfaction while watching your favorite programs. Digital TV compresses images which help to broadcast multiple channels at a same band width. Whereas Analog which is generally called as SDTV uses magnetic waves to transmit and display pictures and sound which has been traditionally used. The special features available in Digital TV is surround sound, crystal clear pictures, sharper pictures which is all requires for the latest evolution of television the High Definition Television.
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It wasn't so long ago that kids who got the "new" Nintendo 8-bit gaming console or the Sega system for Christmas were the envy of every less fortunate and burned out Atari owning neighborhood playmate. As time elapsed, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and NES's Turbo Graphix 16 became all the rave. Anyone now in their twenties can recall being impressed by the awesome advancements in playability and graphic display of the Nintendo 64 and Sega's Dreamcast system, and even more recently (only five or so years ago) the advent of Microsoft's Xbox, Nintendo's Game Cube, and the Play Station by Sony. The Video Gaming industry has made great strides in the past twenty years: from slow-moving, barely recognizable forms on screen in original Atari games such as Pac-Man, Calga, and Tron, to the extremely vivid and life-like graphics of Tomb Raider, Splinter Cell, and Tekken; available for the Xbox and Play Station. Now, just in time for Christmas 2005, Microsoft has made the next move in the continuing race for Video Gaming Supremacy with the introduction of the Xbox 360. The result is truly phenomenal.
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