Informations numériques complètes et ressources – Bien equiper sa Xbox One

Informations numériques complètes et ressources

 – Bien equiper sa Xbox One

Informations numériques complètes et ressources

HDTV, DVD, LCD, Home Cinéma, DRM, Audio, Appareils photo, Moniteurs, Imprimantes, Scanners, TiVo


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** CLIQUER UNE FOIS sur un sujet désiré et répertorié vous amènera à cette information **

J'ai commencé cette page Web pour couvrir mes intérêts en HDTV, audio et vidéo de haute qualité,
Prise, impression et numérisation de photographies (numériques) de haute qualité,
faire des copies de sauvegarde de mes CD personnels et d’autres choses du même genre.

Aller directement au INDICE Table de saut – CLIQUEZ ICI

Aller directement à HDTV – CLIQUEZ ICI

Je mentionne brièvement différentes versions de DRM / Protection contre la copie, car je
connaître trop de gens qui ont été brûlés en achetant de la vidéo HD
équipement qui ne pourra pas visionner de vidéo Blu-ray ni HD-DVD
(voir DRM et Protection contre la copie),
parce que leur équipement HD ne supporte pas les nouvelles normes. Je ne mentionne généralement pas les choses obsolètes ou qui deviennent obsolètes.

Cette information est généralement en Ordre alphabétique, y compris les définitions pertinentes,
sauf que HDTV est la première entrée de cette page Web. Toutes les autres entrées sont
en ordre alphabétique – soit utilisez la table index / jump pour accéder à une entrée qui vous intéresse,
ou faites défiler vers le bas, à la recherche d'informations dans l'ordre alphabétique.
Bien sûr, vous pouvez aussi utiliser la fonction de recherche de votre navigateur

Si vous ne savez pas ce que vous cherchez ici, pensez à
de mes principaux sujets de base: audio, Blu-ray, CD, protection contre la copie, caméscopes numériques, DRM, DVD,
HD-DVD, HDMI, HDTV, Home Cinéma, ÉDITION Photo, IMPRIMANTES PHOTOS, NUMÉRISATION, AUDIO, VIDEO, xvYCC.

Si vous n'avez pas de préférences, je vous suggère de commencer par la TVHD,
qui comprend tous les sujets liés à la TVHD.

INDEX – Table de saut INFO NUMÉRIQUE – tous les sujets n'ont pas d'entrée

1,33: 1 |
1,66: 1 |
1,78: 1 |
1,85: 1 |
2-3 Pulldown |
2,35: 1 |
3: 1: 1 |
3-2 Pulldown |
4: 1: 1 |
4: 2: 0 |
4: 2: 2 |
4×3 |
4: 4: 4 |
Format TV 4K |
5.1 |
6.1 |
LCDS 6 bits |
7.1 |
7.2 |
LCDS 8 bits |
Format TV 8K |
VGA 15 broches |
16 par 9 |
Format d'image 21: 9 (Cinéma 21: 9) |
24 images par seconde |
30 images par seconde |
TÉLÉVISION 3D |
3G2 |
3GP |
Taux de rafraîchissement 120 Hz |
LCD 120 Hz |
LCD 240 Hz |
480i |
480p |
525/60 |
720p |
780p |
960×540 |
1080i |
1080p |
Format d'image 21: 9 |
AAC |
AACS |
AC3 |
ACRONYMES |
3D ACTIVE |
LCD à matrice active |
Adobe RGB 1998 |
Aero |
AIE |
AIO – Imprimantes photo tout-en-un |
Aliasing |
Toutes les choses RVB |
LUMIÈRE AMBIANTE |
AMLCD |


AMOLED |
Analogique |
Trou analogique |
anamorphique |
ANSI |
ANSI C12.22 |
Antennes |
Anynet + |
AR |
ARccOS |
ARTICLES D'INTÉRÊT |
Artefacts |
ASA |
ASF |
a-si TFT / TN LCD |
Ratio d'aspect |
DRM d'Associated Press |
ATSC |
ATSC-H / M |
Audio |
Automation, Accueil |
AVC = MPEG-4 AVC = H.264 = AVC-HD |
AVI |
A / V |
AVCHD |
AVR |
BACKLIGHT |
Calculateurs de bande passante |
BATTERIES pour appareils photo numériques |
Guide du débutant à HDTV |


Flou (pendant le mouvement rapide) |
Blu Ray |
Blu-ray BD-J (BD-Java) |
FLOU |
Bolt DVR |
Livres |
BOOT CD, Disquettes et Secteurs |
Boxee |
Luminosité |
Amplificateurs à large bande |
IMPRIMANTES PHOTOS Tout-en-un BROTHER |
MFP Brother MFC-6490cw |
Multifonction laser monochrome Brother MFC-7840W |
Brûlure / brûlure |
Gravure de DVD |
Protection anti-brûlure |
Burr-Brown |
CableCARD |
CableCARD 1.0 |
CableCARD 2.0 ||

Fournisseurs de contenu câble / antenne / fibre optique – Classement, comparaisons, plaintes et critiques ||

Informations sur le modem câble |
Calibrage et test des configurations vidéo et audio avec CD / DVD de test |
PILES APPAREIL PHOTO / CHARGEURS |
CANON Avis d'équipement numérique |
Capable / Prêt numérique / HDTV |


ÉTUIS – ÉTUIS IPhone 4S |
Cb |
CCI |
CD / CD-ROM ,,, |
CD's – Jouer sans insérer |
Gravure de CD |
Logiciel de gravure de CD / DVD – Commercial |
CCE |
Format cinéma 21: 9 |
CinemaDNG |
ClipArt / Photos |
Profondeur de couleur |
Différence de couleur |
Vidéo composante (les liaisons) |
Vidéo composite |
Algorithme de condensation |
Les liaisons – (photos / descriptions) |
CONTRASTE |
Convertisseurs |
BOÎTES DE CONVERTISSEUR – commandez votre rabais gouvernemental |
Copier des DVD avec ImgBurn |
Protection contre la copie |
Cr |
Crestron |
Guide de sertissage (Connecteurs de câble) |
CRT – Tube à rayons cathodiques DISPLAYS |
CSTN ||

Couper le câble de votre câble TV ||

CVBS |
CVI |
Examen du routeur sans fil D-Link DIR-655 |
Daemon Tools – Lecture de CD sans les insérer |
Cadre sombre |
DBS |
DCDi |
DDC |
Pixels morts |


Décodeur |
Couleur profonde |
Désentrelacement |
Numérique |
Numérique8 |
CAMÉRAS DIGITALES |
Accessoires pour appareils photo numériques |
Remises pour appareils photo numériques |
Informations sur l'appareil photo numérique |
Avis appareil photo numérique, général |
SITES DE REVISION DE CAMÉRA NUMÉRIQUES |
Avis appareil photo numérique, SPÉCIFIQUE |
Nouvelles numériques |
Impression numérique de photos – OnLine, Kiosques ou Minilabs |
Convertisseurs numérique-analogique |
Télévision numérique |
DirectShow |
Vue directe |
Rabais |


DisplayPort |
Taux d'affichage |
DivX |
DLNA |
DLP |
DMCA – Digital Millenium Copyright Act |
DMD |
DOCSIS 3.0 |
DOCSIS 2.0 |
DODGE / DODGING |
Dolby – Tous types de |
Dolby HDR |
Dolby pour les équipements bas / moyens |
Volume Dolby |
Connecteur D-sub 15 |
Doublers / Doubling (Audio) |
Vitesses de téléchargement |
Down Mix |
Résolution descendante |
Downrezz |
Sous-échantillon |


DRM |
Enlèvement de DRM |
DSLRs |
DSP |
DSTN |
D-SUB |
DTCP-IP |
DTS |
DTS-ES |
DTS-HD |
DTV – Télévision numérique |
DVD (information) |
DVD audio |
Gravure de DVD |
Conversions DVD – vers / depuis |
Capture d'image DVD |
DVD multimédia |
Films DVD |
Films DVD sortis |
Sources de nouvelles DVD |
SÉCURITÉ DES DVD ET NOUVELLES ANTIVOL |
D-VHS |
DVI |
DVI-A |
DVI-D |
DVI-I |
DVR (PVR) |
Créateur de média facile |
ED |
EIA / CEA 861 / 861B |
Fil domestique électrique COULEURS |


Câblage électrique (maison) |
Câblage Maison Electrique LIVRES |
L'électronique sur Internet |
ELP – Panneau électroluminescent |
Entropie Encodage |
EPSON Avis d'équipement numérique |
Faroudja |
FCC |
Extensions de fichier (suffixes) |
Scanner de film |
Film (vidéo) |
FiOS |
FireWire = IEEE 1394 = iLink |
Carte Flash CLASSEMENT DES CLASSES DE VITESSE |
Flash, Récupération de données à partir de |
Scintillement |
FOLED |
FORMATS (GIF, JPEG) – Formats non vidéo |
FPT – Projection avant |
Fractales |
FRC – Contrôle du taux de trame |
FEUX AVANT |
Fujifilm Commentaires de Appareils photo numériques (Digicams) |
PLEIN ÉCRAN |
FVD |
Générateurs |
G.hn – Réseau domestique Gigabit |
Fantômes |
GIMP |
GLOSSAIRES |
GuidePlus |
H.264 |
haute définition |
HDCP |
HDCP v 2.2 |
HDCP v 2.1 |
HDCP v 2.0 |

HD-DVD |
HD-FM |
HDMI |
Câbles HDMI |
Connecteurs HDMI |
HDMI version 1.4 |
HDMI version 1.3c |
HDMI version 1.3b1 |
HDMI version 1.3b |
HDMI version 1.3a |
HDMI version 1.3 |
HDMI version 1.2a |
HDMI-CEC |
HDMIG |
HDTV |


Définitions HDTV |
Des téléviseurs HD que j'aime |
HD-VMD |
HDV |
HFS |
Hi8 |
HiFi |
H-IPS |
HiTi 730ps, imprimante photo à colorant |
Sécurité à la maison |
CINÉMA MAISON |
Comment copier des DVD avec ImgBurn |
HPA |
HP Avis d'équipement numérique |
HPD (détection hot-plug) |
HQV |
Hulu |
IDTV |
IEC |
IEEE |
IETF |
ILLUMINANCE |
ImgBurn |
IMAGES |
DVD IMAX |
INCITS |
Ensembles HDTV intégrés |
entrelacé |
iPOD |
ÉTUIS IPhone 4S |
IPS |
IPTV |
IRE |
IRFANVIEW – Obtenez gratuitement les graphiques / éditeur d’images / douchette |
ISO |
Images ISO |

FAI |
ITU |
J-STD |
Jaggies |
Informations JPEG |
JPEG2000 Info |
JPEG-XR |
Judder |
Key2audio |
Kinect (pour XBOX 360) |
KODAK Avis d'équipement numérique |
LABELS – en utilisant Sharpies sur DVD / CD |
TV laser |
Couche 10 |
Composition / Calques |
LCD – Afficheurs à cristaux liquides |


LCoS |
LCRT |
Afficheurs à diodes électroluminescentes LED |
Lentille lenticulaire – un peu de 3D |
Lexmark Avis d'équipement numérique |
LIGHTROOM (Adobe's) |
LR3 et PicasaWeb |
Doubleurs de ligne |
LINKSYS Avis de routeur |
Encodage sans perte |
Encodage avec perte |
LPCM |
.m4e |
.m4p |
.m4v |
Macrovision |
Encodage Matrix |
Écrans MAT |
MB |
Mbps |
CARTE M |
Media Center et MCE (Vista) |
MediaMax |
Mégapixels |
Mémoire |
MHL = lien mobile haute définition |
MHz |
MIB |
Micro-affichages |
MIDI |
Groupe Millenium |
MKB |
MLP |
MMC |
MMCD |
MO |
MoCA |

MoCA FAILED à travailler pour moi |
Filtre MoCA intégré au modem câble Motorola SB4161 |
Modems |
MONITEURS, Avis & Informations |
Surveiller les motifs de test |
Surveiller la résolution en pixels |
Moniteurs – AVIS |
Moustiques (artefacts numériques) |
Motorola SB6141 modem câble |
.mov |
FILMS |
Films, faire |
Films sortis en DVD |


MP3 |
MP3 Pro |
MP4 |
MPEG |
MPEG-2 |
MPEG-4 |
MPEG-7 |
MPEG-AAC |
MS HD Photo |
MTS |
Multimédia et Divers |
Musique |
Téléchargements de musique – Légal |
Musique sur Internet |
Taux natif / résolution native |
NERO |
Netflix ||

Informations complètes sur NETFLIX / HULU et YouTube ||

NOUVELLES, technique |
NIKON Avis d'équipement numérique |
NITS |
NTSC |
OCAP |
ogg Vorbis |
OLED |
OLYMPE Avis d'équipement numérique |
ONT |
ooma – fournisseur de VoIP |
OPM |
Les organisations |

Antennes OTA HDTV ||

Autres ressources numériques connexes |
Autres ressources TECHNIQUES (Mine) |
Par voie aérienne (OTA) TVHD |


OTT – sur le dessus |
PAL |
PAL à NTSC |
PANASONIC Appareils photo numériques (DIGICAMS) Avis |
DSLR PANASONIC Avis |
PAP |
Formats de papier |
PASSIVE 3D |
LCD matriciel passif |
PCM |
PENTAX Avis sur DSLR |
Retouche photo, NON-PhotoShop |
Retouche photo – RESSOURCES GRATUITES |
PHOTOSHOP |
Visionneuses / Editeurs |
PIP |
Pixellisation |
Pixels, Fix Dead |
Plasma |
Playstation 3 (PS3) |
FILTRE POLARISANT |
POP |
Nettoyants et filtres de puissance – 120 volts ca |
Consommation d'énergie |
Consommation d'énergie – Etre prêt |
Imprimantes |
Informations sur l'imprimante / Nouvelles |
Avis sur les imprimantes |
Impression de photos numériques – OnLine, Kiosques ou Minilabs |
Profile 2.0 (également appelé BD-Live) |
Profile 3.0 (également appelé BD-audio) |


Progressive |
ProPhoto RVB |
PS3 (Sony) |
PS3 vs XBOX 360 |
PSIP |
PVP-OPM |
PVP-UAB |
QAM Tuner |
QCIF |
QT |
QVGA |
RA |
RAM |
IMAGES RAW / RAW |
Téléviseurs à projection arrière |
Récepteurs |
Reel60 |
RÉFÉRENCES |
Taux de rafraîchissement (vertical, vidéo) |
Reon-VX HQV |
Temps de réponse |
RÉSOLUTION |
Résolution HDTV |
Résolution (pixels) |
RF |
RFC |
RG-6 |
RG-6A |
RG6Q – Le meilleur câble coaxial actuellement disponible |
RG-7 |
RVB |
Connecteur RGB |
RGBHV (câble) |
Coureur de route |
ROKU – streaming vidéo |
ROKU-3 |
Kits Racine |
ROUTEURS |
AVIS DE ROUTEUR |
ROXIO |
RPC2 |
RPT |
Taux d'échantillonnage |
SAMSUNG Avis d'équipement numérique |
Modem câble SB6141 |
SBR |
Détartreurs / Détartrage |
TAUX DE BALAYAGE |
SCANNERS |
Conseils de scanner |
Scanners de film, film |
Avis de scanner |
S-CARD |
Capture d'écran / Capture |
Dakota du Sud |
SDB |
SDTV |
SDV |
SecuROM |
SED |
S-IPS |
SimpleViewer-Pro (plug-in LR3) |
Slingbox |
ÉTUIS POUR Smartphone |
SONY Numérique; Avis d'équipement |
Placement des haut-parleurs |
SPDC |
S / PDIF |
CLASSEMENT DES CLASSES DE VITESSE des cartes Flash |
sRGB |
srgb.icm |
SRS Labs |
NORMES |
Générateurs de secours |
STB |
STN |
Streaming audio et vidéo |||

Lecture en continu de lecteurs multimédia vidéo HDTV |||

Services de streaming – Netflix, Hulu, … |||

Pixels coincés |


Protecteurs de surtension |
Protecteurs de surtension – MAISON ENTIER |
Son surround |
SVGA |
S-VHS |
S-vidéo |
SWB |
Diffusion numérique commutée |
SXRD |
sYCC |
Sync |
TDEL |
Télécinéma |
Syntoniseurs Terrestres et Antennes |
Test des configurations audio et vidéo et audio |
LCD TFT |
THX |
Certification d'affichage vidéo THX HDTV |
THX Select2 |
THX Surround EX |
THX Ultra2 |
TIA / EIA-570-A |
Time Warner Cable |
TiVo |
TiVo FIX / AIDE |
Livres de piratage et de piratage |
TiVo série 2 |
TiVo série 3 |
TiVo Premiere (Série TiVo 4) – Numérique et HD |
TiVo Premiere XL (Série TiVo 4) – Numérique et HD |
TiVo Premiere Elite (Série TiVo 4) – Numérique et HD |
TiVo Premiere (TiVo série 4) – Numérique et HD |
TN |
Panneau TN |
TOLED |
TOSlink |
Tru2Way |
TrueHD (Dolby) |
Télévision |
UDI – Interface d'affichage unifiée |
Ultra HD (anciennement 4K HD
Upconvertering |


UPS / AVR |
BATTERIES UPS / AVR |
Upscaling |
UXGA |
Panneau VA |
VOILE |
Résolution verticale |
VFW |
VGA |
Connecteur VGA |
VHS |
VIDÉO |
Caméras Vidéo |
Avis de carte vidéo |
Connecteurs vidéo – photos et informations |
Logiciel de conversion vidéo |
Conversion vidéo – Vidéos YouTube |
Aide vidéo |
Lecteurs vidéo (logiciel Windows) |
Résolutions vidéo |
Partage de vidéos (vidéos personnelles) |
Commutateurs vidéo |
Distance de visualisation – HDTV |
Vista MCE |
VMD |
VR |
VRAM |
Filigranage |
WAV |
Signaux de télévision par câble faibles – réparation |


Signaux vidéo faibles – réparation |
Générateurs de secours entiers |
Protecteurs de surtension pour toute la maison |
Écran large |
WiDi |
Lecteurs vidéo Windows |
WireFreeHD |
Sans fil (plusieurs normes) |
WirelessHD – WiHD |
HDMI sans fil |
Interface haute définition sans fil (WHDI) |
USB sans fil |
WMA |
WMAPro |
WMV |
Wobulation |
WQVGA |
WXGA |
X-10 |
XBOX 360 |
XBOX 360 vs PS3 |
XCP |
XCP2 |
XGA |
XM |
XMB |
xvYCC |
Y |
YCbCr |
YCC |
Conversion vidéo YouTube |
YPrPb |
Z-Wave |
Télécommande ZigBee |
Sites d'intérêt possible |


Électronique (magasins et Internet) Comparaison Shopping (électronique) Remises Caméra

Les termes pertinents sont énumérés ici, par ordre alphabétique. Tous les termes ne comportent pas d'entrées "Jump Table" (le tableau ci-dessus).
Remarque: Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur les conditions à l’adresse suivante:
Cliquez ici pour les acronymes.


HDTV (télévision haute définition) – GUIDE D'ENTREPRISE / SOLUTIONS

Haute définition (La télévision HD (HDTV) est enfin disponible,
et est capable de fournir une image vidéo beaucoup plus détaillée que nous
aux États-Unis, ont été obtenir. Le signal de télévision en direct plus ancien que vous
et vos parents regardés est maintenant appelé NTSC ou
la norme
Définition,
(Dakota du Sud) LA TÉLÉ. Voir aussi: Convertisseurs numériques vers Anlog

Les résolutions les plus populaires de la TVHD sont 720p et 1080i. Pour être considéré comme une TVHD,
nécessite une résolution verticale (la résolution verticale correspond au nombre de lignes de balayage
présenté par un affichage vidéo du haut vers le bas) d’au moins 720p.

Résolution horizontale est la quantité de détail de ligne (généralement mesurée en pixels)
pouvant être contenus dans un format vidéo sur chaque ligne de balayage horizontal.
Le 'i' signifie entrelacé;
le 'p' signifie balayage progressif.

INTERLACE – Toutes les lignes verticales de l'image vidéo ne sont pas affichées en même temps. habituellement
la moitié des lignes sont affichées à la fois et toutes les lignes sont affichées 30 fois par minute
(TV standard).

BALAYAGE PROGRESSIF / PROGRESSIF / NON ENTRELACE – Toutes les lignes d'une image vidéo sont
affiché en même temps, de haut en bas, au lieu d’en afficher quelques-uns, puis
les autres (entrelacés).

La TVHD est plus large que la définition standard (SD) et ont un rapport de format
de 1,78: 1 (16 par 9). 16×9 signifie que, par exemple, si la taille de l'écran de votre poste
16 pouces de large, il aurait une hauteur d’écran de 9 pouces (le rapport entre 16 et 9).

Cinq meilleurs téléviseurs à écran mat pour les pièces lumineuses – 13 juillet 2013

Plasma vs LCD vs LED: Quel type de TVHD est le meilleur? – PCMag.com
Rétroéclairage LED vs CCFL pour téléviseurs LCD – Guide de rétroéclairage HDTV – AUCUNE DATE
Écran LCD rétro-éclairé par LED – Wikipedia

Les téléviseurs HD peuvent être nécessaires pour avoir Connecteurs HDMI dans l'ordre pour afficher le contenu HDTV
via DRM (Gestion des droits numériques) d’AACS. En fait, la même chose devrait tenir
vrai pour les DVD Blu-ray et HD-DVD. Si AACS est utilisé, alors nous pouvons nous attendre à ce que
Les signaux vidéo HD non gérés par HDMI et AACS seront forcés de passer à une qualité inférieure
résolution vidéo (rezzing), comme 480i.

HDMI est une spécification relativement nouvelle pour le transfert vidéo et audio
les signaux de manière sécurisée (afin que les pirates ne puissent pas faire de copies de fichiers haute définition).
films). La dernière norme HDMI Spec est la version 1.2a, avec la version HDMI 1.3 sur le chemin.
Il est prévu que, dans le futur, AUCUN signal haute définition ne sera transmis
autorisés à être visionnés sur des téléviseurs / moniteurs n’ayant PAS d’entrée HDMI et
non conforme à la spécification HDCP.
HDMI et autres formes de protection contre la copie
Digital Rights Management (DRM), peut vous empêcher de pouvoir visualiser
contenu haute définition sur votre équipement HD.

VEILLEZ À CE QUE VOUS ACHETEZ FONCTIONNE AVEC LE DRM À VENIR (Droits numériques
Gestion) RESTRICTIONS.
VOIR ÉGALEMENT: PROTECTION DE COPIE, AACS, et HDCP.

J'achèterais seulement un téléviseur HD disposant d'au moins deux entrées HDMI. Il doit avoir
une entrée HDMI, ou vous ne pourrez peut-être pas visionner le contenu vidéo haute définition

Si vous achetez un téléviseur HD, assurez-vous qu’il peut afficher au moins 1080i,
de préférence, 1080p.

Comme aucun film n’a été tourné avec un rapport de format de 1,78: 1, il y aura toujours des barres noires
en haut et en bas de l'écran de tout film dont le format ne correspond pas à 1,78: 1, ou
si le téléviseur (écran) n’a pas la capacité de régler l’affichage pour compenser.

Le rapport de format des téléviseurs à définition standard (également appelé "NTSC") est 1,33: 1 (4 par 3).
La plupart des films sont maintenant tournés à 1.85.1et sont coupés pour obtenir 1,78: 1 (HDTV
ratio d'aspect).
Autres films, tourné à 2,35: 1 ne sont généralement pas recadrés à 1,78: 1.

Le format de la TVHD de 1,78: 1 a été choisi comme compromis entre la
1,85: 1 typique (Films) et l’ancienne ration de télévision standard de 1,33: 1.

Films (DVD) marqués "ANAMORPHIQUE"Les vidéos sont améliorées pour les téléviseurs à écran large (1.78: 1).

De nombreuses émissions d'information tournent maintenant en 1080p (généralement 24 ou 30 images par seconde).
débit le plus élevé et le contenu préenregistré HD est 1080i (4/2006).

L'enregistrement numérique s'effectue à 30 images par seconde, et le fichier est enregistré à 24 ips.
L’une des tâches (habituelles) de Scalers est de convertir d’une graine à une autre.
Les scalers intelligents peuvent détecter le taux (24 ou 30 images par seconde) auquel le contenu vidéo
a été tourné à l'origine, et en utilisant cette connaissance, ajuste automatiquement la vidéo
pour créer une meilleure image.

Des téléviseurs haute définition 1080p sont maintenant vendus. Certains produisent en réalité 1080i à deux fois la
vitesse qui, selon la TV et le son numériques, peut entraîner une image moins lumineuse.

Notez que ma préférence PERSONNELLE (certains sont d’accord avec moi, d’autres pas) est: Toshiba, puis
Samsung, pour les grands téléviseurs HD (4/2006). Assurez-vous de vérifier la fiabilité de
ensembles vendus par un vendeur spécifique.

Un autre format utilisé sur certains téléviseurs vendus aux États-Unis est le suivant: "14: 9"(centré).
14: 9 vidéo pillarboxed à l'intérieur d'un cadre 16: 9 ou Letterboxed à l'intérieur d'un cadre 4: 3 ".
14: 9 est une invention de la BBC et n’a pas été pris aux États-Unis.

Il existe une partie définie, mais non utilisée, de la spécification HDTV qui permettrait
plus d'informations sur le contenu vidéo HD à envoyer avec la vidéo, permettant ainsi
Les téléviseurs haute définition doivent mieux déterminer automatiquement le mode d'affichage du disque dur
contenu vidéo.

Détermination de la distance d'observation idéale – Cliquez ici pour l'info.
Les téléviseurs haute définition ont une résolution native et convertissent les signaux entrants en cette résolution.
Je suggère que vous achetiez un vrai téléviseur HD, et non un téléviseur à définition améliorée (ED).

La résolution native de votre téléviseur haute définition sera soit entrelacée (je) ou non entrelacés
(Progressive) (p)), et les signaux vidéo entrants seront soit désentrelacés, soit
entrelacé, si nécessaire. Ne perdez pas votre sommeil avec les concepts d'entrelacé ou de
désentrelacé (balayage progressif) – assurez-vous simplement que vous aimez la qualité vidéo (prenez
un essai routier). Cliquez ici pour les résolutions vidéo antérieures (DVD, VHS, …)

Le même matériel que l’entrelacement ou le désentrelacement gère souvent le travail de
créer des détails vidéo supplémentaires (conversion ascendante / ascendante) ou
downconverting / downsizing le signal vidéo entrant pour correspondre aux caractéristiques
de l'affichage vidéo. Le matériel qui effectue cette conversion est généralement appelé un écailleur, et
Les scalers peuvent être intégrés à votre écran vidéo ou vendus en tant qu'unité autonome.
Cliquez ici pour plus d'informations sur Scalers

MES RECOMMANDATIONS POUR L’ÉQUIPEMENT HDTV:
======================================

1) VEILLEZ À CE QUE VOUS ACHETEZ FONCTIONNE AVEC LE DRM À VENIR (Droits numériques
       Gestion) RESTRICTIONS.
VOIR AUSSI: PROTECTION CONTRE LA COPIE.
2) Assurez-vous que le téléviseur / moniteur dispose d’au moins une entrée HDMI. Dans le cas contraire,
       pour afficher du contenu vidéo haute définition. Plus d'entrées HDMI, c'est mieux!
3) Si vous achetez un téléviseur HD, assurez-vous qu’il peut afficher au moins 1080i,
       de préférence, 1080p.

4) Achetez uniquement un téléviseur / moniteur formaté 16×9.
5) Assurez-vous que le téléviseur / moniteur peut effectuer une conversion vers le bas, de sorte que le contenu vidéo 4×3 plus ancien
    peut être bien affiché sur votre téléviseur / moniteur haute définition au format 16×9.
6) Je veillerais à ce que le téléviseur / moniteur puisse convertir le contenu vidéo de résolution inférieure.
7) Visualisez le téléviseur haute définition proposé à une distance et à un niveau d'éclairage similaires à ceux que vous aurez chez vous.
8) Si vous souhaitez obtenir un téléviseur haute définition à grand écran, essayez de visualiser les signaux de télévision analogiques (NTSC) dessus,
    pour vous assurer de regarder des signaux de télévision non numériques. Certaines personnes ne sont pas
    Bonne visualisation des signaux de télévision analogiques sur les téléviseurs HD à grand écran avec une résolution verticale élevée.
    Ma famille est très contente même de la vidéo analogique sur mon écran large Toshiba 72 pouces DLP.

Les premiers utilisateurs de la TVHD se sont fait avoir par les règles du disque dur

Résolution HDTV et qualité d'image TV
Définition HDTV
Comment calibrer votre téléviseur HD – PC World
Guide d'achat pour la TVHD (éléments à rechercher)
Télévision numérique: un cours accéléré
Brochure HDTV – pdf – CEA / PCworld
Comment fonctionne la TVHD – Howstuffworks
HDTV en anglais ordinaire
HDTV Pub – Matériel haute définition, informations locales sur la télévision numérique et plus encore …

FAQ sur la télévision haute définition par Richard Gillmann
INFORMATIONS SUR LE MONDE HDTV – CNET.com
DÉFINITIONS HDTV – CNET.com
Définitions HDTV – HD Beat
Numérique – Glossaire HDTV
Télévision haute définition – wikipedia
TVHD – Webopédie
TVHD – Télévision haute définition – FAQ et diagonale à la hauteur et aux grandes dimensions
télévision haute définition – Answers.com
Problèmes de TVHD, codage, transmission – Bibliographie de Keith Price

Qu'est-ce que la TVHD: Ratio Aspec, Résolution, Affichages, … – digitalhelper
Informations sur la TVHD – Crutchfield Advisor
Guide d'achat HDTV d'ExtremeTech

Devez-vous acheter un téléviseur grand écran?
Monde HDTV (c / net)
Télévision numérique (DTV) La télévision de demain aujourd'hui! – www.dtv.gov
HDTVexpert
HDTV Galaxy
CEA – Consumer Electronics Association
Télévision numérique (DTV) La télévision de demain aujourd'hui! – Org. Points HTV
Codec (définition)
HDTVoice.com – Débat télévisé haute définition
Forum Haute Définition
LES BASES DE LA TELEVISION NUMERIQUE – AVS FORUM
Liens HDTV
MOV (définition)
QuickTime (définition)

Regard intérieur sur les câbles et les connecteurs
Comment fonctionne la télévision

HDTV – Forum scientifique AV
Annonces HDTV
TVHD IP

UNE GRANDE PARTIE DE CETTE PAGE WEB EST CONSACRÉE AUX SUJETS LIÉS À LA HDTV – SKIM THIS PAGE.

VOIR AUSSI CES TECHNOLOGIES UTILISÉES POUR LA HDTV:
Voir également: Télévision 3D
Voir également: DLP – Traitement numérique de la lumière
Voir également: FOLED – OLED flexible
Voir également: TV LASER
Voir également: LEDDLP
Voir également: LCD – Affichage à cristaux liquides
Voir également: LCOS – Cristal liquide sur silicium
Voir aussi: Micro-Affichages
Voir également: OLED – LED organiques
Voir également: SED – écran émetteur d'électrons à conduction de surface
Voir également: SXRD – Écran réfléchissant en silicium X-tal – La version de Sony sur LCoS
Voir aussi: TOLED – OLED transparentes

Téléviseurs compatibles HDTV ou Digital Ready

Les termes capable et prêt signifie que le téléviseur nécessite des tuners supplémentaires
ou des boîtes de câble pour traiter les signaux vidéo numériques et éventuellement HD.
Digital Ready ne signifie normalement pas HD Ready.

HDTV NOUVELLES

HDMI version 1.4 & 2.0 sont sortis
Loyd installe des antennes hilaires d'antenne HDTV
La puce Motorola pourrait améliorer la réception de la télévision numérique

HDTV, Définitions apparentées

AVI (définition)
CD-ROM (définition)
Lecteur de CD-ROM (définition)
Codec (définition)
DVD (définition)
MOV (définition)
MPEG2 (définition)
QuickTime (définition)
Vidéo pour Windows (définition)

Téléviseurs haute définition que j'aime

HDTV Toshiba à projection arrière DLP 72 pouces – Vous n'êtes peut-être pas d'accord

Toshiba 72MX195 Accepte 1080p de la carte vidéo d'un PC (connecteur 15 broches)
Toshiba 72HM195 n'accepte pas la résolution 1080p d'une carte vidéo d'un PC

HDTV REVIEWS (Je ne sais rien de ces liens)

Salon HDTV



LE RESTE DE MA PAGE WEB DIGITAL INFORMATION
1,33: 1 – Télévision standard
4 par 3 ratio d'aspect.
1,33: 1 = 4×3 = PLEIN ECRAN = format d'image NTSC (plus ancien, analogique).
1,37 – Film 35 mm "format Académie" (plein cadre standard avec son non anamorphique)
               a un rapport de forme de 1,37 à 1.
1,50 – VistaVision (obsolète)
1,66: 1 – Lorsqu'un film est transféré sur DVD dans ce format, il aura très
               petites barres noires sur un écran de télévision standard 1,33: 1. Européen. Souvent appelé 1,67
1,78: 1 – le format d'image HDTV. Aussi appelé
16×9.
1,85: 1 – norme théâtrale américaine
               Les films transférés sur DVD dans ce rapport auront des barres noires un peu plus grandes,
               mais toujours moins d'un tiers de l'espace disponible sur un écran de télévision standard. Largement vu aux États-Unis.
               Cliquez pour plus d'infos sur 1.85: 1
2-3 Pulldown – une méthode de traduction du matériel tourné à l'origine
               à 24 images par seconde (film) à 30 (vraiment 29,97) images par seconde (fps>)
               (numérique).
               Tous les films tournés sur film ont été tournés à un taux de 24 images par seconde.
               L'enregistrement numérique est effectué à 30 images par seconde.
               Une des tâches (habituelles) de Scalers est de passer d’une vitesse à l’autre.
               Les scalers intelligents peuvent détecter le taux (24 ou 30 images par seconde) auquel le contenu vidéo
               a été tourné à l'origine, et en utilisant cette connaissance, ajuste automatiquement la vidéo
               signaler pour créer une meilleure image.
2,35: 1 – Les films sur DVD de ce format auront de très grandes barres noires, environ 40%
               de la zone d'affichage disponible. Des films épiques et de nouvelles choses.
               Aussi appelé: Portée. Cliquez pour plus d'infos sur 2.35: 1
2,39: 1 – Écran large anamorphique.
               Le format 35 mm du film "Academy" (plein format standard avec son non anamorphique) a
               un rapport d'aspect de 1,37 à 1.
3: 1: 1 – Échantillonnage de couleurs – Le Luma est échantillonné à un taux de 75% et chaque
               des deux compositions de couleurs sont échantillonnées à 1/3 du taux du signal Luma.
               Voir aussi Échantillonnage des couleurs
3-2 Pulldown – Une variation peu commune de 2-3 pulldown. le
               le cadre est répété 3 fois, au lieu de 2. Les gens qui disent "3-2 Pulldown"
               signifie généralement "2-3 pulldown".

TVHD 3D – Information et achat

Aux dernières nouvelles, il y avait TROIS (3) (majeures), très différentes,
Normes de télévision 3D concurrentes (1) Anaglyphe, 2) Stéréoscopique
et 3) Auto-stéroscopique).

Les téléviseurs 3D devraient représenter un pourcentage élevé de tous les téléviseurs livrés en 2013.

ACTIVE 3D vs PASSIVE 3D: quoi de mieux?

FAQ sur la télévision 3D – 1/2011 – CNET
Bienvenue dans le guide d’achat en 12 étapes de la télévision en 3D!

REMARQUE: si vous utilisez HDMI, HDMI 1.4a (ou une version ultérieure) est OBLIGATOIRE pour transporter des signaux 3D.
Si votre câble, votre récepteur A / V ou votre téléviseur utilise une norme HDMI plus ancienne, vous ne
être capable de visualiser des informations de télévision 3D. Bien sûr, votre téléviseur doit être capable de gérer
Matériel 3D. Un taux de rafraîchissement minimum (entrée et sortie) de 120 Hz est généralement
nécessaire pour une bonne visualisation 3D.

les lunettes peuvent être vendues séparément.

