Home Theater Network

Home Theater Network Acronym List

AAC Advanced Audio Coding
AACS Advanced Access Content System
AC Alternating Current
AGP Accelerated Graphics Port
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASDL Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line
ATA Advanced Technology Attachment
AWG American Wire Gauge
BNC Bayonet Neill-Concelman
CEDIA Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
CF Compact Flash
CNT Carbon Nano Tube
cPCI Compact Peripheral Component Interconnect
CPLD Complex Programmable Logic Device
CPU Central Processing Unit
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
DC Direct Current
DDRAM Double Data Random Access Memory
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
D-ILA Direct-Drive Image Light Amplifier
DLNA Digital Living Network Alliance
DLP Digital Light Projection
DMD Digital Micromirror Device
DMZ Demilitarized Zone
DRM Digital Rights Management
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSP Digital Signal Processing
DV Digital Video
DVD Digital Video Disk or Digital Versatile Disk
DVI Digital Video Interface
DVR Digital Video Recorder
DTS Digital Theater Systems
DTS ES Digital Theater Systems Extended Surround
DUN Dial Up Networking
ED Enhanced Definition
EDTV Enhanced Definition TV
EMI ElectoMagnetic Interference
EV-DO Evolution-Data Optimized
FED Field Emission Display
FiOS Fiber Optic Service
FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array
Fps Frames Per Second
FSK Frequency-Shift Keying
Gb/s Giga bits per Second (1000 MB = 1 GB)
GB/s Giga Bytes per Second (1 Byte = 8 bits)
GPS Global Positioning System
GPU Graphics Processing Unit
GSM Global System for Mobile communications
HD High Definition
HD DVD High Definition DVD
HDCP High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection
HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface
HDTV High Definition TV
HTN Home Theater Network
HTPC Home Theater PC
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ICT Image Constraint Token
IO Input / Output
IP Internet Protocol
IPTV Internet Protocol Television
IR Infrared
ISA Industry Standard Architecture
Kb/s Kilobits per Second per Second
KB/s KiloBytes per Second per Second (1 Byte = 8 bits)
KVM Keyboard Video Mouse
LAN Local Area Network
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LCoS Liquid Crystal on Silicon
LFE Low Frequency Effect
LNCP Living Network Control Protocol
LPCM Linear Pulse Code Modulation
MAC Media Access Control (address – not Apple)
Mb/s Mega bits per Second
MB/s Mega Bytes per Second (1 Byte = 8 bits)
MIMO Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs
MP Mega Pixel
NES Nintendo Entertainment System
NRZ Non-Return-to-Zero
NTSC National Television System Committee
OLED Organic Light Emitting Diode
OS Operating System
OTA Over The Air
PAL Phase Alternation Line
PAM Pulse Amplitude Modulation
PC Personal Computer
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCM Pulse Code Modulation
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
PDP Plasma Display Panel
PMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
POTS Plain Old Telephone Service
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSK Phase-Shift Keying
PSP PlayStation Portable
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
PVR Personal Video Recorder
QAM Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QXGA Quad Extended Graphics Array
RAM Random Access Memory
RDRAM RAMBUS Dynamic Random Access Memory
RF Radio Frequency
RFI Radio Frequency Interference
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RGB Red Green Blue
RGBHV Red Green Blue Horizontal sync Vertical sync
ROM Read-Only Memory
RPTV Rear Projection TV
SATA Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SCSI Small Computer Systems Interface
SD Standard Definition
SDE Screen Door Effect
SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SED Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display
SIP Session Initiation Protocol
SNES Super Nintendo Entertainment System
S/PDIF Sony/Philips Digital Interface
SSID Service Set Identifier
STB Set Top Box
SVGA Super Video Graphics Array
S-VHS Super-Video Home System
SXGA Super Extended Graphics Array
SXRD Silicon X-tal Reflective Display
TDM Time Division Multiplexing
TFT Thin Film Transistor
THD Total Harmonic Distortion
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UPnP Universal Plug and Play
USB Universal Serial Bus
UXGA Ultra Extended Graphics Array
VCR Video Cassette Recorder
VGA Video Graphics Array
VHF Very High Frequency
VHS Video Home System;
VOIP Voice Over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
WAF Wife Acceptance Factor
WAP Wireless Access Point
WAN Wide Area Network
WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
WiMAX Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WMV Windows Media Video
WMV HD Windows Media High Definition Video
WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access
WPA-PSK Wi-Fi Protected Access - Pre Shared Key
WPC Watts Per Channel
WQXGA Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array
WSXGA Wide Super Extended Graphics Array
WUXGA Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array
WVGA Wide Video Graphics Array
WXGA Wide Extended Graphics Array
XD Extreme Definition
XGA Extended Graphics Array

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