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HD Television Providers Are Constantly Expanding Their HD Channel Lineup


Many of our clients and online business partners have asked us on numerous occasions – What is high definition television and how can we benefit from its technology? Is the picture quality that much better? What are the picture sizes that are available? Is it that much better than a regular antenna? Well, HD television is a new form of digital television, and it operates from a digital foundation. That’s why you need Digital Cable, digital satellite service, or a new digital rooftop antenna to receive it.

High Definition Television is on the rise these days with most new television sets supporting HDTV. The bigger named HD television providers are constantly expanding their HD channel lineup and packages to meet the growing demand from consumers that want to dive into the HD experience.

Digital technology uses two way communication and video compression to transmit more channels through the cable frequency, offering greater channel choice, control and convenience. Digital Television requires a set top box to deliver programming, but it does not require a special television set.

Digital TV signals also eliminated snow, static and other signal interruptions analog broadcasting is susceptible to. Digital cable works well and is pretty easy if there is not enough signal. DBmv is the standard unit of measure, and the target is around -10 to 0 at the set for a good picture.

Resolutions for television are 480, 720 and 1080. These numbers indicate how many pixels are viewable on any particular display type. Resolutions may be 480, 720 or 1080 vertical progressive lines of resolution or 480 and 1080 interlaced lines of resolution. Many receivers do not support 1080p. Resolution refers to the number of pixels on the screen and is given in vertical pixel measurements. For example, “1080” represents the resolution 1920×1080, which means that the screen has 1,920 horizontal pixels and 1,080 vertical pixels.

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It seems strange to think that when I was born in 1949 that hardly anyone had a television set, let alone a car !

The differences in technology, living standards and how we live, have changed drastically.

The changes to politics both geographically and ‘ideology’ wise have brought about new peace but new conflicts as well.

What I have found out lately is how much childhood and coming to maturity affects the rest of your life and shapes you for future years.

Music was also a huge part of the 1960s. While Liverpool had the Beatles, the London sound was a mix of bands who went on to worldwide success, including The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Rolling Stones. Their music was the mainstay of pirate radio stations like Radio Caroline and Radio Swinging England. Creative types of all kinds gravitated to the capital, from artists and writers to magazine publishers, photographers, advertisers, film-makers and product designers.

The last time we had 0% inflation in Britain was 1960.

The 1960’s had a serious undertone. It was great whilst it lasted, but because of the rush to change thing’s too quickly, the 1970’s paid the price with great political unrest and financial disasters.

The differences between working in the 1960’s and today are quite striking, especially for younger people and a fine example of this was my first ever full-time job when I was 15 in 1964.

They were days where you worked where you wanted to work, jobs were plentiful, my first wage packet was £6, government figures show that the average weekly wage is £16.

The trend of ‘only buy something when you’ve got the cash’ seemed to disappear and more and more Retailers, Car Sales Companies etc., were providing more ways to buy items before you’d paid for them – the credit trend had begun.

There’s a saying that "if you remember the 60s, you weren’t there"

For many of you the 60s was about rock ‘n roll and sexual liberation, while for others the hardship of the 50s lingered long and prevented them from enjoying the nation’s rebirth.

Below is a selection of observations about life in the 1960s.

I remember bread, milk, eggs and cheese, etc. all being delivered to your house, enjoying life without internet access and cell phone technology. Being amazed at seeing an E-Type Jaguar on the roads in Bristol. TV was black-and-white in those days and had only recently switched to 625 lines. I still remember the huge ‘X’ and ‘H’ shaped aerials used by the original 425 line system, all the TVs and radios using valves of course.

Boys still wore short trousers at primary school, and graduated to long trousers at 11 when you went to secondary school.

The country turned from the black and white austerity of the 40s and 50s into a Technicolor, psychedelic Garden of Eden. Harold Wilson, the new prime minister, hailed the dawn of the classless society. And among white Britons there were fears Britain was under siege from Commonwealth immigrants, a feeling stirred up by Tory outsider Enoch Powell in his famous "rivers of blood" speech in 1968.

Not since before the Romans invaded had long-haired people wandered around in public wearing so little. And not since the early Christians had love been so earnestly declared the answer to almost everything.

A heady optimism was shared by people who had never enjoyed this kind of cultural power before – the children of dockers and factory workers bringing a transfusion of energy that pale, old Britain badly needed.

Having to do your shopping by talking to people over the counter. Frozen milk which pushed the tops off the bottles. Being satisfied the Santa had actually come instead of how much he’d brought. Darned socks. Transistor radios. Being able to play in the street for the whole day hardly seeing a car. Bobbies on bikes. Having a Grandma that looked like a Grandma rather than a big sister. Rag rugs. Roller skates. Wearing clothes on the beach. Footballs with laces. Dad always wearing a jacket when he went out. Homemade go-carts. Prams with big wheels (pre go cart)

Free milk at school every morning in 1/3 pint bottles plus a waxy straw. Black-and-white TV, Watch with Mother, Sooty, The Buccaneers, William Tell, Ivanhoe. A feeling that something was not quite right, borne out by anti-Vietnam demos, industrial disputes, but all seemingly made bliss by the World Cup victory in ’66.

In those days there was still something to be proud about in being British. Our expectations were less so we were more content and it was before the advent of Human Rights activists and child psychologists so people grew up with some self discipline and were more content. We did not have to feel guilty every time we got in the car, switched on the light or had a gin & tonic or pint of beer. The only downside was that women had less freedom and married women, particularly mothers, were still expected to stay at home.

Getting a transistor radio and listening to Radio Luxemburg, under the bed clothes. Trying to get in to Top of the Pops when it was taped in an old church in Manchester. The Mersey Sound. Denim skirts and striped sailor tops. The death of Skiffle groups and the rise of electric guitars. Woolworth stores, mod & rockers, Vespa & Lambretta scooters, British built motorcycles and cars, pounds, shillings and pence, Ben Sherman and Brutus shirts, mandatory red socks, ankle high Levi ‘Sta-Prest’ trousers.

London in 1967 and looking to find somewhere to live. Most adverts for letting advertising in newsagent windows stated ‘No Irish, no blacks need apply’. I was very lucky finding a very good English family to let rent one of their rooms. My age was 20 years and it was the first time I was away from home.

It was a time when elderly people were respected, where teaching had some integrity and teachers were well thought of, where there was one gun related murder a year and the culprit duly hanged. We spent our money on rebuilding the families that had been displaced by the war. Our main concern was to get a job, learn new skills build a better future. A time when we were able to enjoy the freedom earned by the efforts of our fathers.

