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Freeview Digital Switchover & Set Top Box


By 2012 the UK will have completed one of the most ambitious changes in the history of television broadcasting, and it is important for every television viewer to get ready for the digital switchover. When the digital switchover comes around all old analogue television signals will be switched off, replaced with higher quality digital signals.

The change to digital only broadcasting will happen on a region by region basis, but as of today most viewers in the UK already have access to digital television signals. In fact Freeview television broadcasts are already widely available to households in the UK, and these digital broadcast can open up a whole new world of TV viewing.

Digital signals have a number of important advantages over their old analogue counterparts, including greatly improved clarity, superior picture quality and greater reliability. Freeview TV viewers also have access to a wealth of enhanced services and features, including a number of interactive games designed to enhance the TV viewing experience.

Freeview digital set top boxes are designed to make the magic happen, and these boxes can provide a wealth of features not currently available with old style analogue signals. For instance, many Freeview set top receivers are able provide UK television viewers with features such as advanced programming guides. These programming guides allow viewers to instantly find out what is on and when, making it easy for viewers to find their favourite programs.

In addition to current programming, these Freeview set top boxes allow viewers to see television schedules several weeks ahead of time, as well as a handy digital programme timer that makes it easy to schedule television viewing in advance. Viewers who need subtitles and teletext can also use their Freeview set top boxes to accommodate their needs.

In addition to the benefits outlined below, Freeview set top boxes also give television viewers access to a full 48 channels of digital quality television programming, as well as 24 channels of radio channels. These radio channels provide listeners with a superior listening experience, while the digital television broadcasts provide the best in digital quality picture and sound.

Television viewers who want even more from their television viewing experience may want to take a look at the many advantages of the Freeview+ receiver and recorder. The Freeview+ receiver provides all of the benefits of the standard Freeview set top box, along with some great additional features.

For instance, would you like the ability to pause, rewind and fast forward your favourite television programs as you watch them? With the Freeview+ receiver you can do just that. Television viewers with Freeview+ receivers and recorders can also record their favourite television programmes while they are away, meaning they never have to miss their favourite shows again. No matter where they are television viewers can watch their favourite TV programmes on their schedule, not the networks’.

Best of all, the benefits of the Freeview+ receiver are available with no monthly charge and no subscription. These benefits are free of charge to viewers who choose a Freeview+ digital receiver.

Television viewers with Freeview and Freeview+ receivers installed on their sets will also be able to enjoy the best in HD programming. With a wide variety of HD programming coming within a year, it is never too early to get ready for the next wave in the television revolution. With all these benefits it is no wonder so many people are opting for the many benefits of the new digital revolution.

Aerials & Satellites can supply and install a wide range of digital tv aerial and satellite tv systems for UK home viewing, including Freesat, Freeview and Sky Digital television.

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S127-E-007094 (20 July 2009) — This is one of a series of digital still images showing astronaut Dave Wolf performing his second spacewalk and the Endeavour’s second also of the scheduled five overall in a little over a week’s time to continue work on the International Space Station. The equipment floating in front of Wolf is tethered to his spacesuit. Astronauts Wolf and Tom Marshburn (out of frame), both mission specialists, successfully transferred a spare KU-band antenna to long-term storage on the space station, along with a backup coolant system pump module and a spare drive motor for the station’s robot arm transporter. Installation of a television camera on the Japanese Exposed Facility experiment platform was deferred to a later spacewalk.

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Get Ready for the Digital Switchover


Television viewers from across the UK have been preparing themselves for the switchover to digital broadcasting. At the completion of the switchover in 2012, all analogue television signals will cease, replaced by higher quality digital signals. The switchover is taking place in phases, with the first regions of the country converting in 2008. The digital revolution will continue until four years later, when the analogue signals will stop and the conversion to digital will be complete.

One of the advantages of the digital revolution will be the extended availability of the Freeview service. While the Freeview service is already currently available to many people, it is expanding and it will soon be available to virtually every household in the country. This will allow those with the proper equipment to receive high quality digital programming free of charge, including many additional channels like ITV2, ITV3, FilmFour, BBC Three, E4, More 4, S4C2, Cheebies and others.

While there will be many great advantages to the new digital television service, there are some things TV owners will need to do to ensure they receive an uninterrupted television service. In order to get ready for the switchover owners of older sets will need to first determine whether or not the unit contains a digital tuner. Only televisions equipped with a digital tuner will be able to receive the new broadcasts without conversion.

