Sunday, April 22, 2018

What is the difference between MPEG4 and MPEG2?

MPEG4 is basically a newer/better version of MPEG2. It allows better video signal compression and thus offers clear audio/video. Can my MPEG4-compatible receiver decode MPEG2 channels? Yes. MPEG4 technology is backward-compatible. MPEG4 receivers...

What is the difference between a DiSEqC Switch and a Multi-Dish Switch?

There is a big deference and the two cannot be compared.   Make sure that you buy the correct device. The DiSEqC Switch A DiSEqC switch is a device which enables you to connect...

Can I paint my satellite dish?

Yes you can paint it about any color or camouflage colors as you wish but keep the following in mind: You can paint the entire dish The LNB Cable Brackets and mount Use the thinnest coat...

How to Use a Satellite Signal Meter

Additional tools required: Compass, Broom, Flat & ring spanners. The main reason for using a satellite Signal strength meter is that the signal deflections are immediately visible and there is no lag as on some...

What is the meaning of a satellites footprint (coverage)?

The area of the Earth covered by the microwave radiation from a satellite dish (transponder) is called the satellites footprint.  The size of the footprint depends on the location of the...

What is an LNB?

The abbreviation LNB: Low Noise Block down-converter.   It does not mean to block low noise! The LNB is the device installed in front of the satellite dish and is connected with a...

How to view free-to-air channels on DSTV decoder DSD1110 in Southern Africa

A common question is asked: Is there any way I can get free-to-air channels on my DSD1110 decoder so I can get free satellite TV, movie, series? Answer: Yes,...

Can I damage my decoder by entering FTA frequencies?

Let us look into a few basics before I answer the question. What is a decoder?  The decoder is a dedicated computer designed to receive well structured signals from the LNB (satellite),...

The difference between Signal Strength and Quality?

With the dish there are two parameters; Dish Alignment Alignment can be along two axis: Horizontal .  Left to right adjustment. Vertical .  Up or down adjustment. Dish Size. It seems that bigger is better but as...

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: a cat with 7 lives

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a smartphone and portable entertainment device by Nokia. It was introduced on October 2, 2008 and released on November 27, 2008. Code-named "Tube", it is the first touchscreen-equipped S60 device by Nokia. The version being s60v5. It's part of the XpressMusic series of phones, which emphasizes music and multimedia playback. The touchscreen features tactile feedback (though it does not use Nokia's Haptikos technology.)