Technology / Television (TV) / Decoder: A unit similar to today's cable boxes, which is capable of receiving and decoding DTV broadcasts. A DTV 'Certified' STB can receive all (18) ATSC DTV formats, (including HDTV) and provide a displayable picture.

ntegrated Receiver Decoder (IRD)

Technology / Television (TV) / ntegrated Receiver Decoder (IRD): Satellite TV system receiver with a built-in decoder for unscrambling subscription channels. It is usually called a satellite receiver. MORE

COder-DECoder (Codec)

Technology / Computers / COder-DECoder (Codec): 1) Short for Compressor/Decompressor. This technology is used for compressing and decompressing data. Codecs are widely used in both hardware and software. A few examples of codecs are: Cinepak, Indeo MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Codec: Short for 'coder-decoder'. A device that converts analog video and audio signals into a digital format for transmission. It also converts received digital signals back into an analog format. MORE

Digital Tuner Or Digital Receiver

Technology / Television (TV) / Digital Tuner Or Digital Receiver: A digital tuner serves as the decoder required to receive and display digital broadcasts. Some digital tuners can convert broadcasts for an analog TV or provide a digital signal to a digital televisio MORE

Dolby Digital

Technology / Home Audio / Dolby Digital: Dolby's name for its format for the digital soundtrack system for motion picture playback. Utilizes their AC-3 method of digital compression. The signal is optically printed between the sprocket holes MORE