Affichage 3D
Télévision 3D – Wikipedia

Acheter une télévision 3D maintenant ou attendre? – PCMag.com
La télévision 3D est arrivée, mais des problèmes subsistent – Force du signal – CNET News
Télévision 3D, films 3D, décodeurs 3D Sky et téléviseurs – Tous les téléviseurs 3D
Intelsat HBO minimise l'impact de la télévision 3D sur la demande de bande passante …
La guerre des formats est imminente devant la télévision 3D – tech – 11 février 2009 – New Scientist
Microsoft PowerPoint – 415 Impacts de la télévision 3D sur la vidéo et les … – PDF – COMCAST

Téléviseurs haute définition 3D Panasonic VIERA
Télévision 3D Samsung

Voir également: Lentille lenticulaire – également utilisé pour certains téléviseurs 3D

.3gp et .3g2 sont utilisés par les téléphones mobiles et constituent un Super-ensemble de MP4.
               (Doom9.org)
4: 1: 1 – Échantillonnage des couleurs – Considérez le "4" comme étant 100%. Le Luma est échantillonné
               à 100% et les deux composantes de couleur sont échantillonnées à 25% (chacune) du signal en Luma.
               Voir aussi Échantillonnage des couleurs
4: 2: 0 – Le format vidéo numérique composant utilisé par le DVD. Il y a
               un Cr et une Cb échantillon de signal pour tous les quatre Y des échantillons.
               Voir aussi Échantillonnage des couleurs
4: 2: 2 – Échantillonnage des couleurs – Considérez le "4" comme étant 100%. Le Luma est échantillonné
               à 100% et les deux composantes de couleur sont échantillonnées à 50% (chacune) du signal Luma.
               Voir aussi Échantillonnage des couleurs
4×3 – Style ancien, proportions d’écran de télévision NTSC, 4x largeur par 3 fois la hauteur.
               Aussi appelé: 1,33: 1 = 4×3 = PLEIN ECRAN = format d'image NTSC (plus ancien, analogique).
               Cliquez pour plus d'infos sur le 4×3
4: 4: 4 – Échantillonnage des couleurs – Chaque signal est échantillonné à 100% et tous
               trois signaux sont échantillonnés au même taux. Voir aussi Échantillonnage des couleurs

4K – Un nouveau standard pour les affichages numériques. 4K est un affichage
                  résolution de 4 096 x 2 160 pixels (8,8 mégapixels). Les fabricants ont
                  été démo d'un signal 4K permettant l'affichage de quatre 1080p simultanés
                  des photos. Un film 4K ne tiendrait même pas sur un DVD Blu-ray de 50 Go – il
                  nécessite probablement un DVD de 300 Go (n'existe pas actuellement).

                  Tandis que 4K a plus de contenu d'image que HD, il n'est PAS considéré comme HD.
                  La résolution maximale pour la HD est 1080p, soit bien moins que 4K ou 8K.

                  Résolution 4K – Wikipedia

                  Eh bien, cela a changé – 4K HD s'appelle désormais "Ultra HD", "UHDTV" ou "Ultra Haute Définition".

Le CEA désigne le 4K comme "Ultra HD"

Hmmm – Je vois aussi le format 4K appelé: résolution 3840 x 2160.

                  Notez qu'en 4K, le premier nombre est la résolution horizontale,
                  alors que normalement le premier nombre est le nombre de pixels verticaux.
                 
                  Les studios se sont mis d’accord sur les normes 4K et 2K pour les films numériques.
                  Des projecteurs 2K et 4K ont déjà été installés dans certains théâtres.

                  4K (maintenant appelé Ultra HD) LES PARAMÈTRES SERONT PUBLIÉS EN 2012: LG, Sharp, Sony et autres.

                  UD (Ultra-definition TV) commence à 4K (résolution) et comprend
                  8K (2/2012).

                  Actuellement, il n'y a pas de contenu 4K ou 8K, sauf pour la vidéo numérique,
                  Cependant, les téléviseurs UD et certains lecteurs Blu-Ray peuvent convertir jusqu'à 1080p en résolution quasi 4K.

Résolution 4K – wikipedia
UHDTV est-il la prochaine grande chose en HDTV? (Est-ce que 2160p sera le nouveau 1080p?)

                  Résolution 4K Définition: TechEncyclopedia de TechWeb
                  Technologies D-Cinema
                  Gadgets: le projecteur Ultra HD 4K de Sony n'est pas tout à fait 4K
                  Résolution 4K Définition
 
                  Voir aussi: SET TV 3D
                  Voir aussi: RÉGLAGES TV 8K
                  Voir aussi: CINÉMA 21: 9
                  HDMI 1.4a (requis pour la 3D sur HDMI)
                  Voir aussi: UD – Téléviseur Ultra-définition
                  Voir aussi: 1080p
                  Voir aussi: 1080i

5K – 5K est la nouvelle résolution des pommes.
                   Apple fait quelques manipulations pour créer un affichage 5K à partir de 4K de données.

5.1 – Son Surround 5.1 – se compose de 5 haut-parleurs à gamme étendue (2 à l’avant,
               1 canal central avant et 2 arrières arrière) avec effets basse fréquence
               canal (le .1). La plupart des DVD (1/2006) sont codés au format DTS 5.1 ou Dolby Digital 5.1.
Dolby Digital est censé signifier Dolby Digital 5.1 ou 6.1 Surround Sound.
Histoire et bases du son surround
Introduction au son surround – PC World
               Voir également DOLBY
Voir également DTS
525/60 – 525 lignes par image, 60 champs entrelacés – les spécifications de télévision analogique NTSC.
6.1 – 6.1 Surround Sound – Ajoute (en 5.1) un centre-arrière pour rendre les transitions plus naturelles.
7.1 – Son ambiophonique 7.1 – Possède trois enceintes avant et deux ambiophoniques sensiblement identiques
                emplacement comme auditeur et deux entoure arrière. Il n'y a pas encore de films codés 7.1
                (1/2006), le récepteur doit donc le décoder des sources 5.1 ou 6.1.
                discussion ecoustique sur le son surround 7.1
                Dolby Digital EX permet un son 7.1. 7.1 sera disponible sur certains DVD Blu-Ray.
7.2 – Son Surround 7.2
8.1 – 8.1 Son Surround.
Dolby's TrueHD et le dernier audio DTS
                formats pour les DVD haute définition HD et Blu-Ray contiendront 8.1
                son surround.
8K – résolutions HD de 7680 x 4320

                Bien que 8K ait plus de contenu d'image que HD, il n'est PAS considéré comme HD.
                La résolution maximale pour la HD est 1080p, soit bien moins que 4K ou 8K.

8K TV arrive: les réseaux peuvent-ils s'en sortir? – LinkedIN
                   8K TV est à venir, avec les Jeux olympiques de Tokyo 2020 promis d'être le premier grand
                     Transmission TV 8K. …

                UD (Ultra-definition TV) commence à 4K (résolution) et comprend
                8K (2/2012).

                  Voir aussi: SET TV 3D
                  Voir aussi: SET TV 4K
                  Voir aussi: CINÉMA 21: 9
                  HDMI 1.4a (requis pour la 3D sur HDMI)
                  Voir aussi: UD – Téléviseur Ultra-définition
                  Voir aussi: 1080p
                  Voir aussi: 1080i
9.1 – 9.1 – Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduit le son 9.1
9.2
Avec Receivers Packing 9.2 Performance – Combien de canaux d’entourage sont trop nombreux?
Nouvelles produits: Prêt à augmenter votre son surround à 9,2?
                Avec Receivers Packing 9.2 Performance – Combien de canaux d’entourage sont trop nombreux?
                Avant gauche et droite
                Centre:
                Surround L & R
                Surround arrière L & R
                Front High & Wide – Ce sont les deux nouveaux canaux au-delà du "7".
                Le ".2" est destiné aux zones gauche et droite indépendantes du subwoofer
VGA 15 broches – Le connecteur VGA d’ordinateur standard pour les moniteurs d’ordinateur.
                Aussi appelé: un Connecteur RGB et D-sub 15,
                   Il y a même un mini sous D15 connecteur.
                VGA est progressivement supprimé en tant que standard d’écran d’ordinateur.
16×9 – le format d'image 1,78 de la TVHD. Voir aussi 1.78 ration d’aspect.
24 images par seconde – Tous les films enregistrés sur film sont enregistrés à 24 images par seconde (fps.
                L'enregistrement numérique est effectué à 30 images par seconde.
                Si vous regardez une vidéo enregistrée sur film, mais visualisée sur une télévision numérique, l'image vidéo
                doit être converti de 24 images par seconde au plus rapide 30 images par seconde.
                seconde. L’une des tâches habituelles d’un écailleur est d’effectuer cette conversion.
30 images par seconde – La vidéo enregistrée numériquement est enregistrée à 30 images par seconde (fps).
330 lignes de
résolution verticale est à peu près tout ce que vous pouvez attendre d'un NTSC
                diffusion (visionnage d'une station de télévision analogique (non numérique))
480i – 480 lignes verticales de
contenu vidéo intercalé – PAS un format HDTV.
                Le format TV standard (définition) a 480 lignes de résolution verticale
                et est nommé "480i" (à son meilleur – typique SD en direct
                les signaux ont une résolution verticale d'environ 330 lignes.

                "480i" est aussi appelé vidéo composante qualité.
                La meilleure source de vidéo 480i est le DVD. Avec d’autres sources 480i,
                Les résultats peuvent varier. Le problème avec 480i est qu'il n'a pas été conçu
                pour les téléviseurs de plus de 19 pouces.

480p – 480 lignes verticales de
contenu vidéo à balayage progressif.
                Certains lecteurs de DVD peuvent convertir à 480p.

720p – 720 lignes verticales de contenu vidéo progressif (non entrelacé).
                720p est la qualité la plus basse, véritable format HDTV.

960×540 – Si la gestion des droits numériques (DRM) AACS est utilisée pour forcer la résolution descendante
                (down-rezz) des signaux HD acheminés par des câbles non HDMI, 960×540 est
                le résultat attendu, mais vous pouvez également obtenir un écran vide. Plus tôt
                rumeurs ont déclaré que down-rezz aurait comme conséquence 480p, 480i, ou un blanc
                écran (sur certains moniteurs).

1080i – 1080 lignes de inter-laced vertical video resolution – this IS an HDTV format.
                1080i and/or 5.1 audio needs closer to a 3GHz. CPU –
                I don't know about needed multi-core CPU speeds.
1080p – 1080 lines of Progressive vertical (NON-laced video content – this exceeds an HDTV format.
     HDTVs with 1080p are now available,
     1080p computer monitors are (5/2007) now at Costco
     (in the mainstream).
     Currently, 5/2007, there is no method of creating true 1080p TV (without
upscaling, aussi connu sous le nom upconverting / up-converting), although this situation will change.
     1080p Prosumer video cameras are becoming (5/2007) available.
     1080p – is 1920 horizontal lines by 1080 progressive lines of video display.
     If you get 1080p, ensure that you are getting 1920 horizontal lines of resolution.
     Click for more info on Scalers

     Some 1080p sets actually process the signal as 1080i, drop half the input data, and
     re-generate this data by computer interpolation, then outputing the picture at twice
     normal speed (see the next paragraph).

     Texas Instruments current (12/2005) crop of 1080p light engines don't actually have a
     grid of 1920 x 1080. Instead they use half that many. Each frame is interlaced
     horizonatally. The TV displays alternate columns of pixels at a time, but twice as
     quickly as the original frame so that your eyes don't notice (Digital TV and Sound,
     Winter, 2005.

AAC – Advanced Audio Coding

AAC is a compressed audio format. Can be lossy or lossless for full quality. Also contains
DRM to prevent playback on systems in the case of purchased music. AIFF is just a sound
format that predates AAC, MP3, etc. It is often associated with recording high quality sounds
or low quality sounds, depending on what sampling rate you choose. Neither one is inherently
low or high quality. Of course, if you like the sound, what else really matters.
.aac files are raw aac audio data (not encapsulated in MP4). (Doom9.org)
AAC files can easily be used to make M4A/MP4 files.

AACS – Advanced Access Control System

A specification for guarding next-generation optical-media content created by
the film, electronics, and software industries. Note, Only the not-yet-released
Windows Vista operating system will allow you to play DVDs with AACS on your
Windows PC. AACS could require that only HDTVs equipped with a (digital) HDMI,
connector could view 720p, 1080i and 1080p video formats. HDTVs without an
HDMI connector, could be forced to view only 480i (component video) formats,
or 480p, not HDTV formats, or perhaps even get a blank screen.

780p – There is no 780p HD (high-definition) signal, but it’s a common mistake.
       There is a 768p, but even that is more often lumped in with the 720p standard.
What’s the difference between 780p and 1080p HDTV?

Hmm – later AACS articles another states that the enforced downsize would
be 960×540 (or a blank screen). Not all monitors can handle 960×540.
AACS was developed by IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Matsushita, Sony, Toshiba,
Walt Disney and Warmer Brothers. Studios claim that AACS won't be
used until the year 2011.
Click here for more 960×540 information

Early HDTV adopters screwed by HD-disc rules

AC3

Now called Dolby Digital 5.1 (Surround Sound)
5.1 audio needs closer to a 3GHz. CPU –
I don't know about needed multi-core CPU speeds.

Comparison between AC-3, Home THX and DTS
5.1 Surround Sound
Dolby

Active Matrix LCD Display

Active Matrix LCD displays generally have a brighter,
sharper display, and with their wider viewing angle than Passive Matrix Displays, Active Matrix computer
Displays can be seen by more than one person.

Because there are more transistors in an Active Matrix display, there is more of a
chance for dead pixels. There are tricks used to increase the lifespan of of a pixel.

AMBIENT LIGHT

ambient light – Wikipedia

AMLCD = Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display. plus
TFT LCD = Thin film transistor (active) liquid crystal display.
plus

Active-matrix liquid crystal display – Wikipedia
HowStuffWorks "Passive and Active Matrix"
What is active matrix display? – A Word Definition
Active Matrix LCD Manufacturers and Suppliers
Active Matrix LCD with Integrated Optical Touch Screen – PDF

Adobe RGB 1998

sRGB vs. ADOBE RGB 1998
See also: RGB
See also: sRGB

Aero – graphics card spec – a Windows Vista option

Microsoft has defined a new class of Windows Graphics Cards, called "Aero".
Microsoft Lists five quantities that a Windows Aero graphics card must have/do:
1) Run Direct-X 9 on a GPU (not using the CPU for Direct-X functions).
2) Utilize a WDDM driver (not a .sys driver).
   But a WDDM driver must have OPM (Output Protection Management) – (DRM).
3) Support Pixel Shader 2.0
4) Utilize at least 32-bits of information per pixel.
5) Have suffisant memory.

AES – Audio Engineering Society.

AGC – Automatic Gain Control. Macrovision likes to mess with this, which
              can cause the video being viewed to become lighter and darker
              (not intended by the video editor, but a symptom of Macrovision).

AIE – Automatic Image Enhancement

Xerox has invented printer software that automatically adjusts
small areas in a picture, at a time, to correct contrast problems.
This technique is called local contrast enhancement. Xerox has
named their technique AIE – Automatic Image Enhancement. AIE will
soon be found in xerox printers, and may be included in image enhacement
software.

AIFF – Audio Interchange File Format – created by Apple computer.
              AIFF is a sound format that predates AAC, MP3, etc.
              What is AIFF? – webopedia

Aliasing – A distortion in the video or audio reproduction caused by having a signal's
              frequency being more than twice the sampling frequency.

AMOLED

Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode.
A stack of organic polymers, including layers of conductive
and emissive layers are deposited on a
Thin-Film Transister (TFT>
substrate (used in some LCD displays). each pixel is controlled by from one to four
transistors. The TFT technology provides the best resolution of all the flat-panel
techniques
, but it is also the most expensive.

My friend just bought an LG 65 inch amoled HDTV – price over $ 12,000 – 7/18/2018.

AMOLED is the most likely form of OLED to be widely used in TVs.

ANALOG

An analog or analog signal is any variable signal continuous in both
time and amplitude. The analog signal can have any value, whereas Digital
signals are either an ON ('1') or OFF (0') (discrete signals)
Analog Signals – wikipedia

Analog Hole

Bill H.R. 4569 would require all analog recording and converting

equipment to detect Watermarking via the use of VEIL-II.
Analog Hole – analog reconversion issue
See also COPY PROTECTION

anamorphique – video enhanced for Widescreen TVs (aspect ratio 1.78:1
     (also called "16 by 9")) Click for more info on 16×9

ANAMORPHIC FAT – makes objects on the screen appear to be widened.

Angle – Some DVDs allow the viewer to change the angle of view, as though the
                camera is moved to a different position.

ANTENNAS

I know nothing about these sites (Caveat Emptor)
Better than Antennaweb
http://www.tvfool.com/
antennaweb.org
Titan TV – from the Apple Store
PSIP Org

See LOTS more information about Terrrestrial Tuners (OTA) & Antennas
See also ATSC
see LOTS more information about OTA (Over The Air)

APS – Analog Protection System

ARccOS – DVD-Video Copy Control

Sony's DVD-Video Copy Control.
ARccOS is based on producing unreadable sectors on the disc in the similar
manner to the Audio CD copy protections. In the strictest sense these DVDs
aren't actually DVD Video discs, but crippled discs that happen to work
on most DVD players.

ARccOS works by creating unreadable sectors on a DVD similarly to the method
used to protect audio CDs. These DVDs do not follow the DVD spec and I believe
that I read that Sony was being sued for calling their ARccOS protected DVDs,
"DVD's", as they violate the DVD specification. Sony apparently started using
ARccOS in 2004, and has supposedly moved on (Feb, 2006) to Root-Kits and other
forms of Digital Rights Management (DRM). However, Wikipedia states that some
DVDs Sony released in April, 2006, use AAccOS. Sony's ARccOS site
ARccOS – afterdawn
ARccOS DRM – Wikipedia

ASA – Advanced Speaker Array (THX)

ASA is a proprietary THX technology which processes the sound fed to 2
side and 2 back surround sound speakers to optimize the THX experience.

ASF – Microsoft's proprietary audio/digital video format

Advanced Systems Format
ASF – Wikipedia
File Extension .ASF Details
Microsoft Windows Media – Advanced Systems Format (ASF) Specification

ASPECT RATIO

The ratio of the number of horizontal scan lines vs vertical scan lines.
What are some common aspect ratios?
Aspect ratio (image)

To top off the confusion about aspect ratios, now over 85% of all new Film Movies
being produced and released on DVD/Blu-ray are shot at a 2:35 ratio, so even a 16:9
WILL have black bars! (unless some sort of aspect ratio cropping by the TV is done)

In Europe and Japan (12/2008) the 16:9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio is most broadcast
(and required by law, in some cases), but, of course, there is a huge legacy of
4:3 (12:9, 1.33:1) TV screens, so some broadcasters have used 14:9 for interim
transmissions. The trend is certainly towards 16:9. Although there have been
experiments in other aspect ratios, and 2.4:1 is still used in many blockbuster
movies, only 16:9 (and legacy 4:3) is in any broadcast standard.

As for existing TVs, the vast majority remain 4:3, though 16:9 is already a
substantial proportion. Some older widescreen LCDs (and a few other TV displays)
have 5:3 (1.67:1), 8:5 (1.6:1, often called 16:10), and 3:2 (1.5:1) aspect ratios.

Artefact – An introduced effect that was not present in the original video or audio.
                 Artifacts are sometimes called "bruit", as they have corrupted the signal.

ASV – Audio Still Video – a still (not in motion) picture on a DVD-Audio disk.

Un ATSC (Advanced Television Standard Committee) tuner just means "an over-the-air,
HDTV or digital TV tuner Note that a digital TV is not necessary an HDTV.

ATSC-H/M

ATSC-H/M is a new mobile TV specification that will
use a small portion of the HDTV spectrum to broadcast a
simultaneous, backward-compatible, mobile TV signal (digital)
for use on mobile devices. This spec is not yet (5/2007)
finalized.

ATV – Advanced Television. There is no standard meaning, other than ATVs have
             significantly better audio and video than a standard TV (SD). Je crois
             that the term ATV is disappearing from American jargon.

AUDIO / SOUND

Hydrogenuudio – Probably THE newsgroup for advanced, high quality audio encoding
Capturing Audio, Part 2
Total Recorder Professional Edition 5.2 – $33
Unlock Protected Music THAT YOU OWN
extracts digital audio from CDs – now free
See also Audio Les liaisons
History and Basics of Surround Sound

The State of PC Audio

See also 5.1 Surround Sound

Voir également Dolby

Voir également DTS

Voir également ogg Vorbis

Voir également THX

AUDIO FILE / FORMAT CONVERSION

Virtual Burn software – filetransit
Voir également: DRM removal
Création – For video, this refers to the person(s) creating the video.
            For DVD-ROM, it usually refers to the actual software used to create the DVD-ROM.

A/V – Audio Video. A/V Receivers

AVCHD

A new (9/2006) HD format that uses the MPEG-4 AVC
video codec for camrecorders ONLY. At this time, 10/30/2006, only Sony software
can read this format. Word is Apple will update iMovie and Final Cut Pro to work
avec ça.

AVCHD – wikipedia

AVI – Microsoft's Audio Video Interleaved

AVI seems to be on it's way out.
AVI (definition)

AVR – Audio/Video Receiver. A Tuner (AM/FM, perhaps XM and HD-FM),
Pre-amplifier and amplifier that can process both audio and video signals.
AVRs normally contain both audio and video CODECs to decode audio and vidio
signals containing surround sound, video compression and perhaps,
Numérique
Rights Management
(DRM) (Copy Protection) information.

See also UPS with AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation).

BACKLIGHT

rétro-éclairage
   Backlights are used to increase readability in low light conditions,

Bi-amping: Two schemes exist to use multiple amplifiers in a traditional two-channel
audio system. You can dedicate one amp per channel (horizontal bi-amping) or dedicate
one amp for the tweeter/midrange band, the other for the bass register (vertical bi-amping).
Horizontal bi-amping requires identical amplifiers. Vertical bi-amping relegates the more
powerful amp to drive the left/right channel woofers while the smaller amp drives the mid/tweeter
drivers. Vertical bi-amping requires a means to adjust the output levels between both amps to avoid
that the more powerful amplifier will cause a tonal imbalance of bloated and excessive bass. Veux dire
for adjustments are either input level controls on one of the amps or trim pots on an external
crossover. Non-identical amplifiers in vertical bi-amp schemes will add their unique sonic signature
to the respective frequency range they cover. This may or may not be audible and beneficial.
See also Bi-Wiring

Bipolar/dipolar: A loudspeaker in which either the drivers' rear waves aren't absorbed
by a cabinet but allowed to freely propagate into the room, or rear-firing drivers have been added
au lieu. All panel loudspeakers (electrostats and planar-magnetics) radiate front and back, with all
backfiring radiation out-of-phase or dipolar. Dynamic designs with both front- and rear-firing drivers
can be in-phase/bipolar or out-of-phase/dipolar. Sometimes, a switch can select between either mode.
In designs using only front-firing conventional dynamic drivers that are mounted into an open-backed
baffle or where the rear wave exits through a tunnel, the rear-wave is naturally out-of-phase (examples
of this style are speakers by Alon and the new Futures by Proac).

bit – A binary digit – the smallest piece of digital data possible.

débit binaire – The number of bits (data sent) measured over a specified time
             – also called the débit de données.

Bi-wiring: Speakers with dual binding post pairs can be bi-wired. This means running two
pairs of speaker cables between amp and speaker. This can be done in shotgun or internal bi-wire mode.
Dans shot-gun mode, both cable pairs remain physically separate up to the amplifier where the two
plus and minus legs are tied together into a common spade or banana terminal. Internally bi-wired des câbles
require a minimum of four conductors that are then terminated as two leads on the amp, and four leads
on the speaker end. Bi-wiring electrically separates the woofer from the tweeter or mid/tweeter circuit
and isolates potential back-EMF (electromotive force) from the woofer at the amp instead of bleeding
back into the tweeter or mid/tweeter circuit. Bi-wirable speakers connected in standard single-wire mode
must have their jumpers installed so that both the hi- and low frequency drive units receive amplifier
signal. In many cases, jumpers made with the same raw wire as the chosen speaker cable will sonically
outperform manufacturer-provided jumpers. The subject of bi-wiring is a disputed topic even among
loudspeaker manufacturer and the presence or absence of dual terminal pairs on a loudspeaker doesn't
give any indication as to the design's sonic quality. See also Bi-amping

Blurring (motion blur or ghosting )

1) If you have a TV, and it can not handle the fast motion of some of the
    action scenes, resulting in blurring at the location of the fastest action.
    I see this most often in LCD TVs and in some of the cheaper plasma sets.
    a) For gamers and fast action movies, you want an LCD monitor with a response
       time of 3 microsseconds, or LESS.
    b) Faster LCD refresh rates help decrease pizelization – more expensive
       LCD sets have a ACTUAL refresh rate of 120 Hz (120 times a second).
       Some expensive LCD rates are even using quad-rate refreshing (240 Hz),
    c) A lot of manufacturers are now using software to provide higher
       effective Refresh Rates – the software does not work as well as a
       tru, native, refresh rate of the same "speed".

See also 120 Hz

Blu-ray – Sony's HD DVD format

DID compete with HD-DVD.
NOTE: Blu-ray won the format war with HD-DVD.

Price Barrier to Blu-ray Falling Away? $ 129 from BestBuy – 6/22/2009

To top off the confusion about aspect ratios, now over 85% of all new Film Movies
being produced and released on DVD/Blu-ray are shot at a 2:35 ratio, so even a 16:9
WILL have black bars! (unless some sort of aspect ratio cropping by the TV is done)

Blu-ray requires new DVD stamping machinery, HD-DVD does not.
23.3 to 27 GB per a single layer disk. Multilayer disks can have Eight (8)
layers, allowing a total of 200 GBs per 8-layered Blu-ray disk. Blu-ray
disks come with a very strong, TDK developed polymer anti-scratch coating.
Backwards compatiblity (to CD/DVDs) is optional (requires a second laser).

Blueray going to 1 TB (Terra Byte of data capacity) – 10/2007.

A new (5/2006), ugly problem is that withOUT at least an HDMI
version 1.3
, connection, your HDMI probably can't handle the
high speed, high bandwith of the newer lossless AUDIO
content used by Dolby's TrueHD and DTS from either Blu-ray or
HD-DVD. NOTE: Blu-ray won the format war with HD-DVD.

Free CD / DVD Burning software – even burns Blu-Ray DVDs

Profile 3.0 (also known as BD-Audio):
Profile 3.0 is a separate audio only player profile.
Profile 3.0 has been released. Blu-ray Disc – wikipedia
Profile 3 (audio only)? – Blu-ray Forum This is the official web site of the Blu-ray Disc Association

Profile 2.0 (also known as BD-Live) – IS released:
Profile 2.0 adds:
1) Internet-enabled features, such as downloading movie trailers.
2) 1GB of local storage capability – probably by a method to add storage

Profile 2.0 – cnet

MMC, Mandatory Managed Copy, lets you make at least one copy of an HD-DVD
or Blu-Ray disc to send to a server or a portable player. Cliquez ici
for more MMC information.

Dolby TrueHD (8 audio channels) is optionnel on Blu-Ray DVDs.
Broadcom Unveils Blu-ray/HD DVD SoC

Intel, IBM, Microsoft and Sony Laptop


Early HDTV adopters screwed by HD-disc rules

Blu-ray BD-J (BD-Java)

Blu-ray BD-J (BD-Java) Guide
Blu-ray BD-J (BD-Java) Guide
Movies: Problems With Blu-ray's BD-J Spec Causes Headaches For …
Blu-Ray Disc Specifications Updating To Include BD Java
PC World – New Specs for Next-Generation Blu-ray Players
BD-Java interactive capability | Video Players and Recorders …
BD-Java | High-Def Digest
Blu-ray Disc – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – wikipedia

BOXEE

Wikipedia – "Boxee is a cross-platform freeware home theater PC (HTPC) program
with a 10-foot user interface and social networking features designed for the
living-room TV."

Streaming Netflix is available, along with Hulu.
Boxee – Wikipedia
Boxee – LEGALITY – Wikipedia
Cut the Cable For Good with Boxee and Apple TV – Boxee – Lifehacker
Hands-On With the Boxee Set-Top Box and Remote – Gadget Lab – 1/8/2010
How To Get Started With Boxee Video – Music & Video – Howcast.com
How to Reinstall a Working Hulu in Boxee – Boxee – Lifehacker

Boxee – Home Site
Boxee Blog
Boxee DOWNLOADS
Boxee FORUM
boxee on Vimeo

Boxee Is XBMC with Newer Look and Social Flair
Boxee and D-Link Unveil The Boxee Box with Hulu, Netflix
Boxee reviews (www.boxee.com) on blippr
boxee remote for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Install Boxee or XBMC on an Apple TV
Boxee Windows Media Center Integration
How To: Max Out Apple TV's Potential With Boxee – Boxee on apple …

(Boxee) DevWiki

See also: HULU
See also: NETFLIX

Brightness

What is LCD Monitor Brightness? – FAQ
Brightness et Contrast les contrôles
Monitor Calibration
Color Management for Digital Photographers For Dummies
How to Calibrate Your Monitor's Brightness and Contrast
Downloads – Monitor Brightness Reducer 1.0 Freeware Software
Monitor calibration and gamma
Monitor brightness Problem Solving at FixYa

lentes – Candela per square metre – a (video / SI) measure of brightness. plus

BROADBAND AMPLIFIERS – Fixing Weak Signals

Some of us have extensive broadband coaxial cable runs (HDTV, Digital TV,
TV and Road Runner). We end up splitting the cable signal a number of times
and often find that our signal strength has become too low for good TV
viewing or Internet connections.

Therefore, a lot of us are using Motorola's Signal Booster (amplifies both
analog and digital signals with a frequency range of 1 GHtz. Ce
amplifier can even be powered via the coax cable.

There is currently (7/10/2007) a $30 rebate on this amplifier, so I
suspect that it is being phased out. Rumour is, that a new model
that exceeds the current 1 GHtz frequency range is coming soon.

To check the signal level your ISP is providing to your Motorola Cable Modem:
Motorola's Cable Modem Diagnostics and Signal Level: http://192.168.100.1

BURN / BURNING

Using additional exposure to selected areas to make
   those areas DARKER in the picture (pictures from film).

Using a laser to burn "pits" in CDs or DVDs, ie, a DVD burner
   uses a laser to create content on a CD or DVD.
   Voir également Burning DVDs

Burr-Brown

Burr-Brown was a significant leader in signal processing IC creation.
I remember them most for the innovative sound processing algorithms.
Burr-Brown was acquired by Texas Instruments
Burr-Brown Corporation – Wikipedia

CableCARD

Since cableCARDs are superceded, You do NOT want to buy a device that
used CableCARDs (My OPINION) (as they may disappear) – instead, you
want a device that uses the newer "Tru2Way".

Televisions that support CableCARD should be labeled by the manufacturer as "numérique
cable ready
", or DCR.

HOWEVER, it is taking a heckova long time for TRU2WAY to become available (10/2012).

There are two versions of CableCARDs:
S-CARD Single-Stream -for a single stream (can only view/record one channel at a time)
M-CARD Multi-Stream – For viewing/recording more than one channel at a time.

What card type (Tru2Way? CableCARD?) does Your cable company
soutien? Will it continue to support CableCARDs (I doubt it –
they want you to spend money on interactive purchases).

CableCARD is an option for digital cable ready TVs that allows the User to get
(rent?) a card from their cable company to decode digital cable signals (no cable
box needed). NOTE that some TVs have problems accepting an area's given CableCARD.
Note also that not using a cable box means (PRE CableCARD 2.0) that you can't
access the cable company's on-screen channel guide, can't access video on demand
(pay-per-view), and don't always have dual tuners (so that you can watch one show
while you record another show). A CableCard slot is a PCMCIA slot.

NOTE; Many newer Digital/HDTV TVs use a QAM Tuner, which allows viewers to view
Digital NON Pay Channels (which are not encrypted).

Only CableCARD VERSION 2.0 (or later) allows user interaction (for example,
allows you to order a movie).

Previously once a cable company invested in the Head end equipment they
were locked into the STB's (Set Top Box) that were compatible. CableCARD
changes all that.

CableCARD 2.0 has been superseded by Tru2Way, also from CableCARD labs.

CableCARD 1.0 supports only a single MPEG2 transport stream; i.e. single digital
tuner. The Single Stream card (S-Card) was previously called POD; "Point of
Deployment". It exists a special variant of PCMCIA. When power is applied the
card, it will look and act like a 16-bit PC memory card, albeit a very small one.
Only during configuration can the host determine that it is an S-Card. Une fois la
card has been identified, the host and S-Card change personalities and the
interface changes from PCMCIA to S-Card. The identification and configuration
step is required to allow graceful rejection of none S-Card's since this is a
PCMCIA interface.

CableCARD 2.0

Supports multiple MPEG2 transport streams, i.e. multiple tuners.
A unique card detect features allow the host to identify the card as an M-Card
before power is supplied to the card. Because of this, the card does not have
to support the PCMCIA interface. The M-Card has the same physical form-factor
as the S-Card but a significantly different electrical interface. The change
from S-Card to M-Card is much more than a simple firmware change.

TW rented to me a SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA PKM800 Multi Stream Cable Card – 3/2012

CableCARD – Wikipedia

Cable Cards – DSL Reports
Pkm802 Hack – PDF documents

Multi-Stream CableCARD Module – 7009964 – PDF – Scientific Atlanta
Setting Up Scientific Atlanta PowerKEY CableCARD and M-Card Modules on the DNCS
Where to buy MStream Cablecard? – TiVo Community
Implementing Separable Security in a DBDS – Scientific Atlanta
HDHomerun Prime Owners Thread – Page 5 – AVS Forum

Cablevision woes – Windows Experts Community

3 tuner Moxi and M-card AND TiVo
Kind of odd – considering that the SDV adapter, at least for Tivo, plays no role
in actually tuning the channel. The ONLY thing it does is resolve what frequency
for the tuner to change to when first tuning. The channel map is supplied to the
Tivo with SDV channels designated as such.. When the Tivo tunes one of those
channels, it talks to the adapter via USB. The adapter in turn contacts the
headend to find where the frequency is on the SDV carousel.. And then the adapter
relays that info, again via USB, to the Tivo. The Tivo then tunes the frequency
and the CableCARD takes care of conditional access. At least that is my
understanding of it. You dont even need any RF cabling from the adpater to the
Tivo — the only thing required from the adapter to the Tivo is a USB cable, and
the adapter of course needs a cable line to send its requests upstream.

www.tru2way.com/

tru2way – CONSUMERS
Tru2way Primer – Home
Tru2way – Wikipedia
Tru2way – Engadget HD
Status of the tru2way cable rollout: Still disappointing – Jan 9, 2010
   Lack of tru2way presence at this year's CES, but the rollout at
      headends across the country …
   Time-Warner is NOT listed as having licensed tru2way (3/7/2010).
Light Reading Cable – Cable – Cable's Tru2way Build Continues – COX is completely ready
Half of US Cable Subscribers Will Have "tru2way" by 2013
Tru2way plug-and-play digital cable support still AWOL – Oct 20, 2009 (& 3/7/2010)
TiVo Building tru2way Version of New Interface – March 3, 2010

Tru2Way – Supersedes all CableCARDs

Tru2Way is the new name for OCAP (OpenCable Applications Platform).
Because not even CableCARD 2.0 provided complete two-way interaction,
CableCARD Labs was forced to come up with another solution, which
ils appelent Tru2Way, due out in 2009.

I do NOT believe that you should buy a device supporting
only CableCARD (this is my OPINION) as CableCARD support
may disappear (the cable company wants you to buy products
interactively, thus they may want to support only Tru2Way).

CHECK WITH YOUR CABLE COMPANY TO SEE WHAT THEY SUPPORT, WHAT
THEY PLAN TO SUPPORT.