The owner’s manual that came with the television should list the type of tuner, so it is important to find that manual and read it carefully. If the manual cannot be found, information about the tuner may be available at the manufacturer’s website as well.

If the set already has a digital tuner, nothing more needs be done. The TV will continue to function the same the day after the digital conversion as it did the day before. If the TV contains only an analogue tuner the owner will need to take some steps to get ready for the conversion.

Perhaps the most obvious step those TV owners can take is to simply purchase a new digital television. While this can be an expensive option, it is also a way to take advantage of the latest technology. Buying a new TV will allow viewers to take advantage of sharper pictures and truer colours those televisions are capable of rendering.

Those viewers in search of a less expensive option may choose to purchase a digital converter box instead of a new TV. The purpose of the digital converter box is to convert the new digital signals into ones that the older televisions can understand. Unlike a pay TV or subscription service, the digital box represents a one off cost, and a very affordable one at that.

Before purchasing a digital box, however, owners of older televisions will need to make sure their sets can connect to the new equipment. Most newer model televisions will be able to connect to the digital box using the preferred Scart socket. Using the Scart socket to hook up the digital box will provide superior digital pictures and greater reliability. The good news is that virtually every television set manufactured since 1996 already contains a built in Scart socket.

Even those televisions without a built in Scart socket can still use a digital box if they have an aerial socket. In order to use a digital box with the aerial socket it is important to choose a model equipped with an RF modulator. The RF modulator can connect the digital box directly to the aerial socket, without the need for a built in Scart socket.

In order to get the best performance out of either a digital box or a digital TV it is important to have the right accessories in place. Perhaps the most important of these accessories are digital aerials. These TV aerials will serve to bring the power of the Freeview service to the household, resulting in a clearer picture and exceptional broadcast quality.

There are also several other alternatives to Freeview already available in the United Kingdom. These being Freesat and Sky TV.

Freesat, launched by the BBC and ITV is a new digital satellite service, and as its name suggests, is completely free of any monthly subscription or charges. There are upto 200 digital channels already available on the Freesat service, and some are even broadcast in HD (high definition) for free! Providing you have a HD Freesat satellite receiver, and HD ready television, you could be watching brilliant HD programming free of charge!

Sky is another superb alternative to both Freeview & Freesat, and currently boasts the greatest channel line up between all the systems, however, for this premium product does come a 12 month contract to Sky and a monthly charge for the package of channels you wish to receive.

There are many options available to receive fantastic digital TV. Make sure you are ready for the digital switchover in your area!

Aerialforce are nationwide installers of digital aerial and satellite systems, and can provide advice on sutiable systems to receive digital TV prior to the digital switchover. We can also carry out servicing and repairs of existing installed equipment.

Lacock Village & Abbey (NT) 25-09-2013
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Lacock is a village in the rural county of Wiltshire, England, 3 miles (5 km) from the town of Chippenham. The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust, and attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiled appearance.
The village has been used as a film and television set, notably for the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, the 2007 BBC production of Cranford. It has also made brief appearances in the Harry Potter films Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey’s monastic past.

The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.

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Install Digital Television to improve your home theater experience


A busy lifestyle, work, family, and kids keep us occupied throughout the day, and also at night. There are occasional vacations happening. But they happen ‘occasionally’. So you can imagine that there’s not even an inch of enjoyment throughout the day. However, if there’s one little thing that can make us smile, I guess that would be watching a comedy flick on the TV. For some of us, it’s checking the news headlines of the day and for others it may be watching a good movie. Choices vary, but there’s something that remains constant. It’s watching TV.

Relaxing while watching television is something we all do, don’t we? And it’s supposed to be one of the best things we do in the course of a day. The same goes for our kids. They love those superhero cartoons. You can’t take that away from them. But what if watching television is moved to a whole new level. Yeah, that’s easily possible if digital satellite television set-up is installed.

Home theatre experience can be improved if a set top box is used. This way, you can even bring down the monthly rental charges. Once you become a digital TV user, you are only required to pay for the channels you apply for. There are no extra charges, and of course, no hidden charges. And the best part is that you can even change the subscription package whenever you feel like. This is something you will never get if you are using the local cable TV network.

Installing a digital television set-up is rather easy. You can choose a service provider and make an application, mentioning the package you are interested in. The digital TV service provider will send officials to your place. These guys will come and tell all that you want to know. They will also give details on how much you can end up saving each month once you switch over to digital TV. See, that’s simple!

