Digital TV For Beginners

by Kim on June 7, 2013

The digital switchover is arguably the biggest since the advent of color television. Most of the developed nations such as the US, Canada and the UK have already switched to digital TV signal transmission. Others are still expected to follow suit. Millions of people around the world want to get the best kind of entertainment in their homes, they want to enjoy the best channels from across the globe and most importantly, receive digital crisp clear pictures on their sets. That is why they are now considering digital TV.

There are plenty of benefits that come with digital TV including receiving many channels and even special interactive features for the disabled. Therefore, digital TV is more user-friendly than the old analog transmission systems. Since 2012, all digital TV signals in the United Kingdom have been digital.

How does digital TV work?

With digital transmission, pictures and sound are converted into a digital format and then compressed. This means that the content being transmitted takes less space than the case was in the previous analog systems. This therefore allows more channels to be sent through the same transmission links.

Digital signals can be picked up by satellite dishes, aerials, or through cables. The signals are then decoded and then converted to sound and pictures through the use of a set-top box or decoder that is built into your TV set. The second form of transmission of digital TV signals is referred to as integrated digital television or iDTV.

Why adopt digital TV?

Just like I had stated before, television in various parts of the world is switching from analog to digital. This therefore means, if you don’t adjust your TV set to receive digital transmission signals, you might not enjoy watching TV in the coming days. The digital switchover is taking place around the globe so you better be wary and switch to digital transmission.

Digital TV offers you more choice

Perhaps this is the major reason why millions of people around the world are switching to digital television. With digital ability, you will get more channels from even global public broadcasters. Digital TV also comes with the benefits of interactivity; on-screen television listings and wide screen picture enablement. Therefore depending on the manner in which you want to receive your signals, you might get a diverse range of information and interactive services.

Digital TV is clearer

Digital TV picture quality is much higher than that of analog TV. That is why digital is seen as being more interactive. This should give you more reason to start switching over today.


Everything You Should Know About Dexter

by Kim on April 20, 2013

Having originally debuted on Showtime on the 1st of October, 2006, Dexter is one of the most sought after American TV drama series across the world today. The role play or storyline of the series mainly revolves around Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for a Miami Police Department. In real life, the setting of the police station is at Miami Dade police department. Morgan also leads a secret life as a serial killer and this is depicted in most of the episodes in the TV series.

Set in Miami, Florida, the T V series first debutant season was mainly basing on the novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter. This is the first of Dexter series novels to ever be written by Jeff Lindsay. The novel was adapted for use in Dexter TV series by Manos James Junior. This is the man who wrote the story for the entire first season. The subsequent seasons have basically evolved independently, thanks to Lindsay’s professional and intelligent works.

In February of 2008, reruns on Dexter started airing on CBS, which is one of the top American TV networks today. These reruns would however not stay for long on air since they were cutoff at the end of the first season. It is also worth noting in this case that Dexter has enjoyed a lot of critical popularity and acclaim for the time that it has been on our television screens.

Season 4 would air the final season piece on December 2009 and at that time with a bang. It had a record viewing of more than 2.6 million viewers not only in America but also across the world. These statistics made Dexter the most watched original TV series episode to ever air on Showtime. The man on the spot, Morgan Dexter has gotten a couple of nominations and awards owing to the critical role he played in this TV series.

On the 18th of November, 2011, news had it that Dexter would be renewed for two other seasons. That meant that season 7 would premiere on the 30th of September 2012. Research has shown that season 7 of Dexter was the most watched of all seasons with an average global viewership of 3 million viewers. On the 12th of January, 2013, Dexter creators revealed that the much anticipated season 8 would be released in the summer rather than fall as was earlier planned. That means, you can start watching the latest season of Dexter on the 30th of June, 2013 or thereabout. On the 18th of April, 2013, Showtime then announced on social networking sites that season 8 would be the last season of Dexter.

Summary of Dexter TV Series

Dexter is basically a crime drama, suspense, mystery, black comedy and psychological thriller kind of a TV series genre. With the format of a serial drama, many people have been able to watch the TV series from the first season to the current one and have joined the dots to get the true nature and inclination of the story. Season 8 is expected to be a thriller owing to the fact that it would mark the last time that people would be watching Dexter on their screens.

This article was written by a TV enthusiast and occasional blogger. He is a huge fan of Dexter as well as Game of Thrones (if you are interested in the series of Game of Thrones books, you can find more information here), Breaking Bad and Vikings… Stay tuned for more articles! Post a comment below and get a chance to win a China Beach DVD box set!