Sony, six cable companies adopt two-way CableCARD tech
Tru2way Technology – Comcast 3.0 at CES
Can Tru2way succeed where CableCard failed?
Tru2way Technology a Hit at 2008 CES
Sony to Build 'Tru2way' Interactive TVs – News and Analysis by PC
Cable Digital News – Video – Sony Supports tru2way – Telecom News
tru2way Developers' Conference :: The Cable Show '08
OpenCable officially becomes tru2way – Engadget HD
tru2way – NCTA.com
Sony + Tru2way = No More Set-top Boxes? – NewTeeVee
Panasonic says Tru2way TVs on track for later this year (12/2008) | Technologie
Posts tagged Tru2way at Engadget HD
informitv – Tru2way shows interactive capabilities at Cable Show
Panasonic USA Pressroom – Plasma HDTV, Portable DVR Player and Set-top Box with tru2way
Tru2way Screwed2way? – GigaOM
Tru2Way – Full Brief – NCTA.com
Slashdot | Cable Industry to Standardize Under Tru2Way
Tru2way Love
Broadband: "Tru2way" just another false promise from the cable …
Cable Digital News – Video – Mark Cuban: Tru2way Should Be More …
InternetNews Realtime IT News – Is 'Tru2Way' True Two-Way TV?
Cable's Interactive Future Still Hazy – 5/2008
Tracking Tru2Way Believers – 6/15/2008 7:51:00 AM – Multichannel News
Telcos Invited to Make Use of Tru2Way – Although it's not …

Check out http://www.opencable.com/ for more details and other related information.

BACK TO CableCARD INFORMATION:

CableCARD 2.0 Specification – PDF
CableLabs Issues Headend VOD Metadata Content 2.0 Specification
HD Beat – CableCARD 2.0
CableCARD on Microsoft's Vue to require CableLabs certification
Microsoft inks cable deal for HDTV support
Cablecard and TV Guide On screen
TiVo has inked a deal to use CableCARD.
CableCARDs – A Primer
Specifications and Formats – What Do All of Those Letters and Numbers Mean?

Cable Labs Org
CableCARDs – A Primer
CableCARD – wikipedia

CableCARD 2.0 – two-way CableCard products, known as Interactive Digital Cable Ready.
See also DOCSIS – Data Over Cable Service Interface Specificatio

CABLES (Wires)

HDTV signals are digital – You'll etiher get a signal or almost no signal – NO in-betweens – says "phonglog"

Discount Electronics
Electronics on the Internet
See also: DVI
See also: HDMI

Calibrating and Testing Video and Audio Setups w/Test CDs/DVDs

Obviously, any technique created after the DVD was made, will not be on the DVD.
I own a few of these.
My professionals recommend these Audio/Video Setup CDs/DVDs:

Avia – Guide to Home Theater (Ovation Software) – DVD – 1999
   Audio Calibration
   Video Calibration
   Seems to be mostly 5.1
   Includes Blue, Green and Red filters for adjusting tint on your (front projector) video system

Digital Video Essentials (DVE)(for NTSC) – Optimize Your Home Entertainment System – DVD – 2001
   (seems to be an updated version of: "Video Essentials")
   I now own this one, and I like it's capabilities a lot.
   * Dolby Digital
   * Dolby Digital Surround-EX
   * DTS
   * Audio Test Signals Dolby and DTS 5.1
   * Audio Test Signals Dolby and DTS 6.1
   * Good tutorials
   * Comprehensive Audio and Video test signals
   * Includes Blue filter for adjusting tint on your video system
         (newer microdisplays, not front projectors, don't usually need adjusting
         – CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY)

Video Essentials – 1996
   * Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
   * Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround),
     Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround),
     Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
   * Includes Blue, Green and Red filters for adjusting tint on your (front projector) video system
        (newer microdisplays, not front projectors, don't usually need adjusting
         – CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY)
    * Video essential still frame presentation
    * Sound level meter setup
    * Web links

Other such DVDs, but not mentioned by my Professionals (could be very good) are:
(Details given are from Amazon dot com)

Maxell DVD Lens Cleaner and Home Theater Set-up Tools included
* about $20 at Best Buy
   * Audio and Video Tests.
   * Dolby 5.1 setup
   * eight languages
Sound and Vision Home Theater Tune-up – 2001)
ISF HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD – (by) Monster – 2006 ?
   * includes WMV HD (720p) with 7.1 digital audio.
   * Easy-to-use live video shots help you calibrate your TV without complicated test patterns.
Discwasher 1509 Home Theater Calibration Disc – 2003 ?
   * The tests enable you to correct monitor brightness, contrast, sharpness, color and tint.
   * Audio calibration tests in Dolby Digital and DTS help you achieve the optimum audio
        experience (phase test, sweep test, level set-up and LFE subwoofer calibration).
   * Outstanding high-definition audio and video demo tracks illustrate the full potential
        of your home theater system.
Ultimate DVD – Home Theater Fine Tuning Made Simple – 10/2005

CAV – Constant angular velocity

The rotation of the disk is kept at a constant speed,
thus causing the read/write data head travels a longer distance as it
moves away from the center of the disk.

CBR – Constant Bit Rate

Data compressed into a stream with a fixed data rate.
Thus while the rate is constant, the quality, due to the need for more or less compression
to maintain this constant bit rate, is allowed to vary.

CCI – Copy Control Information. Denotes if the data is allowed to be copied.

CD-ROMs, CDs, MO7 and Orum Storage Devices

Latest DivX, XviD, DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD News – Digital Digest
CD Format Guide
CD-Recordable FAQ – Andy McFadden's
ISO Images
Understanding CD-R and CD-RW by Hugh Bennett
Inside a CD-ROM drive from The PC Doctor
How CDs Work from HowStuffWorks.com
CD-ROM (definition)
CD-ROM Drive (definition)
CDCheck – check/fix CDs
Read Unreadable CDs – SCROLL DOWN to read it
CD Identifier – view information about CD/DVD devices on your computer
Can You Trust Important Data to CD-Rs? (NOT CD-RWs)What kinds of CD-ROM media are are there?
CD-R, Life Expectancy
What is a MiniDisc and How Does It Differ From a CD?
CD Info- LINK
CD-R FAQ
CD-Rom Drives and CD-Player REPAIR

Blank Media online

PLAYING/USING PROGRAMS wo/HAVING TO INSERT THE CD-ROM
1) a lot of software/games do not install everything from
     the CD onto your hard drive, so whenever you wish
     to use the software, you must insert the CD-ROM into
     the drive.
2) There is a way to avoid this problem.
3) You need two pieces of software:
   A) one that can generate disc images from your CD-ROM, and
   B) another that can mount these images to a virtual CD-ROM
      conduire.
4) Go to
and download a small utility called DAEMON tools (200 KB).
(for other, similar tools, Click here,
5) Installation is easy and results in two new icons on the
     bureau
6) Do NOT FORGET to assign a fairly high drive letter to your
     new virtual drive in Device Manager, so it won't later
     interfer with drive letter assignments for removable
     drives, network drives.,,,,
7) As with any driver that tries to pull a fast one on Windows,
     DAEMON tools might conflict with other drivers on your PC.
   If you experience mysterious lockups when using the program,
     check the support forums on the DAEMON tools web site, and
     keep an eye out for program updates, which are frequent.
8) Another option, check out the huge database of patches at
      
     gamecopyworld dot com
   
   You'll be able to download "No CD" patches and executables
     for just about any game out there. That is, for any game
     out there that you already own, naturally.

CD Music Burning & Audio Grabbers

Unlock Protected Music THAT YOU OWN
Exact Audio Copy (free)
Exact Audio Copy – Tips & Tricks
   FAQ – Exact Audio Copy – General Questions
FoxTab MP3 Converter

extracts digital audio from CDs – now free
MusicMatch
MediaMonkey 2.5.5.992 RC6 – Windows Freeware

CD+G – Compact audio disk plus graphics.
CD-DA – Copmact Disk Digital Audio.
CD-i – CD Interactive – provides interactive home entertainment.
CD-Plus – An enhanced CD format using stamped multisession technology.
CD-R – A CD format that allows data to be recorded (only) once.
CD-ROM – Compact disc read-only memory (pre-recorded before purchase).
CD-ROM XA – A version of CD allowing the interleaving of audio and video.
CDV – (obsolete (no more Laserdiscs)) – Mixes CD audio with a Laserdisc's video.
cDVD – DVD video content stored on a CD or CD-R/RW. Also called a mini DVD.
            Few players can play a cDVD.

CD / DVD Burning Software – Commercial

The most common names in commercial DVD or CD creation software are:

CDBurnerXP – CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs,
               including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn
               and create ISOs. See CDBurnerXP home site
               CDBurnerXP Downloads CDBurnerXP FAQ

NERO 7 – I've been told that NERO 7 will NOT allow to create backups of
            your own, purchased music CDs that employ the copy protection
            drapeau
. I understand that NERO does not want to help music
            pirates, who does, but since NERO 7 seems to preclude making
            a backup copy of your own purchased, music CD, so you can use
            it in the car and (the same copy) at work (or for the kids),
            without causing any wear and tear on your original purchase,
            which is stored safely away, and not played:
I CAN NOT RECOMMEND NERO 7, Unless you need something only NERO has.
I've also read that NERO 6.6 does NOT have this problem.
Nero Tutorials

ROXIO's Easy Media Creator 8 Suite – I do NE PAS know if the latest version
           of Roxio, Roxio Easy media Creator 8 Suite, allows you to create one
           backup copy of your purchased, copyrighted, music CD or not – you might
           veux savoir. I've heard that Easy Media Creator 7.5 does NOT have
           this problem.
CGMS – Copy Generation Management. Also called Copy Guard Management.
          CGMS/A is added to analog signals, such as line 21 of an NTSC frame.
          CGMS/D is added to digital signals, for example, to FireWire.

CEC – Consumer Electronics Control

While CEC can be an actual data bus,
it is becoming better known as a feature of HDMI version 1.3a.

CinemaDNG – Open Digital Cinema File Format

Adobe Pushes for Open Digital Cinema File Format

Cinema 21:9 ratio d'aspect

"The 2012 Philips 56PFL9954H or Cinema 21:9 aspect ratio is one of a new breed of
          HDTVs designed to playback movies in their native ultra-wide aspect ratio.
          It eliminates the letterbox bars which usually occupy the top and bottom of
          the screen so users can enjoy a more cinematic viewing experience."

          "A 21:9 TV more closely mimics the 2.35:1 aspect ratio used in many movies,
             so you will not see black bars above and below the image, as you do on
             a 16:9 TV. Vizeo will sell 21:9 TVs in 2012" – Consumer Reports

CMI – Content Management Information

CODEC

An acronym for "co der/ dec oder." CODECs are used to encode and (usually)
decode audio (or video) signals to allow more dynmmic range to be recorded
on the media (CD, DVD, tape) without causing noticable distortion, and, in
the case of audio codecs, to enable spatial placement of sound (i.e., it
enable us to hear surround sound seemingly coming from different locations.
Some audio codecs can also convert digital audio to/from analog sound.

SHERLOCK – The Codec Detective! (What Codecs are on your Windows system? – are they broken?)

Some examples of audio codecs are Dolby and DTS.
Some examples of Video codecs are DivX, MPEG-2, MPEG-4.
Codec (definition)

Color Depth

The number of levels of color that can be represented by a pixel.
The color depth of MPEG video in DVD is 24 bits. Color Depth is
sometimes expressed by the number of colors that can be displayed.

Color Difference

A pair of video signals that contain the color components minus the brightness component

COLOR SAMPLING

Color sampling is similar to color compression.
The humans can pick out details better in luma (black and white)
than in color. Because of this fact, it is possible to reduce
the color information in a recorded color picture without
sacraficing the picture quality. Color Sampling is usually
given as a set of three numbers representing the luma
sampling and the sampling of the two color components, for
example, 4:4:4.

le Color Components are the color difference components
(red and blue) derived from the original RGB signal.
The RGB video signal is converted into YCbCr (Y = Luma,
Cb = Blue portion of the signal, and Cr = the Red portion).

Component Video

consists of three video cables,
sometime refered to as YPrPb – they are usually colored Red, Blue and Green.
Component video can carry a better video signal than S-Video, but is not
quite as good as DVI or HDMI.

which is better, DVI (or HDMI) or component video?

COMPOSITE VIDEO (CVBS) will give you a slightly better signal
than the standard 75 ohm Coax cable. A Composite-Video cable
is a single video cable with RCA plugs on its ends. CVBS
is an acronym for Color, Video, Blank and Sync, the four
components of Composite Vide.

Compression

The process of removing redundancies in digital data to reduce the amount of data that
must be stored or transmitted. See also LOSSY compression and LOSSLESS Compression.

Condensation Algorithm

The Condensation Algorithm

CONTRAST

CONSTRAST – Wikipedia

CONVERTERS – Audio, Video, Resolution, Scalers,…

DVI / HDMI CONVERSION:
I have two friends who own these great Octavia Inc. switchers –
one guy owns the Octavia Inc. 4 Port HDMI Switch with TOSLINK Audio Routing (~$274)
(the HDMI Switch with TOSLINK Audio Routing (see above) will switch and
merge Toslink Audio and DVI ouput into HDMI) and the other guy owns the
Octavia Inc. 5 Port HDMI Switch (~$200.

See also: Audio Doublers
See also: DeInterlacing
See also: Down Resolution / Down Convert / Down Rezzing
See also: Downsampling (also called subsampling)
See also: DVI
See also: HDMI
See also: HDTV
See also: Interlaced
See also: Line Doublers
See also: Native Rate
See also: Progressive Scan
See also: Scalers
See also: Upconverting / up-rezzing

Zamzar – free online – convert "anyformat" to "anyformat" and have it mailed back to you

CONVERTER BOXES – view Digital signals on old Analog TVs

In February, 2009, Analog TVs will no longer be able to receive TV signals
(as all TV signals are mandated to become Digital signals).

The US government did provide up to Two $40 coupons per family,
to be used to help defer the cost of purchasing a box that will
enable your old analog TV to receive Digital TV signals (THIS APPLIES
ONLY TO OVER-THE-IAR- TV SIGNALS).

CONSUMER'S REPORT (see link below), reviewed these three conversion units:
Magnavox TB100MW9: I found this at Walmart for $ 49.87
Zenith DTT900: I found this at HHGREGG for
                             just under $ 60. "LG" owns Zenith.
Insignia NS-DXA1: A Best Buy brand, CR think's it is the same as the
Zenith DTT900. READ THE CR REVIEW. Now CR has updated their review, and
stated that they did not see any Component signal problems on the Zenith,
but DID see that problem on the Insignia unit. Based on the CR report,
only, I would recommend the: Zenith DTT900
.
ConsumerReports.org – Digital TV converter boxes: First Look

Major retailers to sell TV converter boxes
Meilleur achat
HHgreGG
Radio Shack
Sears Holdings Corp. and its Kmart outlets
Cible
le club de Sam
YOU CAN probably get TV Converters anywhere that sells TVs.

PC World – CES Preview: TV Converter Boxes Offer Escape From Analog TV
Review: Digital converters keep the old tube TV useable

COPY PROTECTION

I list some of the more, in use, common methods here:
AACS – Advanced Access Control System. Click here for more AACS information
Analog Hole – Click here for more Analog Hole information
ARccOS – Sony's ARccOS copy protection. Click here for ARccOS information
CD Music Burning – Click here for more information about CD Music Burning
CPPM – Content Protection for Prerecorded Media.
CPRM – Content Protection for Recordable Media.
DRM – Digital Rights Management. Click here for more DRM information
DVD Conversion – Click here for information about DVD Conversion
DVD Security and Anti-Theft – Click here for more information about DVD Security
HDCP – High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
   Click here for more HDCP information
HDMI / DVI – HDMI – Will be a REQUIRED connection for viewing HDTV signals IF,
   certain AACS author content media proection "locks" are enabled on your DVD
   or HD video source. Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats will support AACS, and
   could have this viewing restriction enabled. Click here for more HDMI information
HDMI 1.3 (released 6/22/2006) will be required to view the
   lossless High Definition video content from both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD DVDs.
Key2audio – Another of Sony CD and DVD copy protection schemes. Click here for more info.
MediaMax – Another root-kit DRM used by Sony in 2006. Click here for more MediaMax information.
MMC Mandatory Managed Copy, lets you make at least one copy of an HD-DVD
   or Blu-Ray disc to send to a server or a portable player. Cliquez ici
   for more MMC information.
OPM – Micorosoft's Five flavors of Output Protection Management. Plus d'informations
secuROM – Sony's secuROM CD and DVD copy protection. Click here for more secuROM information
SPDC – Self-Protecting Digital Content. A method whereby your HD playback device
   could be permanently disabled. Click here for more SPDC information
VEIL – Prevents analog devices from processing video from HD devices. Plus d'informations
Video Conversion – Click here for more information about Video Conversion
Watermark – A means of embedding hidden but detectable data. Plus d'information

Early HDTV adopters screwed by HD-disc rules
Hollywood vs. Your PC: Round 2
Hollywood vs. Your PC
It's illegal to talk about how to circumvent copy protection
Copy Protection Problems Delay Hi-Def DVDs
Ciao, Copy Protection; Hello, DRM
Copy Your DVDs – 2003

CPPM – Content Protection for Prerecorded Media

CPRM – Content Protection for Recordable Media

Content Protection System Architecture (CPSA)

CPSA is supposed to promote
compatibility between various protection schemes. It can be argued that CPSA and other
associated content protection measures do away with your right to make a backup
copy of your purchased media (MMC)

CRT – Cathode Ray Tube DISPLAYS

Cathode ray tube (CRT) displays) – OLD style TV screens – no longer available for TVs

CSS – Content Scrambling System

CVBS – Composite Video. Click here for more information about Composite Video

CVI – Component Video Input

Philip's HD Component Video Input enables display of full 1080i high definition
video and 480p video (both are HDTV formats) from digital sources.

D/A and A/D – Digital to Analog converters, and vice-versa. Also called a DAC

DBS – digital broadcast satellite. Click for more information

DCDi – Directional Correlation Deinterlacing

A digital method invented by Faroudja to improve the quality of low
resolution images. See also DCDi at Wikipedia.

DCR – Digital Cable Ready – Requires a CableCARD and can
then receive HDTV signals over your cable.

DCT – Discrete cosine transform. DCT is a mathematical process used when encoding MPEG video.

Decoder

A circuit that decodes compressed audio or video,
A decoder may also be used to convert from one type of signal to another.

DEINTERLACING

Essentialy a Line Doubler.
Frequently asked questions about deinterlacing – scanline
interlaced video on a computer display – scanline
What is Deinterlacing? Facts, solutions, examples.
Interlace vs. Progressive Scanning
Deinterlacing – Wikipedia

Voir également: Downconverting
Voir également: DOWNRESOLUTION

Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Line Doublers
Voir également: Native Rate
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Scalers
Voir également: Upconverting

DIGITAL

Digital signals are either an ON ('1') or OFF (0') (discrete signals),
as opposed to Analog signals.
HDTV signals are digital – You'll either get a signal or almost no signal – NO in-betweens – says "phonglog"

Digital8

Digital8 is the digital version of the analog Hi8 video recording format.
Both Digital8 and Hi8 are obsolete, being replaced by High Definition (HD) recording.

Digital-to-Analog Converter Settop Boxes (DACS)

Digital Television (DTV) Tomorrow's TV Today! – FAQs – Consumer Corner – dtv.gov
Converter needed after Feb. 17, 2009 for over-the-air reception – Apply starting 1/1/2008

DirectShow

A Microsoft standard used in Windows, developed to playback video and audio.

Direct View (TVs)

Images are displayed directly on the display media, such as
a TV tube or LCD display. These sets have a fixed-pixel screen, always
displaying the same number of pixels.
Disque – same as a Disque. Some people, especial the English,
use the term disque au lieu de disque. Other poepl use the term disque
for disks that can be removed from their drive, such as floppy disks, CDs, DVDs and
Optical Disks.
disc key – Used to decrypt/encrypt a title key on DVD-Video disks.
Disque – same as a
Disc.

DisplayPort

DisplayPort is a new (5/2006) digital display interface standard sponsored
by the VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association). It defines a new
license-free state-of-the-art digital audio/video interconnect, intended
to be used primarily between a computer and its display-monitor, or a
computer and a home-theater system.

DisplayPort seems to be competing with UDI – Unified Display Interface
DisplayPort – wikipedia
DisplayPort – afterdawn
Display Port Overview – Bruce Montag
DisplayPort Technical Overview – white paper
DisplayPort Could Introduce Protected Displays and will contain an optional audio component
VESA DisplayPort Standard v1.0
New display interface standard inches closer | CNET News.com
Display Port to arrive in early 2007 – Neoseeker News Article
Future Display Standard Proposed

display rate – The number of times per second the video image is re-displayed.

DTCP – Digital Transmission Content Protection

D-Terminal – an analog video connector

D1 – 480i
D2 – 480p
D3 – 1080i
D4 – 720p
D5 – 1080p

D-Terminal – wikipedia

DivX

DivX Player
DivX dot com

DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance

DLNA is comprised of over 250 A/V companies to promote the the
DLNA Standards – IEC 62481-1 and IEC 62481-2. DLNA is supposed
to help all of your A/V devices to smoothly send A/V to anywhere
dans votre maison.

DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance – ORG
THE technology alliance for connected devices and streaming media throughout the home.
   Discover the freedom and flexibility that DLNA and VidiPath can bring to your media
      consumption experience.

Digital Living Network Alliance – Wikipedia
DNLA was founded by a group of consumer electronics companies to develop and promote
    a set of interoperability guidelines for sharing digital media among multimedia devices.

How to use DLNA – TechHive
"DLNA separates multimedia devices into 10 certified classes subdivided into three broad
categories: Home Network Devices (PCs, TVs, AV receivers, game consoles), Mobile Handheld
Devices (smartphones, tablets, digital cameras), and Home Infrastructure Devices (routers
and hubs).

A device’s class is determined by its functional capabilities—whether it stores, controls,
or plays media—rather than the type of product it is. So it’s possible (even common) for a
device to fall into more than one class. Some DLNA-certified TVs, for example, can be
classified as both a Digital Media Player—meaning it can locate and play media from other
devices—and a Digital Media Renderer—because media can be pushed to it by an external
controlling device." – techhive.com

How to Turn Your Computer Into a DLNA Media Server

DLNA: what it is and what you need to know – TechRadar
"DLNA is based on Universal Plug and Play. APPLE products are NOT DLNA compatible.

DLNA-compatible devices use UPnP to communicate, and there are three classes of DLNA devices:
Home Network Devices, Mobile Handheld Devices et Home Infrastructure Devices.

The first category encompasses media servers, AV receivers, TVs, consoles and tablets; la deuxième
category includes smartphones and media tablets; and the third category covers routers and hubs.
DLNA Certification means it'll work

DLNA Certified devices have been tested to ensure that they'll play nicely with other DLNA devices.
Non-certified devices can be made DLNA compatible with software (firmware), so for example PCs can
be DLNA servers if they're running version 11 or later of Windows Media Player.
DLNA Premium Video should make streaming simple

In January, the DLNA added a new standard: DLNA Premium Video, or the not very short DLNAPV
for short. The idea is to make it easier to share copy-protected content around the house by enabling
a single device to act as a hub for all your other ones. For example, your set-top box might be a DLNAPV
device, and it could then stream copy-protected content such as movies or TV programmes to your other,
non-DLNAPV devices. The technology has been developed by partners including Microsoft, Sony and Broadcom,
although as yet no DLNAPV-certified devices have been announced.

DLNA is everyone but Apple

That's how it looks, anyway: the current DLNA membership reads like a Who's Who of the tech world, with
big hitters including Intel, HP, Motorola, HTC, Microsoft, Samsung, LG and Panasonic making products that
will happily communicate with each other. Apple has decided not to join that particular party.
DLNA and AirPlay won't talk to each other

Choosing a home entertainment platform is a bit like picking sides in a battle: there are two rival standards,
DLNA et AirPlay. Where DLNA works across thousands of different devices, AirPlay (and
AirPrint) is more selective and only works on Apple or Apple-approved products. That's the official
line, anyway, but there are ways around it: apps such as AirSync bring AirPlay streaming to Android
phones, while apps such as media:connect offer DLNA on iOS." – quoted from techradar.com

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) – Facebook

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What is DLNA? – TV & DVD

"DLNA is an industry-wide standard for sharing data on a home network. If you have router
      a in your home then you have a network and can therefore use DLNA-certified products on it,
      and if you have wi-fi then you can do it without wires."
   "The home network over which the content is shared can be either a wireless (wi-fi) network
      or a wired, ethernet (LAN) network."

   "It’s important to note that DLNA devices have the feature built-in and that there aren’t any
      DLNA adaptors available. This means that if your mobile phone isn't DLNA-enabled then it
      simply won't work on the DLNA network. Of course you'll still be able to connect it to
      wi-fi, but you won’t be able to share the content on the handset using this method."

Read more: http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/guides/what-is-dlna/#ixzz1mCLPwWBl
Consumer Champions Which?
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial

Read more: http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/guides/what-is-dlna/#ixzz1mCLBeNKU
Consumer Champions Which?
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial

Read more: http://www.which.co.uk/technology/tv-and-dvd/guides/what-is-dlna/#ixzz1mCKxcEwd
Consumer Champions Which?
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial
DLNA Org
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) – Wikipedia
Home media streaming 101: DLNA explained
DLNA – Engadget
Sony Global – Technology – DLNA
SAMSUNG'S GUIDE TO DLNA – PDF
How to choose a DLNA Media Server for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux … – 2007

A Free DLNA Media Server For Mac, Windows, and Linux – TvMobili
PS3 – Media Server Connection – DLNA Media Server
DLNA Media Server Comparison Table – The Green Button
Windows Media Connect (WMC) – Wikipedia
DLNA Open Source Projects – eLinux.org
DLNA server – Linux Forums
DLNA Media Server for Ubuntu/Linux Mint?
Set Up A Linux PlayStation 3 Media Server (CentOS 5.2 …
Why do I hate DLNA protocol so much ? – Ben's Lost World

DLNA becomes IEC 62481-1 and IEC 62481-2 Standards
Digital Living Network Alliance – Wikipedia
Sound and Vision Magazine – DLNA Decoded
How to choose a DLNA Media Server for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux
PlayStation.Blog – PlayStation Tips #4 – DLNA media server
DLNA Certified Products
DLNA – Gizmodo
DLNA middleware interconnects consumer devices
talking up the iTunes/DLNA capabilities of NAS media servers – Engadget
Dual-drive NAS server runs Linux, supports DLNA
Posts with tag dlna – Engadget
DLNA certified: how your computer, cellphone, games console, media
Dlna-dev Info Page

DLP – Digital Light Projector

Un RPT type Invented by Texas Instruments.
DLP is now (September, 2006) Ten years old.
DLP currently (9/2006) hsa more than 50% of the Projection TV market.
New DLP chipsets (late 2006) are using SIX-COLORS – they added Cyan, Magenta
and Yellow to the usual Red, Green and Blue – ought to be outstanding.
Of course LED instead of mirrors DLP (LEDDLP) is coming on strong.
Some LEDDLP sets are actually shipping (11/2006).
LED DLP sets are expected to last 7 to 10 years before needed
any work. DLPs sets use special bulbs, which so far, seem to
last 1,000 to 2,000 hours before needing replacment.
DLP dot com – (Texas Instruments)

DMCA – Digital Millenium Copyright Act

(October 1998) Processes or devices intended specifically to circumvent
content protection are illegal in the USA and many other countries.
DMCA also makes it illegal to discuss how to defeat copy protection.

DOCSIS 3.0 – speeds of up to 50 Mbps with Quad QAM channels

DOCSIS 3.0 hardware is available.
Time-Warner in Raleigh, NC is now using DOCSIS 3.

NOTE: Your througput on a DOCsis 3.0 modem will usually be limited to what
your ISP is willing to sell to you.

I am using the Motorola SB6141 DOCsis 3.0 Cable Modem.
Throughput doubled over my SB5110 DOCsis 2.0 Cable Modem –
the SB6141 also has a 1GigE Ethernet network connection
.

Motorola SB6141 Cable Modem Product Description
Motorola's easy-to-use SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem unlocks the potential
of offering innovative high-bandwidth data and multimedia services to customers.

Utilizing the power of DOCSIS 3.0, the SB6141 enables channel bonding of up to eight
downstream channels and four upstream channels, increasing POSSIBLE data rates of over
300 Mbps for received data and over 100 Mbps when sending data (depends on what your ISP
allows).

The SB6141 includes an internal filter to eliminate potential interference from MoCA
   signals' intermodulation beats.
Supports IPv4 and IPv6 to expand network addressing capabilities.
Enhanced security: supports AES traffic encryption.

Cox Fires Up DOCSIS 3.0 In Connecticut – 8/12/2010
DOCSIS 3.0 yummy-yummy to cable customers
Motorola debuts world's first retail DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems
Comcast: DOCSIS 3 well ahead of schedule – 8/2009
New DOCSIS 3 Chipset: 320Mbps – can bond up to eight QAM downstream channels
   TI calls the x4 DOCSIS 3.0 the "meat and potatoes version," and
   says the x8 version (100 Mbps max) won't come into play until 2010.
Yet Time Warner Cable has dragged its feet on DOCSIS 3 upgrades for more than a year now –
Docsis3.0 — Engadget HD
Virgin Media testing DOCSIS 3.0 to new limits with 200Mbps, 3D and 1080p
France does 1080p
World's Fastest Broadband at $20 Per Home – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com
In Japan, its 160 Mbps service costs 6,000 yen ($60) per month.
   That's only $5 a month more than the price of its basic 30 Mbps service.
   In the Netherlands, meanwhile, it charges 80 euros ($107) for 120 Mbps
   service and 60 euros ($81) for 60 Mbps. Mr. Fries said that he expected
   these prices would fall over time – April, 2009.
Click here for more info
Puma 5 cable modem chip pounces on Docsis 3.0 transition

DOCSIS 2 – Fastest is 12.5 Mbps.

Time-Warner in Raleigh, NC is now DOCSIS 3.

DODGE / DODGING

A method of obtaining LIGHTER areas in a photograph, by masking
   selected areas from exposure to light (film).

DOLBY – too many formats?

Dolby Has a lot of Codecs that are used to encode and
decode audio, so that the listener can hear sound coming from directions other than straight
in front (can hear surround sound) . Dolby was originally designed to compress audio signals
so that more dynamic range could be placed on a Cassete or Reel-to-Reel tape recording.
Dolby A – older cassette usage
Dolby B – older cassette usage
Dolby C – older cassette usage
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx – A newer technology enabling 6.1 or 7.1 multi-channel
                       channel playback from 2-channel of multi-channel
                       sources. Has Movie, Music and game modes.
Dolby Volume adjusts the sound signal to compensate for the fact that the
             human ear hears high and low frequency sounds differently,
             at low volume levels.

Dolby Digital (5.1 Surround Sound – previously called AC-3)
Dolby Digital is often referred to as a 5.1 channel system. However, it must be noted that
term "Dolby Digital" refers to the digital encoding of the audio signal, not how many channels
it has. Dolby Digital can have any NUMBER OF CHANNELS – IT CAN EVEN BE MONOPHONIC.
AC-3 is now called Dolby Digital 5.1 (Surround Sound)
Dolby Digital (AC-3) timefordvd.com

Dolby Digital EX – adds (from Dolby 5.1) a 3rd surround channel that is placed
directly behind the listener, creating 6.1 from 5.1 by using a matrix decoder that
derives 3 surround channels from the 2 in the original recording. Dolby Digital EX
(AVR) setting should only be used with movie soundtracks recorded with Dolby Digital
Surround EX.

Dolby Digital Plus – a very flexible codec that builds off the orginal (which
one is the original?) Dolby Digital technology. Dolby Digital Plus allows the content
producer to have a lot of options when they are encoding the various soundtracks for
their movies, so for the main track, they may chose to include a Dolby TrueHD sountrack,
but for bonus material, or perhaps for some sort of secondary audio, they might decide
that they don't require bit-for-bit quality and therefore chose a codec that makes use
of lossy compression.

Dolby THX – probably really means: "THX Surround EX", which is the
THX implementation of decoding Dolby Digital EX. Click here for more info

Dolby Digital 1.0

Dolby Digital 1.0 is mono audio (single track of audio information),

Dolby Digital 2.0 = Dolby 2.0 Surround Sound

Dolby 2.0 IS AC3 (AC3 is the old name).
2.0 is stereo. What do you mean by 2.0 surround?
It Means Dolby Surround (aka PL, PLII)-encoded 2.0.

Dolby 2.0 interests me, as it's something I've been curious about…
If 5.1 surround stands for FL, C, FR, SL, SR and ".1" for the LFE, then what
does 2.0 stand for? Using the same logic as 5.1, wouldn't you think it simply
means a left channel, a right channel, with ".0" representing nothing?!
Yep 2.0 is just that. Left and Right. No low frequency. Though it CAN include
surround information using Dolby Pro Logic. Its just not digital surround sound.

what exactly is Dolby Digital 2.0?
Is there a difference between this and regular stereo?

Dolby 2.0 is just two channel Dolby Digital. DD can be anything from 1.0 up to 5.1.
2.0 can be stereo, or it can be that the two channels are matrix encoded for Pro Logic.
Most decoders, when receiving a DD 2.0 source will give you the choice of
invoking Pro Logic (or Pro Logic II), or just playing it back un-altered.
Many HD TV broadcasts, as well as some movies via cable and satellite
(HBO for example) are in DD 2.0, and should be decoded in Pro Logic.

Dolby Digital 2.0 is stereo (in which Dolby Surround or Dolby Surround Pro-Logic can be encoded).
Dolby Digital (AC-3) and other forms of Dolby
Dolby 2 Prologic – doom9

What's "2.0 Prologic" ?
You mean…
1.) DolbyPrologic 2
2.) DolbyPrologic (2Ch)
3.) DolbyDigital 2.0

DolbyPrologic 2 is an decoding alogo. for listen 2ch audio on 5.1 systems.

DolbyPrologic is nothing else than an normal stereo file (2ch with special algo.) that can be decoded with a DolbyPrologic decoder…

DolbyDigital 2.0 is a DolbyDigital file like the ones on DVD's (5.1) but only in stereo (2Ch)

Dolby Digital 4.0

Dolby Digital 4.0 have discrete audio signals for the center, left, and
right channels, plus a mono audio signal that is common for the surround channels.

Dolby Digital 5.0

Dolby Digital 5.0 is like Dolby Digital 5.1, but lacks a discrete audio
signal for the low frequency effects channel.

Dolby TrueHD – Dolby's premium audio technology. 100% lossless –
(bit-for-bit identical to the original Hollywood master. Supposed to
be an 8.1 surround sound, but Dolby demoed a 14.1 system at CES 2006
– they used six speakers for different audio heights in the front.
Dolby TrueHD is optionnel on Blu-Ray DVDs.
Dolby TrueHD is an Champs obligatoires on HD-DVDs.

NOTE THAT CURRENT HDMI (version 1.2) connections can NOT handle
   the high bandwidth of the TrueHD lossless codec. You will need HDMI
   version 1.3, not yet available (5/2006).

Dolby Virtual Speaker – Dolby Labs has developed a way to create a fairly
accurate surround experience that gives the illusion that you are listening to a
complete surround speaker system, but is utilizing just two speakers and a subwoofer.

Dolby Headphone – Essentially Dolby Virtual Speaker for headphones.

DOLBY for Low and Mid-FI Gear

Dolby Sound Space Expander
Dolby Sound Space for Headphones
Dolby Natural Bass
Dolby Intelligent Volume Cotnrol
Dolby Mono-to-Stereo Converter

DOLBY HDR (High Dynamic Range) – a VIDEO technique

HDR was developed by Brightside. Dolby bought Brightside to get HDR.
Most LCDs are backlit by cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs), but CCFLs
create a constant backlight on the screen, causing sections that should be black
to be lighter than black. HDR replaces CCFLs with multiple LEDs, allowing sections of
an LCD screen to be either backlit or black (not lighted) – this vastly increases the
LCD's contrast ratio. HDR has already produced contrast ratios of 200,000:1, and
will get better.

Dolby Acquires BrightSide HDR Image Technology.
The Kind Of All TV Technology , Dolby HDR ! – Guru3D.com Forums
Dolby aiming to deliver HDR prototype display in Q1 2008 …
Dolby Displays Cutting-Edge Audio and Image Technologies for Digital Entertainment

SEE ALso:
Photomatix – hdrsoft.com
   Lots of good examples, and FREE Photomatrix Pro software.
   It is fully functional and never expires, but adds a Photomatrix watermark
   to every HDR image that you create, until you purchase it.