Installing digital television will actually improve your home theatre experience in multiple ways. You can treat yourself to better quality sound, picture, reception, and you can also request the service provider to air your favourite movies. That comes as a bonus, doesn’t it?

A digital antenna needs to be installed somewhere on your terrace when you become a digital television subscriber. But you don’t have to worry about this. The antenna will be installed by pros, who will be sent to your place once you make an application for digital TV subscription. Maintenance will be done by the same pros. So even if you are faced with bad reception, which may happen due to a defective antenna, just let the service provider know about it. I am sure that will be good enough.

With digital satellite TV installed in your home, you can stay away from movie theatres but enjoy the same feeling right in your home. The dollars saved can be used to buy some beer, which you can have when you enjoy a movie with family and friends.

James Taylor is a home theatre installer, based in Perth. He’s been in the business for the past 15 years.

Little Boy Bluescreen
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Digital TV in Australia


Digital television is currently available in many areas of Australia, and offers a clearer picture, better sound and more services than traditional analogue television services. Upgrading to digital television is relatively easy and will be required as analogue television is decommissioned within Australia, with the final cut-off date for receiving analogue television broadcasts being 31 December 2013.

This article is designed to help you make sure you’re ready for the switchover to digital television in Australia, and ensure that you have the right equipment to receive television into 2014.

Why would I want Digital TV?

Digital television comes with quite a few benefits – including increased picture resolution (allowing for higher quality images), better sound and more television channels. There is also a requirement to eventually switch over to digital television in Australia as the older analogue television signals will be phased out of operation, and will no longer be available in Australia by 2014.

Freeview is the free digital television service in Australia. It comprises all the channels from Australia’s free-to-view broadcasters, including the ABC, SBS, Seven Network, Nine Network, Network Ten, Southern Cross, Prime and WIN. Freeview provides up to six more channels than would otherwise be received via analogue television.

As of June 2010, the additional channels are ABC 2, ABC 3, SBS TWO, 7TWO, GO! and ONE. In addition, channels Seven, Nine, the ABC and SBS provide simulcast programming of their main channel in high definition (HD) quality. ONE HD, Ten’s 24 hour sports channel, is also simulcast in standard definition in metropolitan areas. In the future, it is expected these simulcast channels will be replaced with unique programming.

How do I get Digital TV?

Getting Digital TV is relatively easy – you can either buy a new integrated television or upgrade your older analogue television. A set-top box or a digital TV Recorder will allow you to get digital television services on your existing television – although you will need a new digital television if you wish to get the additional clarity of high definition broadcasts.

Thanks to an Australian Government labelling scheme, devices are split up into three categories of Digital TV readiness; “HD Ready”, “SD Ready” and “Digital TV Capable” when an additional device will be required. The scheme highlights which TVs and set top boxes will receive high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) digital TV signals, and which televisions, monitors or projectors will require a set top box or digital TV recorder to receive digital free-to-air television.

Retailers will prominently display these labels, and most can offer advice on connecting your existing equipment to receive Digital TV, or help you with other questions about the changes. Some retailers also employ Digital Advisors, who are able to assist you. These people have passed Australian Government training and can offer advice on the appropriate equipment to get Digital TV. You can recognise an Australian Government Approved Digital Advisor by their badge with the “Get Ready for Digital TV” logo and the words “Australian Government Approved” at the top. The badge will also state their name and when their advisor status expires.

Further information about Digital TV, getting ready, switchover dates and retailers with approved Digital Advisors are available from the Australian government website, http://www.digitalready.gov.au

Hot.com.au is an online electronics retailer, and included in the Australian Government’s Retail Advisor Scheme as an online store. Hot is happy to help you make the switch to Digital TV.

Tokyo – Tokyo Tower at Sunset
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From Wikipedia:

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー, Tōkyō tawā) is a communications and observation tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.5 metres (1,091 ft), it is the second tallest artificial structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.

Built in 1958, the tower’s main sources of revenue are tourism and antenna leasing. Over 150 million people have visited the tower since its opening. FootTown, a 4-story building located directly under the tower, houses museums, restaurants and shops. Departing from here, guests can visit two observation decks. The 2-story Main Observatory is located at 150 meters (492 ft), while the smaller Special Observatory reaches a height of 250 meters (820 ft).

