4K Resolution - Several 4K resolutions exist in digital television and digital cinematography. The term 4K refers to the horizontal resolution (instead of the vertical) of these formats, which are all on the order of 4,000 pixels. Also see:
Anamorphic DVD - Explanation of anamorphic 16:9 widescreen enhancement in DVDs.
Anamorphic Widescreen - A video process that horizontally squeezes a widescreen image so that it can be stored in a standard 4:3 aspect ratio DVD image frame. Compatible playback equipment can then re-expand the horizontal dimension to show the original widescreen image. In its current definition as a video term, it was originally devised for widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio television sets. Also see Ultimate Guide to Anamorphic Widscreen DVD.
AVS Forum - A support site for anything related to home theater or consumer electronics.
Babelgum - Global Internet television network. A free, revolutionary Internet and Mobile TV platform supported by advertising, Babelgum combines the full-screen video quality of traditional television with the interactive capabilities of the Internet and offers professionally produced programming on-demand to a global audience.
Brightcove - Dedicated to harnessing the inherent power of the Internet to transform the distribution and consumption of media. Brightcove empowers content owners - from independent producers to major broadcast networks - to reach their audiences directly through the Internet.
CableLabs - A non-profit research and development consortium of cable television system operators representing North and South America.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) - The use of video cameras to transmit signal to a specific, limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point to point wireless links. CCTV is often used for surveillance in areas which need monitoring, such as banks, casinos, airports, military installations and convenience stores.
Daily IPTV - "A leading news and information source for buyers and providers of IPTV [Internet Protocol Television] hardware and services, Daily IPTV covers everything from content and convergence to standards and protocols and emerging trends and technologies. The site reports cutting-edge technology as well as news as it happens." Includes news, white papers (requires free registration to view), and event listings.
Digital Broadcasting - Information resource for the digital broadcasting industry, including videography, broadcast equipment, and decoders. Also, buy/sell online.
Digital Insurrection - News and information on the digital media industry, including satellite television, satellite radio and satellite broadband, computer security and optimization, online anonymity, digital video recorders and much more.
Digital Media Net (DMN)/Digaital Media Online (DMO) - A world leading developer of B2B vertical online communities for the digital media industry. DMN communities serve distinct market segments, including streaming media, video, animation, special effects, desktop publishing, imaging and design, audio, CAD, workstations, broadcast, post production, and game development. DMO partners include leading media publishing companies (Primedia, Intertec, IndustryClick, Phillips Business Information and Knowledge Industry Publications).
DTV.gov - FCC official information on Digital Television (DTV). DTV is an advanced broadcasting technology that has transformed your television viewing experience. DTV has enabled broadcasters to offer television with better picture and sound quality. It also offers multiple programming choices, called multicasting, and interactive capabilities.
Ensequence - Offers software and services that create interactive, immersive and highly personal television experiences.
Escient - Leader in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sales, distribution and support of digital convergence products. Escient's products and services meld the power of the Internet with intuitive home-entertainment devices. They are designed to enhance the entertainment experience by providing ways to access music, movies and related content throughout the home.
FCC Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act (SHIVIA) Page - The SHVIA amends both the 1988 copyright laws and the Communications Act of 1934. One of the key elements of the SHVIA is that it, for the first time, permits satellite carriers to transmit local television broadcast signals into local markets, also known as "local-into-local." This Act also authorizes satellite carriers to provide distant or national broadcast programming to subscribers. This page answers questions about issues involving the television broadcast industry, the direct-to-home satellite industry, and consumers who subscribe to satellite carriers for their video programming.
FTAList - A guide to satellite free-to-air television and radio reception in Canada and the USA.
Google TV - A new experience made for television that combines the TV you know and love with the freedom and power of the Internet. Watch this overview video, sign up for updates, and learn more about how to develop for Google TV.
Hauppauge - Bringing TV and broadcast data to your PC: TV boards, video digitizers, data broadcast receivers.
HD Pictures - Specializes in the production and distribution of HDTV documentaries. This site provides DTV stations status, HDTV reference sources and news, HDTV links, HDTV production sources, tech notes and more.
