USA STD, USA HRC, USA IRC, USA WHA?!

Discussion in 'Community' started by ravenvii, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #1
    I started up my "TV" for the first time, and got a menu "Set Area", which has all sorts of options. Three of them applies to the USA, and they are IRC, HRC and STD. What are they, and which one do I choose? I have STD set for now, and it seems to work fine, but I want to know why it worked fine :)
     
  2. Lyle macrumors 68000

    Lyle

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    Madison, Alabama
    #2
    The short answer is that STD (standard), IRC (incrementally related carriers) and HRC (harmonically related carriers) refer to different cable television delivery standards (the mapping of channel numbers to broadcast frequencies). If STD is working for you, just accept the fact that that's what your cable provider uses and move on. ;)

    For a longer answer, Google for "std irc hrc" and that should turn up some hits.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #3
    I did Google std irc hrc, but didn't get much of an answer (just a bunch of device boasting it supports all three... ;)). But thanks for the answer, that'll have to satisfy me for now. :)
     

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