Possibly the most important thing that happened in my life was taking the 11+ test. Amongst my community, and especially my friends, it was considered very ‘elitist’ to go to Grammar school, and there was scorn and derision hurled at anyone who passed the test and went there.

The slum clearance and the lovely, cosy coal fires and kind, patient teachers. New built council houses, which had, joy of joys, a BATHROOM and hot water; in a previous house the loo was down the street and one had to take toilet paper along on a visit, or use the old newspaper strung on a nail. Until 1969, a bath for me was either a tin bath in front of the fire or, for a treat, a real bath with hot water which cost 6d at the public swimming baths. Even in the new house there was only a coal fire for heating, so on cold mornings frost was scraped from the inside of the bedroom window, and one dressed in front of the open gas oven, turned on full for warmth.

You could leave your doors unlocked and all that happened was that next door would put your milk in the pantry if you were out and the weather was hot. No thieving. No trouble just community spirit. It wasn’t called that in those days just neighbourliness

Closeted in the home or watched over by ‘helicopter’ parents, children lack much of the freedom they had only 50 years ago.

British children’s play has been transformed in the last 100 years. Up to the 1960s there were few children who didn’t spend much of their free time outdoors, playing in the fields, parks, streets, back alleys, old bombsites and local beauty spots.

This play was unsupervised by mum or dad and children were free to go on adventures far from home. Sadly this world of independent child’s play has today largely vanished. One of the important reasons for this decline is the inexorable rise of stranger danger and child abduction in modern Britain.


The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. It is known as the Swinging Sixties and is associated with the birth of British pop music and fashion.



1961 – First man in space
1966 – England won the football World cup
1969 – First humans to walk on the Moon


1960 Population of Britain was about 53 million
1960 World’s population was just over 3 billion.

Cost of Living

The average house price was £2,530
Loaf of bread 5p
A season ticket to see Manchester United cost £8.50.

Homes and households

Most houses now had a refrigerator and a cooker.
People could buy sliced bread.
Plastic buckets could now be bought.
CoCo Pops were launched in 1961.
Ice lollies and choc ices on sticks became very popular during the 1960s


For the first time, virtually all houses had electricity.


1969 The Anglo-French airliner Concorde makes its first supersonic test flight.


1961 – First man in space. First human space flight to orbit the Earth: Yuri Gagarin, Vostok 1.

1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 10, which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.

1968 – First humans to leave Earth’s gravity influence and orbit another world: Apollo 8.

1969 – First humans to walk on the Moon: Apollo 11.


1962 – The audio cassette invented.

1963 – The first geosynchronous communications satellite, Syncom 2 is launched.

1963 – Touch-Tone telephones introduced.

1965 – Sony markets the CV-2000, the first home video tape recorder.


Most homes had televisions by the end of the decade.

Coronation Street first aired in 1960.

Live trans-Atlantic satellite television via the Telstar satellite was made possible in 1962.

BBC 2 went on air in 1964 and was the first channel to have colour in 1967.

Dr Who first appeared on television during the 60s.

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1964 The first "Top of the Pops" on the BBC

Presenters: Jimmy Savile and Alan Freeman.

Playlist: • Rolling Stones – I Wanna Be Your Man (Promo Video) • The Hollies – Stay (Performance) • Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You (Performance) • Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shake (Performance) • Dave Clark 5 – Glad All Over (Performance) • Gene Pitney – 24 Hours From Tulsa (Audience Dancing) • Freddie & The Dreamers – You Were Made For Me (Film Sequence) • The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand (News Footage)


The first supermarkets opened – mainly in town centres. Now you could buy all your food in one shop.


In the 1960s, tower blocks were considered a solution to the housing shortage caused by second world war damage and increased population.


1962 – The first computer video game, Spacewar, is invented.

1964 – The first successful Minicomputer, Digital Equipment Corporation’s 12-bit PDP-8, is marketed.

1968 – The first public demonstration of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, email, and hypertext.

1969 – Arpanet, the research-oriented prototype of the Internet, was introduced.

BASIC (an early computer language) is invented by John George Kemeny and Tom Kurtz.

The computer mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart.

The first computer with integrated circuits made.

Robert Dennard invented RAM (random access memory).


1960 – The halogen lamp invented.

1961 – Valium invented. The nondairy creamer invented.

1962 – The audio cassette invented.
The fiber-tip pen invented by Yukio Horie.
Spacewar, the first computer video game invented.

1963 – The video disk invented.

1964 – Acrylic paint invented.
Permanent-press fabric invented.

1965 – Astroturf invented.
Soft contact lenses invented.
NutraSweet invented.
The compact disk invented by James Russell.
Kevlar invented by Stephanie Louise Kwolek.

1966 – Electronic Fuel injection for cars invented.

1967 – The first handheld calculator invented.

1969 – The artificial heart invented.
The ATM invented.
The bar-code scanner is invented.


Dow Corp invents silicone breast implants.

1967 – First heart transplantation operation.


The Beatles began their career. They leapt to fame in 1963 with ‘Please, Please Me’.

The Beatles moved through the late 1960s as favourites of the ‘flower power’ generation – many young people enjoyed ‘hippie’ music. Other teenagers preferred the music of the ‘Mods’ – ska music and The Who.

1960 Elvis Presley
1961 Chubby Checker
1962 Cliff Richard
1963 The Beatles
1964 The Kinks
1965 The Rolling Stones
1966 Dusty Springfield
1967 The Monkeys
1968 Jimmy Hendrix
1969 Serge Gainsbourg


The 1960s featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time.In the middle of the decade, culottes, go-go boots, box-shaped PVC dresses and other PVC clothes were popular. The widely popular bikini came into fashion in 1963 after being featured in the musical Beach Party.

Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt, and Jackie Kennedy introduced the pillbox hat, both becoming extremely popular. False eyelashes were worn by women throughout the 1960s, and their hairstyles were a variety of lengths and styles. While focusing on colors and tones, accessories were less of an importance during the sixties.

People were dressing in psychedelic prints, highlighter colors, and mismatched patterns.

The hippie movement late in the decade also exerted a strong influence on ladies’ clothing styles, including bell-bottom jeans, tie-dye, and batik fabrics, as well as paisley prints.

In the early-to-mid-1960s, the London Modernists known as the Mods were shaping and defining popular fashion for young British men while the trends for both changed more frequently than ever before in the history of fashion and would continue to do so throughout the decade. Designers were producing clothing more suitable for young adults which lead to an increase in interests and sales.

