Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2011’

Is MPEG-4 Better Than MPEG-2 for DTH Services?

DTH operators

There are two technologies being used by Direct-To-Home (DTH) TV service providers in India and the world over, namely MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. The newer DTH operators, who use MPEG-4, claim that they offer superior audio and video quality due to the use of the more efficient MPEG-4 standard. But does the use of MPEG-4 automatically imply a better quality of audio and video than MPEG-2, or is it just a marketing gimmick?

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RO, UF or UV: Which Water Purifier Is Right For You?

Reverse Osmosis principle

Most people assume that RO water purifiers are, by default, a better class of water purifiers than UF or UV ones. While this may be true in technological terms, it does not mean that RO water purifiers should be the automatic choice for every home. This article lists the factors to evaluate to choose the right purifier for your needs.

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How to Choose the Right Cordless Phone for Your Home

Cordless phone

Choosing a cordless phone for your home can be just about as difficult as choosing the right mobile phone for yourself. There are a multitude of options available, each with their own set of features. Here’s a low-down on the points to consider when choosing the right cordless phone for your home.

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India Against Corruption: Second Liberation Struggle?

Indian democracy is based upon corruption

Watching the recent events unfold in various parts of the Middle East, I wondered when the soul of this nation, which is already feeling revulsed and aggrieved due to the spate of high-profile scams exposed recently, would awake and rise in a similar manner to demand action and accountability from the ruling class. The mass movement launched through Anna Hazare’s fast-unto-death demanding the implementation of the Jan Lokpal Bill is nothing short of being the second liberation struggle in India’s history.

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