This page lists resources on the Internet concerning
consumer video equipment, standards and technology. If this page isn't technical
enough for you, try my Video
I'm vile and perverted.
I'm obsessed and deranged.
I've existed for years but very little has changed.
I'm the tool of the government and industry too.
For I'm destined to rule and regulate you.
You may think I'm pernicious, but you can't look away.
I'll make you think I'm delicious with the stuff that I say.
I'm the best you can get... have you guessed me yet?
I'm the slime oozing out of your TV set...
To learn how to adjust those mysterious
controls on the front of your computer monitor, or your television set,
and "Contrast" controls.
rec.video-related resources on the Web
TV Standards - A Web Guide
- by Bevis King.
US/Canada Consumer Video FAQL (text file, 40 KB)
- by H. Morrow
(text file, 42 KB)
- by H. Morrow
Antenna Frequently Asked Question List
- by Wm. L. Ranck; Version 1.1, circa 1991; also available as a UNIX-compressed (.Z) file
at at H. Morrow Long's site. I an unaware of a more recent version.
TV Resources on the Net
- by John Higgins of Multichannel News, circa 1994
TV Frequently Asked Questions List
- by Gary Bourgois
- US DBS
Frequently Asked Questions
- by Richard R. Peterson
- John Hodgson's DBS
Dish Satellite News & Information
- South Scanner
Satellite Services Chart
by Robert Smathers. A listing of the North
American television satellites with audio and video services that are accessible
Cable Television FAQ
- by Brian J. Catlin. Despite a note saying that a full HTML version
is not available, it is not.
- Bob Niland's excellent LaserDisc
Consumer Electronics Page
- hosted at Lund University in Sweden.
- Phil [who?]'s Laserdisc
- LucasFilm THX
- The Satellite
TV (and Radio) Page
- by Jay
to Play Movies on Your PC
- by John Sweeney of IBM UK. This is not about consumer video per
se, but is an excellent summary of creating and playing digitized movies.
- Dolby Labs
- Web interface to Publicly-Accessible Mailing Lists (PAML):
Society of Cable Television Engineers
cable services in the United Kingdom
by Jim Taylor
FAQ by Henrik 'Leopold' Herranen.
- Digital Video