An overview of DTH services

October 31, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: DTH

DTH, which is an abbreviation for Direct To Home, is basically a satellite television broadcasts which are meant for local reception. It is broadly referred to as direct broadcast satellite (DBS) signals. DBS satellites are used in reference to various services, which are carried by low power satellites. This requires a larger dish, which is approximately 1.7 meter diameter for reception.

This is a relatively new development in the field of television technology. How it works is – with the help of pre-paid services, the data stream is encrypted and it needs proprietary receptive equipment. DTH is quite stronger versus Cable TV in terms of quality. Also, DTH can reach various rural and sub-urban areas where cable cannot be installed.

Also, due to the digital compression technology, a lot of good channels are available through satellite that is not otherwise obtained through cable. The services of DTH are quite reliable and very few breakdowns are observed.

A review of the Canon FS 100 camcorder

October 31, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Uncategorized

The cannon FS 100 is a very easy to handle camcorder which has all the basic features available. Even if you are a beginner, using this will be no trouble and its advanced features are quite a treat for everyone. If you are looking for some video recording on a professional level, then the Cannon FS 100 is a good choice. It has got an external microphone, both SD card and DV storage for the memory, etc.

You can arrange your videos in a play list fashion as you go on recording. That makes things a lot easier as all the clips are then arranged in a proper order. When it comes to image stabilizer and zooming facilities, this is the best.

The battery and backup is up to seven hours so once you fully charge it you can use it throughout the day. From file transfers to easy and quick recording, this camcorder has it all.

All about HDTV calibration

October 31, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: TV / HDTV

Are you disappointed by the quality of brand new HDTV? Does it not look as good as it had in the stores? Well, your HDTV is just fine and there is no need to fret about it being damaged. The only issue is that all the settings of your HDTV are on the default mode, hence needs configuration if you want it to work properly. Most of us aren’t really aware of the whole calibration concept; hence generally keep the settings on default mode. Thus, if you don’t want to compromise with the picture quality, make sure you calibrate your HDTV.

There are three different ways by which you can calibrate your HDTV. Using the calibration device is the best and the most popular way, although it is a bit on the pricy side. If you want a cheaper alternative you can also calibrate your HDTV with a DVD. If both the options are unfeasible for you then you can simply go on with the manual settings and adjust according to your vision. Hence do not compromise on the quality of picture and go ahead and calibrate your HDTV.

Ways to purchase prepaid phone cards online

October 30, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Phone Cards

Gone are the days when people preferred to talk on and then pay the bill at the end of the month. These days more and more people are flocking towards prepaid cards. The prepaid card has been kind of inspired by the pre-pay phone booths. How do these cards operate exactly? When you purchase a prepaid phone card what you actually purchase is a number of minutes in the form of a talk time. That means you first pay and then you talk.

The advantage of using this kind of a telephonic system is that these are quite reasonable and cheap. First of all you do not have to pay any kind of high hidden rental charges that are so typically associated with the postpaid system. Moreover you can also easily keep tabs over how much you are spending and how much you are saving. Now to add to your convenience you can actually get prepaid phone cards online. You need to first decide which company you want to buy the connection from. Each company would have a form to be filled out in their website and bingo you have your prepaid minutes!

Advantages of using phone cards

October 30, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Phone Cards

Phone cards are gradually increasing in popularity these days. Instead of using the traditional post paid billing system, more and more people are switching to the prepaid phone card system. In case you have no idea of what we are talking about, let us refresh what this exactly is. Remember the pay phone in the corner of the street? You must be acquainted on how to use a debit card. Well the phone card is a cross between the pay phone and the debit card. How does it actually work?  You pay a certain amount of money in advance and buy talktime. You can then talk as much as you want until your talktime gets over. After that you can again buy talktime to continue with your service.

There is a big advantage with phone cards. The most important being that when you use this card you can be sure of exactly what you are spending and what you are not. In fact this system of phone cards actually saves a lot of money as the rental that you are required to pay is also way lower. Moreover you do not have to face the hassle of queues and bill payments.

Buyers guide to a digital point and shoot camera

October 29, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Digital Cameras / Camcorders

The choices you have while buying a digital camera is quite thrilling. You have over dozen companies producing dozens and dozens of new models every day. So, choosing THE perfect camera is literally impossible. But choosing the camera which will match your needs is well within our hands. Let us take a look at the most basic features you need to consider while buying a digital camera.

First of all, classify yourself as a photographer. If you are the goofy one who likes to click pictures of your family on vacations, you should rather stay away from the expensive and advanced models. For taking pictures of your family, there are many moderate cameras which you can afford to drop on the water or forget in the hotel room. But if you are really passionate about photography and want to do something with that, you shouldn’t care about the money. Always remember that with money comes quality!

What to Look For In Night Vision Camcorders

October 17, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Digital Cameras / Camcorders

Surveillance or recording at night is a tough task, nothing really can substitute sunlight. Now, the work has to be done, and here is where a night vision camcorder comes to rescue. There are certain things that must be kept in mind when you are planning to but a night vision camcorder. The options and styles to choose from are many, before going for the buy, make sure you know exactly what features you require and how much you can afford to spend.

Depending on your requirements, which could be either to check up on your baby without disturbing their sleep, or to monitor your backyard or front gate at night, you must choose the camcorder. A lower lux score is better for night time recording.

Camcorders make use of infrared emitters to compensate the lack of light, some camcorders come with built-in emitters and in some you would have to additionally install one. Either ways research carefully, and only then spend on what is best for you.