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Telegent Brings Free-to-Air TV to Latin America

Being able to watch TV content on your mobile phone has been out there in the market but has not really made any headway just yet. Hopefully though when this is brought to the Latin America market, mobile users will be able to appreciate and look at handy TV viewing right at their fingertips. read more…

Considerations When Installing A Home Theater In The Basement

For those that have basements in their home, they can present the ideal location for a home theater. After all, they are often unfinished, so you have a blank canvas with which to work, they are seperated from the rest of the home so you can have the volume turned up without bothering the rest of the household, etc. read more…

Digital Converter

On February 17th, 2009, all United States TV broadcasting will switch from analog to digital signals. Are you ready for the change? Even if you have an older television that does not have a digital receiver, if you subscribe to any major cable television service you will not experience any change in your reception unless your cable service goes down. read more…

Are You Sitting Too Far Away To Enjoy Your Full Resolution 1080p Display?

According to a poll by the folks at Gizmodo, many viewers are sitting too far from their HDTVs to enjoy the full resolution of a 1080p display. Referencing the Lechner Distance Chart at hdguru.com, the Gizmodo poll determined that 60 percent of viewers were sitting more than six feet from 1080p/1080i screens under 40 inches in size. read more…

Maxon To Showcase CINEMA 4D Advanced Motion Graphics

Maxon Computer has announced that they will be showcasing the CINEMA 4D flagship software at PROMAX/BDA, providing techies a first-hand look on the software that is responsible for creating motion graphics that we are sure to be familiar with in the broadcast industry. read more…

DISH Network Announces 7 New Channels from MTV Networks

Starting today, HD feeds of BET, CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and VH1 will be added on the DISH Network with no additional cost. Thanks to an agreement between DISH Network, MTV Networks and BET Networks, all these HD channels can now be enjoyed by their subscribers. read more…

Government Coupons for Set top Boxes

Lawmakers are considering whether or not to push back the scheduled February 17th conversion from an analog to a digital TV signal because the funding for the government coupons that were supposed to help defray the cost of purchasing a converter box has run out. read more…

Nothing Lasts Forever

Do DVDs and CDs you record at home have a shelf life? Unlike CDs and DVDs that you purchase commercially, home-burned CDs and DVDs do have a lifespan—usually from five to ten years depending the quality of the disks you burn. read more…

VCRs A Casualty of Digital Switch

Although it hasn’t been in the press much lately, the VCR is likely to be one of the first casualties of the move to digital television. Consumers who have been used to recording TV shows and movies with their VCRs will no long be able to do that once TV moves from an analog to a digital signal. read more…

Plasma Burn

Plasma burn is a problem that got a lot of press when the first plasma TVs first hit the market, but in reality is no longer much of an issue on the newer models. When plasma TV pixels are excited to emit light, they actually get dimmer. read more…

Antenna Upgrade Made Easy

The AntennaWeb.org mapping program, provided by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), locates the proper outdoor antenna to receive your local television broadcast channels. read more…

Professional Help For Odd Shaped Rooms

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Basement Home Theater

If you have an odd shaped space in your basement or an upstairs room that is currently just storing exercise bicycles and boxes of Christmas ornaments, consider hiring a home theater design professional. read more…

Cables – Is Pricier Better

Do really expensive cables make your Home Theater system look or sound any better? Although advertising would suggest that the answer is yes, many HT experts insist the answer is no. You can spend a lot of money on cables if you want to, but the truth is there is no difference between optical and coaxial digital cables, except that coaxial cables are much, much cheaper. read more…

Game Day Skills

With the Super Bowl days away, custom theater installations are picking up for many area specialists and audio/visual retailers. Southwest Audio Visual, a San Diego firm that specializes in the design and installation of automated custom home theater systems, has seen an uptick in requests. read more…

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