GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Multichannel digital audio encoding system.
Authorisation to use the coding system to purchase / or-
der TV programmes.
A four-digit code stored in the Mediamaster. Used to
lock/unlock the Mediamaster.
A feature that allows parents to "lock" programmes that
they consider unsuitable for children. A "locked" chan-
nel or programme can only be "unlocked" with the spe-
cial access code.
Automatic Gain Control.
Bit Error Rate. Signal quality measure.
Carrier to Noise. Signal quality measure
The Digital Video Broadcast group was created to estab-
lish a technical framework for the introduction of digital
video broadcasting systems.
The prefix giga means milliard, and Hertz means cycles
per second. Signals in the GHz range are often called mi-
The prefix mega means million, and Hertz means cycles
Moving Picture Experts Group. Established by the Inter-
national Standards Organisation to provide the basis for
a picture coding and compression system.
A number of digital channels transmitted from one
Pulse Code Modulation. Non-compressed digital audio
Program Clock Reference.
Personal Identification Number. A four-digit code stored
in the smart card. For PPV (Pay Per View) or other serv-
ices together with the subscription.
Coaxial connector used to connect the Mediamaster to
an external amplifier.
Radio frequency (known as HF in some countries).
Red, Green, Blue. Colour signals are routed in separate
cables in order to provide a high quality TV picture.
SERIAL RS 232
A serial communication standard data port.
A 21-pin connector used for connection of the
Mediamaster,VCR and TV. Also named Euroconnector or
Scrambled TV programme
Some TV programmes are transmitted in scrambled form.
Is a company that collects a number of programmes/serv-
ices and distributes them to customers.
Sony/Philips digital interface format. Digital audio output.
Speed of the digital transmission
Software. Programme code.
Video Cassette Recorder.