DOLBY INFORMATION

History and Basics of Surround Sound

A Surround-Sound Primer – PC World
Comparison between AC-3, Home THX and DTS
Dolby Pro Logic II vs SRS Circle-Surround
THX Surround EX (Dolby Digital EX)
SRS Labs Debuts SRS Mobile HD Audio Technology for Mobile Video Services – 4/5/2006

Dolby's DP564 decoder

Voir également 5.1
Voir également 6.1
Voir également 7.1
Voir également AC-3
Voir également DTS
Voir également Surround Sound
Voir également THX

DRM – Digital Rights Management

In other Words, COPY PROTECTION.
I list some of the more, in use, common methods here:
AACS – Advanced Access Control System. Click here for more AACS information
Analog Hole – Click here for more Analog Hole information
ARccOS – Sony's ARccOS copy protection. Click here for ARccOS information
Presse associée invented a text DRM for their news stories.
AP's rights management DRM explained
CD Music Burning – Click here for more information about CD Music Burning
CPPM – Content Protection for Prerecorded Media.
CPRM – Content Protection for Recordable Media.
DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance. For more information about DLNA, click HERE
DRM – Digital Rights Management. Click here for more DRM information
DTCP – Digital Transmission Copy Protection
DTCP-IP – Digital Transmission Copy Protection over Internet Protocol
DVD Conversion – Click here for information about DVD Conversion
DVD Security and Anti-Theft – Click here for more information about DVD Security
HDCP – High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
   Click here for more HDCP information
HDMI / DVI – HDMI – Will be a REQUIRED connection for viewing HDTV signals IF,
   certain AACS author content media proection "locks" are enabled on your DVD
   or HD video source. Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats will support AACS, and
   could have this viewing restriction enabled. Click here for more HDMI information
HDMI 1.3 (released 6/22/2006) will be required to view the
   lossless High Definition video content from both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD DVDs.
HDMI 1.3a is the currently released (available in stores) version.
Key2audio – Another of Sony CD and DVD copy protection schemes. Click here for more info.
Macrovision – now in Adobe's CS3 and in other things.
   MacroVision FAQ – Fil's FAQ-Link-In Corner
MediaMax – Another root-kit DRM used by Sony in 2006. Click here for more MediaMax information.
MMC Mandatory Managed Copy, lets you make at least one copy of an HD-DVD
   or Blu-Ray disc to send to a server or a portable player. Cliquez ici
   for more MMC information.
OPM – Microsoft's Five flavors of Output Protection Management. Plus d'informations
PlayReady DRM from Microsoft
secuROM – Sony's secuROM CD and DVD copy protection. Click here for more secuROM information
SPDC – Self-Protecting Digital Content. A method whereby your HD playback device
   could be permanently disabled. Click here for more SPDC information
VEIL – Prevents analog devices from processing video from HD devices. Plus d'informations
Video Conversion – Click here for more information about Video Conversion
Watermark – A means of embedding hidden but detectable data. Plus d'information

Sony pleads innocent in latest rootkit fiasco
ROOTKIT INFORMATION
Could audio watermarking help make MP3s free?
TiVo Series3 and JVC receivers throw DRM fit – Engadget
DRM BLOG – Industry watchdogs
Deep Links – Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Copy Protection / DRM – PDF – manifest-tech
Digital Rights get more flexible? – Move afoot to link your rights to you, not to a device
Microsoft to Update Windows DRM (after cracking program, FairUse4WM, released)
Microsoft Sues DRM Hackers
The Broadcast Flag is Back – HR 4861- 6/2006
On Windows Vista, DRM, and new monitors
Microsoft Ramps Up DRM Work – 4/6//2006
Researcher: DRM Has Deep Flaws – 3/27/2006
Proposed French DRM-Busting Law Moves Forward – 3/22/2006
SanDisk Puts Copy Controls on Flash Cards – 9/28/2005
Sony Uncloaks Hidden DRM Code
Ciao, Copy Protection; Hello, DRM – 2005
DVD Jon Breaks ITunes Security–Again – 3/18/2005
MP3s Get Copy Controls – 3/2004
Microsoft's Copy Controls Go Mobile – 5/3/2004
DRM is Not Evil – 2003 Commentary

iRiver MP3 Player Unlocks Xbox 360's DRM Block
Good-Bye, MP3; Hello, DRM! – 2004
What Does DRM Really Mean? – 2003
The DRM Dilemma – 2001

Voir également COPY PROTECTION

DRM Removal (Legal, so they say)

PLEASE use programs LEGALLY

BurnWorld – Legalities of DVD Copying – DRM

Tunebite 5 – Legal (so they say) DRM Removal

Drm-Removal – Free software downloads and reviews – CNET
DRM Removal Methods – TopTenREVIEWS – WHY IS THERE NO DATE ON THIS ARTICLE?
Tunebite 5 Review – DRM Removal Software – Audio Converter – Video
Top 5 DRM Removal Programs – Best DRM Removal Software
Shareware/Freeware: Can Cucusoft Zune Video Converter Support …
Shareware/Freeware: Is Cucusoft Apple TV Video Converter a …
TUNEBITE converts protected WMA, M4B, M4P, WMV, M4V, AAC …
Converts DRM protected videos into unprotected videos
Tunebite Platinum – DRM Audio & Video Converter
Bright Hub Review of Tunebite Platinum 6.0 – Bypass DRM

OpenOffice.org Forum :: How to Crack DRM Video, Rip a DVD, burn
DRM Converter 3 for Mac

Doublers / Doubling (Audio)

Some subwoolfers output their very lowest frequencies at a much lower
volume than their first upper harmonics, causing the listener to really hear only the first upper harmonics.
This doubles the frequency of the fundamental to be reproduced. Instead of hearing a 25Hz signal, you're
actually hearing its 50Hz first upper harmonic an octave higher. See also LINE DOUBLERS

DOWNCONVERT

Dans DTV, the conversion from a higher-resolution input signal number to a lower one.
For example, some DTV receivers can be set to downconvert an HDTV 1080i signal to
a standard 480i signal that any TV can display.

Voir également: Deinterlacing
Voir également: DOWNRESOLUTION

Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Line Doublers
Voir également: Native Rate
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Scalers
Voir également: Upconverting

DOWNLOAD SPEED TESTING

Verizon's very-well-done download speed-test page
Great Visual Internet Throughput (speed) Test
1) Click on the US Flag
2) THEN ENSURE that you click on the: "Click to start MySPEED"

Bandwidth Calculators and Other Speed Tests

Down Mix or Downmix

To convert a multichannel audio track into a two-channel stereo track by
combining the channels via Dolby.

DOWNRESOLUTION

Delibertly decreasing the amount of video resolution. AACS and
other DRM strategies may cause this (downresoultion) problem.
The expected mandatory downresolution of HD video signals carried over
cables other than HDMI cables is expected to be 960×540. Earlier rumors
suggested that down-rezzed signals would be either 480p or 480i.

Voir également: Deinterlacing
Voir également: Downconverting
Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Line Doublers
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Scalers
Voir également: Upconverting

Downsampling (also called subsampling)

To reduce spatial resolution by increasing the sample size – this results in
a file or chunk of data that is smaller in size, but not as good a quality as
the original.

DSD – Direct Stream Digital. Sony's alternative to PCM. Used for SACDs.

DSP

Digital signal processing, used in audio for digital-to-analog conversion,
surround sound decoding, speaker correction and certain digital amplifier circuits.

DTCP – Digital Transmission Content Protection

DTCP is the leading technology for protecting content sent over
digital connections.
Often called 5C for the companies that developed it.
DTCP focuses on Firewire (IEEE 1394), but can be applied to other transmission protocols.
Under DTCP, devices that are digitally connected exchange keys and authentication
certificates to esablish a secure connection. Since encryption is done by the DVD
player, no encryption is needed on the DVD media (sounds risky to me).

DTCP-IP = Digital Transmission Content Protection over Internet Protocol

DTCP-IP allows home networking of copy-protected cable signals
DTCP-IP has been approved by both CableLabs and the Digital Living Betwork Alliance
for both bidirectional (interactice) and uni-directional digital cable products.

DTLA – Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator
What is DTCP-IP? – Webopedia
Dr. Dobb's | DTCP-IP: Developing a Technical Foundation for …
Cable Digital News – Cable Digital – CableLabs Okays DTCP-IP …
Cable Digital News – Security – CableLabs, CEA Agree on DTCP-IP …
DRM: AACS, DTCP-IP, and your rights to video content | Paul …
HEXUS.net – Headline :: IDF Fall 2004: DTCP/IP : Page – 1/1
DTCP-IP Resources on ZDNet
D-Link Wireless Media Player will support DTCP-IP at this year's …
CableLabs Approves DTCP-IP Content Protection for Digital Cable …
Posts tagged DTCPIP at Engadget HD
Intel Software Network – Is DTCP-IP Plug-in Available for Digital …
Meet the new boss, Cable Labs' DTCP-IP
DTLA – Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator
What is DTCP-IP? – A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer …
Dr. Dobb's | DTCP-IP: Developing a Technical Foundation for …
DRM: AACS, DTCP-IP, and your rights to video content | Paul …
Cable Digital News – Security – CableLabs, CEA Agree on DTCP-IP …

DTS – Digital Theater Sound

DTS consists of several different codecs that can be used
to encode and decode audio signals to provide a high-quality surround sound.
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 is a true 6.1-channel format, as the back surround audio
channel is discretely encoded into the DTS bitstream.

DTS-ES – DTS Extended Surround

DTS Extended Surround refers to the Digital Theater Sound's version of the new "6.1"-channel
surround sound format that extends the 5.1-channel surround sound format with one (or two)
additional speaker(s) located in the back of the audience (i.e., back surround channel).
DTS Extended Surround (or DTS-ES for short) comes in two flavors:
  (1) DTS Extended Surround Matrix, or
  (2) DTS Extended Surround Discrete 6.1
DTS Extended Surround (Matrix or Discrete 6.1)

DTS-ES Matrix is actually a 5.1-channel format with the back surround audio channel
matrixed into those of the right and left surround.

Industry Roundup
Comparison between AC-3, Home THX and DTS
dts…A lesson in sound, and why dts is better
DTS Digital Surround

DTS-HD – DTS High-Def

Agoura Hills, CA – based DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) has announced
"DTS-HD Master Audio," the new trademarked brand name for its lossless technology.
Previously known as "DTS++," the DTS-HD mark will denote media, source players and
decoders that are compliant with the next generation high definition disc formats,
Blu-ray Disc and High Definition DVD (HD-DVD). "DTS-HD is a set of extensions to
the Coherent Acoustics audio coding system, which also encompasses DTS Digital
Surround, DTS-ES, and DTS 96/24. The introduction of DTS-HD will provide
manufacturers and content providers with a complete range of DTS-branded technologies,
incorporating lossless technology for next generation formats," (press release).

DTV – Digital TV.
DTV usually displays both HD and SD and come in both common aspect ratios
(16:9 and 4:3). Note that DTV is NOT necessarily the same thing as HDTV.
See also ANTENNA information

Voir également: 3D Television
DV – Digital Video – Sony and JVCs format. Originally called DVC.

DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting – a European standard.
DVCAM – Sony's proprietary version of DV.
DVCD – Double Length VCD – 100 minutes.

DVD INFORMATION

The DVD-R format is the most compatible with all stand-alone DVD players.
NOTE: Blu-ray won the format war with HD-DVD.
DVD Media Format Compatibility Tests on CdrInfo.com

Warner Home Video just recently (10/2006) filed a patent to develop
a triple-layer DVD disc that can contain a movie in three formats:
1) HD-DVD 2) BLU-RAY and 3) "normal" DVD.
NOTE: Blu-ray won the format war with HD-DVD.

DVD FAQ – Does it work with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM? – what about Animation?

Note – I believe that the Highly recommended $80 "DVD Demystified"
          Book comes from this FAQ.
DVD Info (Pro) – about $30 – shows you most everything about your Devices, Media & Recorded Meda

DVD (definition)
DVD Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) – dvddemystified

DVD FAQ – Official
DVD Background info – thefreedictionary
DVD – wikipedia
DVD Formats explained – iDVD
DVD recorder formats explained
DVD Definitions and Glossary
How DVD Works
MyCE (CD Freaks)
Creating a Multi-Boot DVD

See also: Bluray
See also: NTSC
See also: PAL
See also: Converting PAL to NTSC
Dave's DVD Image Capture
Ultimate DVD Resource and Format Page
DVD-Video Information – mpucoder
Forrester Research
DVD CCA WEBSITE

DVD Audio = DVD-A

A high-resolution 24bit/192kHz audio format that's based on the existing video
DVD standard and allows for up to 6 channels of music. DVD-A discs are backward
compatible with all video DVD players and offer audio quality superior to CD
DVD-Audio definition
extracts digital audio from CDs – now free
What are DVD-A and SACD? by Jagan Seshadri

DVD Burning information

the DVDs were pretty robust – except the Verbatims – PC Magazine's DVD Flambe
Preserve Vital Data –
Burning tricks
CD and DVD Burning
How to Burn a CD – YouTube video
iPhoto: How to burn a CD or DVD with pictures for a Windows-based computer – July 01, 2009
How to make DVD Movies Internet Video Magazine
DVD Burning Glossary

See also: CD DVD Burning Software

CAPTURING A SCREEN IMAGE FROM YOUR DVD

If no other method is available to you, try this one

1) it is not possible to capture a screen image from your DVD,
     (this is possible wity some hardware and software)
     as you watch it, by pressing the Print Screen button,
     because DVD players avoid hogging all of your bandwidth
     by writing directly to the VGA signal by a method called
     "colorkey".
2) In order to capture the video from your (computer's) DVD
     player, you need to be able to disable hardware accell-
     eration in the DVD player application that you use,
     (IF the option is available), which will force the
     decoders to write to standard video memory.
3) With InterVideo WinDVD there is a command that captures
     the movie frame as a picture. Friends of mine use it
     sometimes and it was working OK.

   WinDVD now allows users to capture a static image during
   movie playback.

   Press the "P" key at any time to capture a BMP file of a
   moving or static image. Capture does not work on zoomed
   regions and on some hardware motion compensation graphics
   chips.

   If you are having a problem, try disabling hardware motion
   compensation and capturing again. Captured bitmaps are
   stored in the Capture subdirectory of the WinDVD
   directory on your hard drive.

   Captured files are numbered sequentially: cap001.bmp,
   cap002.bmp, and so on.

   I tried it and it worked! – Robert Zurga

4) PowerDVD offers this disable hardware accelleration option,
     which is very HANDY for taking a few shots when your
     watch your movie.

DVD CONVERSION INFO – To/From

Please do things legally!

Digital Video Guide: Converting Tapes to DVD – PCmag
DVDs MPEG-2 Does not Map to NTSC Screen Size

>PAL to NTSC Conversion

Doom9 NET
DVDDigest Forum
Mr Bass
Clonead
e-Lunatic ORG
e-Lunatic COM
Hydrogenuudio – Probably THE newsgroup for advanced, high quality audio encoding
Video Help
mpucoder

VIDEO CONVERSION SOFTWARE

Please use only for legal copies!

Hamster Free Video Converter – PCworld recommended
During installation choose CUSTOMIZATION and DIS-able BING and other Toolbar installation
You may wish to read the reviews (on the download page)

SUPER (Freeware) Simplified Universal Player Encoder and Renderer (PCMag) – eRightSoft.com
SUPER (freeware) handles these formats
SUPER, a Free Multimedia Files Converter

HandBrake – Convert your video to MPG-4
   HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video
   transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Even converts AVI to MPEG-4.

Cinema Craft Encoder (CCE)
DVDRebuilder
DVDremake
DVDZone – seems to be defunct ???
IfoEdit

How to record video or audio streaming
Capture Video Screenshot Using Windows Media Player
Zamzar – free online – convert "anyformat" to "anyformat" and have it mailed back to you

VideoLAN – VLC media player – a software project, which produces free GNU software for video
VLC is a free cross-platform media player. It can also be used
as a streaming server, with extended features.
DOWNLOAD Windows (9 MB) version – cross-platform VLC media player (VideoLAN project)
VLC FAQ

ZS4 Video Editor – Windows, Linux and OSX and is free to download and use.
ZS4 Tutorials

DivX for Windows with DivX Player (NOT for Vista)
Windows Movie Maker (Windows XP) – Microsoft – not well rated
MediaCell Video Converter 2.1 – for MP4/3GP file conversion of portable video device such as iPod/PSP/Mobile Devices
OneClick iPod Video Converter – MP4 file conversion for iPod device – trial, then $24
OneClick Mobile Video Converter 1.04 – trial, then $24
List of video editing software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GOPchop. Become commercial free! – open source tool for losslessly cutting and merging hardware-encoded MPEG2 video files
afreeCodec is exclusively for audio and video software, codecs and support.
afreeCodecVT – Which will detect the audio and video codecs required to play your .AVI files

AfterDawn.com: Software: Video software: Video codecs and filters
AfterDawn.com: Software: Video software
Looking for Itunes for video software, any ideas?
AfterDawn.com: Forums: Software discussion

Tools – Video software list – Videohelp
MPEGX.com "Multimedia Software Online"

See also Linux AUDIO and SOUND information
See also Linux CD/DVD information
See also Linux IMAGE EDITORS information
See also Linux MULTIMEDIA information
See also Linux VIDEO information

Download & Convert Youtube & Flash Videos to other Formats

Online Video Converter Sites

McAfee thinks that the sites are safe, But I would

Use your antiVirus program to Scan the converted file before using it.

vixy.net : Online FLV (Flash Video) Converter : Download online videos direct to … – vixy.net
convert YouTube videos – Zamzar – Free online file conversion – zamzar.com
KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion … – keepvid.com
AUDIO Converter Youtube to MP3 – Youtube to MP3 converter within seconds … – getaudiofromvideo.com
Media Converter – the fastest free online audio and video converter
ConvertMyTube.com – Free Online Video Conversion – convertmytube.com
CatchYouTube.com the Free Online YouTube Video Converter … – catchyoutube.com
Download YouTube Videos as an MP3, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4 and more! – gazzump.com

How to record video or audio streaming
Capture Video Screenshot Using Windows Media Player

DVD HARDWARE, MEDIA and REVIEWS

DVD Recorders Review (has good info for 11/2004)
DVD Drives and Media
DVD Recorders: A Simple Shopping Guide – 4/2005
DVD Recorders Do Double Duty – 1/2004
DVD+RW/+R/-R(W) for Linux

Blank Media online

MAKING / BURNING DVDs

Instant Reference Guide to Creating DVDs and CDs – 9/2004
Making Movies: Polish Your Videos With a DVD Menu
Make Video DVDs – Internet Video Magazine
Burning DVDs Tutorial – 2003
DVD Identifier – Who made your DVD media

DVD MOVIES

Internet Movie Database – IMDb

VideoETA – The best source (they say) for DVD release dates
Now available on DVD – Film Jabber
DVD and video reviews, release information from Yahoo! … New on DVD
Movies.com: Read Movie Reviews, Watch Movie Trailers, Find Movie …
Home Video and DVD | DVD Movies, Video DVD Reviews, Releases, Hardware
Channel 4 Film – Latest DVD releases
Future Movies | New Movie Releases and Related Features
DVDs: Online guide to DVDs, new DVD movies, new DVD releases, TV …
This Week's DVD Releases

By SUBJECT- New DVD Release & Reviews:
Nouveau Romantic Comedies On Dvd | Suite101.com
Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Movie & DVD – The Sci-Fi Movie Page

MOVIES PLAYING in RTP

DVD Ark – Region 2 and Region 0 DVDs from 1997 onwards
Easter Eggs in DVDs

Making Movies – (moving them) from VHS to DVD – PC World
How to make DVD Movies Internet Video Magazine

DVD NEWS

pending …

DVD NEWS SOURCES

Ultimate DVD Resource and Format Page
ALTERNATE – Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
CNET News.com
CyberTheater: The Internet Journal of Home Theater
EE Times
EMedia Live!
Internet Video Magazine
New Line Cinema – In Theaters – CINEMA
New Line Cinema – DVD – New Releases
Released DVDs
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
STEREOPHILE GUIDE TO HOME THEATER

DVD SECURITY and Anti-THEFT NEWS

Intel's Pentium D Equipped with DRM Capability
FCC's Broadcast Flag Overturned
TV Limits Copies (now illegal to do so)

DVD-V – DVD Video on DVD-ROMs.

D-VHS – digital VHS tapes, for the recording of HDTV and DTV content.
if you want to record HDTV onto a D-VHS VCR, you need FireWire ports.

DVI – Digital Visual Interface

(1) (Digital Visual Interface) A digital flat panel interface from the Digital Display
         Working Group (www.ddwg.org). The DDWG was formed to create a universal standard for
         attaching a flat panel monitor, and DVI is expected to become widely used. Basé sur
         TMDS signaling, the final draft of DVI was introduced in early 1999. See flat panel
         display and LVDS.
DVI-A – Carries the Analog DVI signal to an Analog Display.
DVI-D – Carries the Digital DVI signal to a Digital Display.
DVI-I – Carries both Analog and Digital on the same connector.
       Pictures of DVI connectors

   (2) (Digital Video Interactive) An earlier compression technique for data, audio and
         full-motion video from Intel. It provided up to 72 minutes of full-screen video on
         a CD-ROM with up to 100:1 compression ratio. Intel acquired DVI in 1988 from RCA's
         Sarnoff Research labs in Princeton, New Jersey, but DVI never caught on.
       DVI handles WXGA (the whole 1,280 x 768 pixels), anlog uses 983,040 pixels.

       DVI TV connections are being replaced by HDMI. HDMI may be required to view HD
       vidéo
, if certain AACS content management features are enabled by the content Author.
       Click here for more DVI info

BUT if your HDTV has the first-generation DVI input,
you may have a big problem: First-generation DVI did not
support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Conent Protection)
back then, these early DVI connectors can't handle Blu-ray
or HD-DVD copy protection. The result could be down-rezzing
or worse, a blank screen.

which is better, DVI (or HDMI) or component video?

DVNR – Digital Video Noise Reduction.

DVR – Digital Video Recorders

I've used Scientific Atlantic's Explorer 8300 HDs and TiVos.
From what I've read, do not get anything older than the 8300 HD model
The HDMI output of the 8300 HD works and is really good, but the HDMI connection,
may not provide the audio signal (still rare for HDMI connections (audio cables
may be neccessary)). Just learned (1/2006) that Time-Warner is having trouble getting
the audio to output through the HDMI connection (requiring separate audio cables).
8300HD DVR Drive Upgrade (add external SATA drives)
Scientific Atlantic (purchased by Cisco in 11/2005)
Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8240 and 8300 – UPGRADES – WeaKnees

MythTV – Linux based
DScaler

ED – Enhanced-Definition – a video "standard" between SD and HD. If the
vertical resolution is less than 720p, but equal to, or greater than, 480p,
then the TV is considered to be an Enhanced Definition TV (EDTV).

ELP – Electroluminescent Panel

ELP – Electroluminescent panel

Entropy Encoding (Lossless Compression Algorithms)

Entropy Encoding compression algorithms are lossless, meaning that the compressed
signal, when played back, can not be discerned from the original source.
ENTROPY ENCODING
1) The source of the data is NOT taken into account when doing the compression
2) Remove repititive sequ3ences
3) Statistical encoding
4) Lossless and reversible
SOURCE ENCODING
1) The data is transformed based on the source and its known characteristics
2) lossy or lossless

Other common entropy encoding techniques are 1) range coding and 2) arithmetic coding.
Entropy encoding – Wikipedia
entropy encoding – Answers.com
Lossless Compression Algorithms (Entropy Encoding)
Entropy Encoding Summary
Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms
arithmetic coding – Paul E. Black
NIST Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures

EPG – Electronic Program Guide (an on-screen TV guide),
There is a defined, yet currently unused, part of the HDTV specification
which allows the inclusion of EPG (Electronic Program Guide). J'espère
this feature will one day be utilized.

Faroudja

Faroudja invented DCDi in 1996, and became
especially well-known for their NRS (Native rate Series) video
enhancing products, based on Genesis Micro technology.

Faroudja Support, Troubleshooting and Customer Service by FixYa
Delivering Better Images with Faroudja Technology – PDF
Faroudja DCDi Explained
DCDi: Information and Much More from Answers.com
Delivering Better Images with Faroudja Technology
Faroudja DILA1080pHD and DVP1080 D-ILA Video Projector and HD Digital Video Processor
Genesis Faroudja DCDi
Genesis Faroudja DCDi Cinema
Genesis Faroudja DCDi Edge

FILM Info (Video)

Film Formats (Video)
IMDb Film Glossary

FiOS – Fiberoptic Service – HDTV over (telephone company) optical cables

FireWire = IEEE 1394 = iLink) – FireWire is often used to carry either signal, commands or both
in HDTV setups. FireWire was and is(?) the medium of choice for connecting video cameras.
FireWire can carry audio, video and control signals all in one high-speed connection.
Click here for more information on FireWire

Flash – Recovering Data On

Recover Photos and Files Deleted From Flash RAM
Flicker – Click here

FOLED- Flexible OLED

FOLEDs are organic light emitting devices built on flexible substrates.
Click here for more information about FOLED
There are 18 different formats in the ATSC standard.
Video formats are discussed in this web page (listed alphabetically).

FPT – Front Projection TV

Images are projected forward, to an external screen.
Contrast with RPT – Rear Projection TVs.

Fractals

perfect-resize (was www.genuinefractals.com/"> ) Altamira Genuine Fractals – allows much larger prints
Review of Genuine Fractals
Res Up Your Images with Altamira Group's Genuine Fractals

Fractals and Fractal Design Painter

Gardenhose (Fractals)

FRONTLIGHTS

frontlights – Wikipedia

FULL SCREEN = 1.33:1 = 4×3 = NTSC (older, analog) screen aspect ratio.

FVD

Taiwan-developed DVD format FVD (forward versatile disc).
Taiwan Makers Plan To Produce FVD Burners, FVD-R Discs

GLOSSARIES – HDTV, HOME THEATER and Related Information

A lot of my HDTV related terms are listed in alphabetical order in this web
page – not all of these are listed in the Jump table at the top of the page.
MY other, large Technical Acronyms and Glossary information is located HERE.

SOME OTHER HDTV/HOME THEATER/AUDIO GLOSSARY SITES ARE:

Audioholics Glossary
Digital Photography Glossary
DVD Definitions and Glossary
Glossary – timefordvd.com
DVD Burning Glossary
High Def Glossary
Home Theater Magazine: Glossary
Acronyms – hometheaternetwork
DataHiding Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms
Digital HDTV – Glossary | DigitalTV – DTVMAG
Digital – HDTV Glossary
Glossary – afterdawn
John McGowan's AVI Overview: GLOSSARY
build-as-we-go listing of terms used in our reviews – streettech
TV and HDTV Glossary – Crutchfield

GLOSSARY OF VIDEO TERMS
Video Terms / Glossary – videoexpert
Video Terms and Acronyms – 1 – D – Part 1 of 3 – Tektronix
Video Terms and Acronyms – E – O – Part 2 of 3 – Tektronix
Video Terms and Acronyms – P – Z – Part 3 of 3 – Tektronix

GuidePlus – built into some TVs

GuidePlus works no more.
UNC PBS is no longer supplying the on-TV channel Guide, GUIDEPLUS
(not their fault).
Greensboro / Raleigh / RTP NC TVGOS data
H.264– MPEG-4 AVC Advanced Video Coding. Cick here for more info

haute définition – high-definition video. HD is usually considered to require at least
720 of vertical resolution (720p) up to and including 1080p.
Any resolution greater than 1080p is not currently condidered HD (although it
is capable of a an even better picture than is HD.

See also: 4K TV RESOLUTION
See also: 8K TV RESOULUTION
See also: CINEMA 21:9
See also: 1080p
See also: 1080i
See also COPY PROTECTION.
Early HDTV adopters screwed by HD-disc rules

HDCP – High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection

HDCP is Intel's content protection scheme for digital displays,
and IS supported by most currently (1/22/2019) available PC monitors.
HDCP is also refered to as the
EIA/CEA 861/861B la norme
If your HDTV or Monitor does not have HDCP, you may not be able to view
a High Definition (HDTV) video signal.
What is HDCP?
HDCP – wikipedia
On Windows Vista, DRM, and new monitors

Earlier rumors were that HDTVs/Monitors without HDCP would (if the content
manufacturer so desired) down-rezz the video signal to a resolution of
either 480i (a standard DVD) or 480p. Lately, AACS articles make it seem
that the downsizing would be to 960×540 – twice that of a standard DVD,
but only one-fourth the possible rsolution of HDTV.

HDCP – High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
HDCP – A Technical Overview – Extron Electronics
Click here for more info

HDCP v 2.2 12:20 PM 11/10/2014 – is NOT backwards compatible.
ALL video equipment in your video viewing MUST be upgradedto HDCP v 2.2.
HDCP 2.2 will probably be applied to 4K video signals (movies).
HDCP 2.2: What you need to know – CNET
Digital Content Protection – HDCP Specifications
Everything you know about 4K is wrong thanks to HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.x Hardware-Assisted Software Client for Android

HDCP v 2.1 – was Breached. High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection – Wikipedia
A cryptanalysis of HDCP v2.1 – A Few Thoughts

HDCP v 2.0 – was Breached. High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection – Wikipedia
revision 2.0 – Digital Content Protection LLC

HD-DVD

Competes with Sony's Blu-Ray HD DVD format.
HD-DVD can use the same DVD stamping equipment (as non-HD DVDs), Blu-Ray can not.

A new (5/2006), ugly problem is that withOUT HDMI version
1.3
(not yet (5/2006) available), connection, your HDMI
probably can't handle the high speed, high bandwith of the newer
lossless AUDIO content used by Dolby's TrueHD and DTS from either
Blu-ray or HD-DVD.

MMC, Mandatory Managed Copy, lets you make at least one copy of an HD-DVD
or Blu-Ray disc to send to a server or a portable player. Cliquez ici
for more MMC information.

Dolby TrueHD is an option on HD-DVDs.
Broadcom Unveils Blu-ray/HD DVD SoC
Blu-ray backer LG preparing HD-DVD drive
Early HDTV adopters screwed by HD-disc rules

HD-FM

New, Digital FM stations that broadcast a very good digital FM
signal with advanced audio encoding, such as Dolby Digital 5.1.
Currently, 6/2006, there are not very many of these stations or
HD-FM tuners available, although I see that Yahama just released
an AVR that can handle HD-FM.

HDMI

IDIOTS – Version numbers to be banned on HDMI cables
IDIOTS – Version numbers to be banned on HDMI cables – hdmi.org

HDMI will be a REQUIRED connection for viewing HDTV signals IF, certain
AACS advanced content media protection serrures are enabled on your DVD
or High Definition (HD) video source. Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats will
support AACS, and could have this viewing restriction enabled.

HDMI 1.4a includes the capability of carrying 3D signals to your TV
   If your system (A/V Receiver, or HDMI cables) can NOT handle HDMI 1.4a,
   the 3D signal will NOT be passed to your TV (which also needs to be
   HDMI 1.4a compliant).

HDMI Version 1.4 Spec is out
HDMI Version 1.3c is out
HDMI Version 1.3b is out
HDMI Version 1.3a is now (9/2007) available in AV equipment.
I PERSONALLY WOULD ACCEPT ONLY HDMI VERSION 1.4a or LATER (1/2012)
Actually, I would always make certain that I had the latest HDMI version!

A new (5/2006), ugly problem is that withOUT HDMI version
1.3
(released 6/22/2006), connection, your HDMI
probably can't handle the high speed, high bandwith of the newer
lossless AUDIO content used by Dolby's TrueHD and DTS from either
Blu-ray or HD-DVD.

HDMI supports 1080i and 1080p (and lower resolutions).
You can purchase a cable (adapter) to convert HDMI to DVI.

HDMI 1.2 is capable of transferring data at up to 5 Gbps.
In HDMI version 1.3, Speed increased to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbps).

The danger with older HDTVs/Projectors, is that HDCP may disallow them from
being used because they don't come native with HDMI or DVI inputs. Luckily,
there are some guys who have started building HDCP compliant interface boards.

DVI and HDMI are completely compatable (I'm not so certain). Yes, HDMI is fully backward-compatible with
DVI using the CEA-861 profile for DTVs. The only signal difference (the connectors
are physically different) is that HDMI also carries the audio signal, along with
the video signal. DVI only carries the video signal.
So how do you get your digital audio signal into your HDMI enabled HDTV/Digital Dolby 5.1
AVR?

BUT if you your HDTV has the first-generation DVI input,
you may have a big problem: First-generation DVI did not
support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)
back then, these early DVI connectors can't handle Blu-ray
or HD-DVD copy protection. The result could be down-rezzing
or worse, a blank screen.

From the start, HDMI was defined to carry 8-channels, of 192kHz, 24-bit uncompressed
audio, which exceeds all current consumer media formats. In addition, HDMI can carry
any flavor of compressed audio format such as Dolby or DTS. HDMI FAQ

HDMI cables can carry bi-directional signals, allowing a playback device to
interrogate the video monitor and determine what resolutions it can support,
and whether or not the display device supports any required Digital Rights
Management (DRM). This bi-directional connection can allow a "one-button play",
which where the push of a single button can turn on, configure and start
delivering content. Do not spend more than $10 for a standard HDMI cable.

HDMI.org's FAQ
The Ins and Outs of HDMI
HDMI – wikipedia
What is HDMI switching? – cnet
HDMI switcher roundup – CNET
HDMI Video Bus – Info and Pinouts
HDMI Swichers – Information about

HDMI Cables

Never spend more then about $10 for a standard 6 foot HDMI cable.
Since HDMI is digital, these ultra shielded, expensive
cables from your local HDTV store are a waste of money.
What HDMI cable should I buy? – CNET

HDMI CONNECTORS

There are now (11/2006) Three different HDMI connectors defined:
1) Type A HDMI Connector – 19 pins and bandwidth support for SDTV, EDTV and HDTV.
                           The connector is 13.9 mm wide by 4.45 mm high.
                           Type A is will work electronically with single-link DVI-D
2) Type B HDMI Connector – Allows a higher resolution than does Type A HDMI connector.
                           Type B has 29 pins (21.2 mm wide) and can carry very high
                             video resolutions, such as WQSXGA (3200×2048).
                           Type B is electronically compatiblewith dual-link DVI.
                             and was defined in HDMI version 1.0.
3) Type C HDMI mini-connector is intended for devices needing smaller sized plugs,
                           such as portable devices. It is the smallest of the HDMI
                           connectors at 10.42 mm by 2.42 mm, but still has the same
                           19 pin configuration. Type C was defined in HDMI version 1.3.
4) Type D HDMI Connector – an HDMI 1.4 Mini connector, uses the 19 pins of types A & B,
                           but is physically smaller.

HDMI Connectors – wikipedia

HDMI Version 1.4

HDMI utilizes three physically separate means of communication:
"1) Display Data Channel (DDC).
      DDC provides a path for devices to report their audio & video specifications.
2) Transition Minimized Differential Signaling (TDMS)
3) Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)." – Maximum PC, September 2010

Introducing HDMI 1.4
INDUSTRY'S FIRST HDMI 1.4 TRANSCEIVER FOR CONSUMER AUDIO/VIDEO
HDMI Ethernet Channel – Adds high-speed networking to an HDMI link, allowing users to
                        take full advantage of their IP-enabled devices without a
                        separate Ethernet cable. HDMI Ethernet Channel –
                        100 Mb Ethernet.
                        In-order-to use Ethernet over HDMI, you will need a NEW HDMI cable,
                           bearing the "with Ethernet" designation (this upgraded
                           HDMI cable shields each wire to eliminate cross-talk).
Ethernet data is carried over the existing DDC/CEC ground, HPD
hot-plug detect, and Utilitaire pins.
Audio Return Channel – Allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio
                        data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need
                        for a separate audio cable. Audio Return Channel
3D Over HDMI – Defines input/output protocols for major 3D video formats,
                        paving the way for true 3D gaming and 3D home theater
                        applications. 3D over HDMI.
                        1.4 source devices must support at least One of the mandatory formats:
                        1) 1080p/24 with frame packing for gaming content,
                        OU
                        2) 720p/60 OR720p/50 with frame packing for gaming.

The display device identifies it's 3D capability with EDID
(Extended Display Identification Data),

                        HDMI 1.4 3D Spec Released to the Public
4K x 2K Video Support – Enables video resolutions far beyond 1080p, supporting next-
                        generation displays that will rival the Digital Cinema systems
                        used in many commercial movie theatres. 4K x 2K Video Support
Additional Color Spaces – Adds support for additional color models used in digital
                          photography and computer graphics. Additional Color Spaces
Micro HDMI connector – A new, smaller connector for phones and other portable devices,
                          supporting video resolutions up to 1080p. Micro HDMI Connector
                          This connector includes a locking mechanism.

