Digital Television

Analog television will be switching to digital television by June 12, 2009. In this category, you can talk about the requirements of digital television, converter boxes, and reception, just to name a few topics.

2,015 Questions

How do you get a TV manual for your sterling TV?

Sterling Tv's are the exactly same as Technika and they are dotted about all over the web. hope this helps someone out :)

How do you know balance in airtel digital tv?

SMS bal to 54325 from the Registerered Mobile Number that you gave during installation.

Can S-VHS record widescreen?

S-VHS will record widescreen video as long as it is standard definition. VHS does not support high definition at all. A feed from a source on either a composite or S-video connection will be recorded whether it is 16 : 9 or 4 : 3 format.

In Europe, widescreen format has been used in standard definition broadcasts for almost 20 years. Many VHS recorders in Europe can also capture an indicator within the signal to show that it is in a widescreen format (known as WSS for wide screen signalling). The recorder will then pass the signal to the television on playback enabling the television to adjust the screen format automatically.

However, in North America, widescreen has not been introduced for standard definition signals. VHS recorders often will not handle the WSS so if a widescreen format is played back, the screen format may need to be adjusted manually. Some experimentation may be needed to get the image format right.

Do you need a digital TV box for every TV in the home?

You do actually need a digital tv box for every television in the home. However if you do not need digital channels for every room in your home just aim for the TVs you watch most, to receive digital channels you only need the digital box for that certain tv.

Can you get a DVR digital video recorder that you can use to record TV shows without having to pay a monthly fee to some company?

Yes you RCA makes one, I just bought one on eBay for $150 and it works great. Records 40 hours of shows, TV guide on screen, or program like a VCR. Quality is great, no problems so far.

How can you find the remote code for TCL lcd tv for your comcast digital converter box?

I've read elsewhere that Logitech Harmony universal remotes will work using RCA codes, they suggested L32HD31 as your TV to get it to control the TCL tv and comcast. I have used 10047 and 11781 as the remote code for a TCL LCD TV on my Comcast digital adapter remote. They are each RCACodes, that work perfectly on TCL , as RCA is owned by TCL.

What is DTV?

DTV stands for Digital Television.

It is a new standard for high-definition television broadcasts.

Additional InformationCurrently TV stations are broadcasting in ANALOG and DIGITAL.

Analog signals are waves (like radio waves), so broadcasters can only transmit one station on one wave (the old channel dial basically changed the frequency so you could see different channels).

Digital broadcasted signals are much more efficient. You can send a digital signal that contains multiple channels. A converter box, either separate or built into the TV, reads the digital signal and separates it into many channels. The picture is a better quality because more information can be stored on the digital signal. Analog waves are often interrupted by weather, buildings etc.

On February 17, 2009 all broadcasters, by law, must stop transmitting in analog and go fully digital. This means that if you have a TV with an antenna on the roof, or rabbit ears, you won't be able to receive a signal. To avoid throwing out your TV you'll need a converter box (the government is willing to pay for it by way of a 100% rebate)

How to install codes on starview?

Press menu,


Nagravision screen Look down list make sure EMU is set ti ON press ok,

Code screen make sure service provider is in tad. Ntel. 5401, Tw.5A01,Cw.5C01.

Go down to the bottom and enter codes store each code as you enter them.

Go to the 00 tab press right to 01 then change codes and save each as entered.

exit out.

Ntel. codes.

  1. 3F B8 36 62 72 E5 E2 76

  2. 35 5E D6 40 6E AA 99 41

tw. codes.

  1. C0 F6 61 87 91 F9 67 57

  2. F0 83 35 E5 28 40 49 B2

cw. codes.

0 .D4 A3 5D EB 7B F3 69 59

  1. 27 77 A1 FC 8F 9D 34 76

When was the UK TV watershed created?

In 1958, the Nuffield Foundation funded social psychologist Professor Hilde Himmelweit at the London School of Economics to look at the influence of television on children in Great Britain - prompted by the increased popularity of television since the introduction of commercial broadcasting in 1955. The end result of this was the publication of "Television and the Child".
Professor Himmelweite's research - which questioned over 4000 children - found that, although parents couldn't be held responsible for what a child might see on television, few children watched TV after 9 pm. The solution she suggested was that "unsuitable" material be excluded from programmes before 9 pm.