1960 Doc Martens boots
1962 Teddy Boy suits
1963 Mop top hair
1964 Wigs
1965 The Twiggy look
1966 Mini skirts
1967 Paisley
1968 Body art
1969 Love beads


1960 Etch-a-sketch
1961 Scalextric
1962 Mousetrap
1963 Sindy
1964 Mr Potato Head
1965 Spirograph
1966 Action Man
1967 KerPlunk
1968 Batman utility belt and the Spacehopper


New cars of the 60s included the Capri (1961), Consul Cortina ( 1963) and Ford Escort (1968), which replaced the Anglia.

In 1966, the first Intercity train was used, which could travel much quicker than old steam and diesel trains. Many trains now run using electricity, which is much quieter and cleaner.


People started to spend more money on holidays. Many people no longer wanted holidays in Britain. Package holidays became popular – people arranged holidays through a travel agent.

Tough Times Ahead

And the Sixties ended as they began, with protests. There were seven million working days lost to strikes in 1969. Even the Mini, held up as a triumph for British design, provided a dark warning about the future of British business and manufacturing because it was sold too cheaply.

The optimism of the Sixties was starting to evaporate and it was clear there were tough times ahead.

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Digital Television Is New And Interesting


Digital Television (DTV) is an advanced broadcasting technology that has transformed your television viewing experience. DTV has enable broadcasters to offer television with better picture and sound quality. Digital broadcast builds on considerably expanded viewing options delivered through cable or satellite.

Digital television is changing the way individuals engage with the the media, offering a more interactive and viewer centered approach to the television watching experience. Along with satellite television, the introduction of digital television has revolutionized the entire TV industry, and has had profound affects on a number of other industries too.

Digital television is an expression of postmodern culture, which directs the communality of digital television. Traditionally the media endeavour to produce audiences. Digital television is a method of sending television program broadcasts from the broadcasters to your television sets. It works by converting the pictures and sounds into small pieces of data which are compressed and sent from the broadcaster to your television set.

Digital television is a new, interesting, and has a rich platform for developing next generation multimedia services. One of the key digital television standards is Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) which includes hardware devices and software architecture. Digital television is a multibillion-dollar industry with commercial systems now being deployed worldwide.

DTV will expand broadcasting capabilities to include three formats: HDTV, multicasting, and datacasting. The highest quality will be HDTV, providing an image far superior to that available on analog sets. DTV information will require a different kind of receiver than standard television signals. Manufacturers have developed converter boxes that will allow viewers to receive DTV programs on their regular TV sets.

HDTV is also capable of displaying the rectangular widescreen view familiar to moviegoers, a view called the 16:9 ratio. Conventional TV displays have a 4:3 ratio. HDTV offers us a new way of looking at the world. Just as color TV transformed the medium when it became popular during the 1960s, digital television represents another wave of the future.

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Tokyo Skytree Tōkyō Sukaitsurī is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa.

The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region; the older Tokyo Tower no longer gives complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by high-rise buildings. Skytree was completed on 29 February 2012, with the tower opening to the public on 22 May 2012.

The tower is the centrepiece of a large commercial development funded by Tobu Railway and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters headed by NHK. Trains stop at the adjacent Tokyo Skytree Station and nearby Oshiage Station, and the complex is only 7 km north-east of Tokyo Station.

Digital Tuners: A Must While Switching From Regular To Digital Television


As most of us know by now, the transition has begun as we all slowly make the switch from regular analog television to digital television. In some years to come people will notice that the cable will be gone forever and only the digital television will prevail!

As a lot of people have come to accept the shift it is becoming more and more outlandish. The settings in the analog television cannot be changed to anything more than just the color. So goodbye to your analog TV if you love it and don’t want to part with it, because eventually you’ll either accept digital or you won’t watch television. This is not a problem for a lot of people as they are very happy with the clarity of the digital television than the earlier analog one.

The proper equipment will be needed for your television if you plan on watching digital TV. It is a choice that one wants to make from so many varieties that are present like terrestrial reception digital cable TV or the satellite TV. It is the digital terrestrial TV that is the latest craze as a lot of people are preferring it now. It is quite complex for the persons staying in remote places as they need to go in for an upgrade when the signal is very weak. This is the downside about digital terrestrial television; it is not certain to work in all areas, especially areas that do not have a large population in that particular region.

It is the digital tuners that is one of the most advanced addition to the equipment of the digital television. The tuners of the digital and the analog television are quite dissimilar. The earlier televisions and VCRs had their tuners inside them. As the television and the VCR have to be in congruence while watching the digital TV one has to even change the digital VCR. For taking up the subscription one has to choose the right kind of digital television service. You can also get more than one tuner and a video recording set from reputable companies. There is so much advancement in the technology these days that one can record one program while watching another so that the program is not missed.

As you can see so far, there are some great benefits and more options with digital television. While the switch can make you displeased when you accept it you will soon realize that it is a lot better than the old analog television you had. Even if the new equipment that has to be purchased costs more it will be a wise decision as one can really have the pleasure of watching television in a happy way. Another thing to take note of on the positive side is that you will receive a lot more channels because digital television has a low bandwidth.

Get to read informative articles on digital tuners and digital television.

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Tokyo Skytree Tōkyō Sukaitsurī is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa.

The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region; the older Tokyo Tower no longer gives complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by high-rise buildings. Skytree was completed on 29 February 2012, with the tower opening to the public on 22 May 2012.

The tower is the centrepiece of a large commercial development funded by Tobu Railway and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters headed by NHK. Trains stop at the adjacent Tokyo Skytree Station and nearby Oshiage Station, and the complex is only 7 km north-east of Tokyo Station.

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Go into the future with digital television


There is nothing like coming home at the end of a long day, sitting down, and enjoying a bit of television. Or, if one works nights, the anticipation of catching a few of the morning shows is the perfect way to unwind before catching that afternoon nap. Digital television enhances these experiences. Unlike analog, digital provides a wide variety of channels and programming; it also delivers multimedia and other electronic services. Then there is the picture quality. Digital television exhibits high-definition features that are nothing like what one experiences with analog. Colors are deeper, contrasts are sharper, and sounds are clearer with digital. One gets true home entertainment value through this rich new television medium.

Digital television is delivered through a satellite receiver; and the quality of the receiver is what determines the quality of the picture. Needless to say, not all receivers are the same. But one of the best units on the market is the Dreambox 8000. This receiver is High Definition, and it includes pluggable tuner modules and a DVD drive. The Dreambox 8000 is known for producing excellent screen quality and for being especially easy to install and operate. Most vendors selling the unit include a one year warranty; although the Dreambox 8000 is reliable, it is important to have the assurance that one can return it if one has received a defective unit.