HDMI 1.3c was released on August 25, 2008

HDMI 1.3c changed testing requirements for active HDMI cables, ONLY.
So as far as the comsumer is concerned, HDMI version 1.3c is
identical to HDMI Version 1.3b.

HDMI Version 1.3b1 – released 3/26/2007

Adds testing requirements for HDMI Type C mini-connector.
creates no operational changes from HDMI Version 1.3b and 1.3a.

HDMI Version 1.3b – released 11/9/2007

Version 1.3b is (7/2008) being tested by Manufacturers.
Q. What is the difference between HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.3a, or 1.3b
From HDMI.ORG: For consumers, there is no difference between HDMI version 1.3 and
1.3a or 1.3b. These minor revisions to the specification typically relate to
manufacturing or testing issues and do not impact features or functionality.
In addition, HDMI Licensing, LLC is actively working with manufacturers to reduce
confusion for consumers by de-emphasizing version numbers and focusing instead on
product features and functionality. PERSONALLY, I PREFER MANDATORY VERSION LABELLING.

Furthermore, I believe (MY OPINION) that only 1.3a, or later, seems to have the correct
CEC commands and CEC limits, along with sRGB range clarifications.

HDMI Version 1.3a

HDMI Version 1.3a was released in early November of 2006.
BUT, I have yet to personally see any gear supporting HDMI 1.3a (4/2008).
1) Removed undershoot and maximum rise/fall time limits.
2) RGB video quantization range clarification
3) CEC capacitance limits changed.
4) Makes Source termination recommendations.
5) Cable and Sink modifications for Type C
6)
CEC CEC Commands for timer control brought back in an altered protocol,
   audio control commands were added in HDMI 1.3a.
   ALSO KNOWN AS HDMI-CEC.
Samsung calls HDMI-CEC Anynet+

HDMI 1.3a can utilize CEC to control all CEC smart AV devices
   via a single remote control. HDMI version 1.3a contains CEC (HDMI-CEC).
7) A HDMI 1.3a Test Specification was released along with the 1.3a spec.

AfterDawn.com: Guides: HDMI – High-Definition Multimedia Interface
Designing CEC into your next HDMI Product
Cheat Sheet: HDMI-CEC

HDMI 1.3 was released 6/22/2006

HDMI 1.3 is what you need for new Blu-ray and HD-DVDs.
HDMI 1.3 is backwards compatible, and includes these enhancments:
1) Speed increased to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbps).
2) Deep Color – optionally supports 30, 36 and 48-bit RBB or YCbCr color – up from 24 bit color.
       Deep Color increases the number of available colors within the boundaries
       defined by the RGB or YCbCr color space, while xvYCC expands the available
       range (limits) to allow the display of colors that meet and exceed what human
       eyes can recognize.
3) Broader Color Space – HDMI 1.3 removes virtually all limits on color selection.
      La prochaine génération xvYCC color space supports 1.8 times
      as many colors as existing HDTV signals.
    A) Lets HDTVs and other displays go from millions of colors to billions of colors
    B) Eliminates on-screen color banding, for smooth tonal transitions and subtle gradations
       between colors
    C) Enables increased contrast ratio
    D) Can represent many times more shades of gray between black and white.
       At 30-bit pixel depth, four times more shades of gray would be the minimum, and
       the typical improvement would be eight times or more
4) Faster Frame Rates – rates can be increased from the standard
       60 Hz frame rate, to at least 72 Hz (as some Pioneer
       Plasma sets can currently (12/2006) support).
5) New mini connector
6) Lip Sync – can automatically synch speech and video
7) New lossless audio formats: can carry Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
      (These will be on the new HD Blu-ray and HD-DVD disks – SO WE NEED HDMI 1.3.)

Sony's PlayStation 3 will debut with HDMI 1.3 (NOT 1.3a, with Pioneer Receivers
using HDMI version 1.3 in the Summer of 2007. ENSURE that you will NOT need any
features of HDMI 1.3a in your Blu-ray DVD player.
Editorial: The Secret HDMI Pact – teamxbox
HDMI Cables: An Overview
octavainc – HDMI switchers – my friends love these
HDMI FAQ
HDMI PINOUTS
HDMI 1.3 announced 6/22/2006
HDMI 1.3 Doubles Bandwidth, Delivers Billions of Colors for HDTVs
HDMI Connectors & Cables
HDMI 1.3a & 1.4 Specifications

The HDMI 1.2a Spec is out (12/2005). HDMI org
which is better, DVI (or HDMI) or component video?

FUTURE HDMI ENHANCEMENTS (all backwards compatible)

HDMI connectors will now be put through certification program
(some companies have made them fit a little to loosely). A new HDMI specification, 1.3
includes support for 30-bit, 36-bit and even 48-bit color depth.

The new version of HDMI will also enable automatic lip-sync correction
(eliminating lip-syncing problems caused by your home entertainment system.
There will be a new min-connector for portable devices.

HDMI Interface – A Beginner's Guide – does NOT discuss HDMI version 1.3
HDMI – wikipedia
HDMI – afterdawn

HDMIG = High Performance HDMI Male to Male HDTV Digital A/V Certified Gold Cable
HDVI – Cables that convert HDMI to DVI

H2 VMD

HD VMD to Battle Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD
Versatile Multilayer Disc – Wikipedia
Move Out HD DVD and Blu-ray, Here Comes HD VMD – Xbox
Another DVD Format, but This One Says It's Cheaper – New York Times
NME fleshes out 40GB HD VMD discs, hardware, still prepping for …
BetaNews | HD VMD: The third format that would not die

HDRI – High Dynmaic Range Imaging (also called HDRI)

HDR/HDRI pictures taken by DSLRs is expected to disappear, as new DLSR
sensors are being developed that sense as much dynamic range as the human
eye. When these sensors come to market, there will be no need to use HDR,
as the new sensors can gather all of the HDR/HDRI picture data in one picture.

High dynamic range imaging – Wikipedia
FAQ – HDR images for Photography
HDRI Handbook Overview – I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK
HDRI 3D – hdri3d.com
HDRi Locations – www.hdri-locations.com
Dynamic Photo-HDR, high dynamic range software – mediachance
   I do not know anyone who has used this software.
High-Res HDRI Map Pack 1 by `smashmethod on deviantART
High Dynamic Range Images – WordPress
HDRI-Studio
HDRI – one of the world's largest royalty-free HDRI stock libraries.
An Introduction to High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR)

Photoshop HDR tutorial. hdri, High Dynamic Range Photography …
MasterClass! – Adobe Photoshop HDRI Tutorials
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography in Photoshop
Merge to HDR in Photoshop CS3 High Dynamic Range
Photoshop CS2 HDR
How to create HDR images with Photoshop's Merge to HDR …
HOWTO: Fake HDR Photos in Photoshop – Digg
Backing Winds: How to Create Professional HDR Images
70+ Stunning HDR images with useful Photoshop Tutorials

HDR Tutorial – High Dynamic Range Tutorial
John Nack on Adobe: HDR from Lightroom 3 to Photoshop CS5
Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro and O'Reilly HDRI and PS CS5 Webcast – Review
HDRI from scratch: Photoshop Tutorial – Articles – Graphic design …
Adobe Photoshop CS5 and HDRI from Adorama Learning Center
How to Make HDRI Environments in Photoshop – eHow.com
Digital-tutors: HDRI Workflow with Maya and Photoshop Download …
HDRI Studio Create (photoshop cs5) on Vimeo
HDRI Workflow with Maya and Photoshop

Photoshop CS5 imaging tip: HDR goes PRO!
HDR – Photomatix, Lightroom and Photoshop CS5? – HDR Tutorial
Amazon.com: Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition: High Dynamic Range …
HDR Tutorial: How to create 'High Dynamic Range' images using …
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) – panoscan

HDV

"HDV is a format for recording and playback of high-definition video on a DV cassette tape"
   HDV
Working with HDV (pixel aspect ratio correction)
how to capture hdv without pixelation? – Mac Forums

HFS – Hardware Functionality Scan. A check to see if the hardware
supports the required DRM (typically HDCP and OPM for computers).

HFS utilizes a chip specific "question" whose answer depends on la graine,
to prevent replaying the previous correct answer.

Hi8 (an 8 mm analog video format)

Hi8 – wikipedia

HiFi

Robert's HiFi Info

HiQnet

HiQnet – An protocol based on Ethernet, used by some high-end
speakers to communicate with each other and with audio equipment to monitor the
audio and to then make adjustments.

HOME THEATER INFO

Home Theater Primer
Home Theater Magazine: Glossary
Home Theater and HDTV Questions and Answers
Home Theater Forum
Voir également HDTV
Voir également Dolby
Voir également Surround Sound
Voir également DTS

HQV – Hollywood Quality Video

The Realta Image-processing chip can enable viewers to get HQV
from much lower resolution video sources. See also Silicon Optix's Realta.

HTIB – Home Theater In a Box

IDTV = Integrated Digital Television = IDTV nothing new, just means that
the Tuner(s) is integrated into the TV, no need for a settop box, although you
will need a CablecARD (one per tuner) and have to have your signal provider supply
you with it (probably rented – i.e., monthly charge, rather than a one-time charge).

HULU – streaming TV shows & movies

Hulu – Wikipedia: Hulu distributes video both on its own
   website and syndicates its hosting to other sites,

Hulu requires Flash Player 10.0.22 or higher.
Javascript is required to use Hulu.
Hulu – Watch your favorites. Anytime. SOON, NOT FOR free
Hulu's Free Glory Days Are Officially Numbered – start charging for content in 2010
At Hulu, 'free' may soon turn into 'fee' – Los Angeles Times – 1/2010

Hulu reviews (www.hulu.com) on blippr
Hulu Desktop Windows 7 Media Center Integration 1.0
Report: Hulu app coming to the iPhone soon – Webware – CNET

How to Reinstall a Working Hulu in Boxee – Boxee – Lifehacker

See also: BOXEE
See also: NETFLIX

ILLUMINANCE

illuminance – Wikipedia

IMAGES

Dave's DVD Image Capture
Best Free Digital Image Viewers – techsupportalert.com
Picture / Image Software – Recommendations (Mine)
Image Resolution – Wikipedia

IMAX DVDs

IMAX Movies are available on DVD. Some are spectacular.
IMAX – the Nature Collection (81 DVDs).
Strangly, I don't see these mentioned on IMAX dot com.
Best Buy now carries only the NASCAR DVD.
IMAX – Wikipedia
Amazon dot com has some.
Perhaps they are no longer made? I'll try to check.
IMAX (home page) – the "Ultimate Movie Experience"

INTEGRATED HDTV

Integrated HDTVs have a built-in HDTV receiver
that can handle both ATSC TV and HDTV signals (broadcast over the air).
lines are displayed at a time, and all lines are displayed 30 times a minutes
(standard TV). HDTV and other formats may not display 50% of the lines every
other time (it complicated when converting both picture size and resolution).

Interlaced video, required for NTSC (analog) TV broadcasts, depended on the long
persistance of the phosphors used in the picture tube to create the illusion
that these phosphors were always on. This trait allowed NTSC TVs to first show
half of the video lines on the TV, say the odd-numbered lines, and then display
the even-numbered lines (this is called interlaced video).

If the display is refreshed often enough, and the phosphers are visable most of
the time, the human eye puts the odd and even numbered video lines together, and
we think that we see the entire video display.

Interlaced – CNET
Persistence of vision – Wikipedia
Interlaced – Wikipedia

IPHONE S4 CASES

I like the OtterBox Defender iPhone 4S Cases

iPOD

iPhone and iPod accessories: what works, what doesn't

INTERLACED

Not all vertical lines of the video picture are displayed at once. Usually half the

IRE – International Reference Units

IRE is a measurement of amplitude in video signals. Noir est défini comme 0 (zero)
or 7.5 IRE (depending on the situation). blanc is defined as 100 IRE.
All brightness levels are included in the range of zero to 100.

ISO Images OR ISO sensitivity

There are two primary meanings of ISO here in the digital world:

1) In Digital Photography ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. The same principles
       apply as in film photography – the lower the number the less sensitive your camera is to
       light and the finer the grain – What is ISO? – digital-photography-school
       For more information on ISO used in photography, click HERE

2) ISO image file – an exact representation of a CD or DVD, including the content and the
       logical format.

To quote Microsoft's MSDN web page:
"An ISO image file is an exact representation of a CD or DVD, including
the content and the logical format. ISO files from Subscriber Downloads
end with either an .ISO or .IMG extension. The extension might need to
be changed to work with your CD writing software:"

ImgBurn 2.4.1.0 – Freeware ISO burning software for Windows
AfterDawn.com: Guides: How to burn a DVD Folder with ImgBurn
ImgBurn carries on from where DVD Decrypter left off! (Well, for the burning part anyway!)
ImgBurn is a freeware program that allows the recording of many types of CD/DVD images

HOW TO COPY A CD or DVD USING "ImgBurn"
I recently had to use create a DVD-R copy of a DVD+R for a neighbor lady
whose DVD player could not play DVD+Rs. There were several bad spots on the
original, and strangely, my DVD software could not read the original. je
WAS able to use ImgBurn to 1) crate an ISO from the original DCVD+R and
then 2) burn this ISO to a DVD-R. Thus I ended up with a perfect DVD-R
copy created from a DVD+R.

RUN ISO IMAGES AS A VIRTUAL DISK (WITHOUT USING DRIVE HARDWARE):
Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP (Download)
ISObuster
DaemonTools
Virtual CloneDrive for VISTA – SlySoft

Jaggies – stair-like lines

Artifacts in raster images may be called Jaggies. Jaggies are
stair-like lines that appear where they should not exist.
Jaggies are often caused by too much or too little aliasing.
Jaggies – wikipedia
Jaggies: Digital Imaging: Glossary
What is jaggies? – webopedia
Jaggies – Definition of Jaggies as Used in Desktop Publishing

Judder

Juder is a picture instability, introduced when converting
one frame rate to another.

The process of eliminating Judder was created by Philips, quite a while
ago, with it's Digital Natural Motion. It appears that Micronas,
with their FRC chip, was the first company to eliminate Judder in HD displays
and has licensed this to Loewe, Grundig and Sharp. JVC invented their own
system, called Clear Motion Drive. Philip's now has an HD version
appelé Perfect Pixel HD.

Juder (scroll down) – imdb
CNET Glossary: judder – CNET reviews
judder – definition of judder by the Free Online Dictionary …
judder – Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Telecine judder
Six things you need to know about 120Hz LCD TVs – Fully Equipped …

key2audio and key2audioXS

A Sony copy protection. key2audio and key2audioXS – Sony

LABELS – using Sharpies on DVDs/CDs

I am still reseaching this subject.

So, far I've been using sharpies for years, with no apparent problems.
In the meantime, here are some existing opinions.

It's well documented that the solvents can eat away at
the recording layer and cause problems down the road.
(from my friend, J).

They sell special CD / DVD markers at places like Best Buy.

Interesting thing that Joe does, he gets blank DVD cases from Blockbuster
that they are going to throw away, and prints the inserts from
www.cdcovers.cc, or scan them in. That way the case looks awsome.
I write labels with a sharpie on the CD.

avoid a pen based on alcohol or a solvent – National Institute of Technologies.
PCWorld.com – The Joy of Labeling
DVD Pen: Myth or Reality?
Is it safe to write on CD/DVD's with a sharpie?
RunRyder – Does Sharpie Damage CD/DVD Disks?
Has any one had any luck with lables DVD
DVD Skipping – are you using labels?
Sticky labels can screwup the playback of your DVDR's

LASER TV

Laser TVs are brighter, clearer, much more energy efficient, and will be
half the weight and depth of plasma TVs.
Laser TVs are expected in the US by late 2007.
Bye Bye LCD and Plasma's, Hello Laser TV – The Death of Plasma
Laser TV debuts in Huntington Beach, California
Laser TV – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laser Cathode Ray Tube (LCRT)
Laser TV, no plasma killer – Engadget
Novalux to demo HD Laser TV during Society …
Laser TV: The Next-Gen Screen? – redherring
Mitsubishi Harnesses Colored Lasers to Produce New-Generation …
Laser TV unveiled | NEWS.com.au
Futurism and emerging technology: Laser TV – FutureWire
Laser TV
Laser TV called the next best HDTV technology – sfgate

Slashdot – Laser TV – the Death of Plasma?
Forget plasma and LCD TV – the Laser TV is coming!
Laser TV to topple plasma | Le télégraphe quotidien
Laser TV by 2007?
Mitsubishi Laser TV Coming 2007

Layout Compositing / Layers (Graphics)

Layers – Picture-Perfect Photo Editing
Layer Photos for Special Effects

LCDs – liquid Crystal Displays

LCD (TVs) are taking over the small and medium display size market (NOTE: You probably want the ones with FOUR Millisecond response times, NOT the much
more common THIRTY Milliscond response times (as they may show steaking during motion
scenes). Note that LCD pixels may "die" – possibly effecting your picture quality.
Il y a quelques
schemes used by some manufacturers of Plasma and
LCDs to minimize using the same pixels over-and-over
(to lengthen the life of individual
pixels).

I DO NOT THINK THAT ANYONE STILL USES THE SLOWER 30 SECOND RATE,
BUT ALWAYS CHECK THE SPEED.

These days, I would get at least an actual 120 Hz refresh rate, NOT
some softwware enhanced rates that they say is equivalent to 120 Mz.
This is to cut down or eliminate the Blurring seen when things in motion
are shown.

liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) – Wikipedia
   "Modern LCD screens, however, are built with an internal light source.
   Such LCD screens consist of several layers. The backlight is usually the
   first layer from the back. But in order to create screen images, a mechanism
   is needed to regulate the light intensity of the screen's pixels. For this,
   light valves are used that vary the amount of light reaching the target by
   blocking its passage in some way. The most common element is a polarizing filter
   to polarize the light from the source in one of two transverse directions
   and then passing it through a switching polarizing filter, to block the
   path of undesirable light." – Wikipedia

All LCD panel in all PC monitors and HDTV are active matrix panels.
(6/2008) However, there are different panel materials (jaguarskx):

TN – Inexpensive and good enough for most people.
S-PVA / P-MVA – More expensive and overall better
IPS – Most expensive panel tech and best for color accuracy.

The Lagom LCD monitor test pages – SCROLL DOWN – nookphotography

Stuck (Dead) Pixels – Fixing:
Stuck pixels are often incorrectly referred to as a dead pixels. Stuck pixels are not
guaranteed to be correctable, and can remain faulty for the life of the monitor.

UDPixel – Free – finds/tries to fix dead LCD pixels – requires computer video connection
Cliquez ici pour plus d'informations

How to Fix a Stuck Pixel on an LCD Monitor
JScreenFix – A web-based Java Applet that randomly turns on and off
     each pixel at up to 60 times a second to fix stuck pixels.
TomsHardware.com – Article on how many dead pixels a monitor
     must have for your specific manufacturer to replace it.
Pixer Fixer: save yourself from pixel death
Powerbook Stuck Pixel fix
The Quick 'n' Easy Online Stuck Pixel Exerciser
Download Stuck Pixel Fixer (25 KB; includes source code and GBA binary)
Stuck Pixel Sweeper – Download – SourceForge

Voir également: Dark Frame
Voir également:
Hot Pixels (brighter than others)
Defective pixel – Wikipedia

Just when you think that "they" can't screw things up any further, along
vient 6-bit LCDs (NOT the usual 8-bits). BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN BUYING AN LCD –
in my opinion, you do NOT want to purchase a 6-bit LCD – buy the normal 8-bits.

8-bit LCDs can display 16.7 million colors, while a 6-bit LCD can only
display 252,144 colors. 6-bit LCDs usually use techniques such as dithering,
or frame rate control (FRC) to try to create a better looking picture.
MaximumPC examined three 6-bit LCD models, and they state that the 6-bit
LCDs looked less vibrant, with washed out colors. MaximumPC thinks that
the 6-bit displays are probably acceptable given their cheaper prices.
Investigate your potential purchase very carefully.

120 Hz LCDs – Some LCDs are now using a refresh rate of 120 Hz, in an effort
           to reduce/eliminate blurring caused by fast motion.
           Six things you need to know about 120Hz LCD TVs

240 Hz LCDs – Some expensive LCD monitors are now using a refresh rate of 240 Hz, in an effort
           to reduce/eliminate blurring caused by fast motion.

ASV – Advanced Super View), also called Axially Symmetric Vertical Alignment
           ASV – wikipedia

IPS – in-plane switching LCD Panels:
See also H-IPS See also S-IPS
           LCD Panel Technology Explained – S-IPS, S-PVA, MVA and TN
           Comprehensive List of S-IPS/H-IPS Based LCD Monitors
           IPS – wikipedia

IPS-Pro:
Thin film transistor liquid crystal display – wikipedia

Bistable Twisted Nematic (TN) LCDs (TN-LCD) are the cheapest, and therefore most
             common form of LCD displays.
             It was difficult to achieve the required small voltage differences
             between ON and OFF with TNs, so the super-twisted nematic (
STN) afficher
             was developed.

H-IPS – is a newer variation of S-IPS with a different pixel
              structure that improves contrast ratios and lowers pixel pitch to
              provide better picture quality. plus
LCoS – Liquid Crystal on Silicon (also called HD-ILA (JVC) SXRD (Sony))
LCRT – Laser Cathode Ray Tube.
Click for more information

LEDs – Light Emitting Diodes

LEDs – Light Emitting Diodes – Wikipedia
– Some sets now use LEDs for backlighting (instead of
              fluorescent light) – such displays warm up faster, last longer and
              can also be thinner. LED-backlit LCD display

S-IPS – In Plane Switching) panels – considered the best overall
              LCD technology for image quality, color accuracy and viewing angles. plus
Wide viewing angles up to 178 degress. Fast paced games may suffer from motion
              blur or ghosting with S-IPS panels that have a response time higher than 8ms
              – pchardwarehelp.com
                 Active Matrix, TFT LCD vs. a-si TFT/TN
Very technical discussion of a-si TFT – PDF
                 TFT LCD Types – wikipedia

TN Panel Technology the most widely used active LCD type (12/2008),
              cheapest and CAN have response times between 2ms to 5ms – READ THE SPECS.
              My opinion only – Gamers should avoid greater than 3ms response times.
TN panels use 6-bit color and unable to display
              the full 16.7 million colors available in 24-bit true color – Instead, they
              display interpolated 24-bit color.
              MY OPINION – AVOID THESE (TN LCDs) if you work with digital photogoraphy
.
              Twisted Nematic (TN) Displays
              TN LCD Types – wikipedia

S-PVA – More expensive and overall better than TN
              TFT LCD Types – wikipedia
              Active Matrix, TFT LCD vs. a-si TFT/TN

VA Panel Technology – Vertical Alignment – VA (Vertical Alignment)
              technology such as S-PVA/MVA are middle of the road LCD panels. Ils offrent
              better color reproduction and wider viewing angles than TN panels, but have
              slower response times.
              Some suffer from streaking during fast mostion and may exhibit color shifting.

LCD Panel Technology Explained
LCD Help
What is a LCD Monitor? – WiseGEEK
LCD

See also: Brightness
See also: Response Tome
See also: Viewing Angle

Lenticular Lens – also used for some 3D

Lenticular lens – Wikipedia
Lenticular Lens: Storage, Durability, Viewing Angle etc.
Lenticular Lenses Sets – 3dphotopro
Alioscopy – Overview
Toshiba showing prototype 21-inch lenticular lens 3D display – Sep 10, 2010
What are lenticular lens for eye glasses? – Yahoo! Answers
RWC Digital Lenticular How it works!
Lenticular printing – Wikipedia
$50 Lenticular Lens Makes iPhone 3-D
YouTube – Lenticular Lens Photos
Lenticular lens – How it works – Lenstar.org
(Wireless Japan) NTT Docomo Shows Lenticular Lens-based 3D LCD
NTT Docomo shows a new Lenticular Lens 3D LCD display
ShortCourses-Lenticular Photography – Prints that Move
Amazon.com: Nishika N9000 35mm Quadrascopic 3D Lenticular Camera
Philips 3-D Display Uses Patented Lens Technology And New Software – May 20, 2004
Deterministic Phase Encoded Holographic Data Storage Using
Choosing the Right Lenticular Lens
File:How a lenticular lens works.png – Wikimedia Commons

LIGHTROOM (Adobe's Photoshop)

Adobe's Lightroom 3 is out, and the is the latest version.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 – Adobe

Learn Lightroom 3 – Adobe
George Jardine publishes new Lightroom 3 Tutorials – Adobe
The ultimate Picasa (knowledge) video collection (Youtube) – collected by Paul Van Roekel
Lightroom – Adobe Creative Suite Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Tutorials: All the Modules
The Online Photographer: Free Lightroom Tutorials
Images and Catalog Information in Lightroom and Photoshop

Slideshow improvements in Lightroom 3
What I like most in Lightroom 3
LR3 Slideshows don't have to be a yawn

   LIGHTROOM 4 IS AVAILABLE

Photographic Flux de travail from Lightroom to Photoshop
Images and Catalog Information in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop
Lightroom 2 Develop Module
Impression Images from Lightroom 2
RC talks about retouching photos using some of Lightroom's features
Lightroom Retouching Tools

Welcome to our free weekly Adobe Photoshop Lightroom video tutorials

Important Files To Always Sauvegarde
Gérant Your Images

Here's a quick method to match expositions from one image to multiple images
Bringing Concentrer To Your Images
Correcting Hazy Images
Image Adjustment Brush Tips
Getting Images Out Of Lightroom>
Sharpen Selected Areas Of An Image With Pin-Point Accuracy
Improving Your Couchers de soleil – The HSL Method
Tournage Tethered in Lightroom 3
Three Simple Ways To White Balance An Image

Beautiful Eyes
High Key High Contrast Images
RAW IMAGES:
Fixing Your Raw Image Previews

Cut and Paste Simpleviewer for blogs using Picasa Web Albums
How to export to flickr and Facebook using Adobe Photoshop
My Long Path To Lightroom Plugin Development

See also: BOOKS on Adobe's Lightroom

Lightroom 3 and PicasaWeb

Using Picasaweb from Lightroom 3(LR3)

Jeffrey Friedl's Blog -Jeffrey's "Export to PicasaWeb" Lightroom
Adobe Marketplace & Exchange

Picasa Web Albums – Peter Meier – Lightroom 3

Lightroom – SimpleViewer-Pro – Full Screen Slideshow plug-in

SimpleViewer-Pro – full screen LR3 Slideshow – $45

Line Doublers

A type of scaler that upscales only. They take an input
resolution and interpolate (based on the color of the adjacent lines) a new line
in between the real lines, resulting in doubling the number of lines output to
your display. Obviously, they can only double lines up to what ever is their limit.

line-doubler / tripler / multiplier

Voir également: Deinterlacing
Voir également: Doubling / Doublers (AUDIO)
Voir également: Downconverting
Voir également: DOWNRESOLUTION

Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Native Rate
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Scalers
Voir également: Upconverting

LOSSY DATA COMPRESSION (ENCODING)

A compression technique that does not decompress data back to 100% of the original.
Lossy compressed data can not be decompressed back to it's orignal
signal – the file shrinks through the loss of data – some loss always
occurs. The amount of loss depends upon the amount of compression, the
algorithms used, and the type of data.

Lossy compression provides a high degree of compression. Le plus
loss that can be tolerated provides the most compression (smaller files).

lossy compression (SCROLL DOWN) – Answers.com

LPCM

Pulse code modulation (PCM) with linear quantization.
LPCM is essentially an uncompressed audio format that can similar to CD audio.
Some LPCM coders and decoders on the market support sampling rates up to 192kHz
and/or sample sizes up to 32 bits. It's a bitstream encoder/decoder.
LPCM – digitalpreservation.gov
LPCM – wikipedia
Linear PCM – afterdawn.com

.M4A = MPEG 4 Audio files are Apple's wrongly named .mp4 audio only files.
   Doom9.org states that .m4a files can be renamed to (and processed as) .mp4 files.
   No licenses or payments are required for M4A.
   What is the difference between M4A and MP4 files?

.m4e files are renamed Envivo .sdp files. (Doom9.org)
.m4p files are iTunes DRM protected files. (Doom9.org)
          M4P – filext.com
          Converting Itunes protected files m4p to mp3 files – bpurcell.org
          m4p – afterdawn.com
          M4B AA M4P M4V Converter Guide

.m4v files are Apple's wrongly named file extension for .mp4 files.
.m4v files are usually raw mpeg-4 video data (not encapsulated in MP4). (Doom9.org)
   Doom9.org states that .m4v files can be renamed to (and processed as) .mp4 files.
   Other sources maintain that any file suffix with the numeral '4' in the middle, is DRM protected.

Matrix Encoding – Combining surround-sound audio information into normal
   stereo audio. Variants of Dolby are the most commonly used Matrix Encoding.

MB – Megabyte. 1024 times 1024 bytes (10 to the 6th power) = 1,048,576.
Mbps – Megabits per second. Millions (10 to the 6th) of bits per second.

MEDIA CENTER and MEDIA CENTER EXTENDER (MCE) – Vista)

MediaMax

Sony has also used SunnComm's MediaMax DVD copy protection.
How do I know if my SONY BMG disc contains SunnComm MediaMax Version 5
MediaMax Titles – SONY DVDs w/MEDIAMAX – Sony
Analysis of the MediaMax CD3 (older MediaMax) Copy-Prevention System

See also: ARccOS
See also: SONYROOTKITS
mégapixels – an image/display format with a resolution of approximately 1 million pixels.
Mémoire – Computer/digital electronics data storage (usually does not rotate). Exemples:
   RAM – Random Access Memory (does not have to be be read/written sequential).
         Data in normal RAM will be erased when the RAM is powered off.
   ROM – (permanent) Read Only Memory (can not be re-written).
   Some people include CDs, DVDs, Floppies and the like as memory.

MHL port = Mobile High-Definition Link

The MHL 3.0 standard supports up to 4K (Ultra HD) high-definition (HD)
                 video and 7.1 surround-sound audio, including TrueHD and DTS-HD.
              MHL stands for Mobile High-Definition Link technology, which allows you
                 to display your smartphone's content to a larger screen, all while
                 charging your mobile device (a smart phone, for example).

              MHL delivers up to 8K 120fps for tomorrow’s home theater products and 4K 60fps
                 and beyond for mobile devices.

              Introducing superMHL – http://www.mhltech.org/
                 Are you ready for the next evolution of MHL®? We’re proud to introduce superMHL™,
                 our latest technology specification. For mobile, we’re delivering higher resolution,
                 faster frame rates, support for the USB Type-C connector and 40W of power charging,
                 while expanding capabilities for tomorrow’s living room though 8K video at 120 frames
                 per second, a consumer friendly superMHL connector and picture enhancement features.

              Mobile High-Definition Link – Wikipedia
              What is MHL, and why should you care? – CR
              Imges for MHL ports
              Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL
              List of MHL Ready Phones
              MHL Consortium = mhlconsortium.org

MHLtech.ORG

MICRO-DISPLAYS

Micro-displays – a new type of RPT wherein weight and size have been
significantly reduced, while light output has been increased. Actuel
micro-display types are (proprietary names excluded):

DLP – Digital Light Processing. Click here for more DLP information
FOLED – Flexible OLED. Click here for more FOLED information
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display. Click here for more info
LCOS – Liquid Crystal on Silicon. Click here for more info
OLED – Organic LEDs. Click here for more info
SED – surface-conduction electron-emitter display. Click here for more info
SXRD – Silicon X-tal Reflective Display – Sony's version of LCoS
TOLED – Transparent OLEDsTransparent OLED displays are about 2 years from production (6/2006).
       Click here for more TOLED information
MHz – One million (10 to the 6th power) Hz (hertz)

MIDI

Note: MIDI can not include vocals unless it's a proprietary format (not playable elsewhere)
MIDI Farm
MIDI Format, Links to
Millenium Group – The companies that proposed the Galaxy
watermarking
   format (Digimarc, Macrovision and Philips).
Mini Plug = 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) audio connector.
MKBMedia Key Block, used in CPRM and CPPM to authenticate players.

MLP – Meridian Lossless Packing

Used in DVD-Audio to remove redundancy from
PCM auio signals – results in a compression ration of about 2:1 while
allowing for 100% (total signal reconstruction) decompression by the
MLP decoder.

MMC – Mandatory Managed Copy

MMC lets you make at least one copy of an HD-DVD
or Blu-Ray disc to send to a server or a portable player. MMC is very important
to computer companies, such as Microsoft and Intel, who want people to be able
to use media-Center PCs to store and broadcast (in the house) High Definition
films. Both Blu-ray and HD-DVD support MMC, it is not clear under what
conditions, if any, you will be able to make your one legal copy, or if the
copies will be free. TBD (To Be determined).

MMCD – Multi-Media CD

Sony and Philip's format – (12/1994) red-laser
single-sided, 3.7 Billion-byte standard. MMCD Was formerly called HDCD.
MO – Magneto-optical rewritable disks.

MoCA – Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance

"Like Ethernet, MoCA transfers digital content and information, but uses a coaxial cable
to do so. So if you cannot access an Ethernet port near your DVR, you can use the same
coaxial cable that brings the cable signal to your DVR to connect to your home network." – TiVo

I tried MoCA using TiVo's with built-in MoCA (TiVo did NOT state which version
of MoCA was used, but since I was working with my older XL TiVo, I suspect it was
an earlier MoCA version.

While I was able to get my Digital Cable 4-channel XL to see my (bought from TiVo)
ActionTec (they seem to have a lot of satisfied customers) MoCA adapter which I
had plugged into my 1G Ethernet LAN switch, I was NEVER ABLE TO SEE THE MoCA
NETWORK FROM EITHER the third floor HDTV nor the two TVs on the 1st Floor.

My Motorola SB-SB6141 Docsis 3.0 Cable modem includes an internal filter to eliminate
potential interference from MoCA signals' intermodulation beats – SO – NEED TO REVIEW
HOW I ADDED MoCA to my 1G office LAN (to ensure that I did not filter out my MoCA
signal. As I remember, I placed the ActionTec MoCA adapter BEFORE the Cable modem,
so it should have worked.

THUS MoCA did not work for me. I have wired the rest of my house with 1G Ethernet.

Most of my COAX is RG6Q (quad-shielded RG6 coax). I had previously installed
the TiVo supplied (separate purchase) PoE filter just before my whole house
coax splitter.

All the Splitters that I can find for my house were previously converted to
3G coax splitters. I DO THINK THERE IS ONE MORE 1G SPLITTER IN MY SECOND
FLOOR COAX CABLE (I need to located it), that I have not found.

I've read a lot about other MoCA users – seems to either work very well or
it never works, for many users.

MoCA 2.0 offers two new performance modes with net or actual throughputs of 400 and 800 Mbps,
respectively, each with a corresponding turbo mode.
– MoCA 2.0

MoCA – Multimedia over Coax Alliance – ORG
Multimedia over Coax Alliance – Wikipedia
Home Networking of Digital Entertainment Without … – MoCA

Part 1: Part 1: An Introduction to MoCA
Part 2: Part 2: MoCA Technology Overview
Part 3: MoCA Technology Application and Testing

MoCA at CES 2012
Coming Soon – MOCA TV – Technology in the Arts – Blog, podcast … – January 2012
MoCA Technologies – Mile High Automation

MoCA 100Mbps over Coax Trials – in 2005 – MUST be better by now
MoCA for Installers – MoCA Technology

MoCA Sales Guide 524458-001 Version 3_1.qxp – Motorola
Actiontec Ethernet Over Coax MoCA Adapter – Twin Pack – Amazon.com
Extreme Broadband – NR – Extreme Introduces MoCA Technology

Monitors – REVIEWS

Just being in this list does NOT mean that the monitor has my approval.

If I recommend any monitor, I will say so.

