If you want the best television technology used anywhere, then Direct TV is clearly your television provider of choices. Direct TV has all of the great technological features that make watching TV a truly enjoyable experience.
All of Direct TV ‘s programming starts out in transmission centers on the Earth's surface where technicians make sure that it's in digital television format before encrypting it, compressing it, and sending it up to a fleet of satellites orbiting the Earth above the equator. The satellites then beam the programming back down to the surface of the Earth where it's picked up by your satellite dish and sent to your receiver. Your satellite receiver then decompresses the programming, decrypts it, and cleans any interference out of it before sending it to your television set. Once on your television set the programming has the crystal clear picture and incredible sound quality that marks it as digital TV.
Along with an all digital signal, Direct TV also provides special software with all of its subscriptions. One great software feature that comes on all of the subscriptions, and the one you'll probably become the most familiar with, is the on screen program guide. The on screen program guide is a listing similar to what you'd find in the TV listing section of your local news paper. It includes information about each program like a synopsis of the plot or theme and who stars in it. The only differences between the news paper version and what Direct TV provides for you that that the latter appears on your TV screen and it can take you directly to the program that you've selected. The on screen program guide will even display the picture from the program you're currently tuned to in the corner of your screen and allow the sound to continue to come over the speakers. That way you won't miss anything from your current program while you look around to see what else is on.
Another great piece of software supplied by Direct TV comes in the form of Parental Controls. Direct TV's Parental Controls ensure your peace of mind when your kids are left alone with the TV. They allow you to block all programming with certain MPAA ratings, block specific TV shows or movies, or even block out entire channels. You can also set limits on what can be spent on Pay Per View features and restrict viewing times. Best of all, you can still do and watch whatever you want just by entering your personal identification number.
An extra technology offered by Direct TV that can really improve the quality of your viewing experience is digital video recording. A satellite receiver from Direct TV with a built in digital video recorder will allow you to record all of the TV shows that you love and the movies that you know you'll want to watch again and again, but are kept from by other obligations. Simply use the on screen program guide to select which programs you want to record and let the digital video recorder do the rest. Because the digital video recorder uses a hard disk to store all of the recorded programs, you'll never have to mess around with video tapes again. And since the hard disk can hold up to seventy hours of video, you can let it record while you're away for an entire week and probably won't have to worry about running out of space for those recordings.
These are just a few of the ways that Direct TV ‘s technology can make your television experience truly enjoyable. Switch to the best satellite television provider with the best service. Start now.
J. Hall writes articles for consumers who want to find the best Direct TV offers currently available. She has written for many major publications about the latest satellite TV deals and promotions and how buyers can find the best discounts.