In 1959, the Independent Television Authority (ITA) and the BBC jointly appointed a committee chaired by Ms May O'Conor to study the recommendations. Both the BBC and ITA said they did not believe that the needs of children could be allowed to determine the nature of all TV output up to 9 pm but conceded that 6-9 pm should be seen as "family viewing time".

Officially, the watershed was introduced following the Television Act of 1964 (a consolidation of the Television Acts of 1954 & 1963, which set out the rules under which Independent Television companies were allowed to operate). Its stated aim was to exclude all material that might be injurious to children, before 9 p.m.

Technically, the BBC weren't covered by this requirement but operated under its own charter, instead. It wasn't until the 1980's (confirmation required) that the BBC announced their commitment to a formal 9 p.m. watershed.

How do you convert a 1978 El Camino into a 4 speed?

Assuming that you have an automatic transmission, this is a pretty involved process,so ask your self if it's worth the effort and expense.You need all the parts for a manual transmission swap. These would include, a manual transmission,a bell housing,a clutch and pressure plate,throwout bearing,another type flywheel,all related linkages,all related linkage and pedals for inside the car,another type of shifter,and possible driveshaft and crossmember change. It is possible,but not an easy option. .

See the garage-scene web site link to the right.

If it is an automatic 3 speed, it is probably a TH350 tranny. an overdrive tranny which is just about the same length and requires almost no modification is the TH200-4R. most of these trannys are a Buick, Olds, Pontiac bellhousing design but there are some that have a Chevy bellhousing too.


The 1984 elc had the option of the 200r4 4 speed, everything older does not. The 200r4 is great because of the multi-use housing. Because the subframe is shorter on everything older then a 1984, you have to get either the transmission mount, on the original cross member, cut and rewelded 6 inches + a little (or on the back side of it) to the rear. Or you can order a new (fabricated) Crossmember with a subframe extender @ $300. I don't know if this holds true for a V-6.

What is a CRT?

CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube.

CRT is the traditional technology used for televisions and computer monitors. It preceded the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and plasma technologies that are now being used on new models.

Technically speaking, CRTs are vacuum tubes. Images are created when a beam of electrons scans back and forth across the back of a phosphor-coated screen.

LCD and plasma screens are slimmer and usually lighter than a CRT.

But will never be as good for uniform picture brightness and colour. The resolution (horizontally anyway) will never but that of a CRT.

The cathode ray tube (CRT) is an evacuated glass envelope containing an electron gun (a source of electrons) and a fluorescent screen, usually with internal or external means to accelerate and deflect the electrons. When electrons strike the fluorescent screen, light is emitted.

The electron beam is deflected and modulated in a way which causes it to display an image on the screen. The image may represent electrical waveforms (oscilloscope), pictures (television, computer monitor), echoes of aircraft detected by radar, etc.

The single electron beam can be processed in such a way as to display moving pictures in natural colors.

The generation of an image on a CRT by deflecting an electron beam requires the use of an evacuated glass envelope which is large, deep, heavy, and relatively fragile (this has earned it the nickname "Fishbowl"). The development of imaging technologies without these disadvantages has caused CRTs to be largely displaced by flat plasma screens, liquid crystal displays, DLP, OLED displays, and other technologies.

An exception to the typical bowl-shaped CRT would be the flat CRTs used by Sony in their Watchman series (the FD-210 was introduced in 1982). One of the last flat-CRT models was the FD-10A. The CRT in these units was flat with the electron gun located roughly at right angles below the display surface thus requiring sophisticated electronics to create an undistorted picture free from keystoning and the like.

What is digital television?

Digital television, or DTV, is a new standard for high-definition television broadcasts.

Old tv was a signal transmitted to your house over the air or by cable, but the picture was actually a variable voltage going up and down to tell your tv which picture tube color dot to turn on and how bright. The voltages might vary from say 0 volts up to 1 volt. It does this very fast, there are a lot of dots!!!

With digital tv, the movie camera that takes the pictures (just like the new photo cameras) dont expose film they convert the light images into 1's and 0's, digital binary data, or computer talk. The pictures or movies go into a computer harddrive to be stored. The pictures and sound is set up to be sent to your house. All the 1's and 0's are at the same low voltage.

The tv signal you get at your house is the same computer format. Its all 1's and 0's. Your HDTV can take the data and convert it into pictures to be put on the picture tube. You can get very detailed pictures and all kinds of surround sound type special effects when you go to this kind of tv transmission. Just like all the special effects you get on video games and internet sites, these effects could be sent, and they will be in the future.

