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DTV 2009

So it’s coming close to the DTV switch occurring on February 17th 2009 at midnight and I wanted to take a minute and explain exactly what’s going to happen. As of right now, all full power television stations are providing their service over the air as an analog signal and through cable companies as a […]

Sony confirms OLED by December 1st

Sony has confirmed that they will be releasing their first generation OLED TVs in early December in Japan. No you are not seeing things, that is actually how thin this OLED is. Now this might not sound that interesting but look at it this way, they are going to start manufacturing an HDTV that has […]

Have you seen my DLP?

DLP is being used in televisions today to make crystal clear images appear on the screen. The term DLP itself means Digital Light Processing.  Basically there is a small microchip with tiny mirrors on it, which accepts light from a bulb that shines through a color wheel and the the mirrors twist and turn to […]

Closed Captions provided by…

Have you ever wondered how closed captions work?  Me too, and apparently so did the group of guys that were sitting next to me at the bar the other night. For live programs, anything that is spoken throughout the broadcast is transcribed by a person using stenotype or steno mask type of machines, and then […]

Let’s talk about HDTV

I’m sure a lot of you out there have heard the term HDTV. TV’s are getting more and more sophisticated as the years go on and so are the terms used to describe them. So let’s take a little stroll into HDTV land and see what we can come up with. First of all, the […]