Glossary of terms
This is a table of commonly used three-letter acronyms (TLA),used by the ATV community.
|Term / TLA||Definition||comment||Link|
|QPSK||Quadrature Phase Shift Keying||Commonly used digital modulation||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-shift_keying|
|Bit rate||Number of bits per second of data - used in DATV to describe the video and audio bit rate before modulation||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rate|
|Symbol rate||Used in DATV to describe the actual modulation rate after FEC||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol_rate|
|STB||Set top box||Typical stand alone satellite receiver designed for consumer use|
|FTA||Free To Air||Describes a consumer set top box which is capable of receiving non encrypted signals - as opposed to a Sky STB which is not capable of receiving UK DATV signals|