In the future its not hard to imagine watching say, the home shopping channel, and pointing your remote at the tv to buy a product right off the screen.

What is the average price for a 37 inch LCD TV?

Question: What is the average price for a 37inch lcd tv?Answer: The average price for a 37inch lcd tv is around 500 dollarsWhy Good: This answer is great because it tells you exactly what you are looking for.

How can you update a Euromax EM5000 digital satellite TV receiver?

open box and remove a black chip which is big squre looks then connect the cable it will automatically update

What is best uhf antenna for tv reception?

Store bought. They have many different varieties. The best come with internal signal amplifiers. You can recognize these easily cause they usually cost more and have to be plugged in to a 120volt outlet. Be sure that the channels you want are all in the UHF band, some HD TV stations are still in the VHF band (2-13). Some additional info, If you can see the transmitting tower from the roof or where your antenna is to be mounted, avoid the powered ones because the signal to the amplifier can be to strong for the it to handle.

Can LCD televisions handle a lot of bumping and jarring?

It all depends on how hard. Transporting in a moving truck. It better be standing upright. NO flexing the product or hard jolts. Every thing has a limit. Think of it as fairly delicate. Common sense applies here. The screen will not take hard hitting to it's face. Any area that gets damaged is a complete loss of the panel. The cost of the product, unless you want to save it for 20 years, when the price lowers.

Is private tv and radio subsidized?

We're not sure what you call "private" TV and radio. Those media are inherently

intended for wide distribution, since it's pretty difficult to limit the recipients of a

radio signal to a select group.

Most radio and TV "stations" operate for the purpose of profit. The product they sell

consists of your eyes and ears. Their customers are the businesses that buy time on

the broadcast signal, in increments of 10 or 15 seconds, which they use to pitch their

product to you. The purpose of the programing on each commercial station is to

enhance its appeal to you, increase the chance that you'll choose that station, and

thus increase the number of eyes and ears for sale to its business customers. The

station needs no subsidy. The eyes and ears it sells generate serious income,

that pays for its operation plus profit for its owners. If profit drops off for any

length of time, the programing changes to get the eyes and ears back, and

the station might be sold to others.

"Public" radio and TV are not operated primarily for profit, and are not supported

mainly by the sale of commercial time. They're supported by a combination of

listener/viewer donations, contributions from charitable and philanthropic foundations,

and a small amount from the National Endowment for the Arts. For roughly the

past 25 years, since the federal government's share dwindled to the point where

that combination of resources became insufficient to keep things going, public TV

stations one after another began to accept brief commercial plugs to run at the

beginning and end of their programs, for the additional revenue that they could

bring. It was a difficult decision, because station managers were well aware

that the appearance of commercial announcements would make it that much

harder to make the case for their continuing need for viewer support.

What would cause a Sharp Linytron television to have no picture and no sound yet the fuse is OK?

TV's have a built-in power supply (Switched Mode Power Supply - SMTP) to convert 110V AC to the required DC voltages plus the Extra High Voltage (EHT) for the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). If the fuse is OK and both sound and video are not present, then the fault is almost 100% with the power supply. Some older TV's have a fusible resistor in the SMTP that "opens" whenever there is over current - check a thick resistor (usually a wirewound resistor)in the SMTP to see if it is open, Other faults that I haev discovered are the power transistors in the SMTP (usually there are 2/3 MOSFETS) - check id these are shorted or open using a multi-meter. RepairFAQ is a wonderful site that gives a lot of info on this - if you arehandy with a soldering iron and a multi-meter, this is the site for you: . If you are not hands-on, don't waste time trying to get it repaired through a repair shop - you will spend as much on the repair as you would on a brand new TV. And LCD TV's are falling in price - you can even buy a 20" LCD display for $170+ and an external tuner for $50 - or a fullfledged LCD TV for $300 .... Good luck

Does the sony trinitron wega kv-27fs13 have a built-in digital tuner?

No. It does not. As a rule, most every CRT television (tube TV) will only have an analog tuner.

Can i lay a large CRT TV on its front?

It won't hurt the CRT as long as you don't severly jar or shake it in the process. Repair shops used to lay the smaller CTR portable TVs on their front to access the bottom of circuit boards for repair and many shops installed replacement CRTs with the set laying face down. Be careful with CRTs because they can be dangerous if they break.