Technical

Watch Hulu in Canada

Watching Hulu and listening to Pandora in Canada is possible and quite easy to do. In fact its totally legal. So what is Hulu? Hulu is a website that lets you stream movies and TV shows from popular networks in the U.S. It has an add-on under XBMC.

Hulu has a vast majority of great movies and TV shows that one can stream in decent video quality for free in flash video format.

This is done through DNS changes so that when Hulu reads your IP address, it thinks you are in the States.

ANDROID DEVICES SETUP:

  • To change the DNS setting of your android device, the simplest thing to do is to install DNS Changer:

    DNS CHANGER

    IMPORTANT: REQUIRES SUPERUSER (ROOTED UNITS)

    SETUP PROXYDNS SERVERS:

    Preferred DNS server

    Alternate DNS server

    To find the IP addressed of free proxy servers go to https://hidemyass.com/proxy-list/ , uncheck the All countries and choose United States from proxy country. Use the IP addresses shown for the DNS server.

    IF YOUR ANDROID DEVICE IS NOT ROOTED, AN ALTERNATIVE IS TO CONFIGURE PROXYDNS ON YOUR WIFI ROUTER, AND HAVE IT WORKING FOR ALL YOUR DEVICES AT ONCE:

    ROUTER SETUP

  • Again use the DNS server by following the same step as in android.

Highly Difficult: How millions have bought a high definition TV… but don’t have a clue how to make it work

Highly Difficult: How millions have bought a high

definition TV… but don’t have a clue how to make it work

By SARA NATHAN

 

Millions of Britons mistakenly think they are watching high definition television even though they aren't using the right equipment

Millions of Britons mistakenly think they are watching high definition television even though they aren’t using the right equipment

Millions of Britons mistakenly think they are watching high definition television even though they aren’t using the right equipment, a study has found.

Despite spending an average of £500 on flat-screen ‘HD-ready’ TVs, many viewers do not realise they also need a special set-top box or a Blu-ray DVD player to unlock the ultra-sharp pictures.

More than 6million are unwittingly missing out on the high definition revolution, the figures from the British Video Association (BVA) suggest.

The research, based on a poll of 9,500 viewers, showed that 30 per cent thought they could watch high definition programmes or Blu-ray discs at home.

It then revealed, however, that almost half of those who believed they were watching in HD had not actually connected the necessary player or set-top box.

It is thought that more than 55 per cent of UK households have invested in an HD-ready television. Prices start at around £300 for a 32in screen, but can rise to more than £1,000.

In order to watch high definition programmes, viewers need to sign up with a provider such as Sky or Virgin or buy a Freeview or Freesat set-top box.

BVA spokesman Simon Heller said: ‘In the run-up to the World Cup even more people will be looking to invest in HD, but they need to be aware that a high-definition television alone does not mean that they are watching content in high definition.’

There are currently three HD channels available to Freesat viewers, three for Freeview viewers, 41 for Sky Digital customers and 12 available via Virgin Media.

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When HD isn’t HD

Just because you have an HDTV doesn’t mean you’re watching or seeing HD video.

Not all images on an HDTV are “HD” quality. Here are 3 close-ups of the images discussed below demonstrating the simulated picture quality of DVD, streaming HD, and Blu-ray Disc HD sources.Geoffrey Morrison/CNET

Not all HD is the same. For that matter, just because you have an HDTV, that doesn’t mean you’re actually watching high-definition video. A variety of factors could be conspiring to create an image that’s not nearly as good as what your TV is capable of.

Make sure you’re getting the most from your TV with this guide.

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Full HDTV (ultra-HD, true HDTV, 1080p)

Full HDTV, also referred to as ultra-HD, true HDTV, and 1080p, is a television (TV) display technology that surpasses the video quality and sharpness of the original high-definition television (HDTV) technology, providing an image resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels.

The original HDTV technology offers vertical resolution that ranges from 720 lines withprogressive scanning (720p) to 1080 lines with interlaced scanning (1080i). Full HDTV provides 1080 lines with progressive scanning (sometimes referred to as 1080p). In these specifications, the numeral indicates the number of horizontal lines in the complete raster, the p stands for progressive scanning (where each scan displays every line in the imageraster sequentially from top to bottom), and the i stands for interlaced scanning (where each scan displays alternate lines in the image raster, and two complete scans are therefore required to display the entire image).

Progressive scanning is considered superior to interlaced scanning for full-motion video displays, because there is less jitter, particularly for the portrayal of objects that move diagonally or vertically across the screen. The improvement is especially noticeable for fast-moving images, typical of television and DVD programs. Another advantage of progressive scanning is the fact that it is required for satisfactory video on TV sets that use micro displays, plasma displays, or liquid-crystal display (LCD) flat panels, all of which are becoming increasingly popular. The improved image quality afforded by full HDTV is well suited to the extra-large-screen displays used in home theater systems.

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