Digital represents a leap forward in home recreation. There has simply been nothing like it in television before. The Dreambox 8000, for example, includes plug-ins, which gives the unit multi-functionality as an entertainment system; one is able to play and video games, or engage a number of stream media at one’s discretion. Nowadays, one has a great many choices as to the kind of information or amusement one wants at any given time; it is therefore important to have an ability to switch quickly from one forum to another. With its robust adaptability the Dreambox 8000 is the perfect receiver for 21st century play.

The other thing one is naturally concerned with in choosing a digital receiver is cost. Digital technology is fast becoming ubiquitous. Soon there will be few places that don’t offer digital and, perhaps most importantly, even fewer places that do offer analog. This greater technological fact has driven the overall prices of digital satellite receivers down. It therefore behooves those looking for deals on digital to be diligent, for one can find competitive prices if one looks carefully.

The worldwide web is a good place to begin. A 21st century entertainment system is best found using a 21st century shopping system. Fortunately, there are many web-based firms that offer great deals on digital receivers like the Dreambox 8000. Such companies usually allow one to purchase the unit over the web and can be relied upon to package and ship the box expeditiously. As mentioned before, the world is going digital. If one is thinking of making the transition, now is the time. Get ahead and discover the joys of high definition television and multimedia capability.

Digital represents a leap forward in home recreation. There has simply been nothing like it in television before. The Dreambox 8000 is known for producing excellent screen quality and for being especially easy to install and operate. For more information about this unit please visit http://www.dreambox-8000.com.

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Cable Television – How Does It Work?


Although cable television has been a popular service for decades, many Americans don’t quite understand how it works. Presently, cable companies in the U.S. are responsible for providing about 60 million homes with hundreds of digital TV channels each month. Many of these homes also receive high-speed Internet via coaxial cable. With the rising popularity of cellular phones, landlines are becoming obsolete. As a result, many people opt for cable Internet instead of DSL, which requires an active home phone line to deliver Internet data.

Cable technology isn’t complicated. There are three necessary components for enjoying cable TV: the cable TV network, the cable TV company, and the customer. Cable networks, such as MTV, The Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network beam their TV programs via satellite to various cable television providers, such as Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Cox. These companies transmit the TV programming through a coaxial cable to each customer’s home or business. In order to watch cable TV, you must subscribe to a monthly television package.

The cable provider will send a technician to your home to ensure that you have the proper wiring to enjoy TV service. If you don’t, a discrete coaxial cable will be installed in your walls and connected to the cable company. Older television sets may not be cable-ready. In this case, a converter box will be provided. If you have more than one television set that you wish to enjoy cable programming on, you can get a splitter. This device allows cable subscribers to watch television programming on multiple TV sets simultaneously. Each television set can tune into a different channel, and enjoy crystal clear reception!

Because of the digital TV transition, which went into effect earlier this year, all television broadcasts are now required to air in digital format. Analog TV is no longer available, which means that ‘rabbit ears’ and antennas will not provide television content without help from a digital tuner. If you only wish to access free ‘over-the-air’ television, which includes programming from regional networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, you have three options. First, you can purchase a digital tuner for your analog TV. Second, you can purchase a digital television, featuring a built-in digital tuner. Lastly, you can purchase local content from your cable TV provider.

One of the biggest benefits of cable television is that it can be coupled with high-speed Internet, and even home phone service. Competing services, over-the-air and satellite TV, aren’t able to offer cheap bundles. Cable’s simple technology offers simple installation, crystal clear reception, multi-room service, and affordable bundle upgrade options.

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Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts and Crafts – A Cold Winter Day
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Army Photography Contest – 2007 – FMWRC – Arts and Crafts – A Cold Winter Day

Photo By: COL James Rentz

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U.S. Army Arts and Crafts History

After World War I the reductions to the Army left the United States with a small force. The War Department faced monumental challenges in preparing for World War II. One of those challenges was soldier morale. Recreational activities for off duty time would be important. The arts and crafts program informally evolved to augment the needs of the War Department.
On January 9, 1941, the Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson, appointed Frederick H. Osborn, a prominent U.S. businessman and philanthropist, Chairman of the War Department Committee on Education, Recreation and Community Service.
In 1940 and 1941, the United States involvement in World War II was more of sympathy and anticipation than of action. However, many different types of institutions were looking for ways to help the war effort. The Museum of Modern Art in New York was one of these institutions. In April, 1941, the Museum announced a poster competition, “Posters for National Defense.” The directors stated “The Museum feels that in a time of national emergency the artists of a country are as important an asset as men skilled in other fields, and that the nation’s first-rate talent should be utilized by the government for its official design work… Discussions have been held with officials of the Army and the Treasury who have expressed remarkable enthusiasm…”
In May 1941, the Museum exhibited “Britain at War”, a show selected by Sir Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery in London. The “Prize-Winning Defense Posters” were exhibited in July through September concurrently with “Britain at War.” The enormous overnight growth of the military force meant mobilization type construction at every camp. Construction was fast; facilities were not fancy; rather drab and depressing.
In 1941, the Fort Custer Army Illustrators, while on strenuous war games maneuvers in Tennessee, documented the exercise The Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Feb. 1942), described their work. “Results were astonishingly good; they showed serious devotion …to the purpose of depicting the Army scene with unvarnished realism and a remarkable ability to capture this scene from the soldier’s viewpoint. Civilian amateur and professional artists had been transformed into soldier-artists. Reality and straightforward documentation had supplanted (replaced) the old romantic glorification and false dramatization of war and the slick suavity (charm) of commercial drawing.”

