MPEG-2 Technology

The DSS uses a descrambler to decode the digital feed from the DSS Dish. These signals are encoded in MPEG-2 format; the highest compression ratio that will still give clear, crisp pictures. They have a compression rate of 30:1 bits, so this increases the clarity and speed even more. Making it faster and clearer than some Cable TV broadcasts.

Other Links of Interest:

  1. MPEG-2FAQ version 3.7
  2. Direct Broadcast Satellite Kiosk (broken link)
  3. DBS Tech Page
  4. A FAQ about DSS (broken link)
  5. How Digital direct-to-home satellite TV works. (broken link)
  6. Introduction to small satellites and technology.
  7. DSS FAQ Answer sheet from Tandy.com. (broken link)
  8. Alvanos Electronics: Dish Network (broken link)
  9. Satellite TV and TVRO Info. (broken link)
  10. Information about DSS (broken link)

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