ATSC Tuner

HDTV and Digital TV signals are received via an ATSC Tuner. In particular, ATSC tuners are used by stations in North America. There are several other names that you may have heard the tuner referred to, usually it is called an ATSC tuner, or an ATSC receiver. The way that an ATSC tuner works is actually quite simple, which many people don’t understand. Basically, the tuner will generate signals, audio or video, which are then picked up from stations that are broadcasting.

There are many things that an ATSC tuner can do. The first thing is demodulation. This is when a signal that is taken from the airways is changed into signals that produce images and sounds. The next thing that an ATSC tuner can do is transport stream de-multiplexing. This is when more than one signal is combined to create broadcasts.

Another function that an ATSC tuner can perform is decompression. This is when compressed signals are unpacked to their original size. Yet another thing that an ATSC tuner can do, is error correction. This is when any missing data, or incorrect data is replaced or corrected. An ATSC tuner can also perform analog to digital conversion. This is simply when an analog signal is transferred into a digital one.

It can also perform AV synchronization. This is when the coordination of various different signals are displayed in real time on your TV. This means that your television sound doesn’t lag behind the image that is being produced. There are so many more different functions that an ATSC converter can perform. The cost that you can expect to pay for a new ATSC tuner will vary depending on retailer and manufacturer, but it shouldn’t cost you too much.

One ATSC tuner that you might want to consider is the KWorld Digital ATSC TV Tuner Box VGA. At just ninety nine dollars, this model is very affordable, and also offers some great features. It has several different modes including: HDTV, Advanced HDTV/DVR Functionality, Passive Antenna, and Menu Support. It is compatible not only with standard televisions, but also with flat screen televisions too. As mentioned above, it is very easily affordable to most people, and will do everything that it needs to do.

A cheaper alternative is the Sabrent TV-USBHD Dual ATSC & Digital HDTV and Analog TV Tuner / Video Capture USB 2.0 Pendrive with Remote Control and Antenna. Currently, it can be purchased for less than fifty dollars from many different retailers. It has some very impressive features that will do everything that you would expect an ATSC tuner to do.

If the two ATSC tuners mentioned above are not an option for you, then you could look around online, as there are many, many more offers out there. A good idea for cutting costs would be to try a price comparison site. This will give you an idea of the cheapest place to buy your new ATSC tuner. If you are going to buy a new one, then there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Firstly, make sure that you read customer reviews; if you don’t then you could end up with a product that doesn’t do what you require. Also, make sure you are getting your money’s worth. Finally, make sure that you purchase your new ATSC tuner from a reputable retailer. This way, you can be sure that you are getting a top quality product from a reliable source. You should also aim for an ATSC tuner that comes with a good warranty in case anything goes wrong with it.

This ATSC Tuner Review is Written/Updated on Mar 15th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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