channel zapping

channel-zapping

Quickly switching between channels on a TV, as while looking for a program to watch. I'm channel-zapping, but it doesn't look like anything good is on.

channel zapping

verb
See also: channel, zap
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Huawei's Video Cloud Solution -- which currently serves more than 140 million subscribers worldwide -- enables great user experience by optimizing interactivity as fast as 0.5 seconds for channel zapping, 0.7 seconds for user interface response and 0.9 seconds for video on demand loading.
Huawei's Video Cloud Solution, which currently serves more than 140mn subscribers worldwide, enables best user experience by optimising interactivity as fast as 0.5 seconds for channel zapping, 0.7 seconds for user interface response and 0.9 seconds for video on demand loading.
Huawei's Video Cloud Solution - which currently serves more than 140 million subscribers worldwide - enables best user experience by optimizing interactivity as fast as 0.5 seconds for channel zapping, 0.7 seconds for user interface response and 0.9 seconds for video on demand loading.
DiffServ admission control solves the scalability issues and provides IPTV subscribers with a consistently high-quality video with a responsively reduced channel zapping delay time.
On the other hand, the more traditional couch potato, which is a good customer, who subscribes to a number of premium packages and pays regularly, prefers channel zapping and browsing the EPG for the events, which are available on familiar channels.
Lee, "Improvement of channel zapping time in IPTV services using the adjacent groups join-leave method," in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology: Broadband Convergence Network Infrastructure, pp.
all interactive TV features such as TV Guide, different ways of channel zapping, channel list, recommended and similar shows and nPVR also on DVB-T/T2 channels, allowing operator to provide the best viewing experience for their users regardless of chosen transport technology
Time Series Model for Channel Zapping Delay in an IPTV Transmission
ITU-T FG IPTV recommendation [1] defines the process of TV channel change from one TV channel to the other as a TV channel zapping. ITU-T G.1030 [2] recommends that digital IP television channel zapping time should not exceed the limit of 2 seconds.
The techno-nemesis of this tragic mode of viewing, Pedulla suggests, isn't so much channel zapping as the video player's ability to stop, rewind, and review, which destroys destiny's irrevocable progress as inscribed in the mechanics of cinema, stamped with the "impersonality of the fate-machine."
Chung, "Adaptive Channel Control Scheme to Reduce Channel Zapping Time of Mobile IPTV Service," IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol.
New du TV service is powered by Microsoft Mediaroom, which features advanced multimedia capabilities including digital recording, video-on-demand, high-definition TV, instant channel zapping and multi-view capabilities and multi-language facility," Fareed said.
For IPTV, the new test set validates services and identifies potential issues such as channel zapping delay and Program IDentifier (PID) discovery.
"The Videoscape solution has enabled us to deliver the new line-up with 43 regional Globo TV channels in HD with regional bouquets, a very fast channel zapping, great usability for the subscriber, and an entire roadmap of services, said Ariel Dascal , director of Oi TV.
Unlike analog TV, channel zapping delay increases due to the necessity of audio/video data buffering, decoding at STB and other additional signaling information.
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