DELL UltraSharp U2711 Review

DELL UltraSharp U2711 Review – ExtremeTech

NEC AccuSync AS221WM 22" TFT Monitor

NEC AccuSync AS221WM – LCD display – TFT – 22" Review – ZDNet
NEC AccuSync AS191, AS191WM and AS221WM LCD Monitors – iTech News
NEC AS221WM review – AccuSync Monitors – Retrevo

SAMSUNG B2330H 23 inch Monitor

Samsung B2330H – 23 inch

SAMSUNG 2693HM 25.5 inch full 1080p HD LCD Monitor

I've had this monitor for a year. So far, it works perfectly.
It does have that well-known problem wherein the limited
viewing angle causes the bottom of the screen to appear
brighter than the top. Has a 4-way adjustable stand.
This is an 8-bit color monitor. I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
All TN LCDs are supposedly 6-bit color. Manufacturers of TN panels
use some special techniques to interpolate two more bits of color.
It is almost impossible to find the Montor adjustment switches (OCD)
without a flashlight.
The Brightness Level is factory set at a ridiculous
100%, so you will need to adjust it.
Format: 16×10 ratio (slightly wider than HDTV).
Type: a-si TFT/TN LCD
Display Type WUXGA
Resolution: 1,920x 1,200 Viewing Angle: 160 degree(H) / 160 degree (V)
I'm not sure that I believe it – I think that verticle
   viewing angle is not as good as 160 degrees.

Pixel-response rate: 5ms
Light Source: CCFL Color Gamut (NTSC %): 97%
Maximum Colors Supported: 16.7M
Contrast ratio: 1000:1, 3000:1 (Dynamic) Brightness: 400cd/m2
Connectivity: HDMI, DVI, VGA HDCP compliant? Oui
Included video cables? DVI, VGA Weak built-in speakers. When set to
warm – very accurate color tint and did not suffer from looking too red.
You will want to make your own Brightness and Contrast adjustments.
You may want to make your own Color adjustments.

Here are ErkWit's monitor settings (which I found from someone who
used an eye2 calibration thingy):

Brightness : 17
Contrast : 85
Red : 20
Green : 12
Blue : 23
Sharpness: 40

Samsung 2693HM – cnet
Samsung 2693HM Review | ZDNet: Reviews
Opinions on the Samsung 2693HM monitor? – tomshardware
SAMSUNG 2693HM Glossy Black 26" 5ms DVI HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor – Newegg
Amazon.com: Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM 25.5-inch LCD Monitor
Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM – 26" – widescreen TFT active matrix LCD
Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM Widescreen LCD Monitor – 2693HM – Buy.com

ViewSonic VX2233WM 22" LCD – ****

Customer Reviews Of ViewSonic VX2233wm Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen

Monitor Test patterns

TV / Monitor Test Patterns – lagom.nl
Nook Photography Links

Mosquitoes (Digital Artifacts)

Fuzzy dots that can appear around sharp edges after digital video compression.
Mosquitoes – Digital Artifacts
.mov – Apple's Quicktime container format similar to MP4.
   .mov was the basis for MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4) standard.
   For more .MOV information – Wikipedia

Making MOVIES

How to make DVD Movies Internet Video Magazine

MP3 and MP3Pro

MP3s can now limit # of times they are copied.
What Are MP3 Files?
MP3 Format, Links to

MP3 – MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3

The typical MP3 file bit rate is 128Kbps.

MP3 Pro

combines MP3 with SBR.
MP3Pro was developed by the makers of the MP3 spec, to defeat the growing
   number of competing compression standards that offered better sound
   quality and smaller files than does MP3.
   You may be interested in AllofMP3
Supposedly, MP3Pro files offer 128-bit sound quality at a 64Kbps encoding
   rate, which roughly translates to better quality files (sound) that are
   half the size of MP3 files.

MP4

Global Music's format – Combines MPEG-4 AND AAC.
MP4 is a container format for MPEG-4, and examples include .mpg, .ogm, .mpeg.
MP4 can be streamed.
MP4 FAQ – doom9.org
What is the difference between M4A and MP4 files?
MP4 streaming FAQ (.mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .mp4v, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2)

MPAA – Motion Picture Association of America

MPEG

Layer 1 is for digital cassettes.
   Layer 2 is for radio.
   Layer 3 for Internet Music (better known as MP3).

   Making Instructional Digital Video and Audio Work with MPEG/MPEG4

MPEG-2

DVD's MPEG-2 Doesn't Map to an NTSC Screen Size.
MPEG2 (definition)
MPEG-2 – protocols
MPEG-4: Looks Great
DVD's MPEG-2 Doesn't Map to NTSC Screen Size.
North American MPEG-2 Information

MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding) = H.264

Satellite HDTV is expected to shift to using MPEG-4 compression. MPEG-4 does
a much better job of compression/decompression and handling motion than does MPEG-2.
MPEG-4 supports a variety of media types, including 3D (3-Dimensional) and sprites.
MPEG-4 also be used for a very wide variety of bandwidth signals (from cell
phones to HDTV), and can integrate many audio formats. In other words, MPEG-4
is very versatile – and does an excellent job transporting signals.
MSDL Can be used to manipulate the appearance and sound of
MPEG-4 data. MP4 is the offical file extension suffix for the MPEG-4
container format. For more MP4 information, click here
MPEG-4 EVER
HTML 5: Ogg Theora Vs H.264 In The Battle For A Web Video Standard

MPEG-4 is now available in a new flavor – known variously as Layer 10, H.264,
ou AVC – and it's likely to surpass MPEG-2 in quality-critical applications.

H.264/MPEG-4 AVC – wikipedia
MP4 FAQ – doom9.org
H.264 Video Codec
h264 video fastest mepg 4 encoder high-definition DVD
MPEG Industry Forum – Formerly known as M4IF

Walsh, AAron E. and Mikael Bourges-Sevenier
   MPEG-4: Jump-Start
   PH $35 0-13-060036-9

Voir également: HTML 5

MPEG-7

MPEG-7 is used as a structure to define the management of multimedia data.
MPEG-7 Overview
MPEG home page
MPEG-7 – Wikipedia
Moving Picture Experts Group: MPEG-7 Standard
IBM MPEG-7 Annotation Tool Supports XML Metadata …
MPEG-7 – Behind the Scenes
MPEG-7
ISO – FAQs – MPEG
MPEG-7 tackles multimedia content – EEtimes
ITL-Led MPEG-7 Application Profile Becomes Intl. la norme
MPEG-7 – afterdawn.com

MPEG-AAC

Usually called just ACC ou MP4.

MSDL – MPEG Syntax Description Language

MSDL is used to modify the delivery of of visual and audio
information in MPEG-4 (MP4).

MS HD Photo = JPEG-XR

Microsoft has developed MS HD Photo, an HD photo compression
algorithm. MS HD Photo will probably be called: JPEG-XR,
and will be royality FREE.
The JPEG XR Technical Spec Work is Done – Bill Crow
Turf war between Microsoft's JPEG XR and Adobe's DNG …
JPEG XR to Supersede 'Old' JPEG Format?: News Discussion Forum …
JPEG XR format from Microsoft | Digital Camera Review
Microsoft photo standard comes into focus | Tech News on ZDNet
Microsoft's HD Photo Proposed for JPEG XR – Photography News …
Tech news blog – Posts tagged 'JPEG XR' – CNET News.com
Microsoft photo standard comes into focus | CNET News.com
JPEG XR for Digital Cameras Nears Completion – January 23, 2009
JPG-XR – Press Release, 42nd Meeting – Lausanne, CH
JPEG XR Standard from Microsoft – PhotographyBLOG
Microsoft HD Photo considered for standardization by JPEG
JPEG XR Could Be Neat, but JPEG2000 is Still Neater in Disruptive …

MSO – multiple system operator- an operator that owns multiple cable systems,
   for example, Time Warner Cable. Multiple system operator

MTS – Video Files – AVCHD media packed inside MPEG2 file containers

I suggest that you read FROM: http://forums.techarena.in/media-player/709739.htm,
There is a lot of good MTS information there.

"FFDShow works just fine.

I hear Google's Picasa plays MTS files.
Would you need a proper Hdcp video card to play those files I wonder?
Just have a try with the powerful mts file converter, convert mts can be done perfectly!

VLC play well MTS files, but it must be VLC version 1.0.5, the last one available today for free on many places on internet. Also I must have 2G of ram on my PC.

VLC (videolan) is and always has been free software as in beer (as
well as-in open source free)

The best place to get a tamper-free version of VLC is their own
website http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ not some random file site out on
the interwebs.

Sorry forgot to post my results !! I tried the following and it worked perfect. converted all the files to *.avi with HD and it's great !! Program is: Xilisoft Video Convertor Ultimate 6. Recommend this program !!"

I simply gave up of all the free stuff from Google search. In the end, I turn to an affordable AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter from Aunsoft Studio. Lucky for me. The program turns out to be a solid and flexible MTS converter with excellent output quality for my WMP. More than that, it's also a great MTS/M2TS joiner with function of deinterlacing AVCHD files.

I suggest you convert the MTS files for editing and playing purposes as working with raw MTS files is too slow. I'm using Pavtube MTS Converter to convert the HD mts video taken from Sony Handycam. The speed and quality was fine for my purposes. The software was very easy to use and I had no issues with converting my files. you can try it. It has windows and mac version.

Anyway…if you want to use a custom profile when saving
in Movie Maker…have a look at the following info/articles.

To find the advanced options…
Type…Ctrl+P to open the Save Movie Wizard /
Choose…My Computer /
Next /
Enter a Name and a Save Location /
Next /
Show More Choices /
Other Settings /
Open the drop window to display the choices.

The 1024×768 profile you can download from the
following site would be a good choice. The name
of it is: SlideShow-1024x768WMV9

Once you download the .prx profile…place it in the
following folder:

C:Program FilesMovie Makersharedprofiles

If the Profiles folder doesn't exist…you'll have to create it.

Movie Maker 2 – Saving
Movies – Custom WMV Profiles
http://tinyurl.com/s2vgu
ou…
http://www.papajohn.org/MM2-SavingMo…mProfiles.html

Creating Custom Profiles
for Windows Movie Maker 2
http://tinyurl.com/cuny7
ou…
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u…omprofile.mspx

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Microsoft's Movie Maker will rotate movie clips 90' but you must have XP installed. You can rotate video clips in Windows Movie Maker by doing the following:

1. Import the video clip into Movie Maker.
2. Drag the imported video clip and drop it onto the timeline.
3. On the Tools menu, click Video Effects.
4. To rotate the video clip to the right, drag the Rotate 90' video effect and drop it onto the movie on the timeline.
5. On the File menu, click Save Movie File and follow the instructions in the Save Movie Wizard.

For detailed instructions, see Windows Movie Maker Help.

Quote:
Note that you may need to adjust the pixel aspect ratio of your rotated video so that it looks normal during playback.

     – FROM: http://forums.techarena.in/media-player/709739.htm

MTS video clip files – Media Player – forums.techarena
Convert MTS Video

MULTI-MEDIA, MISC

MP3s can now limit # of times they are copied.
What is a MiniDisc and How Does It Differ From a CD?
What Are MP3 Files?
Digital Sound and Music

MediaMonkey 2.5.5.992 RC6 – Windows Freeware

Multi-pass Encoding

When the video encode analyzes the input material many times before
commencing with the actual encoding. For more Multi-pass Encoding information

La musique

Music Utilities – PC Mag
New technology on music CDs limits the number of copies you can make
Locate Music Cybercasts
MusicMatch
RockTropolis
Shareware Music Machine
SNAP – news,entertainment,music,weather,…
Total Recorder Professional Edition 5.2 – $33
Windows Media Player Version 11.0.5721.5260

LEGAL MUSIC DOWNLOAD SITES

DRAT – can only play songs from SPIRALFROG on your computer and
you can not burn them to CD (they are protected).
spiralfrog.com is now (march 19, 2009) DEFUNCT

HiFi (Music) Information on the Internet

Robert's HiFi Info
See also: HiFi

Native Rate (also called Native Resolution)

All HDTVs have a "native" resolution (or "native rate" Internally,
all video signals are converted to this resolution, if neccessary, before
being manipulated to produce the requested resolution and picture size.
LCD, plasma, and DLP use a fixed array of pixels to display images.
The dimensions of the pixel array are referred to as the native resolution.

The resolution at which a TV or monitor is designed to display images.
Image signals higher or lower than a specified native resolution must
be converted to be displayed accurately.

Native Rates for most LCDs, DLPs and Plasmas is often around 720p (12/2005),
although you can now purchase units that support 1080p.

Native Resolution – Wikipedia
Display resolution – Wikipedia
Native Resolution – CNET
EDTV vs. HDTV Native Resolutions
Native Resolution (scroll down)
Resolution (pixels)

Voir également: Deinterlacing
Voir également: Downconverting
Voir également: DOWNRESOLUTION

Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Line Doublers
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Scalers
Voir également: Upconverting

Neo:6

Neo:6 decodes normal 2-channel audio
into 6-channel playback
. It creates playback with full-range channels
with higher separation, comparable to digital discrete signal playback.
Neo:6 consists of two modes: 1) Cinema mode and 2) Music mode.

NETFLIX – Streaming (HD) Movies or via snail mail

Netflix has deals with most hardware manufacturers –
You can get streaming Netflix HD movies on your:
Boxee
PS3 – (Sony) Play Station 3
Roku
TiVo Premiere (TiVo 4) or Roamio
Microsoft's Xbox 360

Netflix – Overview
Netflix – TV & movies instantly streamed online + DVD & Blu-ray …
Netflix – Wikipedia
Hacking NetFlix
The Official Netflix Blog
Netflix: An Honest User Review About Netflix Video Rental!
Hands-on: Netflix on the Apple iPad – cnet
Netflix – CrunchBase Profile

See also: HULU
lentes – Candela per square metre – a (video / SI) measure of brightness. plus

NTSC – National Television System Committee

An NTSC tuner is one that tunes the old style, analog, over-the-air signals.
NTSC video signals are displayed in an aspect ratio of 1.33, and are analog signals.
The NTSC format is more correctly called the M format, consists of 29.97 interlaced
frames of video per second. Each frame consists of 486 lines out of a total of 525 (the rest
are used for "overhead" (signal control and extra data, such as SAP)).
NTSC TV is being phased out. The current drop-dead (no more NTSC broacasting) date
is March, 2008. Also called "FULL SCREEN".

HOWEVER, it seems to be more typical to get about 330 lines of vertical
résolution
from an older NTSC TV
. NTSC typically broadcasts about a viewable
450 lines of vertical resolution.

HDTVs can produce a 1080p video display.

NTSC – wikipedia
NTSC – webopedia
COLOR TELEVISION, NTSC Tutorials
NTSC Video Signal Basics
PAL, NTSC and SECAM Comparisons
COLOR TELEVISION, NTSC Tutorials
NTSC – Wikipedia
What cCountries use what Video Signal Standards – NTSC, PAL, SECAM

PAL – Phase Alternating Line

OCAP – OpenCable Applications Platform

OCAP is supposed to enable manufacturers of interactive TV and
programs to provide support for all functions allowed on the
cable company's network. The currrent OCAP 1.0 specification was
issued in late 2001. OCAP Primer

ogg Vorbis

Vorbis is an open and free audio compression codec.
Ogg Vorbis – Wikipedia
Official web site of Ogg Vorbis

OLED – Organic LEDs

Organic LEDs are another TV display option.
No backlight is required for OLED displays.

OLED TVs were shown at CES 2012, and will be available in 2012.

OLED – Wikipedia
OLED Info | OLED TV, Displays, Screens, Lighting, Information and …

OPM – Output Protection Management (Microsoft DRM)

PVP = Protected Video Path. Click here for more PVP information
PAP = Protected Audio Path.
PVP-UAB = PVP User-Accessible Bus. Click here for more PVP-UAB information
SÈVE = Secure Audio Path
PUMA = Protected User Mode Audio
Note that no OPM functions are allowed until a Hardware Functionality Scan
(HFS) confirms that required (typically HDCP and OPM for computers) DRM
handling exists.

Optical Digital Audio Connectors – all optical audio connectors for
the USA are 6 mm. This is the larger TOSlink connector, not the smaller,
"mini-optical connector. (I'm told that since all connectors in the USA are
supposed to be 6mm
(TOSlink), there should be no confusion.)

TOSlink is capable of carrying TWO decompressed PCM audio data, or
5.1 channels of Dolby Digital or DTS-encoded audio data. To cary
eight channels of uncompressed PCM audio, you need four S/PDIF or TOSlink
connections, all working together (this is not happening).

OTA – Over The Air (broadcast) TV shows.
      Voir également: Terrestrial (OTA) Antennas & Tuners – LOTS more information here.
      See also: Information about your local, over-the-air TV channels – RabbitEars.info
      See also: See also ANTENNAS

OTT – In broadcasting, over-the-top content (OTT) refers to delivery of audio, video,
                       and other media over the Internet without the involvement of a multiple-system
                       operator in the control or distribution of the content. – OTT- Wikipedia

                       Over-the-top (OTT) services: Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO Go.
                          Is OTT video squeezing your network? – Infographic

PAL – Information About

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – Pal Secam NTSC World Standards Conversion Transfer Convert

PAL system information and the countries that use it
PAL, NTSC and SECAM Comparisons
PAL – Wikipedia
What is the Difference Between NTSC and PAL?

What is NTSC, PAL and SECAM
PAL to NTSC Software – DVFilm Atlantis Now Only $45 – I DO NOT KNOW THIS COMPANY
DVD FAQ – Does it work with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM? – what about Animation?
   Note – I believe that the Highly recommended $80 "DVD Demystified"
          Book comes from this FAQ.

PAL to NTSC Conversion

How to convert PAL DVD's to NTSC and vice versa – Articles
How to convert PAL DVD's to NTSC and vice versa – Articles
ifoEdit – Freeware –
     IFOEDIT (what it can & cannot do) – Digital Video Forums

Convert PAL to NTSC – afterdawn
Convert PAL to NTSC using Nero Recode – afterdawn
   Nero Recode
Convert PAL to NTSC using TMPGEnc Xpress – afterdawn
   TMPGEnc Xpress
Convert PAL to NTSC using using AviSynth – afterdawn
   AviSynth – powerful open source video editor
   AvsP is an editor for AviSynth files
Convert MPEG-2 PAL to NTSC using Pulldown – afterdawn
   DGPulldown – It can be downloaded from Donald Graft's website
   DGindex – Creates separate Audio & Video Files

digitalFAQ.com – Convert Between PAL/NTSC Video Standards
Convert PAL to NTSC with all the trimmings…
Pal to NTSC Video Converters (hardware) – 220-electronics.com

DVD FAQ – Does it work with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM? – what about Animation?

Note – I believe that the Highly recommended $80 "DVD Demystified"
          Book comes from this FAQ.

Many cheap DVD players play PAL and output NTSC.
TOSHIBA SD Color Stream Pro Region Free dvd player
Someone did the long slow TMPenc way and yes the results are great but
is it ever a pain plus it takes all afternoon for just one movie.
Canopus Procoder (the best in someone's opinion.Easy to use but $$$$$$$)
Video Help
Video Help Guides
Video Help Conversion Guides
Nero

PAL, NTSC and SECAM Comparisons
What is the Difference Between NTSC and PAL?
What is NTSC, PAL and SECAM

PAP – Protected Audio Path – A Microsoft DRM.
PAP – Picture And Picture – displays two channels side-by-side, instead of putting
one a tiny window. Depending on what formats are being viewed on what screen's
aspect ratio, black bars may be visable.

Passive Matrix LCD Display

Passive Matrix LCDs have a more narrow fiewing angle that do Active Matrix,
and do not allow multiple people to have a quality view of the display
(the narrow angle makes it very difficult for more than one person to view
a Passivce Matrix computer monitor).
HowStuffWorks "Passive and Active Matrix"
Liquid crystal display – Wikipedia
Passive matrix addressing – Wikipedia
Passive Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays
What is passive-matrix display? – A Word Definition
Comparison of Passive Matrix LCD Technolgies
More recent, better, versions of Passive Matrix LCD Displays:
CSTN – Color Super-Twisted Nematic, are improved versions of the Passive Matrix displays
DSTN – Double Layer Super-Twist Nematic, are improved versions of the Passive Matrix displays
HPA – High-Performance Addressing displays, are improved versions of the Passive Matrix displays
Today's Passive Matrix, while much improved, is still does NOT yield as high
a quality as does an Active Matrix LCD Display.
Plus

PEL – same as a Pixel.

PCM (Linear PCM)

Pulse Code Modulation.
Linear PCM is a signal format which digitizes an anlog audio signal,
records and transmits the signal without using any compression.
Linear PCM is one method used when recording the audio portion of
CDs and DVDs. The analog signal is encoded as pulses and then
modulated for recording.

PICTURE / PHOTO EDITING

My APOLOGIES – it has moved to HERE

PICTURE VIEWERS / EDITORS

IRFANVIEW – Get the Free Graphics/Picture editor/converter/slide shower – Version 4.37 is out
IrfanView free from Tucows
JPEGcrop – lossless JPEC cropping – free
Lossless JPEG cropping tool
Picasa3.8 – free from Google

PhotoPlus 6 (an older, good version) – free from Serif

PIP – Picture In Picture – One small window covers the main channel window.
PIP can often be moved around in the entire screen to a desired location.

PIXELS (also called PELs)

Each horizontal line displayed on a TV or Monitor consists
of tiny dots, called "pixels". These pixels can be turned off, red, blue or green.
To get the total pixel count, multiple the largest number of pixels that can be
displayed on the horizontal line, with the number of vertical lines. Notez que
some displays, such as CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes) or LCD displays have a fixed
number of pixels. Other types of displays, such as RPT sets, can display a
variable number of pixels.

Pixels generally come in one of two shapes: Carré ou Rectangulaire.
Since TVs/Monitors generally have more horizontal lines than vertical lines,
rectangular pixels was usually the type used. Computer monitors and HDTVs
use Square pixels, as they work better for Progressive Scan display modes
(the picture looks better).

THE TELEVISION PIXEL PAGE

Pixelization

Pixelization on your TV can have several causes:
1) Poor reception (signal strength is too low).
    THIS IS TYPICALLY THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE of PIXELIZATION.
    See Download speeds and Quality of Service (QoS) for more info
    If on cable, open a complaint about the signal quality.

    Causes can include: bad cable, bad splitter, bad connector, router, dirty fiber,
    mauvaise connexion

2) Signals that are compressed too much will often yield pixelization – this
    is caused when the Cable or Satellite company is compressing the TV signal
    too much, in an effort to squeeze more stations in the alloted bandwidth.
    I have read reports in the past, that Comcast was doing this in some locations.
    I have also heard (this may be false) that some of the TV satellite are using
       to much compression.

What causes pixelation?
Experiencing Pixelation using analog TV converter Box
Pixelation in HD content: The signal or the television?
Pixelization – Wikipedia
HD/digital pixelization + sound problems? – tomshardware
Pixelization of a Font – wolfram

See also Blurring for more similar information

Plasma (TVs) are bright and detailed, but offer a better black level than most
LCDs. Unlike LCDs, some models of Plasma sets can get burn in if you run them
too hard (perhaps have the contrast turned up high) or watch too much TV with
the channel's Icon displayed on the screen. The best sets can be close to tube
displays in picture quality. Quality of Plasma sets, like most things, varys
significantly.
BURN PROTECTION – There are some new tricks being used to extend the
life of Plasma TVs, including: the pixel orbiter, another trick to avoid burn-in is
to turn off pixels that have been on for too long a time. User should watch as many
shows in Wide-screen mode as possible (any why not), as this prevents continually
using the same pixels for the sidebars. Keeping your plasma TV as cool as possible
will also prolong it's life. Most TV manufactures are now quoting the lifespan of
their plasma TVs as 60,000 hours. Voir également

However, Plasma TVs do get more dim as they age, so their lifespan is usually
considered to be the half-life of the phosphors, so that would mean abour 30,000
heures. DLP TV vs Plasma TV
SED might just leave plasma in the dust.

Plasma Facts: A compilation of information to reveal truths/misinformation aboutplasma display technology – 2005

PlayReady DRM

Microsoft announced PlayReady, a new Digital Rights Management (DRM)
system to allow the use of DRM protected content on multiple
devices for a single fee. PlayReady may not be in commercial
use for some time. It could be used on any platform (any
operating system, any heardware (if so programmed)).
PlayReady DRM- C/Net

POP – Picture-Out-of-Picture – uses about three-quarters of the screen to display one
channel and then shrinks down the other channel to display it in the remaining space. Cela laisse
black bars at the top and bottom of the screen where the secondary channel displays, but unlike
PIP, there is no window covering a portion of the first channel. See also PAP.

POWER CLEANERS / FILTERS – 120 VOLT AC

More information coming soon.

See also: AFCI
See also: GFI – Ground Fault Interrupters (Also called GFCI and RCCB)
See also: Natural Gas Electric Backup Generators
See also: Surge Protectors
See also: UPS and AVRs
See also: Whole House Surge Protectors

POLARIZATION FILTER

polarization filter – Wikipedia

POWER CONSUMPTION of Household Appliances

Appliance Electricity Consumption Calculator – HydroOne
Appliance Power Consumption Calculator 2 – Romsey Australia
Power Consumption Caluculator – Macfarlane Generators
Appliance typical power consumption information
Power Consumption Table – ABS Alaskan Alternative Energy
Estimation of power consumption for household electric appliances …
Why are my power bills so high? Which appliances … – Howstuffworks
Appliance Consumption Chart
Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic … – EERE
Check the power consumption of your appliances
Consumption of Electricity by End Use and Appliance
CalculatingConsumption

POWER CONSUMPTION – STANDBY

Appliance Standby Power Consumption Store Survey 2005/2006 – Final … – PDF
Appliance Standby Power Consumption – Store Survey 2004/2005 … – PDF
Whole-House Measurements of Standby Power Consumption
Appliance energy use – scroll down
Standby Power
Leaking Electricity: Standby and Off-Mode Power Consumption in …
Perspectives for Reduction of Standby Power Consumption in …
Whole-House Measurements of Standby Power Consumption – data for year 2000 – UC Berkeley
Standby Power Home Page
Standby Power FAQ
The basics of TV power consumption – cnet's quick guide
Standby Electricity
Perspectives for Reduction of Standby Power Consumption in …
Standby power – wikipedia
Energy cost of PCs on standby

For Currency Calculators, Click Here

PROGRESSIVE / PROGRESSIVE SCAN

All lines of a video picture are displayed at once, from top to bottom,
instead of displaying some, then displaying the others (entrelacé).
Regular (analog/NTSC) TV is interlaced, and refreshes the display of
50% of the lines once, sixty times per minute. Some TVs/Monitors will
de-interlace entrelacé
video, to create progressive scan video. Interlace vs. Progressive Scanning

PSIP

program and system information protocol. Within their signal, digital stations
send channel remapping info via something called PSIP.
If I'm tuning to ch 45 to watch HDTV, why does the display say 7.1

PVR – Personal Video Recorder.
I see no real difference between a PVR and a DVR

PVP-OPM
Protected Video Path Output Protection Management.
Downgrades video resolutionor blocks tghe picture entirely if the connected
display doesn't support content protection.

PVP-UAB
Protected Video Path User-Accessable Bus.
Encrypts video content as it passes over the PCi-Express bus from the high-def
disc to prevent other PCI Express devices from intercepting the video stream.

QAM – quadrature amplitude modulation

QAM stands for quadrature amplitude modulation, the format by which digital
cable channels are encoded and transmitted via cable television providers.

QAM it allows you to pull in certain (UN-encrypted) digital cable channels
without the use of a set-top box. – CNET

If you have a QAM tuner, you will not need a CableCARD to view
UN-scrambled (non Pay channels, such as HBO)
.
QAM (television) – Wikipedia
How to get 'free' HD with a QAM tuner – How To – CNET
Qam Tuner – QAM Tuner
QAM Tuner FAQ
How can I tell if I have an internal digital QAM Tuner?

Rear Projection TVs (RPT)

Rear Projection TVs is probably the cheapest way to buy a large
screen size. In bright light (sunny rooms) most RPTs appear washed out.
RPTs are also bulky and heavy. Some RPTs are meant to be on a stand,
which is usually optional (additional cost).
Newer types of RPTs, Micro-displays, are available.
The Whole Picture on Projection Televisions – BestBuy
Click for more info on Micro-Displays.

QT – Quick Time. Contains some DRM features.
RA
RAM

RAW IMGES

Coming Soon…
RMA – Regional Management

REALTA – a programmable HQV video chip

While 1080p was the big story at CEDIA (2005), high resolution is far from
the only factor in producing a high-quality image. For example, it's very
encouraging that several manufacturers have turned to Silicon Optix's
Realta image processing chip to improve picture quality, even if it is a
more expensive solution than others. Some of the products incorporating
the new Realta chip include NEC's premium plasmas; Yamaha's DPX-1300
front projector; 3M's videowalls; Digital Projection's, Lumagen's, and
Calibre's dedicated scaler/improcessors; and Runco's Vivix-enabled displays.
Silicon Optix Announces Realta Chip
Home Theater: Hollywood Quality Video for Home Theaters
Runco Integrates Silicon Optix Realta

Silicon Optix room provided the show's most spectacular video demo – Home Entertainment Show 2005
Denon Selects Realta …
The Realta Chip – Bringing Teranex's Hollywood Quality Video to the Home

The Faroudja chip, and now the Realta chip
Ultimate AV: CES 2005 Oddz 'n' Endz
Why 1080p? – Part 2 – A Brillian(t) Case

See also HQV – Hollywood Quality Video.

RECEIVERS, A/V (an AVR)

YAMAHA 980 Watt 7.1 Digital A/V Receiver – handles 9.1 surround sound speakers
AVR

Reel60 technology

Hitachi has developed what it calls Reel60 technology to reduce Judder.
Instead of just increasing the TV's Rrefresh Rate, doubling the
rate to 120 per minute by showing eash frame twice, Reel60 interpolates a
new frame between to existing frames to create a smother transition from
one actual (existing) frame to the next.
Hitachi's Reel60 processing technology eliminates 'judder …
HDTV Info Europe – Reel60 technology should solve 24fps judder errors
Reel Sixty Super8 wedding films on DVD and video
Hitachi Announces Reel60 Film Processing Technology
DVD Reviews, Home Theater Equipment Reviews, Home Theatre Setup …

REFERENCES

Online Magazines
Recommended Reference Books

REFRESH RATE (Vertical, Video)

Many people can detect the 60 cycle refresh rate that is used for both HD and NTSC TV.
Flicker (screen) – Wikipedia

Maximum Resolution – BEST BUY – 2/2016
    1920 x 1080
    1366 x 768
    3840 x 2160
    1080 x 1920
    1280 x 1024
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
    1024 x 768
    1600 x 900
    2560 x 1440
    1680 x 1050
    2560 x 1080

Refresh rate – Wikipedia

A lot of new LCD monitors have a refresh rate of 120 HZ, double the normal rate of 60Hz.
This higher refresh rate helps eliminate blurring, which may be seen while
viewing fast moving sceens in videos or games. 120Hz LCDs

Click here for more information about FLICKER

REPLACEMENT REMOTE CONTROLS (Original Equipment)

get original equipment Replacement Remote Controls for Electronic Equipment
   Worked great for us – should have done it sooner – exact same remote control.

Someone recently recommended (I know nothing about this company):
   MR Remote –
   RemoteControlSupport@electronicadventure.com
   www.electronicadventure.us 1-800-294-3889
   Since original remotes or remotes that you are using likely will not have overt
      part ID information you will need specific information relating to the TV with
      which it is being used from the TV or it's original documentation that came
     with the TV.

Reon-VX HQV by Silicon Optix

Reon-VX HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) provides an advanced
form of video processing.

Faroudja DCDi vs HQV Reon-VX – avsforum.com
Silicon Optix Brings HQV Video Processing to the Mainstream with Reon-VX (5/7/2006)

RESPONSE TIME

"Response time is the amount of time a pixel in an LCD monitor takes to go from
a fully active (black) to fully inactive (white) and back to fully active (black)
again" (Epinions.com).
Response time: the faster, the better? – CNET reviews
LCD TV and Image lag: LCD Response Time
LCD TV Buying Guide: LCD TV Misconceptions: Six Common Myths
LCD TV Response Time, Why it's Important
LCD response time. 2ms? 5ms? – GameDev.Net Discussion Forums
Top Tip: Does LCD response time really matter?
Response time (technology) – Wikipedia
LCD Response Time Test – Developer Zone – National Instruments
LCD Response Time

RF (Radio Frequency) – New Remote Control Specification

A new RF Remote Control protocol is being developed (6/2008) to
handle more advanced functionality (which can not be handled by
today's protocols. The new protocol (standard) will be based on
la IEEE 802.15.4. MAC/PHY radio technology specification in
the 2.4-GHz frequency band.
New RF remote control spec planned for consumer devices
RGBHV – An RGBHV cable splits the video signal into five (5) parts,
red, green and blue color information, plus horizontal and vertical sync info.
These five cables are usually terminated with either RCA or BNC connectors.

RESOLUTION (also called "rez"

Video content and video displays (TVs/monitors) have two resolutions:
1) Vertical Resolution
2) Horizontal Resolution – not very relevent.

Vertical Resolution is the number of scanning lines presented by a video
display from the top of the display to the bottom. NTSC has a theoretical
vertical resoluion of 480 lines (interlaced). HDTV has a vertical
resolution that can be 1080 (progressive) lines.

Horizontal Resolution is the amount of line detail (usually measured in pixels)
that can be contained in a video format in each horizontal scanning line.

NOTE that there are schemes in place to prevent your being able to view
a High Definition video signal if your equipment:
1) Does not have HDMI inputs
2) Is not HDCP compliant
These features are enforceable by AACS and other COPY PROTECTION schemes.
These schemes are built-in Blu-ray DVDs and HD-DVDs (although the the
"flags" telling the hardware to restrict viewing to compliant hardware
only, might not be turned on in the media that you wish to view).

Early HDTV adopters screwed by HD-disc rules

Display Resolution – Wikipedia

Voir également 330
Voir également 480i
Voir également 480p
Voir également 720p
Voir également 960×540
Voir également 1080i
Voir également 1080p
Voir également HDTV
Interlaced
Voir également NTSC
Voir également Progressive Scan

RGB – Red, Green Blue color channels

(monitor) VGA connector = RGB = D-sub 15 = mini sub D15 = mini D15 = three-row 15 pin DE-15
RGB color model – Wikipedia
RGB color space – Wikipedia
RGB to Color Name Mapping(Triplet and Hex)
Digital compositing for film and video – Google Books Result
RGB World – Understanding Color
HTML Colors
RGB (Eclipse Platform API Specification)
Web Design Group's RGB Values Page
ColorMixers grew out of my simple, yet popular color tool

See also: Adobe RGB (1998)
See also: ProPhoto RGB
See also: RGBHV (cable)
See also: sRGB
See also: srgb.icm

Adobe RGB (1998)

Adobe RGB color space – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many professional workflows are built around the Adobe RGB (1998) ICC color profile – Photoshop 5.0 and later
Adobe RGB (1998) Color Image Encoding – PDF
Should I Shoot in the Adobe RGB or sRGB Color Space?
The Great sRGB Versus Adobe RGB Debate – Photo Tips @ Earthbound Light
To demonstrate a real-world difference between Adobe RGB and ProPhoto RGB
Flickr: Discussing Srgb Vs. Adobe RGB on the web
Canon PIXMA iP3300 printer Windows Adobe RGB 1998 Installer
Gamut comparison, Eizo CG211 vs Adobe RGB color space
ProPhoto RGB is a much larger gamut than Adobe RGB
Adobe Forums – AdobeRGB(1998) working space/monitor
Adobe RGB (1998) – color.org
Recipes for Disaster: Turn Color Management Off – Emulate Photoshop4
sRGB? hein? Adobe RGB? quoi? – Photography QnA at BetterPhoto.com
Digital Light and Color Message Boards: Adobe RGB
sRGB vs Adobe RGB: The Truth – cbopprofessional.com
I set my D70 to shoot JPEG images in Adobe RGB but when I download my … > images
Adobe RGB or sRGB setting on Canon 40D (which to use) – Photo.net
Adobe Wide Gamut RGB color space – Wikipedi
Changing files from Adobe RGB to sRBG??