“In August of last year, Fort Custer Army Illustrators held an exhibition, the first of its kind in the new Army, at the Camp Service Club. Soldiers who saw the exhibition, many of whom had never been inside an art gallery, enjoyed it thoroughly. Civilian visitors, too, came and admired. The work of the group showed them a new aspect of the Army; there were many phases of Army life they had never seen or heard of before. Newspapers made much of it and, most important, the Army approved. Army officials saw that it was not only authentic material, but that here was a source of enlivenment (vitalization) to the Army and a vivid medium for conveying the Army’s purposes and processes to civilians and soldiers.”
Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn and War Department leaders were concerned because few soldiers were using the off duty recreation areas that were available. Army commanders recognized that efficiency is directly correlated with morale, and that morale is largely determined from the manner in which an individual spends his own free time. Army morale enhancement through positive off duty recreation programs is critical in combat staging areas.
To encourage soldier use of programs, the facilities drab and uninviting environment had to be improved. A program utilizing talented artists and craftsmen to decorate day rooms, mess halls, recreation halls and other places of general assembly was established by the Facilities Section of Special Services. The purpose was to provide an environment that would reflect the military tradition, accomplishments and the high standard of army life. The fact that this work was to be done by the men themselves had the added benefit of contributing to the esprit de corps (teamwork, or group spirit) of the unit.
The plan was first tested in October of 1941, at Camp Davis, North Carolina. A studio workshop was set up and a group of soldier artists were placed on special duty to design and decorate the facilities. Additionally, evening recreation art classes were scheduled three times a week. A second test was established at Fort Belvoir, Virginia a month later. The success of these programs lead to more installations requesting the program.
After Pearl Harbor was bombed, the Museum of Modern Art appointed Mr. James Soby, to the position of Director of the Armed Service Program on January 15, 1942. The subsequent program became a combination of occupational therapy, exhibitions and morale-sustaining activities.
Through the efforts of Mr. Soby, the museum program included; a display of Fort Custer Army Illustrators work from February through April 5, 1942. The museum also included the work of soldier-photographers in this exhibit. On May 6, 1942, Mr. Soby opened an art sale of works donated by museum members. The sale was to raise funds for the Soldier Art Program of Special Services Division. The bulk of these proceeds were to be used to provide facilities and materials for soldier artists in Army camps throughout the country.
Members of the Museum had responded with paintings, sculptures, watercolors, gouaches, drawings, etchings and lithographs. Hundreds of works were received, including oils by Winslow Homer, Orozco, John Kane, Speicher, Eilshemius, de Chirico; watercolors by Burchfield and Dufy; drawings by Augustus John, Forain and Berman, and prints by Cezanne, Lautrec, Matisse and Bellows. The War Department plan using soldier-artists to decorate and improve buildings and grounds worked. Many artists who had been drafted into the Army volunteered to paint murals in waiting rooms and clubs, to decorate dayrooms, and to landscape grounds. For each artist at work there were a thousand troops who watched. These bystanders clamored to participate, and classes in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography were offered. Larger working space and more instructors were required to meet the growing demand. Civilian art instructors and local communities helped to meet this cultural need, by providing volunteer instruction and facilities.
Some proceeds from the Modern Museum of Art sale were used to print 25,000 booklets called “Interior Design and Soldier Art.” The booklet showed examples of soldier-artist murals that decorated places of general assembly. It was a guide to organizing, planning and executing the soldier-artist program. The balance of the art sale proceeds were used to purchase the initial arts and crafts furnishings for 350 Army installations in the USA.
In November, 1942, General Somervell directed that a group of artists be selected and dispatched to active theaters to paint war scenes with the stipulation that soldier artists would not paint in lieu of military duties.
Aileen Osborn Webb, sister of Brigadier General Frederick H. Osborn, launched the American Crafts Council in 1943. She was an early champion of the Army program.
While soldiers were participating in fixed facilities in the USA, many troops were being shipped overseas to Europe and the Pacific (1942-1945). They had long periods of idleness and waiting in staging areas. At that time the wounded were lying in hospitals, both on land and in ships at sea. The War Department and Red Cross responded by purchasing kits of arts and crafts tools and supplies to distribute to “these restless personnel.” A variety of small “Handicraft Kits” were distributed free of charge. Leathercraft, celluloid etching, knotting and braiding, metal tooling, drawing and clay modeling are examples of the types of kits sent.
In January, 1944, the Interior Design Soldier Artist program was more appropriately named the “Arts and Crafts Section” of Special Services. The mission was “to fulfill the natural human desire to create, provide opportunities for self-expression, serve old skills and develop new ones, and assist the entire recreation program through construction work, publicity, and decoration.”
The National Army Art Contest was planned for the late fall of 1944. In June of 1945, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., for the first time in its history opened its facilities for the exhibition of the soldier art and photography submitted to this contest. The “Infantry Journal, Inc.” printed a small paperback booklet containing 215 photographs of pictures exhibited in the National Gallery of Art.
In August of 1944, the Museum of Modern Art, Armed Forces Program, organized an art center for veterans. Abby Rockefeller, in particular, had a strong interest in this project. Soldiers were invited to sketch, paint, or model under the guidance of skilled artists and craftsmen. Victor d’Amico, who was in charge of the Museum’s Education Department, was quoted in Russell Lynes book, Good Old Modern: An Intimate Portrait of the Museum of Modern Art. “I asked one fellow why he had taken up art and he said, Well, I just came back from destroying everything. I made up my mind that if I ever got out of the Army and out of the war I was never going to destroy another thing in my life, and I decided that art was the thing that I would do.” Another man said to d’Amico, “Art is like a good night’s sleep. You come away refreshed and at peace.”
In late October, 1944, an Arts and Crafts Branch of Special Services Division, Headquarters, European Theater of Operations was established. A versatile program of handcrafts flourished among the Army occupation troops.
The increased interest in crafts, rather than fine arts, at this time lead to a new name for the program: The “Handicrafts Branch.”
In 1945, the War Department published a new manual, “Soldier Handicrafts”, to help implement this new emphasis. The manual contained instructions for setting up crafts facilities, selecting as well as improvising tools and equipment, and basic information on a variety of arts and crafts.
As the Army moved from a combat to a peacetime role, the majority of crafts shops in the United States were equipped with woodworking power machinery for construction of furnishings and objects for personal living. Based on this new trend, in 1946 the program was again renamed, this time as “Manual Arts.”
At the same time, overseas programs were now employing local artists and craftsmen to operate the crafts facilities and instruct in a variety of arts and crafts. These highly skilled, indigenous instructors helped to stimulate the soldiers’ interest in the respective native cultures and artifacts. Thousands of troops overseas were encouraged to record their experiences on film. These photographs provided an invaluable means of communication between troops and their families back home.
