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Position of geostationary satellites measured in degrees east or west from the Greenwich meridian.
Encrypted or scrambled TV service that can only be accessed by paying a subscription fee.
"PPV" - Program services that are paid for on the basis of the number of hours or programs watched rather than a straight subscription fee.
The orientation of a broadcast signal used to eliminate co-channel interference. Most C-Band satellite transmissions are either vertically or horizontally polarized, while most DBS satellite transmissions are circularly polarized.
Polarization offset angle:
The angle from vertical that the LNB needs to be set at for maximum reception efficiency. The actual angle depends on the geographical location of the reception site.
Personal Video Recorder - similar to a VCR but instead of using video tape, uses a built-in hard drive to digitally record programs amd offers the ability to "pause" live television. Most have upgradeable software and some models support the recording of two channels simultaneously.
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