Three Major Networks Introduce New Technology to the Cable Television Industry
A television set, also known as television receiver or television, tube, screen, tuner, or telly, is simply a device which combines a video tuner, receiver, and screens, for the purpose of watching and receiving television broadcasting via optical fibers, satellite or cable, or by using it directly as an internet computer monitor. The popularity of televisions has increased dramatically in recent years, with millions now subscribing to cable and satellite services. While the demand for television programs and broadcasts is likely to increase for some time, there are already several different types of TV sets that you can buy today.
LCD and LED televisions – both have become extremely popular in recent years and have almost replaced traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions. LCD or Liquid Crystal Display televisions are much thinner than their CRT counterparts and offer a clearer picture, greater brightness, and better color control. While there are some manufacturers that offer both kinds, those that do offer either type are limited in the size of their screen areas, typically measured in pixels. Unlike the earlier style of television sets which used tubes to project the image on the screen, LCD televisions use a different method of transferring images from the TV source to the TV screen. In the case of LCDs, the pixels are lit up using electrons instead of light rays, which makes the pixels brighter and allows them to be sharper. Because of this, LCD televisions have much better picture quality than previous television models.
DECT and S-video televisions – both consist of a connector port, usually on the top of the television. These connectors connect the user’s computer to the television set, and allow both computers to communicate with one another. DECT is the short form for Digital Electronic Correlation Technique, which means that the signals sent between the two computers are in digital format rather than analog. The S-video connector on the other hand is also digital, but only allows for video feed to come through from the video adapter on the computer to the television. Both types of connectors allow for the transfer of video, audio, and data to and from the computer and television simultaneously.
High Speed Satellite TV – this type of TV is called HDTV for High Definition Television. It offers a full high definition viewing experience as seen in movies and on regular TV programs. This type of TV can now be purchased by subscribers through cable and satellite companies, at no additional cost. HDTV broadcasts television shows and movies in their true HD (high resolution) quality, which makes watching these moving images all the more enjoyable.
DVD/CDvd player – this is a combination TV/DVD player that plays both DVDs and CDs at the same time. A DVD is like a CD that you can burn yourself but it does not have the great sound and picture of a CD. When watching a DVD on your television, you can “listen” to it as if you were in your own living room. You can then “watch” the DVD by pressing a button on your remote control. A DVD/CD player has several controls, including the track, skip track, repeat, and rewind functions.
All three major networks have added new technology to their lineup that will be available to viewers in the near future. These technologies include Digital Video Recorders(DVR), Internet Compression Systems(ICTS), and High Definition Television(HDTV). A cable television customer who orders any of these new technologies will immediately see an increase in their monthly programming fee.