When the war ended, the Navy had a firm of architects and draftsmen on contract to design ships. Since there was no longer a need for more ships, they were given a new assignment: To develop a series of instructional guides for arts and crafts. These were called “Hobby Manuals.” The Army was impressed with the quality of the Navy manuals and had them reprinted and adopted for use by Army troops. By 1948, the arts and crafts practiced throughout the Army were so varied and diverse that the program was renamed “Hobby Shops.” The first “Interservice Photography Contest” was held in 1948. Each service is eligible to send two years of their winning entries forward for the bi-annual interservice contest. In 1949, the first All Army Crafts Contest was also held. Once again, it was clear that the program title, “Hobby Shops” was misleading and overlapped into other forms of recreation.
In January, 1951, the program was designated as “The Army Crafts Program.” The program was recognized as an essential Army recreation activity along with sports, libraries, service clubs, soldier shows and soldier music. In the official statement of mission, professional leadership was emphasized to insure a balanced, progressive schedule of arts and crafts would be conducted in well-equipped, attractive facilities on all Army installations.
The program was now defined in terms of a “Basic Seven Program” which included: drawing and painting; ceramics and sculpture; metal work; leathercrafts; model building; photography and woodworking. These programs were to be conducted regularly in facilities known as the “multiple-type crafts shop.” For functional reasons, these facilities were divided into three separate technical areas for woodworking, photography and the arts and crafts.
During the Korean Conflict, the Army Crafts program utilized the personnel and shops in Japan to train soldiers to instruct crafts in Korea.
The mid-1950s saw more soldiers with cars and the need to repair their vehicles was recognized at Fort Carson, Colorado, by the craft director. Soldiers familiar with crafts shops knew that they had tools and so automotive crafts were established. By 1958, the Engineers published an Official Design Guide on Crafts Shops and Auto Crafts Shops. In 1959, the first All Army Art Contest was held. Once more, the Army Crafts Program responded to the needs of soldiers.
In the 1960’s, the war in Vietnam was a new challenge for the Army Crafts Program. The program had three levels of support; fixed facilities, mobile trailers designed as portable photo labs, and once again a “Kit Program.” The kit program originated at Headquarters, Department of Army, and it proved to be very popular with soldiers.
Tom Turner, today a well-known studio potter, was a soldier at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina in the 1960s. In the December 1990 / January 1991 “American Crafts” magazine, Turner, who had been a graduate student in art school when he was drafted, said the program was “a godsend.”
The Army Artist Program was re-initiated in cooperation with the Office of Military History to document the war in Vietnam. Soldier-artists were identified and teams were formed to draw and paint the events of this combat. Exhibitions of these soldier-artist works were produced and toured throughout the USA.
In 1970, the original name of the program, “Arts and Crafts”, was restored. In 1971, the “Arts and Crafts/Skills Development Program” was established for budget presentations and construction projects.
After the Vietnam demobilization, a new emphasis was placed on service to families and children of soldiers. To meet this new challenge in an environment of funding constraints the arts and crafts program began charging fees for classes. More part-time personnel were used to teach formal classes. Additionally, a need for more technical-vocational skills training for military personnel was met by close coordination with Army Education Programs. Army arts and crafts directors worked with soldiers during “Project Transition” to develop soldier skills for new careers in the public sector.
The main challenge in the 1980s and 90s was, and is, to become “self-sustaining.” Directors have been forced to find more ways to generate increased revenue to help defray the loss of appropriated funds and to cover the non-appropriated funds expenses of the program. Programs have added and increased emphasis on services such as, picture framing, gallery sales, engraving and trophy sales, etc… New programs such as multi-media computer graphics appeal to customers of the 1990’s.
The Gulf War presented the Army with some familiar challenges such as personnel off duty time in staging areas. Department of Army volunteer civilian recreation specialists were sent to Saudi Arabia in January, 1991, to organize recreation programs. Arts and crafts supplies were sent to the theater. An Army Humor Cartoon Contest was conducted for the soldiers in the Gulf, and arts and crafts programs were set up to meet soldier interests.
The increased operations tempo of the ‘90’s Army has once again placed emphasis on meeting the “recreation needs of deployed soldiers.” Arts and crafts activities and a variety of programs are assets commanders must have to meet the deployment challenges of these very different scenarios.
The Army arts and crafts program, no matter what it has been titled, has made some unique contributions for the military and our society in general. Army arts and crafts does not fit the narrow definition of drawing and painting or making ceramics, but the much larger sense of arts and crafts. It is painting and drawing. It also encompasses:
* all forms of design. (fabric, clothes, household appliances, dishes, vases, houses, automobiles, landscapes, computers, copy machines, desks, industrial machines, weapon systems, air crafts, roads, etc…)
* applied technology (photography, graphics, woodworking, sculpture, metal smithing, weaving and textiles, sewing, advertising, enameling, stained glass, pottery, charts, graphs, visual aides and even formats for correspondence…)
* a way of making learning fun, practical and meaningful (through the process of designing and making an object the creator must decide which materials and techniques to use, thereby engaging in creative problem solving and discovery) skills taught have military applications.
* a way to acquire quality items and save money by doing-it-yourself (making furniture, gifts, repairing things …).
* a way to pursue college credit, through on post classes.
* a universal and non-verbal language (a picture is worth a thousand words).
* food for the human psyche, an element of morale that allows for individual expression (freedom).
* the celebration of human spirit and excellence (our highest form of public recognition is through a dedicated monument).
* physical and mental therapy (motor skill development, stress reduction, etc…).
* an activity that promotes self-reliance and self-esteem.
* the record of mankind, and in this case, of the Army.
What would the world be like today if this generally unknown program had not existed? To quantitatively state the overall impact of this program on the world is impossible. Millions of soldier citizens have been directly and indirectly exposed to arts and crafts because this program existed. One activity, photography can provide a clue to its impact. Soldiers encouraged to take pictures, beginning with WW II, have shared those images with family and friends. Classes in “How to Use a Camera” to “How to Develop Film and Print Pictures” were instrumental in soldiers seeing the results of using quality equipment. A good camera and lens could make a big difference in the quality of the print. They bought the top of the line equipment. When they were discharged from the Army or home on leave this new equipment was showed to the family and friends. Without this encouragement and exposure to photography many would not have recorded their personal experiences or known the difference quality equipment could make. Families and friends would not have had the opportunity to “see” the environment their soldier was living in without these photos. Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Panama, etc… were far away places that most had not visited.
As the twenty first century approaches, the predictions for an arts renaissance by Megatrends 2000 seem realistic based on the Army Arts and Crafts Program practical experience. In the April ‘95 issue of “American Demographics” magazine, an article titled “Generation X” fully supports that this is indeed the case today. Television and computers have greatly contributed to “Generation X” being more interested in the visual arts and crafts.