See also: ProPhoto RGB
See also: RGB
See also: RGBHV (cable)
See also: sRGB
See also: srgb.icm

ProPhoto RGB

Understanding ProPhoto RGB
To demonstrate a real-world difference between Adobe RGB and ProPhoto RGB
ProPhoto RGB is a much larger gamut than Adobe RGB

See also: Adobe RGB (1998)
See also: RGB
See also: RGBHV (cable)
See also: sRGB
See also: srgb.icm

sRGB

sRGB – An agreement to standardize how to handle colors, originally for Monitors,
but now for any monitor, printer, scanner, or camera. sRGB means
(ITU-R BT.709 primaries, 2.2 gamma, 6500 degrees Kelvin, no luma spec but
try 30 fL for consistency with video). Click here for more sRGB info
sRGB vs. ADOBE RGB 1998
A Standard Default Color Space for the Internet – sRGB
The sRGB Conundrum – Inside LightroomLightroom uses ProPhoto RGB Color space
Should I Shoot in the Adobe RGB or sRGB Color Space?
sRGB vs. Adobe RGB – The same old-wives-tale about Adobe RGB having a broader range of colors – Ken Rockwell
sRGB – Wikipedia
The Great sRGB Versus Adobe RGB Debate – Photo Tips @ Earthbound Light
help – sRGB versus Adobe RGB (1998) – SmugMug
sRGB profiles – The sRGB v4 ICC preference profile is a v4 replacement for commonly used v2 sRGB profiles
Flickr: Discussing Srgb Vs. Adobe RGB on the web
sRGB? hein? Adobe RGB? quoi? – Photography QnA at BetterPhoto.com
Adobe RGB or sRGB setting on Canon 40D (which to use) – Photo.net
Changing files from Adobe RGB to sRBG??

See also: Adobe RGB (1998)
See also: ProPhoto RGB
See also: RGB
See also: RGBHV (cable)
See also: srgb.icm

SRGB.ICM File

my printer needs this srgb.icm – FILExt Forum
Files Needed sRGB.ICM ON CD-ROM – Tech Support Guy Forums
sRGB.ICM Error – Tech Support Guy Forum
Can't find files serscan.sys and sRGB.ICM

sRGB.ICM – velocityreviews.com
Missing File sRGB.ICM – XP Hardware
Color Management (ICC) – "sRGB.icm"
sRGB.ICM – Support. Visit our forum to discuss sRGB.ICM.

RIAA

Association de l'industrie de l'enregistrement d'Amérique
RIAA
RMC – Room-mode Correction – audio corrections
made to counteract any of a room's audio "problems".

ROAD RUNNER (North Carolina)

Road Runner Help
Road Runner Email Settings:
pop-server.nc.rr.com – INCOMING
smtp-server.nc.rr.com – OUTGOING (probably set by default)
news-server.nc.rr.com – NEWSGROUP SERVER

https://webmail.nc.rr.com/ – Web Mail (via Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.

Road Runner/Time-Warner (RTP area) is using DOCSIS 2, not 3.0.
See also Time Warner Cable

ROKU – Streaming Netflix & other consumer products

Wikipedia: – "Roku – a consumer electronics firm which specializes in home
digital media products, including the first Netflix streaming receiver box".

ROKU-3 – released 2015
Roku Digital Video Player – Watch Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand …
Roku Netflix Player | Watch Netflix Ready Devices Instantly on your TV
Roku SoundBridge plays your PC or Mac digital music files anywhere in the house

Roku HD Player (Netflix Player) Digital Media Receivers reviews – cnet
Linux.com – Roku's Netflix Player: a hands-on review
Radio Roku – The Best Internet Radio Guide

Roku Forums – Index page

See also: NETFLIX
ROM – Read Only Memory (can not be over-written).

ROUTERS – Home & Small Office

Desired ("REQUIRED") Router Capabilities (MY opinions)

ROUTER VULNERABILITIES / SECURITY

1) Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
2) NAT – (Network Address Translation) is the translation of an Internet Protocol address (IP address)
         used within one network to a different IP address known within another network.
4) Protocols must include: DHCP, PPPoE, TCP
5) At least Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) Ports for computers, TiVos, etc. (plus one for your Cable/DSL Modem)
6) HTTP – GUI management (manage Router via your web browser)
7) Auto-sensing Ports (both "Polarity" (MDI/MDI-X) and Speed)
8) Features:
    VPN Pass-Thru (allow VPN connections to go through the Firewall)
    Firewall Protection – You NEED a Hardware Firewall
    DHCP Server
    Auto-uplink
    auto MDI/MDI-X) (straight-through or Cross over detection & Connection)
9) QoS
10) If it is a wireless router, it needs to support WPA2 encryption.
11) I would consider a Gigabit Router – the prices have come down a lot.
    A Gigabit Router will only improve throughput if it is connected
       via Gigabit Ethernet connections between two devices on your network
       – in other words, a really typical home user will have no use for one.

    Notes: Unless you have/install Gigabit Ethernet cards and CAT6 Ethernet
              cables, a Gigabit Router will NOT increase your throughput.
           Unless you now, or later, want to transfer large files or
              run streaming video through your router, a Gigabit Router
              will NOT really be useful (so perhaps you do NOT want one).

NOTE – I highly recommend NOT (my opinion) buying a Router with an LCD screen.

My Opinions on these LCD screens also applys to LCD panels on UPS/AVR systems.
1) It adds to the cost of the device.
2) These LCD screens take power to run
3) Just something else to break
4) You don't need this information – get it from normal lights or a web browser connection.
5) They can be hard to read
6) or it might be on the "wrong" side of the Router in your setup, so you can't readily see it.

NICE ROUTER FEATURES TO HAVE:

1) Deep Packet Inspection – probably impossible to CURRENTLY (1/2010) find on a reasonably
                            priced Router DPI will come with the next generation Routers.
2) A mechanism for prioritizing packets (ONLY if you do unique things, like VoIP, Gaming,
   streaming video) and these packets run through your Router.

Voir également: Router Reviews – Home / Small Office
See also: Routers / Switches / Hubs – Enterprise
ROUTING

ROUTER REVIEWS – Home & Small Office

D-Link ROUTERS

I, personally, have decided not to buy another D-Link router – this is mon avis.

D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router – D-Link
D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router Router reviews – CNET Reviews
Amazon.com: D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Wireless Router
D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router –
D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router Networking & Wireles Review – PC World
D-Link DIR-655 Reviews – testfreaks

LINKSYS ROUTERS

Linksys WRT54G

The WRT54G was one of the best and most popular routers. OF COURSE, IT IS FAR TO SLOW FOR THESE DAYS.
It came in many different versions. There is open source code available to download onto
most versions of this router – the open source code allows even more features and options
(of course, if your warentee ist still good, unlikely, this VOIDS your warentee).
   The Open Source WRT54G Story – www.wi-fiplanet.com
Tomato Firmware – polarcloud.com
   Linksys WRT54G series – Wikipedia
   Unleash Your Router – www.dd-wrt.com
   Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G with open source firmware – Engadget
WIFI-BOX – WRT54G(s) GPL Firmware | Get WIFI-BOX – WRT54G(s) GPL … – sourceforge

Linksys WRT54GL Linux-based Open Source Firmware… – extremetech
   Your Resource for WRT Routers – WRTrouters.com

Voir également: Routers – Home / Small Office
See also: Routers / Switches / Hubs – Enterprise
Voir également: ROUTING

RPC2

Because RPC1 did not provide Regional Management (DVD's made for
one region can not be played on a DVD player made for another region),
RPC2 was developed. All (DVD) drive manufacturers are required to implement RPC2.
RPC2 drives maintain the region code and region change count (region codes
can be changed 5 times), in the drive firmware. After the five times, only the
manufacturer can change region code.

RPC2 has four region states:
1) None – the drive region has not yet been set.
2) Set – the drive region code has been set.
3) Last Chance – the region-setting counter is '1', and the drive region can
      be set one more time (The counter starts at '5', and is decremented when
      a region code change is made).
4) Permanent – The region-setting counter is '0', and the region can no longer
      be changed.

SACD

Sony's high-resolution audio format that's was competing with DVD-A
to eventually replace CDs. SACD discs are not backwards-compatible with current
CD players. However, dual-layer hybrid discs have been introduced that allow a
SACD player to access the high-resolution layer and a standard CD player to play
back the regular top layer. Music companies are dis-continuing support for SACD.

Sample Rate – The number of times a digital sample is taken per second (Hertz).

SÈVE – Secondary Audio Program. Some TVs and DVDs can handle SAP, which
is usually is used to present the audio portion of the program in another
language, such as Spanish.

SBR – Spectral Band Replication

(Video) SCALERS / SCALING

Electronic circuit usually capable of converting video picture (vertical)
resolution (up (up-converted) or down), de-lacing (also "delacing")
or inter-lacing, and coverting the display ratio (picture dimensions).

Digital recording is done a 30 frames per second, and film is recorded at 24 fps.
One of the (usual) tasks of Scalers is to convert from one speed to another.
Smart Scalers can detect the rate (24 or 30 fps) at which the video content
was originally shot, and using this knowledge, automatically adjust the video
(if necessary) to create a better looking picture.
Line Doublers, Progressive Scan – ajaynejr

Gefen Home Theater Video Scaler ~ $400
Centerstage scalers (Focus Enhancements, Inc.)

Voir également: Deinterlacing
Voir également: Downconverting
Voir également: DOWNRESOLUTION

Voir également: DVI
Voir également: HDMI
Voir également: HDTV
Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Line Doublers
Voir également: Native Rate
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Switchers, Video

Voir également: Upconverting

SCAN RATE

Modern Displays are tending to use 120 Hz scan rates.
Modern scan rate converters often upgrade standard 60 Hz signals to 120 Hz.
Some higher-end LCD sets are using 240 hz scan rates to overcome
blurring during display of high speed action movies.
Scan rate
Scan rate conversion – PDF
General 120hz and DVD question
Trick play using crt scan modes invention
SCMS – Serial copy management system, used to limit the number of
copies that can be made from copies.

SD – Standard Definition (DVD) – a maximum of 480i.
If the TV has a vertical resolution of less than 480p, but it can handle DTV
signals (even though signals with higher resolutions will be downconverted to
fit the display's resolution), the TV is considered a Standard Definition TV (SDTV).

SDMI – Secure Digital Music Initiative.

SDB – SWITCHED DIGITAL BROADCAST (or SDV or SWB)

If you Cable TV provider uses SWITCHED DIGITAL BROADCAST, as Time-Warner/
Road Runner does in the RTP, NC area, you MUST use a TUNING ADAPTER in
addition to your CableCARD to properly view Digital TV and digital HDTV
signals. T-W provides a Cisco STA-1520 Tuning Adapter along with my M-CARD.

Furthermore, your M-CARD (Multi-Stream CableCARD) will NOT retain it's
decryption and activation codes without the Tuning Adapter.

Switched Digital Video Architecture Overview – PDF
Switched video – Wikipedia

Making Cable More IPTV-Like – Switched Digital Broadcast (SDB)

Cablevision Deploys Switched Digital Broadcast – In hopes of saving some precious bandwidth

SDB = Switched Digital Broadcast = SDV = SWB
SDV = Switched Digital Video = SDB = SWB
SWB = Switched Broadcast = SDB = SDV

SDTV – ATSC Digital TV = DTV.
This is "SDTV" – Standard Definition TV – the new, (digital) TV Standard;
replaces NTSC Analog TV. THIS IS NOT HDTV, but it is Digital video.

SDV – Switched Digital Video – an historical perspective

CURRENT SDB – SDV – SWB information is HERE

Switched (Digital) Video – Wikipedia
Switched Digital Video – Will it impact you? – TiVo
HowStuffWorks "How Switched Digital Video Works"
Switched Digital Video – Time Warner Cable – Carolinas
BigBand Likes FCC's Switched Digital Video Ruling – 2009-06-29 21 …
Switched Digital Video – Cisco Systems
Switched Digital Video Tuning Adapter FAQ-clean.DOC – CableLabs
TiVo and cable industry unveil Switched Digital Video workaround …

Time Warner to deploy Switched Digital to 50% of their markets in 2007

SDB = Switched Digital Broadcast = SDV = SWB
SDV = Switched Digital Video = SDB = SWB
SWB = Switched Broadcast = SDB = SDV

SecuROM

SecuROM is Sony's CD-ROM and DVD-ROM copy protection. Plus d'informations
www.securom.com
SDTV – whatis.techtarget
SED – surface-conduction electron-emitter display. Both Toshiba and Canon recently
(1/2006) demonstrated this technology, which could provide CRT-like image quality
from extremly thin flat panels. Light is emitted by phosphor dots that coat
the inside of the screen. These dots are masked by green, blue, or red filters,
which is used to display a single pixel. SED uses a grid of emitters to fire electons
directly at the desired phosphor dot. A SED panel is thin, only a few centimeters.
Because SED only sends power to dots needed for displaying the image, SED
consumes less power than most other types of displays.
SED TV – New Flatscreen Technology
SED HDTV information
HDBlog.net – SED/NED – scroll down to SED

The SED HDTV: Delayed Again? – 12/21/2006
The Future of Flat-Panel TVs

Serial Digital Interface (SDI) – A professional digital video
connection format using a 270 Mbps transfer rate.

Slingbox by Sling Media

Wikipedi – "The Slingbox is a TV streaming device that enables users to
remotely view their home's cable, satellite, or personal video recorder
(PVR) programming from an Internet-enabled computer with a broadband
Internet connection"
Slingbox – Wikipedia

Sling Media – Home
Slingbox.com – Watch Your TV Anywhere with a Slingbox
Slingbox PRO-HD – Slingbox.com
Slingbox Products

Sling Community – The Official Community for the Slingbox

Sling Media Slingbox Video Players and Recorder reviews – CNET Reviews
Slingbox – PCWorld
How Slingbox Works – HowStuffWorks

Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)

The ratio of pure signal to extraneous noise, in Decibels (dB>).
Also referrred to as S / N.

PS3 – (Sony) Play Station 3

us.playstation.com/ps3/: The PlayStation3 has built-in Wi-Fi, huge storage for games, add-ons,
music, videos, photos. Its built-in Blu-ray player shows HD movies at
1080P. The included Blu-ray DVD player is still considered one of
le meilleur
, but it has no remote control, and does NOT do a good
job up upscaling regular DVDs to higher resolution
(so all the PS3 forums say – THEIR OPINIONS).

SEE also XBOX 360
See also XBOX 360 vs PS3

PlayStation.com – OfficialSite
PlayStation 3 – Wikipedia
Sony PlayStation 3 – PS3 Games, Cheats, Walkthroughs, News … – ps3.ign.com
Sony PlayStation 3 and PS3 Games: PS3 news and reviews – CNET.com
Sony PS3 Pictures – PS3 Games – Sony PlayStation 3 Pictures …
PS3 Vault
PS3 update: Sony to disable PlayStation 3 operating system feature
PS3 – PlayStation Universe

See also: NETFLIX

SONY PS3 UPGRADES (HDDs)

Playstation 3 (PS3) Upgrade Kits (bigger HDDs)

SPDC – Self-Protecting Digital Content

"Cryptography Research's" proposed self-protecting digital Content scheme. À
startup, each playback device loads SPDC decryption software into a security virtual
machine
. In the event that the security handling software is "cracked" (defeated),
new SPDC software, that operates differently, can be created for managing newer DVDs –
this ability to change the decryption techniques would allow content vendors to
side-step known decryption cracks. In other words, your expensive HD playing device
might no longer be allowed to play new HD content.

The ramifications, as I understand them, are horrible. If "Joe" cracks the decryption
algorithm for your "expensive gadget", the content vendors could make your "expensive
gadget" not able to play any new HD content, forcing you to buy another, newer,
"expensive gadget", even though you did not circumvent the SPDC decryption software.

The managers of "SPDC" software would include a list of black-listed HD devices in
their HD media. If your HD equipment's decryption software was cracked by anyone,
and the makers of SPDC software found out, they could blacklist your device, making
it useless for playing newer HD media.

SPDC is available on Sony's Blu-ray (of course), but NOT on HD-DVD.

S/PDIFThe Sony/Philips digital interface, employed as a 75 Ohm RCA-type digital output
   on transports or CD/DVD players.

SPEAKER PLACEMENT (Surround Sound)

Dolby Digital and pro Logic II Room Layout and Speaker Setup
History and Basics of Surround Sound

SPEAKER TYPES

DIRECT RADIATING – any speaker that's not a Dipole, Bipole,
or Omnipolar. Most speakers were direct-radiating until THX
recommended Dipole surround speakers

BIPOLAR Speakers radiate sound equally, and in phase
(same polarity) in two directions.

DIPOLAR speakers radiate sound equally in two directions,
but with opposite polarity (phase), creating a diffuse sound.
Dipolar speakers are recommended by THX for surround sound
channels in home theater systems.

OMNIPOLAR speakers radiate sound equally in all directions
(trademarked).

ELECTROSTATIC speakers have a large, flat plastic panel that
moves back and forth between the positive and negative poles.
Requires an AC outlet for power.

HYBRID ELECTROSTATIC speakers use a cone woofer to increase
base response.

PLANAR-MAGNETIC speakers differ from Electrostatic speakers,
except that they use metal ribbons instead of panels and don't need
to be plugged into an electrical outlet. Also called RIBBON speakers.

SCART – 21-pin EuroSCART AV connector

SCART was developed by the French and is the most common
AV connector used in Europe.
SCART – wikipedia

SPRITES

Sprites these days refer to two or threee-dimensional
computer generated figures integrated into video content.
Sprite (computer graphics) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sprite Database
Video Game Sprites
Learning Flexible Sprites in Video Layers – PDF

SQUEEZED VIDEO – same as anamorphic.
See also: Adobe RGB 1998
See also: RGB

SRS Labs

Dolby Pro Logic II vs SRS Circle-Surround
SRS Labs Debuts SRS Mobile HD Audio Technology for Mobile Video Services – 4/5/2006

STBSet Top Box (usually a TV tuner or cablebox, these days, probably an
      HDTV tuner). STB Really means any box that is electronically connected
      before your TV (the STB's output is the TV's input).
Group Formed to Create Consistent Set-Top TV Data – Cable, satellite, telcos join MRC in new coalition

Streaming Audio and Video

Streaming Media – wikipedia
Recording Streaming Audio and Video – all-streaming-media
One of my friends has had great luck with TechSmith's Camtasia
(see the above link) or TechSmith's Camtasia

MOVIES on TV

SUPER was recommended by PCmagazine:
SUPER – a FREE Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player
SUPER – Download free from www.erightsoft.com

Super 16 mm film

Was frequently used for shooting Television shows.
Super 16 mm film – wikipedia

Surge Protectors

Surge Protectors are supposed to protect your fragile (computers) and
expensive electronics from surges and spikes (abnormally high voltages)
in your house electrical wiring. There are many causes of surges and
spikes, the most destructive of which are caused by lightening strikes
on or, more likely, near an electrical line. While Surge Protectors can
work wonders, a direct lighting strike will probably still destroy all
of your electronic equipment (that is plugged on, even if it is turned off).

In really severe lightening storms, you may wish to unplug expensive
ectronic equipment.

FEATURES TO LOOK FOR IN A SURGE PROTECTOR:
1) The more JOULES (current) that your surge proectector can handle, the better.
The joule is a mathematical equation of Voltage x Amps x Time.
Watts = Joules/Sec=Amps x Volts
2) The LOWER the CLAMPING VOLTAGE, the better. (This is the voltage at which
      the surge protector starts operating, sending the surge to ground.
3) The FASTER the Clamping Time, the better. Clamping time
      is the speed at which the product reacts to a surge, and starts
      protecting your electronic equipment. (Unfortunately, I see fewer
      and fewer companies listing the Clamping Time of their products.)

Most users of Surge Protectors buy "small" units that are plugged into
wall outlets. The equipment to be protected is then plugged into the
surge protector.

There are also Whole House Surge Protectors, which provide some
protection for all electrical equipment in the house. In my
opinion, while these whole house protectors are very useful, I feel
that they do not react as quickly as the GOOD outlet type of surge
protector (my guess, $100 – $10,000). Since I can't find any specs
for the Clamping Time of the units I have looked at lately, I can not
really confirm this personal opinion.

NOTE: IT TOOK ABOUT TEN (10) MINUTES TO INSTALL THE
WHOLE HOUSE SURGE PROTECTOR – A VERY EASY JOB (MY PERSONAL OPINION)
.

We are using some $100 Surge Protectors for our computers, and a $250
unit for the large TV. I have also added a Whole House Surge Protector.
We also use UPSs with AVRs for the computers, to add more protection,
and to provide power to the computers when the electricity goes out.

I use cheaper, even smaller, single outlet 15 AMP surge protectors
for my microwaves, refrigerators, bread makers, dish washers, and
other such things.So many of today's appliances contain small computers.

Don't Get Zapped – MOVs, Gas Discharge Tubes and silicon avalanche diodes
Surge 101 and the PowerSquid Difference
This Week's Report: PowerSquid surge protector
Surge3000 Calamari Edition (PCSQ3K-CAL) – $84.95 : PowerSquid.NET …
YOU CAN ALSO RENT SURGE PROTECTORS FROM PROGRESS ENERGY, But why?
This my OPINION only. You may not agree. Caveat emptor:
I think that it is cheaper to buy your own, rather than rent.
Surge Protection – Progress Energy

See also: Appliance Electricity Consumption Calculator
See also: UPS and AVRs
See also: GFI / GFCI / RCCB – Ground Fault Interrupters
See also: Natural Gas Electric Backup Generators
See also: Power Cleaners
See also: Whole House Surge Protectors

Guide to A/V Surge Protection – Best Buy
Surge Protector – Wikipedia
How Surge Protectors Work
Panamax and MOVs
HOW ARE WATTS, OHMS,AMPS, AND VOLTS RELATED?
Electricity FAQ
Electricity Misconceptions
Electricity is not energy

WHOLE HOUSE Surge Protectors

Contrairement à la smaller, Surge Protectors that plug into
an electrical outlet, and protect a few pieces of electronic equipment, Whole House
Surge Protectors hook up to both 120 volt lines in your circuit breaker
box, and provide some protection to all electrical equipment connected
to the house circuit breaker box.

In my opinion, while these whole house protectors are very useful, I
feel that they do not react as quickly as the GOOD outlet type of surge
protector (my guess, $100 – $10,000). Since I can't find any specs
for the Clamping Time of the units I have looked at lately, I can not
really confirm this personal opinion.

We have recently installed an Intermatic PanelGuard maison entière
residential Surge Protector, model #IG3240RC, normally about $ 140 ??

NOTE: IT TOOK ABOUT TEN (10) MINUTES TO INSTALL THE
WHOLE HOUSE SURGE PROTECTOR A VERY EASY JOB (MY PERSONAL OPINION)
.

I have seen no reviews of any surge protectors, so I don't know how
good this one is – at least it is heavy. It is supposed to handle 60,000
AMPs per voltage leg:
1) Hot to Ground
2) Common to Ground
3) Hot to Common
For a total of 180,000 AMPs of surge protection. Since it uses 14
gage wire for it's connections (like all of the other such products,
I think???), it obviously can only shunt excess voltage (surges) for
a short time. It has a NEMA 4 metal enclosure (I'll have to track
down that specification). It meets NEC Section 285 (25 kAIC fault
currrent level).
Protection Modes: L1-G, L1-N, L2-G, L2-N, N-G and L1-L2.
Clamping Voltage: 330 Volts Peak L-N
                  330 Volts Peak L-G
                  330 Volts Peak N-G
                  660 Volts Peak L-L

I noticed that Home Depot has (a different) one in their catalog.

See also: Appliance Electricity Consumption Calculator
See also: Electrical (House / Home) Wiring
See also: GFI /GFCI / RCCB – Ground Fault Interrupters
See also: Natural Gas Electric Backup Generators
See also: Power Cleaners
See also: Surge Protectors
See also: UPS and AVRs

S-video

a video connection scheme in which the brightness and color video information
are delivered on separate wires.
Click here for a picture of the connector

S-VHS (Super VHS)

S-VHS – wikipedia

sYCC

sYCC is simply YCC created from sRGB.
sYCC saves file size for otherwise huge TIF files. It makes no sense to select it
for JPG since JPG already incorporates it for free. Click here for more sYCC information.
sYCC specification – pdf

Sync – A video signal whose information is used to synchronize the
picture for displaying correctly.

TDEL – Thick-film Dialectric Electroluminescent technology. Toronto based
iFire has developed a 2.2 pound, 37 inch Flat Panel Display using TDEL.

Telecine

The process of transferring motion picture film to an electronic format.

terrestrial tuners – over-the-air (OTA) tuner (as opposed to a Cable or Satellite tuner)
      RabbitEars – ll about your local, over-the-air TV channels

      Note that OTA digital TV stations may broadcast on either UHF or VUF
      bands – If you are purchasing an antenna for OTA (terrestrial) reception
      you probably (depends on the stations you ar trying to receive) need
      a very good antenna capable of receiving both UHF and VHF frequencies.

You should run RG-6 cable, I use Quad shielded RG-6 (RG6Q), sometimes
      called RG-7. NOTE – that you need a different sized connector for quad RG-6 than
      you do for orginary RG-6.

      "RG-6 is available in four different types designed for various applications.
      In addition, the core may be copper clad steel (CCS) or bare solid copper (BC).

      "Plaine" or "maison" RG-6 is designed for indoor or external house wiring.

      "Flooded" cable is infused with waterblocking gel for use in underground conduit
      or direct burial.

      "Messenger" may contain some waterproofing but is distinguished by the addition
      of a steel messenger wire along its length to carry the tension involved in an
      aerial drop from a utility pole.

      "Plenum" cabling is expensive and comes with a special Teflon-based outer jacket
      designed for use in ventilation ducts to meet fire codes. It was developed since
      the plastics used as the outer jacket and inner insulation in many "Plain" or
      "house" cabling gives off poison gas when burned." – QUOTED from Wikipedia

RG6Q – QUAD SHIELDED RG6 COAX CABLE

Rewiring RG6 to RG6Q (Cable) – The difference

(Cable) Rewiring RG6 to RG6Q. The difference

Shielding question when putting on F connector on RG6Q

ConnecTec RG6Q F Termination – YouTube

How to Compress a Connector onto a RG6 Quad Shield

Use RG6 Quad or not? – DIRECTV Installation/MDU
Make sure it has solid copper center conductor.
      Stuff I see in my Home Depot is copper coated steel which is not D* approved (NOT my comment).

      You may need an antenna rotor, to rotate the antenna towards the direction
      of the transmitter. In some areas, "all" of the TV broadcast antennas wiil
      be in the same direction (lucky you), and in other areas, the antennas may
      by in vastly different directions, mandating some method of pointing your
      antenna to the transmitter, in-order-to receive stronger signals.

      You may need a broadband antenna mounted on your antenna pole (very near
      the incoming signal) to ensure enough signal strength. Some of these are
      made so that you can power them via the same RG-6 cable that you use to
      send the TV signal to your DTV or HDTV.

      Numérique TVGOS Service List
      learn all about local, over-the-air TV channels – RabbitEars
      More Antenna Information can be found here: ANTENNAS

RG6A – Augmented RG6 COAX CABLE
RG6A Coax Cable)
   Cat 6A (Augmented) bulk cable includes theCat following varieties:
      Cat 6A UTP (Unshileded Twisted Pair) Solid Conductor Riser Rated,
      Cat 6A UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) Plenum Rated,
      Cat 6A FTP Shielded Solid Conductor Riser Rated,
      Cat 6A FTP Shielded Plenum Rated,
      and Cat 6A FTP Shielded Stranded Conductor

   The TIA specifications for Cat 6A Ethernet Cable has limits on
   alien crosstalk in cabling systmes. Augmented Cat 6 Ethernet
   Cable has to operate at a minimum frequency of 500MHz fot.

   It helps future proof your network and supports 10 Gbit application
   up to a maximum distance of 100 meters on a 4-connector channel.

Cat 6A Augmented Bulk Cable – lanshack.com

RG-7 (Coax Cable) – comes Direct Burial (flooded), Tri-Shielded,
   Quad-Shielded and Low-loss, serial digital interface.
   RG 7/U (can be buried)

One person's (Brian Mahony) experiences with "cutting the Cable":
      Part 1: Why do we want to "cut the cord"?
      Part 2: What device options are we consdiering?
      Cutting the Cord from Pay TV Part 3: Over the Air Channels
      Part 4 (Cutting the Cable Cord on Pay TV)- Wife's thougts – But Not Just Yet
      Part 5 (Cutting the Cable Cord on Pay TV)- on Pay TV Sports and News

THX

THX is essentially an Audio quality certification invented by George Lucas.
For equipment or CDs/DVDs to legally use the THX name and logo, the equipment
(or media) must adhere to the THX standards. THX was invented for use in theaters
but has been extended to Home Theater equipment. THX certification also requires
adherence to more ridgid specifations regarding noise levels, frequency rollover
values and other such things.

Now (2007) there is also a Thx Video Certification for high definition video
des produits. Check the March 2007 edition of Home Theater Magazine.
THX INTRODUCES PERFORMANCE BENCHMARK AND PRODUCT CERTIFICATION FOR HDTVS
THX @ CEDIA – THX certification for video displays
THX Introduces Performance Benchmark and Product Certification for HDTVs (12/10/2006)

THX Loudness Plus

THX Loudness Plus works by realizing that the reference signal level used for
movie mixing, is too loud for home use. THX Loudness Plus utilizes both THX
Multichannel Spectrum Balancing
et THX Dynamic Ambience Preservation
to create the correct audio at low levels. licensed for Ultra2 Plus and Select2 Plus.

THX Select2

THX Select2 Specification – Audioholics Home Theater Reviews and News
THX Product Logo Guide
Comparison between AC-3, Home THX and DTS
THX Surround EX (Dolby Digital EX)
THX: Making the Magic Happen

THX Surround EX

THX Surround EX is THX's implementation of decoding Dolby Digital EX.
It requires a pair of Back Surround Sound speakers, along with the
more normal Left and Right Surround Speakers (for a total of 7.1).
The two back surround speakers output slightly different signals.

THX Ultra2

THX Ultra2 Certified products are engineered for rooms with a viewing distance of 12 feet and beyond.
THX Ultra2 decoding algorithms, which improve on the former THX Ultra decoding
New THX Ultra2 Provides Optimum Playback of All Multi-Channel Music and Movie Formats
Home Theater: THX ULTRA: Episode 2

TIME WARNER CABLE

Time Warner (North Carolina) Cable's website
Turn to Channel 500 for information on how to use your TW cable box.
See also Road Runner

TiVo

As far as I know, TiVo is still using the EXT2 file system.

TiVo – IS TiVO DOWN ?

TiVo and Rovi close to Rovi buying TiVo, says NYT – 3/24/2016
on a personal level, this greatly concerns me. Rivo created
   Macrovision and other DRM schemes – not sure I trust them with TiVo's future.

This is my PERSONAL opinion.
   Rivo makes interactive TV guides that are used by 18 million or so TV subscribers.

You may purchase TiVo's for Cable HDTV, FIOS and Digital OTA (Over-the-Air).

TiVo Bolt DVR

TiVo Models, uses, facts, how-to,…

Have a TiVo improvement idea? Submit it to TiVo's Developers
Submit your IDEAS FOR TIVO DEVELOPERS, HERE.

TiVo FIX / HELP / REPAIR / FORUMS

Opening your TiVo voids your warranty.
You MUST pull the TiVo's power cord before you open the unit.

I just replaced the power supply on my TiVo licensed Chinese
HUMAX T2500 TiVo. I go the power supply from WeaKnees,
along with the instructions. It was extremely easy to do.

On computers (TiVos are computers) the one piece that fails the
most often is the power supply, althogh I'm beginning to think
that the Hard Drive is failing enve more often.

WeaKnees – Feel the power of TiVo
TiVo DVR Troubleshooting – stuck on Powering Up
Replacement power supplies for TiVo
Replacement Hard Drives for your TiVo
TiVo Kickstart Code 54 Details – enable certain diagnostics at boot time
S.M.A.R.T Hard Drive testing
TiVo Networking Parts, TiVo Wireless USB Adapters and USB to Ethernet Adapters

Problems with Humax T2500 TiVo 300-Hours Video Recorder? (slight CO$T) – fixya.com

USEFUL ACCESSORIES for TIVO:

Since cableCARDs are superceded, You do NOT want to buy a device
that used CableCARDs (My OPINION)(as they may disappear) – instead,
you want a device that uses the newer "Tru2Way".

HOWEVER, Tru2WAY seems to be still NOT available, so I'm having to stick with CableCARD (3/2012).

CableCARD 2.0 has been superseded by Tru2Way, also from CableCARD labs
CableCARD Information
Installing CableCARDs in TiVo HD DVRs – Series 2
Installing CableCARDs in a Series3 HD DVR

I WAS using the Linksys Compact USB 2.0 10/100 Network Adapter modèle
USB200M, to connect my Tivo2 Series to my Ethernet network.
In my personal opinion, this is a piece of junk.
As other owners have stated: review linksys usb200M it is so flimsy, mine
broke when I moved the TiVo without carefully moving
the ethernet cable at the same time.

I replaced this broken Linksys USB200M adapter with a $20
TRENDnet unit that I got from my local CompUSA (TigerDirect
bought CompUSA last year (2008), and has renamed their local
TigerDirect store to "CompUSA"). My replacement unit is the
TRENDnet TU2-ET100 USB 2.0 to 10/100Mbps Fast
Ethernet Adapter. More reviews
even more reviews
MY ADVICE – DO NOT BUY THE LINKSYS USB200M USB to Ethernet Adapter

EOP – ETHERNET over (houshold) POWER (wires):
I am using various EOP solutions to hook my remote TiVo's to my
Ethernet switch to allow TiVo to connect to the Internet.

Click here for more EOP (Ethernet over Power) information

How to install a Tuning Adapter for switched digital video
TiVo Series3 and JVC receivers throw DRM fit – Engadget

Tivo's Série 4, TiVo Premiere, has been ANNOUNCED – 3/7/2010 & IS avalaible

Cox to promote TiVo retail box – Will integrate VOD, offer free installation

TiVo is selling TiVo ROAMIO Digital Channel DVRs only

Includes builtin WiFi.
A TiVo Romario OTA – Records EITHER 4 OTA Digital or 4 (TW) Digital Cable Channels – my home office.
TiVo Roamio OTA review: Finally, TiVo makes a DVR for CORD CUTTERS
Best HD Antenna or Cable DVR from TiVo | Roamio OTA DVR (for cable or HD antennas)
Records digital OTA with an OTA HDTV antenna, OR add an M-CableCARD and record digital cable channels.

ROAMIOs also come as 6-channel Digital Cable only Recorders:
1) The 1,000 HD hour, 6-digital cable channel recorders
2) The 3,000 HD hour, 6-digital cable channel recorders

TiVo announces new Fourth Generation TiVo (TiVo PREMIERE).

Supports digital cable, antenna (ATSC – a Digital source from antennae)
and Verizon FiOS (Does not support satellite nor AT&T U-verse)

TiVo Minis

I'm using a TiVo Mini in my Exercise room – displays any of 4 TiVo Romario or 4 TiVo Elite Digital channels.
Tivo Mini SPECS

I'm using a TiVo Mini in my Master Bedroom – displays any of 4 TiVo Romario or 4 TiVo Elite Digital channels.
Tivo Mini SPECS

DIGITAL MEDIA TiVos ONLY – NO ANALOG SIGNALS:
TiVo Premiere Elite – 4 tuners, 2 TBs storage, 300 hours of HD programming, plus optional external stoage
TiVo Premiere XL – Up to 150 hours of HD recording – THX certifiedd – $300
TiVo Premiere = Up to 45 hours of HD recording – $ 100

DirectTV now offers a compatible TiVo

Ce TiVo IV (TiVo Premier) unit apparently uses CableCard 2.0
(but it does NOT state that). It states: Inputs: CableCARD

Since it says it uses CableCard, it does not , apparently use the successor
to Cablecard 2.0, Tru2way. But then, only 50% of
all cable viewers are expected to have the option for tru2way by 2013, so
I guess that I would not wait for it. Time-Warner is not even on the list
of vendors who have licensed tru2ay.

CHECK WITH YOUR CABLE COMPANY/ Verizon FiOS TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET THE
NEEDED CARD AND ENCRYPTION PASSWORD FROM THEM, BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE.