The tower acts as a support structure for an antenna. Originally intended for television broadcasting, radio antennas were installed in 1961 and the tower is now used to broadcast both signals for Japanese media outlets such as NHK, TBS and Fuji TV. Japan’s planned switch from analog to digital for all television broadcasting by July 2011 is problematic, however. Tokyo Tower’s current height is not high enough to adequately support complete terrestrial digital broadcasting to the area. A taller digital broadcasting tower known as Tokyo Sky Tree is currently planned to open in 2012.

Viewers Still Turning to Television for Entertainment


While many experts are speculating that television viewership has decreased due to the Internet and video websites, new reports have shown that television is still the screen of choice for many people.

A recent report has found that alternative forms of television, including online video, are having little impact on the number of people who tune in to their favourite shows through television sets.

The report notes that 75 per cent of adults disagreed with the notion that they are watching less traditional television because of the Internet, and many said they would not consider cancelling their television service simply because of the availability of online television shows.

In addition, it was also found from recent studies that the average viewer tuned in to over 151 hours of television shows during Q4 of 2008. Compared to those numbers, online television and mobile television viewers only watched between three and four hours worth of content.

There are also statistics which prove that during the economic recession, more television viewers are planning to stay at home in order to save money on entertainment. This means more people watching television and pay-per-view films, and less people heading out to cinemas and theatres.

Many are also attributing the swell in television viewership to an increase in quality programming as well. With great programmes being produced and shot in HD on many channels, it’s hard not to get swept up in the plot lines of our favourite shows.

Now more people than ever are becoming exposed to new channels and television series’, as the switch to digital takes over in both the UK and the US. While the digital switchover deadline in America has been postponed, viewers are finding new programmes to enjoy thanks to the added number of stations. Furthermore, it is hoped that all regions in the UK will make the digital switchover by the end of 2012.

With more people choosing to watch quality television, the popularity of digital TV is on the rise. Digital TV makes it easier to find the programmes that interest you, no matter if you’re interested in music, food, current events or popular films.

And now, many digital TV operators offer the choice to purchase a digital video recorder, which means you won’t have to miss a moment of any of your favourite shows. Digital recorders can be pre-set to record all your favourite shows, no matter when they’re on, leaving you able to watch them whenever you like. With such options available, it is not too difficult to see why television is the viewer’s entertainment of choice.

Daniel Collins writes on a number of topics on behalf of a digital marketing agency and a variety of clients. As such, this article is to be considered a professional piece with business interests in mind.

Fire Escape – New York
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Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York. The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall’s Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, Mill Rock, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a very small area on the mainland bordering the Bronx. The original city of New York began at the southern end of Manhattan, expanded northwards, and then between 1874 and 1898, annexed land from surrounding counties.The County of New York is the most densely populated county in the United States, and one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a 2010 population of 1,585,873 living in a land area of 22.96 square miles (59.5 km2), or 69,464 residents per square mile (26,924/km²). It is also one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, with a 2005 per capita income above 0,000. Manhattan is the third-largest of New York’s five boroughs in population, and its smallest borough in land area.Manhattan is a major commercial, financial, and cultural center of both the United States and the world. Anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City vies with the City of London as the financial capital of the world and is home of both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many major radio, television, and telecommunications companies in the United States are based here, as well as many news, magazine, book, and other media publishers.Manhattan has many famous landmarks, tourist attractions, museums, and universities. It is also the location of the United Nations Headquarters. It is the center of New York City and the New York metropolitan region, hosting the seat of city government and a large portion of the area’s employment, business, and entertainment activities. As a result, residents of New York City’s other boroughs such as Brooklyn and Queens often refer to a trip to Manhattan as "going to the city", despite the comparable populations between those boroughs.

World-wide Warming and Scientific Proof

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World wide Warming and Scientific Proof

World wide warming is considered a continuing and equivocal increase belonging to the temperature about the earth’s weather. Ninety per cent of the earth’s world wide warming on earth takes place inside oceans. This dedication was manufactured as the yr 1971. Apart from the recoded raise in the temperature during the oceans, temperature rises have also been witnessed on the earth’s surface and in the air. Global warming may be regarded the cause of the successive boost in the earth’s temperature greater than the modern a long time. The scientific know-how concerning intercontinental warming has enhanced substantially over time as witnessed within the present scientific claims. Read more »

Exactly what is the future of the printed guides around the electronic age?

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Health care, an inaccessible luxurious

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In this particular twenty first century there have been raised consciousness about the problems addressing human rights and liberty, as a result democracy is easily the most practiced method of governance all around the earth. Read more »