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TELE-satellite International

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Alexander Wiese
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Dear Readers,
Everything is getting smaller and more compact. In this issue were introducing two new entries into the mini receiver class: receivers that are so small you can easily hide them behind your TV yet they come without any loss in user-friendliness or functionality. An additional chapter in this trend towards miniaturization can be seen in another way in those larger true receivers: they are becoming ever more complex and offer ever increasing possibilities. Examples of these complex receivers are two additional models that we are introducing in this issue of TELEsatellite. Receivers that you can ideally use to receive TV channels via the Internet or that can be consistently improved with software updates. Receivers are becoming more and more boxes that can do it all - it only makes sense: as a TV viewer you dont want to be concerned with how the TV channels get to your TVs screen. The result is: receivers should be able to receive all the different variants, whether its transmissions via satellite, via cable, terrestrially or through the Internet. And, of course, they should be able to record all of these programs (PVR). The big challenge for receiver manufacturers is to do all of this and yet make their receivers easier to use. TV viewers still have to decide whether they want to watch TV via satellite or through the Internet; the user menus in the receivers are totally different for satellite TV channels and Internet TV channels. Logically, from a TV viewers point of view, he should be able to put whatever channel he wants in each and every receiver channel memory location; it shouldnt matter if the TV channel is received via satellite, via a terrestrial antenna, via the cable connection or over the Internet. We are only at the early stages of this integration. The different distribution methods still require different user interfaces. This is going to change. The miniaturization will bring together the different methods into one receiver and as a result the operation of the receiver will also become unified. Whats true in the real world for the hardware is also true in the virtual world with the software.

Alexander Wiese Editor-in-Chief TELE-satellite International

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Address TELE-satellite International, PO Box 1234, 85766 Munich-Ufg, GERMANY/EUROPE Editor-in-Chief Alexander Wiese, Published by TELE-satellite Medien GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, 85774 Unterfoehring, GERMANY/EUROPE Design Nmeti Barna Attila Advertising Hardcopies Available to Advertising Clients Only Copyright 2012 by TELE-satellite ISSN 1435-7003

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