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Learn the Basics in Operating Satellite Television


One of the latest advancements in the global television broadcasting industry, the development of satellite television provides additional opportunities for television networks to create new, enjoyable and entertaining television programs. Even if the use of satellite television is becoming famous in present times, many broadcasting companies in the world are still unaware about the basic procedures in operating satellite television systems. For those who have interest in using this modern technology, it is important that they have a look at how this technology can enhance their daily lives.

Important Equipment Needed to Operate Satellite Television Systems

Artificial satellites are very important to the operations of satellite television systems. First, geostationary satellites provide audio and video signals to satellite dishes that are positioned in the surface of the Earth. Afterwards, the satellite dishes send the signals to television companies that operate these systems.

Technically speaking, geostationary satellites possess several transponders that are essential to the use of satellite televisions. These transponders bring signals like Ka Band, Ku Band, or C Band to distant satellite dishes. With the use of feedhorns, satellite dishes forward the signals to Low Noise Block converters in broadcasting stations. The converters send the audio and video frequencies to Intra-Facility Links. These links are the ones responsible for transmitting frequencies to satellite television systems.

Basic Features of Digital Satellite Television Sets

For those who like to purchase and use digital satellite television sets, it is necessary that they first know the basic features of these systems to avoid having regrets in the end. These systems are better than traditional satellite television sets for they have the capacity to access additional channels provided by television broadcasting companies in the areas. In addition, these television systems feature advance interfaces like High Definition Television. Furthermore, to produce clearer sound, digital satellite television systems use MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 formats.

A View on Several Books About the Development of Satellite Television Systems

To improve people’s understandings on the development and operation of satellite television systems, some writers published books that discuss related issues on this topic. Three informative books that everyone should consider reading are “The World of Satellite,” “The Digital Satellite TV Handbook,” and “Satellite TV: Techniques of Analog and Digital Television.”

“The World of Satellite,” is very helpful to everyone since it discusses factors to consider in choosing, using, as well as operating satellite television sets in homes. This book also covers different advance technologies embedded in the television system like High Definition Television and Direct Broadcast Satellite. On the other hand, “The Digital Satellite TV Handbook,” offers assessments on hardware included in satellite television systems. Other relevant topics that this reference discusses are video compression techniques and equipment. Meanwhile, “Satellite TV: Techniques of Analog and Digital Television,” puts emphasis on the advantages of satellite television systems over analog television systems.

Satellite television systems are surely becoming popular in many nations today. As a word of reminder to all individuals who plan to purchase and use the systems, it is important that they first study their basic features and the functions of hardware included in the systems, before they purchase them, to avoid having problems in the future.

Peter Garant is a computer and Internet sp[ecialist and has written many technology papers and product reviews such as Satellite Dishes Info and Satellite Receivers Info for Tech FAQ Web Site.

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How is HD Television Better Than Regular Television?


HDTV is high definition television and it can make a huge difference in your television viewing experience. Most consumers describe the HDTV experience as being closer to watching a movie in the theater than watching a standard television set in their living room. HDTV offers a digital picture with a higher resolution than normal television screens resulting in a clearer, crisper picture. It also offers the ability to watch wide-screen movies and programs without the annoying black bars that your regular television displays(you know, the ones your mom won’t stop complaining about). It is the way the movie directors intended you to watch their films.

With your current regular color television, waves are scanned at 480i. This means that at any given time there are 480 lines of a picture being sent to your television screen by your service provider. Odd lines are displayed, followed by even lines. The change happens so quickly, the human eye believes you are seeing one big picture. With the introduction of HDTV, there are more lines transmitted (at either more than double interlaced or progressively) giving us a higher resolution and better quality picture. For an image to be HD it must have 720 lines at a minimum. HDTV is also fully digital and you won’t need to worry about the analog to digital switchover in February of 2009. Upgrading now to an HDTV will give you years of entertainment(as long as there’s something worth watching on TV, if not there are movie channels and reruns of Battlestar Galactica).

In order to enjoy the HDTV experience, you will need to introduce a few things to your home. To get started, you need:

1. A High Definition Television set with the smallest resolution a minimum of 720. If this isn’t the case the TV is only “HD Compatible”. That means it’ll downgrade an HD signal to a normal signal and that’s not what you want. High Definition television sets are available at most consumer electronic stores and online stores and they are becoming increasingly more affordable for the public. These sets are the first step in obtaining a clearer, picture that provides an experience similar to being at the football game, movie theater, boxing match, etc.
2. An HD source like satellite TV service, cable or antenna. Even with an HDTV, you may not notice any difference in normal channels. The channel must be broadcast in high definition in order to see the advanced quality in picture.
3. A way to receive the source signal (a satellite system is a great option)

Both satellite dish service and cable generally offer some HD channels, but satellite providers are able to offer more of these channels than your local cable company. Be aware that digital channels typically offered and promoted by cable companies are not the same as HD signals.

In addition to a better quality picture, you will also enjoy higher quality sound with HDTV. The digital audio sound provides even more of a movie theater-like experience in your home. It will sound like you’re in the arena when you watch a sporting event and in a movie theater when the bullets fly during an action money. To provide the best in entertainment quality in your home, HDTV is the way of the future. As more channels are broadcast in HD format your television viewing experience will improve and get better and better over a time.

Satellite providers not only offer HD channels but their other channels are transmitted via a high quality digital signal. This results in a clearer picture than the analog signal offered by many cable companies.

Barry Boggs Jr is the webmaster for HD Digital Satellite , a website that is dedicated to helping consumers save money on satellite and cable TV services including HDTV.

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Digital TV Signal – The Perfect Television Choice


Advancing toward digital television is a good solution for home or office uses. At your home, this will surely increase the thrill and enjoyment through family hours, providing a real life excitement using the house theatre experience. It gives you hd viewing, to get a far more fulfilling comfort. Contrary to the actual analog television set, digital TV includes graphics which are consisting of increased pixels which are finer as well as smaller. This particular feature makes all the television pictures or imagery more descriptive and a great deal cleaner. What’s more, it makes use of lesser bandwidth making exactly the same space like analogue tv capable of getting additional digital programmes. In other words, digital TV provides more programmes for the buyer, according to his decision concerning tv programs. To be able to make things considerably better, digital Tv converters acquire numeric data via the antenna consequently you will not end up having troubles utilizing digitized data. They have reduced response potentials to disturbance than analogue indicators that commonly give you ghost depictions along with disrupting noises. Definitely, one will be able to enjoy his beloved programs with no interruption as well as uninvited errors. 

With digital television system, you can also relish the help provided such as digital communication.  

Digital devices also provide speech as well as subtitle options in case you would rather use these for superior comprehension when viewing motion pictures or series. With this, one will be able to increase and thoroughly enjoy motion pictures of his / her choice. Another highlight is electronic program guidelines, multimedia systems, or even multiplexing wherein you can have more than 1 programme in the exact same screen.

These types of solutions are just some of what digital televisions provide for customers.

