A teletext enhancement that automatically stores specific pages in a memory for quick access via coloured-coded buttons on the TV handset.
Forward Error Correction
A technique for improving the robustness of data transmission. Excess bits are included in the outgoing data stream so that error-correction algorithms can be applied upon reception. For the satellite standard the Viterbi code combined with the Reed Solomon code is used. Commercial use of transponders makes 3/4 the code rate most used for Viterbi, which means that three out of four bits contain useable information.
Flicker-free or 100Hz televisions improve picture quality by doubling the normal scanning rate of a TV from 50 to 100Hz to reduce picture flicker.
Geographic area covered by a satellite transmission.
The transmission path issued from the service provider and reaching the end user.
Services that are free to everyone, with no need for a special decoder to receive them.
A range of frequencies.
Flat square tube
A CRT TV tube that improves picture quality by having a flatter, less rounded surface and squarer corners than conventional CRT tubes: rapidly being replaced by flat-panel technologies.