EchoStar Vows $40 Box
- EchoStar's DTV Converter Gets $39.99 Price Tag. Tarr, Greg // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;1/28/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p3
The article reports that satellite television (TV) provider EchoStar will begin offering new set-top digital-to-analog converter boxes for the upcoming digital TV transition. The offering of EchoStar, which decided to split the company to two separate units namely Dish Network Corp. and EchoStar...
- James Madison would be disappointed. Ciciora, Walter S. // CED;Feb2003, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p54
Comments on the three principles violated by the broadcast digital television in the U.S. Unavailability of digital-to-analog converter technology in the market; Accounts on the percentage rate of television household; Assumptions on the channels of each of the television stations broadcasting.
- Mobile DTV Group Outlines Plans for Fall Launch. // TV Technology;6/22/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 14, p6
The article reports on the planned launch for Mobile Digital Television (DTV) service by the Mobile500 Alliance, a group of broadcasters composed of 46 member companies.
- On the Circuit. // CableFAX Daily;10/18/2005, Vol. 16 Issue 202, p3
The article highlights the Digital Life '05 event in the U.S. in 2005. About 60,000 people attended the event. Among the event's exhibitors include TiVo, Akimbo and Turner.
- Improve your DV look. // Video Systems;Dec2005, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p34
The article introduces the Teranex Mini DTV format converter produced by Orlando, Florida-based Teranex Inc. This product functions as a standalone portable digital television format converter to down-resolution a high definition (HD) camcorder image for secure digital (SD) monitoring, boost...
- Talkback. Smith, Robert; Arsenault, Richard; Pragers, Craig // Multichannel News;1/19/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p24
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in the previous issues including "Rockefeller working DTV Delay Bill," on the January 13, 2009 issue, "Dish, NFL Net Both Claim Victory in Court Ruling," on the January 15, 2009 issue and one regarding the transition to DTV.
- Gov't issues coupons for digital converters. // Daily Variety;1/2/2008, Vol. 297 Issue 66, p2
The article reports that the United States government has started distributing $40 coupons to help television owners who do not get cable or satellite service buy special converter boxes to receive digital signals. The move, the author reports, is part of the preparation for the February 18,...
- High Deaf. Goldrich, Robert // SHOOT;4/27/2007, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p2
The author reflects on U.S. households that might not get access to digital television. He announces the enforcement of a federal law requiring broadcast stations to switch off analog signals and transmit exclusively in digital. Research found that ethnic minorities are more likely than whites...
- NEWSMAKER: TONY WILHELM. // American Libraries;Dec2007, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p38
An interview with Tony Wilhelm, director of consumer education for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is presented. He explains why television going from the current television broadcast technology to digital. He discusses the...