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ATSC tuner

Entertainment; TV

Often called an ATSC receiver or HDTV tuner, allows reception of DTV signals broadcast over-the-air by TV stations. May be integrated into a television set, VCR, DVR, or set-top box.


Entertainment; TV

See Adapters.

barn doors

Entertainment; TV

This term is used in television production to describe the effect that occurs when a 4:3 image is viewed on a 16:9 screen. When this happens, viewers see black bars, or, "barn doors," on the sides of ...

broadcast spectrum

Entertainment; TV

An entire range of frequencies used for radio and television transmission.


Entertainment; TV

Using radio waves to distribute radio or TV programs, which are available for reception by the general public.


Entertainment; TV

Security card that Digital Cable Ready (DCR) TV owners must obtain from their cable company in order to view scrambled programming, such as premium services.

call sign (station)

Entertainment; TV

In broadcasting and radio communications, a Call Sign is a unique designation that identifies a transmitting station. In some cases, they are used as names for broadcasting stations. A Call Sign can ...

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