Satellite TV | HD TV | 3DTV
Satellite Television has been around since the middle 80’s and was a shared service transmitted through the Astra Satellite. Once the industry had settled down, the market was extremely narrow with only one major service provider for satellite television, and one other company who purchased the service direct from them to broadcast through cable.
In the early days, there was two companies who provided television pictures through satellite, one used a normal circular dish, and the other was called a Squarial, much the same but more square in appearance.
Early satellite receivers would only display a channel number on the box, which is slightly different to modern day HD receivers that will now display channel line up on screen as well as on the box.
Satellite boxes changed in the late 90’s, and started to be built with recording capabilities, using an internal hard drive system so that you could record a program whilst out and watch it at a later date. With this introduction, the sales of video recorders slowed down dramatically.
Fast forward to early 21st century, the next line of satellite systems came with advantage of recording one channel whilst watching another one at the same time, this was a major break through of the millennium which boosted sales in the satellite TV industry.
In 2006 came the receiver of the future, which to this date, is still the same format. The change was that you could receive HD ( High Definition ) picture quality as long as you had a HD Ready TV attached. With this new HD set top box, you could also record two programmes whilst watching another, due to the way the hard drive was configured.
In 2010, one of the largest satellite companies in the world released a test of 3D TV to a small selection of public houses across the UK, and transmitted a live football match to millions. Even though the system is in early stage development, TV manufacturers have started producing 3D TV’s ready for launch of the new service, which is anticipated to be called either 3DTV or 3HD which will be around April 2010.
Since the news of Three Dimensional TV transmission being available, people have been flocking to get the new terra bit HD receiver / set top box, which has extended record time giving more recording hours over the last standard HD Set Top Box.
The only one small draw back for 3DTV is that you will have to wear a special pair of glasses to view the programme. What these glasses do exactly, is correct your vision to see a three stage picture transmission. This in short will be three feeds onto the screen, a close picture, middle picture and distant picture.
With the combination of this and the 3D Glasses, your vision will stage the three pictures into one, creating a three dimensional experience.
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