HighDef Digest - Blu-ray & HD DVD news and reviews, home theater gear and advice. Also see Blog.
Home Theater Focus - Covers all areas of home theater equipment, accessories and design. All information on this site is the result of independent analysis by our editors and contributors.
Home Theater Shack - A home theater forum for discussion of home theater systems, recommendations, setup and connection, room design, construction and anything to do with audio and video electronics.
How HDTV Works - Article takes a close look at HDTV and what you get with HDTV. Explains the equipment needed and what you should consider when purchasing a set.
IHS iSuppli - Services afforded by IHS iSuppli range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, from teardown analysis to consumer electronics and from display device and systems research to automotive telematics, navigation and safety systems research.
Image Compression - The objective of image compression is to reduce irrelevance and redundancy of the image data in order to be able to store or transmit data in an efficient form.
Internet Television - Television distributed via the Internet. Internet television allows viewers to choose the show they want to watch from a library of shows. The primary models for Internet television are streaming Internet TV or selectable video on an Internet location, typically a website. It differs from IPTV in that IPTV offerings are typically offered on discrete service provider networks.
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) - A system where a digital television service is delivered by using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. A general definition of IPTV is television content that, instead of being delivered through traditional broadcast and cable formats, is received by the viewer through the technologies used for computer networks.
Metacafe - As a leading independent online video site, Metacafe makes it easy to find videos from your favorite content creators - and we help you discover new ones.
National Translator Association (NTA) - Dedicated to the preservation of free over-the-air TV and FM in all geographical areas. It works to improve the technology of rebroadcast translators and the regulatory climate, which governs them.
OLED TV - This site informs about OLED - Organic light emitting diodes! OLED-TV displays blazing fast response times, wide viewing angles, exceptional color reproduction, outstanding contrast levels, and high brightness.
PBS Digital Television - PBS digital programming information, local station guide, educational initiatives, and related links.
Roku - The Roku digital video player (also known as the Netflix Player by Roku) instantly streams high quality movies from Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand and live games from MLB.com on the Internet directly to your TV.
TiVo - Digital-video-recorder (DVR). A service that automatically records your favorite shows every time they air, even if the timeslot changes.
Trover - A leading weblog for news and information about IPTV, Internet TV, online video and related topics. Also provides a directory of web sites offering online video and Internet TV, forums for discussion (IPTV Forums), an informational site (IPTV Information).
TV Eyes - A leader in real-time broadcast monitoring services and technology.
TV-Anytime - An association of organisations which seeks to develop specifications to enable audio-visual and other services based on mass-market high volume digital storage. The association comprises member organisations from Europe, the USA and Asia.
Ultra HD - 4K and 8K ultra high definition news, reviews, resources, and more.
Veoh - A San Diego, California-based company which runs an Internet Television service allowing users to find and watch major studio content, independent productions and user-generated material. Also see Wikipedia.
What is Super Resolution - Super-resolution is a term for a set of methods of increasing image or video resolution. All these methods are based on same idea: using information from several images to create one upsized image. These methods try to extract details from one frames to reconstruct other frames. This approach differs a lot from some sophisticated image upsizing methods which try to synthesize artificial details. Also see Wikipedia.
Worldwide TV Standards - Different countries use one of the three main video standards PAL, NTSC or SECAM. This means that a videotape from a PAL country will not play in a VCR in a country that uses the NTSC standard.
Xfinity [Comcast] - Customer site to get the most out of your subscription. Watch TV online, check email, pay bill and upgrade your subscription. Follwoing are some informational and tips pages for migration, installation/setup, tweaking, troubleshooting, etc.
Xfinity in UHD - Comcast's new app debuts with a modest selection of 4K UHD video on demand (VOD) content plucked from under the megacorp's own coffers, including current season episodes of NBC's Chicago Fire, and USA Network's Suits and Covert Affairs. Beginning in February, Comcast will also offer the new season of NBC's Parks and Recreation in 4K UHD.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.