TiVo Premiere et XL (Two New Models) Info from TiVo
   * Premiere records up to 45 hours of HD programming;
XL records up to 150 hours of HD programming
   * Sources: Supports digital cable, antenna (ATSC) and Verizon FiOS
        (Does not support satellite or AT&T U-verse)
   * Outputs: HDMI, Component video, Composite video, Optical audio, Analog audio
   * Video output modes include: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
   * Inputs: CableCARD support, Cable coax, Antenna coax
   * Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 ports (2), E-SATA
   * TiVo Wireless G Network Adapter support
   * TiVo Series4 architecture
   * ENERGY STAR certified
   * Premiere XL is THX certified for exceptional sound and video quality
   * Netflix is available

Note – WeakKnees says it has discounts (I haven't tried to confirm the discount)

TiVo survey hints at new name, direction for Series4 boxes
TiVo Series 4 – "UnOfficial" Thread – AVS Forum

Tivo's Série 3

Tivo's new Série 3 allows recording of two HDTV signals at the same time,
while watching a recorded show.
The Series 3 handles 720p and 1080i HD resolution.
The Series 3 uses (optional) Ethernet connections – no USB to Ethernet adapter needed.
The Series 3 has CableCARD.
The Series 3 has no coaxial digital audio outputs.
The Series 3 has two CableCARDS.

TiVo Series3 and JVC receivers throw DRM fit – Engadget
Posts tagged Series3 at Engadget

Latest version of MFSLive enables TiVo Series3 internal and external expansion

How-to: Use your TiVo Series3 eSATA port to add an external drive – I don't know if this works
TiVo CEO promises lower-priced HD TiVo this year – March 2007
You can add SATA hard drives via the an E-SATA data output.
First Look: TiVo Series3 Sees the World in HD
TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder
TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder – consumerelectronicsnet
Hands-on with the TiVo Series3!
TiVo Series3 HD Digital Media Recorder Hands-On – gizmodo
TiVo's New Copy Protection
TiVo – home page
Gizmo Lovers dot com
TiVo's Wireless G USB network adapter boosts performance
Tivo USB to Wireless Adapter – connect your TiVo box to your 802.11n, g or b wireless network
CES 2006 Video: TiVo Series 3 Video Interview, First Look
Mega-DVRs: attack of the supersize TiVos
TiVo hacks flourish
TiVoLovers LJ
TiVo Community Forum (not affiliated)
TiVo Forum FAQ
TiVo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
here is a negative TiVo article

Tivo's Series 2

TiVo Series2 DVR product information – TiVo
TiVo digital video recorders – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
TiVo Series 2 DVRs up to 1300 hours
Viewers Guide for TiVo Series2 Video Recorders
How to hook up your TiVo Series2 DT with a cable box

TiVo Hacking & Hacking Books

Brosnan, John and Kyle Copeley @
   Beginning TiVo Programming
   WROX $40 978-0-47005427-7

Hagen, William von
   Hacking the TIVO. Second Edition
   Thomson Course Technology $30 w/bootable CD 1-59200-481-4

Krikorian, Raffi (this is my personal favorite)
   TiVo Hacks
   O'Reilly $25 0-596-00553-9

Rathbone, Andy
   TiVo for Dummies
   AW $22

TOLED – Transparent OLEDs

Transparent OLED dispalys are about 2 years from production (6/2006).
The TOLED display is fairly transparent, like a window, but becomes a
Monitor/TV when turned on.
Transparent OLED On the Way – Gizmodo
Universal Display First to Achieve 200 dpi Transparent OLED
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft 12-2005-Top2
German researchers claim first transparent OLED pixels
OLED Glossary

TOSlink Optical audio cable connection – all optical audio connectors
for the USA are supposed to be 6 mm (square). This 6mm size is the larger
TOSlink connector, not the smaller, "mini-optical connector. (I'm told that
since all connectors in the USA are supposed to be 6mm, there should be no
confusion.)

TRASFLECTIVE vs REFLECTIVE DISPLAYS

A transflective liquid crystal display is a liquid crystal display (LCD) that reflects and transmits light (transflective = transmissive + reflective) – Wikipedia
Transflective liquid crystal display – Wikipedia

TV/Video

Voir également: 3D Television
NC TV Stations
Parental TV controls and TV Show Content Ratings
TV dot com
TVL – TV line – same as horizontal scan lines.

UHDV – Ultra High Definition Video
       Click for more UHDV info

UD – Ultra-definition TV

UD starts at 4K (resolution) and includes 8K (2/2012).

Currently there is no 4K nor 8K content, except for Digital cinema video,
but UD TVs and some Blu-Ray players can upconvert 1080p to quasi-4K resolution.

LG will release an 84 inch UD TV in 2012.

See also: 3D TV SETS
See also: 4K TV SETS
See also: 8K TV SETS
See also: CINEMA 21:9
HDMI 1.4a (required for 3D over HDMI)
See also: UD – Ultra-definition TV
See also: 1080p
See also: 1080i

UDF – Universal Disk Format

A standard designed to create a usable subset of the ISO/IEC 13346
recordable, random-access file system.
Universal Disk Format – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
OSTA Universal Disk Format Specifications
Linux UDF

UDF Bridge

A combination of UDF and ISO 9660 file system formats that provides
backward-compatibility with ISO 9660 readers.

UDI – Unified Display Interface

Unified Display Interface (UDI) (designed for computers) is a
new, proposed interface specification designed for HDTV and PC usage.

UDI is expected to replace the obsolete VGA specification, and to be
compatible with existing HDMI and DVI standards. The specification is
expected in 2Q2006. UDI SIG has been formed to promote and define UDI.
Unified Display Interface – wikipedia
Apple and Intel Spearheading New Unified Display Interface …
Unified Display Interface: Information from Answers.com
An overview of needs for a unified display interface standard …
What is Unified Display Interface?

UPCONVERTING = UPSCALING

Upconverting is the process of interpolating additional, computer generated
video display lines between existing, actual video display lines. le
process adds apparent quality to the display video. Note that upconverting
and re-sizing (changing from a 4×3 to a 16×9 size, for example) are difficult
tasks to do accurately. A really good upconverter is expensive to create,
adding to the cost of your HDTV (but well worth the investment).

Note that sometimes upconverting will yield a picture that looks worse
than the original, lower resolution video (especially if the upcoverter
is not robust enough).

Upconverting changes a video signal from one scanning rate to a signal
with a higher scanning rate.

The process of upconverting/downconvertiong and resizing is typically
done by what is referred to as a écailleur.

How HD Upconverters Work – howstuffworks
What is an HD Upconverter? – wisegeek

Voir également: Deinterlacing
Voir également: Downconverting
Voir également: DOWNRESOLUTION

Voir également: DVI
Voir également: HDMI
Voir également: HDTV
Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Line Doublers
Voir également: Native Rate
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Scalers / Scaling
Voir également: Switchers, Video

UPS / AVR

The main purpose of a UPS is to power electric equipment when your house
or office electric power goes out. While we expect our electric power to
be 120 volts AC, at 60 Hertz (cycles per second), and without spurious
electric signals (interference), The truth is, our electric power is often
dirty (contains interference), may vary considerbly from 120 volts, may
be higher or lower than 60 Hertz (cycles per second), and subject to
spikes, surges, sags, and brownouts – In other words, your electric power
may be very hard on your computers and other electronic equipment.

A UPS is an "Uninterruptable Power Supply". Cheaper units will consist
almost entirely of a battery(ies) and an inverter to convert the battery's
DC (direct Current) power to 120 Volt, 60 cycle AC (alternating current),
close to what you have in your house.

Better units will include some amount of surge protectiuon, and some
kind of filtering to lessen the impact of EFI and EMI interference.

Some UPS' incorporate AVR – Automatic Voltage Regulation – to adjust the input
voltage up or down, as necessary, to produce close to 120 volts. AVR should
prolong the life of delicate electronic equipment, while eleviating the effects
de baisses de tension, mild over-voltages, lightening strikes, etc..

No matter how good they are, no UPS/AVR can completely protect your equipment
against all possible problems, but they can really help.

There are a lot of good brands and models of UPS/AVRs,
Personally, I am using both CyberPower and APC AVRs.
My CyberPowers cost less, produce more watts and run
hotter than do my APC units. I like both brands.

REPLACEMENT UPS/AVR BATTERIES

You can get replacment batteries at Batteries Plus.
CyberPower likes to use HR9 batteries – they produce more current
(a good thing), but are harder to find. HR9 batteries can produce
9 AMPs per hour. Most brands of UPS', in my experience, seem to
use batteries rated at 7 AMPs per hour. I found that I had to
order HR9 batteries from my local Batteries Plus, but that they
carried a large supply of 7 AMP per hour replacment batteries,
which should work fine (instead of HR9s), but will shorten the
amount of run time the UPS provides (ones that take HR9 batteries).
The 7 AMPs per hour batteries ARE working fine – of course, when
I'm running on these batteries, I get less current (amps) than
with the original HR9 batteries.

I am using:
1) CyberPower CPS1500AVR (produces 950 watts at 120 volts, so they say)
2) APC Back-UPS RS 1500 AVR (produces 865 watts. so they say, at 120 volts)
3) CyberPower CPS1250AVR

If you are in a hurry, you can get replacement batteries at nation wide
Batteries Plus. NOTE that
currently (11/23/2009) Batteries Plus does not have all of the correct
amperage batteries, for example, they did not have 9 AMP/hour batteries
OR 9 AMP/hour batteries that I needed for some of more more robust AVRs.
Batteries Plue (9/23/2009) DID tell me that they will be carrying
9 AMP/hour batteries.

In regards to installing an 8 AMP/hour battery instead of the CPS1250AVR'S
9 AMP/hour batteries, I found this on the Internet:

Within the specifications of the UPS, the UPS should try and keep
the output voltage constant as the battery's output voltage decreases.
The current from the battery will have to increase since the volt-amps
need from the battery is, more or less, a constant for a given volt-
amps output. As the current increases, the voltage drops even further
due to circuit resistance (our dear friend Ohm and his law). At some
point the UPS should decide that the voltage from the battery is too
low and give up.

So, yes, an 8Ah battery will provide less run-time, but it's not like
you'll get 1/9th less runtime (9Ah versus 8Ah), probably something
closer to 1/5th less since voltage drop is related to the amount of
charge remaining, and you're reducing the charge remaining faster.
I'd have to sit down and do a bit of calculus to get a better estimate.

My recollection, and it's been a while, is that "amp hours" is measured
to when the output voltage drops to 10.5 volts under some constant load.
If you want a better idea, see if you can find the specifications the
manufacturer used to calculate the amp-hours for each battery. Cette
might give you a clue.

Quote:
Please let me know if I am not correct in my understanding now.
Thank you very much for your reply tallgirl !

Nope, your understanding is correct.

The only remaining issue is that the UPS charging circuit is designed for
a specific rate of charge, and that's typically linked to the battery's
capacité. Since your battery has an 11% smaller capacity, rather than,
say, 50% smaller, I can't see there being a major problem. Mais alors,
I'm not the UL, UPS manufacturer, or anyone else who could say there
isn't an actual problem.

Lots of UPSes do not function well on non-sinewave (they don't output true
sine wave AC power) electric generators. One way around this, is to use
a line double conversion UPS – this type always runs off of the battery
while it charges the battery. There is no switching lag when the power goes
out, because they are already running on the battery. These are usually more
expensive that non double conversion models, generate more heat, and are
less efficient as they always convert the input line AC to DC, then take the
DC battery output and convert that into AC for you electic device.

I've seen a lot of Internet talk about the problem of NON double conversion
UPSs staying on battery power when a home generator is supplying the AC
power – my APC 1500 KVA unit has this problem. Some of my other friends
are not having this problem, and are successfully using a multitude of brands
of UPSs on their electric generators.

An online quote I saw: "have a 12KW Generac running Propane and once the
freqency was locked in at 60Hz (i)under load(/i) I had no problems. En réalité,
the APC units I had were giving me fits until I reduced their sensitivity,
but the E3200 had no such problems.

APC Back-UPS RS 1500VA/865W

This APC UPS/AVR has a three position Sensitivity Setting, factory
set to the Medium Setting, according to the owner's manual, which
seems to contradict my experiences (my voltages should have allowed
the use of the HIGH Sensitivity Setting). Instead, my APC UPS would
NOT run on my Generac Generator AT ALL.

SENSITIVITY Input Voltage range USE WHEN
LOW 78 – 150 VAC Input voltage is extremely high or low –
                                     NOT recommended for Computer Loads.
MEDIUM 83 – 147 VAC If UPS frequently goes "on-battery".

HIGH 88 – 144 VAC Connected equipment is sensitive to
                                     Voltage Fluctuations.

I had to set my APC Back-UPS RS 1500VA (w/AVR) to LOW SENSITIVITY, to
allow the UPS to run on my Generac natrual gas generator, which NEVER
went below 105 volts AC, nor above 119 VAC, and stayed at 59 Hz.
My Three CyberPower UPS/AVR units had no trouble on the generator.

See also: GFI / GFCI / RCCB – Ground Fault Interrupters
See also: Natural Gas Electric Backup Generators
See also: Power Cleaners
See also: Surge Protectors
See also: Whole House Surge Protectors

VBI – Vertical Blanking Interval

VBI lines are used to allow the electron scanning beam to return
to the top and are used to contain other information.

VBR – Variable Bit Rate (encoding/decoding)

VEIL (VEIL-II)

Video Encoding Invisable Light – A means of plugging the analog hole
(whereby analog equipment could be used to process HD content), regardless
of the use of HDCP). VEIL-I was used for toys. VEIL provides Watermarking.
VEIL modifies the brightness of a video signal, essentially creating a
"zero" or "one" based on the brightness of the video signal. This brightness
variation allows analog equipment to recognize certain patterns, i.e., to
recognize that a VRAM exists in the analog signal, and to block processing
of the video signal. Now, how do you make this retroactive?

VFW – Video For Windows

VFW disappeared about the time of Windows98
Video for Windows (definition)

VGA connector = RGB = D-sub 15 = mini sub D15 = mini D15 = three-row 15 pin DE-15
VGA connector – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15
See also Connectors / Pinouts / Wiring
See also Monitor Resolutions

VHS

VHS's (a video tape cormat) 240 lines of vertical resoluion is, now days, pathetic.
Making Movies – from VHS to DVD – PC World

VIDÉO

Video file format conversion
Video Memory and Screen Resolution Table
Résolution vidéo
Bandwidth Versus Video Resolution
TV and Video Resolution
Video Resolution – An Overview
Image Resolution for the Video Monitor Screen
Video Resolution – Edited postings
Video Cable Shielding–What Works, Why, and the Myth of "Quad-Shield" Cables
Video Cables from the Inside Out
VIDEO RESOLUTIONS:
Old style NTSC screens have 4:3 ratios, Wide Screen HDTVs have
16×9 ratios and Wide Screen Computer Monitors have 16×10 Ratios.

 300 pixels x 360 pixels – VHS quality – standard VCRs (not S-VHS)
 320 pixels x 200 pixels – old, NTSC resolution
 320 pixesl x 256 pixels – old PAL resolution
 460 pixels x 360 pixels – Analog broadcast television – analog (NTSC) stations
 480 pixels x 270 pixels – (126k) 16:9 ratio WQVGA
 560 pixels x 360 pixels – Laserdisc quality – they usually don't look good on an HDTV
 640 pixels x 200 pixels – old, NTSC resolution
 640 pixels x 256 pixels – old PAL resolution
 640 pixels x 480 pixels – 480i or 480p – DTV either interlaced (i) or progressive (p)
 720 pixels x 360 pixels – DVD quality non-HD)
 800 pixels x 500 pixels – one of the 16:10 Wide Screen Computer Monitors resolutions
 800 pixels x 600 pixels – old PC resolution
1024 pixesl x 640 pixels – one of the 16:10 Wide Screen Computer Monitors resolutions
1024 pixels x 768 pixels – XGA/XVGA eXtended
1280 pixels x 720 pixels – 720i or 720p – DTV either interlaced (i) or progressive (p)
1280 pixels x 800 pixels – one of the 16:10 Wide Screen Computer Monitors resolutions
1280 pixels x 960 pixels – a possible computer monitor resolution
1280 pixels x 1024 pixels – SXGA – a possible computer monitor resolution
1280 pixels x 1280 pixels – a possible computer monitor resolution
1440 pixels x 900 pixels – one of the 16:10 Wide Screen Computer Monitors resolutions
1600 pixels x 900 pixels – WSXGA
1600 pixels x 1200 pixels – UXGA, a possible computer monitor resolution
1680 pixels x 1050 pixels – WSXGA (also). A wide screen resolution
1920 pixels x 1080 pixels – 1080i or 1080p – DTV either interlaced (i) or progressive (p)
1920 pixels x 1200 pixels – one of the 16:10 Wide Screen Computer Monitors resolutions
2560 pixels x 1600 pixels – one of the 16:10 Wide Screen Computer Monitors resolutions

MONITOR / PICTURE PIXEL RESOLUTIONS:
Old style NTSC screens have 4:3 ratios, Wide Screen HDTVs have
16×9 ratios and Wide Screen Computer Monitors have 16×10 Ratios.

QCIF = A display with 176 x 144 pixels – Quarter Common Intermediate Format.
QVGA = A display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution.
QXGA = A video resolution of 2048 x 1536.
SVGA = A display with 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
SXGA = A display with 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution.
SXGA+ = Super XGA+ = 1400 x 1050 pixels. 16M colors. 8 MB video RAM required.
VGA = A display with 640 x 480 pixel resolution.
UXGA = Ultra XGA = 1600 x 1200 pixles. 16M colors. 8 MB video RAM required.
WQVGA = A display with 480 x 270 pixels (126k) 16:9 ratio
WSXGA = A display with 1600 x 900 OR 1680 x 1050 Pixels (Wide Super XGA)
WXGA = A display with 1920 x 1080i pixel Resolution
XGA = A display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.

Bandwidth Versus Video Resolution and a great chart
Display Resolution – Wikipedia
A Quick Guide to Digital Video Resolution and Aspect Ratio Conversions

(monitor) VGA connector = RGB = D-sub 15 = mini sub D15 = mini D15 = three-row 15 pin DE-15

CAMERAS VIDEO

REVIEW, Testing out disposable camcorders
Video Connectors

VIDEO CONVERSIONS

VIDEO CONVERSION
VIDEO CONVERSION – YOUTUBE & FLASH VIDEOS – ONLINE

VIDEO HELP

Videohelp com
Doom9

VIDEO SWITCHERS

I have no personal experience with any of these.
Be certain to get at least a 30 MHz per channel bandwidth.
HDMI Swichers – Information about
Audio Authority (& video)

Octava Inc. Pure Digital Internconnects
I have two friends who own these great Octavia Inc. switchers –
one guy owns the Octavia Inc. 4 Port HDMI Switch with TOSLINK Audio Routing (~$274)
(the HDMI Switch with TOSLINK Audio Routing will switch and merge Toslink Audio and DVI ouput into HDMI)
and the other guy owns the Octavia Inc. 5 Port HDMI Switch (~$200.

Inday

Voir également: Deinterlacing
Voir également: Downconverting
Voir également: DOWNRESOLUTION

Voir également: DVI
Voir également: HDMI
Voir également: HDTV
Voir également: Interlaced
Voir également: Line Doublers
Voir également: Native Rate
Voir également: Progressive Scan
Voir également: Realta
Voir également: Scalers / Scaling
Voir également: Upconverting

VIDEO SHARING (personal) – SITES of POSSIBLE INTEREST

Break dot com
Google Video
YouTube.com – submit your videos – PC World favorite
Broadcaster
Yahoo (Jumpcut)
 (Video Egg)
DVguru's Ten video sharing services compared

Viewing Angle

Viewing Angle effects how far people can be seated from directly
in front of the Monitor and still be able to view a good picture.
Many recommend a viewing angle of at least 140 degrees horizontal and 120 degrees vertical.
The wider the viewing angles, the better.
In reality, viewing angle is directly related to contrast ratio – Elo TouchSystems

Viewing Angle – Height and Side-to-Side – osha
OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Computer Workstations eTool
Monitor buying guide – viewing angle – CNET Reviews
LCD monitors: colours and viewing angle effect
The vertical horopter and the angle of view (monitor tilt) – PDF
A Challenge to Eye-Level, Perpendicular-to-Gaze, Monitor Placement
New coating material can improve viewing angle in TN film based
InformeDesign: RS_Detail:Computer Monitor Viewing Angle

VIEWING DISTANCE – HDTV

The rule of thumb is to be 3,400 times the distance between the scan lines.
For example, if you have a 50-inch TV, with a resolution of 1280 by 768,
and the vertical height if the display area is 24.5 inches, then the ideal
 viewing distance is: (24.5/768) * 3400 = 108.8 inches = about 9 feet.
If you sit further back, you won't be able to resolve the detail.

One potential problem when sitting too close to a bright TV is flicker.
Flicker is the physical perception of the actual flashing of the light
la source. Normally, TVs flash to quickly for most people to notice. Comme
TVs get brighter, we tend to notice flicker more. The human eye can
better detect flicker in the periphery of your vision, than in the
central viewing area (so too close may make flicker more obvious in the
outer edges of our version.

Many people can detect the 60 cycle refresh rate that is used for both HD and NTSC TV.
Flicker (screen) – Wikipedia
Click here for more info on Refresh Rates.
Refresh rate – Wikipedia
What is a Refresh Rate? – tech-faq
Video Frame Rate vs Screen Refresh Rate – What You Need To Know
HDTV Refresh Rate versus Frame Rate | Tech-Evangelist

Flicker can be reduced by three things:
1) Moving back from the TV (placing the image more in the center of your vision)
2) Reducing the overall brightness of the display
3) Increasing the refresh rate (not an option on TVs). (- Digital TV and Sound)

vivix

Uses an HQV chip specially developed for Runco by Silicon Optix,
makers of the realta HQV video chip.

VMD – Versatile Multilayer Disc – another HD DVD format

VMD uses a red laser (unlike Blu-ray and HD-DVD) and multiple
layers to record an eventual 100 MB of data. New Medium Enterprises
(NME) has lined up six Indian, and some German and Chinese film
companies to provide DVD content. Players in the US will
be sold under the NME name.

VOD – Video On Demand (streaming feature)

VR – DVD Video Recording Mode

VR Mode allows editing the DVD directly, to change the Title,
Menu and Menu Color. Space formerly used by deleted scenes
and titles becomes available whne you reformat the DVD.
VR recorded discs can only be played on VR capable players.

VRAMVeil Rights Assertion Mark, used to prevent analog equipment
from processing data that was originally distributed as HD content.

WATERMARKING / WATERMARKS

Watermarking is a means of embedding hidden but detectable data.
Bill H.R. 4569 would implement VEIL-II (Video Encoding Invisable Light).
Si Bill H.R. 4569 is passed, all analog equipment would be required
to detect and prevent recording of video signals containing the
Veil Rights Assertion Mark (VRAM). This means that analog
equipment will not be able to process data that originated as a
Veil protected HD signal. VEIL-I was used for toys.
"Galaxy" is an earlier watermark.

WAV – WAV was a joint development effort between IBM and Microsoft.
Any program that plays audio files should be able to play Windows .wav files.
WAV files are not compressed. WAV files use an average bit rate of 1411.2Kbps.
Note that the typical MP3 files bit rate is 128Kbps, creating a much smaller file.

Widescreen TV – aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (also called "16 by 9"))

WiDi – Intel's Wireless Display Connection

WiDi let's Notebook computers with certain Intel chips wireless
send conect (via WiFi) to their TVs (requires an adapter or built
-in WiDi support for the TV).

WiDi technology is Intel proprietary and it requires a current Intel CPU.

WiDi Adapters are made by NETGEAR, Belkin and D-LINK.
I have seen a lot of good reports on the NetGear Push2TV (the PTV2000).

The NetGear PTV2000 even has AV Composite output for older TVs (along with HDMI).

WiDi Adapters Let Notebooks Wirelessly Stream 1080p, Blu-ray Content to HDTVs
New WiDi Adapters Let Notebooks Wirelessly Stream 1080p, Blu-ray Content to HDTVs
Intel Wireless Display – Intel
Intel announces WiDi HD wireless display technology – Engadget
Intel WiDi Wireless Display Technology – HOT – HotHardware
Intel Touts 'WiDi' for Connecting PCs, TVs | Gadget Lab – Wired.com

WiMedia

WiMedia Alliance – Home Page
WiMedia Alliance – Wikipedia
WiMedia Alliance Certifies Four UWB Platforms – 2008
 Ecma International Standards
WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization.
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (December 1996)
Uncompressed 720p video requires a transfer rate of approximately 1.3Gbps.
Uncompressed 1080i video requires a transfer rate of approximately 1.5Gbps.
Uncompressed 1080p video requires a transfer rate of approximately 3.0Gbps.

See also: 802.11n
See also: Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
See also: WireFreeHD
See also: WirelessHD – WiHD
See also: Wireless High definition Interface (WHDI)

WireFreeHD

Radiospire's WiredFreeHD uses UWB technology and supposedly
can achieve speeds of up to 3 Gbps and 1080p signals for
a 25 foot distance. Uses Ferquency range or 3.1 to 4.8 GHz.
(Home Theater Magazine)

See also: 802.11n
See also: Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
See also: WireFreeHD
See also: WirelessHD – WiHD
See also: Wireless High definition Interface (WHDI)

WirelessHD

WirelessHD will stream up to three 1080p
signals at distances up to 32 feet via a 60 Gigahertz bandwidth.
The Specification should be finished by Spring 2007, and products
due out in late 2008. WirelessHD ORG
The 1st generation products should be able to transmit 1080p to a range
of 32 feet. 15Gbps is the expected 2nd generation speed. (Home Theater Magazine)
Participants include LG, Matsushita, NEC, Samsung, Sony Toshiba and SiBeam.

The Wireless Weblog: WirelessHD vs. UWB
WirelessHD's 60GHz platform could spark standards war | Le registre
wirelessHD: See what people are saying right now on Technorati
Top-Tier CE Companies Sidestep UWB For WirelessHD
WirelessHD group plans to replace cables using 60GHz band – Engadget
RED HERRING | WirelessHD Aims to Cut Cables

See also: 802.11n
See also: Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
See also: WireFreeHD
See also: WirelessHD – WiHD
See also: Wireless High definition Interface (WHDI)

Wireless High definition Interface (WHDI)

WHDI was created by Amimon and supposedly can broadcast
uncompressed 1080i or 720p (1.5 Gbps) over 100 feet, utilizing
a 20-MHz portion of the 5 GHz band. WHDI can also broadcast
1080p (3 Gbps) in a 40-Mhz channel. Pixelworks and Motorola
are working with Amimon. Products are expected by the end
of 2007. Some products were demoed at the 2007 CES show.
(Home Theater Magazine)

See also: 802.11n
See also: Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
See also: WireFreeHD
See also: WirelessHD – WiHD
See also: Wireless High definition Interface (WHDI)

Wireless HDMI

Wireless HDMI utilizes Ultra Wide Band (UWB), suports
a theoretical 480Mbps and a new compression scheme. Wireless HDMI utilizes
WiMedia, a UWB standard created by the WiMedia Alliance (Microsoft, Nokia,
NEC and others).
Wireless HDMI competes with Wireless-HD (WiHD).
WMA – Windows Media Audio – Allows full DRM capabilities
WMAPro
WMAPro Information – .DOC – Microsoft
   WMAPro Gets More Hardware Support! – Chris Lanier's Blog

WMV – Windows Media High Definition Video – a Microsoft HD format. Needs a fast PC (12/2005).

WOBULATION

Since there are currently (5/2006) no 1080p video sources available for public use,
Hewlett-Packard invented a technology that we call wobulation, to simulate
1080p video content (to fool the human eye).

HP first used wobulation to improve the resolution of 720p DLP displays.
Wobulation works by dividing each image frame into sub-frames. Pixels from the first
sub-frame are displayed and then, a very short time later (fractions of a second),
pixels from second sub-frame are shifted a minute amount, sideways, and then displayed
so that they seem to overlap the first sub-frame's pixels.

Wobulation effectively interlaces horizontal pixels, resulting in two effects:
1) The image appears to have twice it's real horizontal resolution – allowing the
   use of cheaper 960×1080 pixel
Digital Micromirror Devices (DMDs).

2) The image appears a bit softer than it would otherwise.

De Samsung WiseLink supports USB 2.0 (and may be just that, USB 2.0).

XBOX 360 (Microsoft's gaming console)

Xbox – Home

The new (late 2010) XBOX 360 'S' (Slim) model has a builtin Wireless network
manette. It can handle 802.11a/b or 802.11n BUT only at the 2.4 MHz
frequency (not the expected 5.8 NHz frequency, or both 2.4 and 5.8 MHz,
SO ENSURE that your wireless access point will handle the 2.4 MHz frequency.

Microsoft also does not tell you the MAC address of the wireless controller,
but you can find that out from your wireless router.
I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU USE BOTH A (strong) WPA2 PASSWORD
and FILTER OUT ALL OTHER MAC ADDRESSES (via your wireless router)
to help lessen the chance that your computer gets hacked.

Your wireless router's instructions will help you set up some wireless security.

How to JTAG your Xbox 360 and run homebrew
Xbox 360 JTAG Tutorial – Part 1 – Video

KINECT (for XBOX 360) RESPONDS TO HOW YOU MOVE:
Kinect – Xbox.com
Report: Software update to boost Kinect's camera
Kinect to recognize finger gestures, insiders say

Xbox 360
Xbox – Wikipedia
Microsoft Xbox – Microsoft
Xbox NXE Hardware, Xbox LIVE, Games & Media Support – Xbox Support
Microsoft Xbox 360: Games and console reviews and news – CNET.com
Top 25 Xbox Games of All-Time
Xbox.com – Games Home
See which original Xbox games are playable on your Xbox 360 console
Gamestop.com – Buy PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS, Xbox 360, Used, PC …

XBOX FORUMS:
Xbox Forums
Xbox Forums Directory – Xbox.com
Account Suspensions and Console Bans – Xbox.com
Xbox 360 Forum
Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums
Xbox-Scene.com – HomeBrew Xbox 360 and Orignal Xbox News, JTAG/SMC …
Xbox-Talk.com: Xbox Forum

XBOX GADGETS / ACCESSORIES / ADD-ONS:
Xbox.com – Netflix – Xbox 360 & Netflix – xbox.com
XIM Technologies new XIM3 adapter

See also: NETFLIX

XBOX 360 vs PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3)

Here are some "facts", that I believe to be true at this
(12/24/2010) time. These are either facts or opinions,
et the hardware and software is constantly changing
(so this information may be out of date quickly):

XBOX 360
=========
0) It is strongly rumored that Microsoft will issue a firmware change for the
       Kinect cameras to double their resolution, so that they can better track
       what the player is doing.
2) Almost all games are first developed for the XBOX 360, then ported to PS3
3) Online membership $50 / year.
4) Does NOT have a Blueray DVD player (PS3 does)
5) Uses 802.11b/g or n WiFi (wireless ethernet connection
6) 100 Mbps Ethernet
7) HDMI 1.2
8) Seems to have the best of the hands-free (a la Kinect) – 12/24/2010
9) Can output 1080i (not 'p')
10) Still has more games than PS3, but PS3 is adding more PS3 only games
11) 3.2 GHz Xenon processor
12) 3 dual-threaded cores
13) Maximum 77 GFlops
14) Requires Microsoft proprietary HDD format (have to buy HDD from Microsoft)
15) optimized to run at 720p
16) The computational power of the system itself sports the equivalent of 1 teraflops
17) The previous version (before the new 'S' (slim)) model) ran too hot, sometimes,
       causing (a permanent) RED RING of DEATH (CPU failure)
18 The largest HDD that I have seen for sale for the XBOX 360 is 250 GB

PS3 – Sony PLAYSTATION 3
========================

1) Requires the DVD to be in the optical drive to run the game.
2) 1 Gbps Ethernet
3) Wifi is NOT n, only 802.11b or 802/11g
4) Online "membership" is free
5) Poor hands-free (a la Kinect) – OPINIONS
6) Fairly good Bluray player – HAS NO REMOTE
      The Bluray player does upscaling, but opions on many
      forums state that it does a poor job of upconverting
      (converting lower resolutions to higher, such as 1080i).
7) HDMI 1.3 (includes functioning CEC for controlling other devices)
8) The computational power of the system itself sports the equivalent of 2 teraflops
9) Can output 1080p
10) 3.2 GHz Cell processor
11) 7 single-threaded cores (plus 1 backup core)
12) Maximum 230 GFlops
13) Can utilize any SATA drive – can buy from any vendor.
14) Seems to have slightly better graphics display
15) "PS3 seems to add extra lightning to scenes to hide poorer textures"
       (opinions from forums – I have not been able to compare them)
16) optimized to run at 1080p (can also output 720p and 1080i, via downscaling)
17) The largest HDD that I have seen for sale for the PS3 is 320 GB

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: The Hardware Throwdown – Aug 26, 2010

Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Graphics Comparison Round 5 – August 2010
Compare Xbox 360 vs PS3 – Checking Out Xbox 360 vs PS3 Stats – Nov 28, 2009
Comparison Chart – gossipgamers.com – August 23, 2009
Playstation 3 vs. Xbox 360 – Reviews and News from Audioholics – JULY 2009

See also Sony PLAYSTATION3 (PS3)
See also XBOX 360

XCP – Extended Copy Protection

Sony has been using
First 4's XCP (Extended Copy Protection) software since early 2005 as a copy
protection mechanism for some of its music CDs, according to Sony spokesperson
John McKay. He could not say how many of Sony's CDs currently use the XCP
software, but he said it is one of two digital rights management productsused by Sony.
The other is SunnComm's MediaMax software, he said.

XCP2 Copy Protection

XCP2 is content protection software that was used by SONY BMG Music Entertainment
on some audio CDs during 2005 in the US. XCP-Aurora

XM Satellite Radio

XM broadcasts high-quality audio signals via satellite, to it's
paying customers. It has no commercials. XM competes with Sirius Satellite Radio.

XMB – Xross Media Bar interface

XMB is a TV-centric user interface for digital home networks based on DLNA industry standards.
SONY has demoed sets with XMB interfaces.

xvYCC

Extended Video YCC color space for video applications.
xvYCC expands the number of available colors to about 1.8 times that of existing (6/2006) HDTV signals.
It is based on the Munsell Color Cascade system accepted by the IEC in October 2005.
The IEC indicates that the expanded colour gamut may be included into an expanded definition
of the ATSC HDTV ITU-R BT.709 colour standard rather than becoming an entirely new standard.
BUT, other documentation states that HDMI 1.3 adopts use of the IEC 61966-2-4 color standard,
commonly called xvYCC (shorthand for Extended YCC Colorimetry for Video Applications).
HDMI version 1.3 is required to distribute xvYCC.

Get ready to throw out your TV! xvYCC is coming!

Extended-gamut YCC color space for video applications – xvYCC – in fast procedure (61966-2-4)
Mitsubishi xvYCC-compatible laser video projector

YCbCr (or YCrCb)

A component vidéo numérique signal containing one luma and two chroma components.
DVD-Videos MPEG-2 encoding is based on YCbCr signals. Uses ITU-R BT.601

YCC

YCC is just a shorter way of saying YCrCb.
YCC is video terminology that's been around for decades. It's new only to photographers.
It's old hat to video design engineers. It's already inside your TV, every JPG and every
color video device ever made. A variant has been in Photoshop forever as the Lab (CIE L*a*b*)
color space. xvYCC is possible due to the use of LEDs or lasers as their light source.

YCC transmits or represents the three Red, Green and Blue (RGB) channels as a luminance (Y)
channel (Y) and two color-difference channels, Cr and Cb.

The advantage of YCC over RGB is that it can reduce overall file size by reducing resolution
of the color channels without altering the apparent resolution image, since the main Y
(luminance) signal is untouched. This allows better images for the same file size.

See also: Adobe RGB 1998
See also: RGB
See also: sRGB

YELLOW BOOK – Commonly called CD-ROM. Extended the Red Book compact disc format to include
computer digital data.

YPrPb – Component (video) inputs

YPrPb is also referred to as YPbPr, PrPbY>, et PbPrY.
Y, Pr, Pb: Refers to the color video output jacks on DVD players with component video. Composant
Video consists of three video cables, they are usually colored Red, Blue and Green. Component video
can carry a better video signal than S-Video, but is not quite as good as DVI or HDMI.
YPrPb is numerically equivalent to the YCbCr color space, but is designed for use in analog systems whereas YCbCr is for digital video.

YGREEN ConnectorY – is the Luminance (Luma), which is the brightness and gray scale portion of the signal.
PrRED ConnectorCR – is the RED portion of the signal minus the luminance element.
PbBLUE ConnectorCB – is the BLUE portion of the signal minus the luminance.
These (YPrPb) require less bandwidth than the R,G, B signals.
Benefit: Requires less processing and combining, produces better image quality, and
reduces chance of noise in the signal compared to traditional R, G, B signals.

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