Digital Television solutions are available based on a person’s needs and choice. You can even pick the specific sorts of programs it will care most about to receive, so audiences can pick to see the things they like to follow. A lot of service packages can be obtained for digital television viewing, which is amusing to study all of them before anything else. This should ensure that you is going to be getting what you wish, without anything unwanted and uncalled for; hence, make the most of your cash. While switching from analogue to digital, you may make use of varied ways to get what matches you along with your chosen lifestyle. 

For individuals who favor to use their analog tvs for digital viewing, digital-to-analog converters might be connected to the tv set so that you can watch digital programmes. A cable tv link or satellite tv network is critical. This will allow your analog Telly to show the digital broadcasts many stations currently provide, but they’ll not be in whole digital quality as what digital Televisions offer. That television box will permit the analogue Tv to get an image, but High-definition quality along with other digital offerings are not obtainable. Ultimately, if you want complete fulfillment regarding home theatre or other watching encounters, getting a digital Tv is a craze nowadays. And with different solutions offered, you will find a large amount of opportunities. Given the suitable prioritization, one will truly take full advantage of digital Tv! 

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kipnapped: still [or finally] a hostage
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now on air: [image of a terrorist video showing a kidnapped man dressed on women’s clothes, or so we believe].

just before showing the kidnapee himself, one of the terrorists, a young woman, appeared to state her disbilief on the contempost-modern society. holding a knife and pointing it timidly towards the kidnapee. was she, also, a person to be murdered? it is difficult to believe the terrorists would show their faces on international television.

inducing an innocent woman to hold a knife [the murderers controlling the future-murderee] stating their beliefs.

this text is fictional, so as all the ideas herein stated. therefore you can conclude we cannot believe in everything we read.

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Digital+ – The Real Television Experience


Digital+ and dreambox server gave a new meaning in the reception of broad band multimedia operations and televisions channel. Facing several changes from the time of its inception at present Digital+ is one of the 24 hour free air network to provide several television channels for its users. There are several free to watch channels that make this so hot in the market. In this present entertainment world where digital television services rules the market, this air network is serving its users with different packages to select from that also includes FREE subscription. You can get all types of channels including sports, news, weather, business, films, comic, action, current affairs, business, education and more free of cost.

Crystal clarity service and convenient services is what still attracts countless people towards this network to enjoy the real television experience. You are totally free from any type of wired connection and the receiver can be fixed at place of your convenience without any difficulties. At present Digital+ offers 3D for its users with high definition versions. If you like to turn you home to a best spot of entertainment and information, and then it is best to get the digital television service of this network.

Dreambox servers are one of the most used servers among cardsharing server systems. This means that the customers can get access to several channels with a single subscription card. That means the users can receive even the programs that are not accessible with this cardsharing server. Dreambox comes with the card attached to it and the server connected to internet. This helps you get unlimited access to several types of television programs that you really like. This unique feature is what made these servers so popular and demanding in the market.

Dreambox servers are provided in satellite format to assure maximum clarity in vision and quality in sound. You can update
your server with Dreambox to experience the difference in watching the channels without any grains or dark spots in the screens. There are several companies in the market to sell these servers and it is quite natural not all the servers are of good condition. You can make a comparison of the companies on the basis of feedbacks, reviews and suggestions of the customers. Reputed companies provide you with your dream machine that can bring your favorite channels at really affordable rates. You can find different packages to select the right one that suit your pocket.

Now the time is yours to go digital with Digital+ or Dreambox Server.

The writer is an expert in the field of Eletronics industry with focus on digital+ and Nova Server etc.

‘Thank you, Turners!’
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Ah, the joy of photography! (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/28465J).

You can read a blog relating to these images here www.twmuseums.org.uk/engage/blog/turners-saved-my-marriage/.

Tyne & Wear Archives is very fortunate to hold the photographic negatives of the firm Turners (Photography) Ltd. The collection contains many remarkable images commissioned by local firms during the second half of the Twentieth Century. The Turners collection also includes images taken by the firm to promote their own business and this set shows a short series of images taken in March 1962 to promote the sale of cameras in their shops.

They tell the story of a bored husband, his mind numbed by television, and his worried wife. Looking for inspiration, the man passes by a Turners shop window and discovers the wonder of photography. At once his happiness returns and matrimonial harmony is restored.

We’ve no record of the captions used by Turners to accompany these images so we’ve used a bit of artistic licence and created our own. Maybe you can suggest alternatives.

(Copyright) We’re happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite ‘Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you’re unsure please email [email protected]

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Switch Your Own TV From Analog To Digital Television


One of the hottest TV sets that we have is no other than the digital TV. It is now an open secret that change is being caused by the movement of people televisions regular analog to digital television. In some years, only digital and cable TV has been available for good. The madness of the new digital innovation is that everyone are forcing themselves to accept the change. As for the old ones, we will have the option to simply change their colors and nothing else. It’s where the digital television dominates the competition to others for good.

What happens if you say goodbye to your old analog TV viewing for good? As long you have a digital TV, it’s not a problem for you because of its features and quality. Some people should have the right tools to watch TV shows in good quality mode. It’s a choice that we make in order to be provided with quality entertainment and fun at home. The digital TV is considered to be the latest trend today.

Another term for VoIP will be no other than the internet telephony. It is a service where you can send voice, SMS, fax and other voice-messaging applications through the use of internet. It also employs session control protocols for us to set up the call tear-down which includes the audio codec. This is just one example of technology that were attracted by most customers or subscribers around the world or within the local area. What about the digital television? What makes them dominate the entire market of televisions in your respective areas? It is just pretty simple, you know?

It lets you add more than one video tuner and it remains a collection of reputable companies like no other. Due to advanced recording technology, a special program and another program that can be seen by most users will not miss anything. As you can see, there are numbers of important benefits and more choices for you to stick with digital television. If you aren’t satisfied with the decision after receiving their bundles, you might feel that this is more than just an analog type. There is no no better way for you to enjoy watching TV with less money to buy new equipment. Another thing is that you need to have the positive side or effect, because of the low-bandwidth and space feature for them to put some extra things around them.

This is something that you could ever imagine in owning a digital television from any service provider in your area. There are some companies that can be trusted by various buyers, but some of them are not. You need to be sure that you take extra care of your budget in subscribing with a local digital television provider. Unlike regular analog television sets that are old-school type, it’s time for us to face the future of television. With the digital tuners, it helps you decide to switch and be attracted with their services for good.

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Inside The Brain
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This is one of two identical color processors inside your brain. One is behind each eyeball, and is about the size of a golfball.
This processor is what allows you to see your television in 1080P!

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