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What is screen time?

Screen time is the time behind a screen

Screen time is the time you spend watching a screen, whether it's a tablet, laptop, phone or television. The screen time is mainly something parents set up for their children: they don't want the child to sit behind one of these devices all day long and therefore set a time in which children are allowed to spend behind a screen. Children of this time do not know better, they grow up with the use of tablet, smartphone or television. And the digitization of life does not necessarily have to be bad, it can also be an educational development. There is of course a difference between playing games or watching a vlog and looking up information for a workpiece or speech. Many parents also make the difference between useful screen time and screen hang. Every child is of course different, so it is difficult to draw up guidelines that apply to every child, but it can certainly help to have clear agreements. For children under 8 years of age, the directive is about 1 hour per day, preferably distributed over several times. In children up to 12 years of age, it is usually about 2 hours of display time. Read More

What does SPDIF mean?

SPDIF means Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format

SPDIF is a default for passing a digital sound signal between different devices. You can compare it to a classic RCA plug, only SPDIF is digital (and fiber-based). The standard was developed in the years 80 by Sony and Philips as a transport standard for sound formats. The advent of the CD ensured that the desire arose to transmit as many signals as possible digitally. Almost all DVD players or AV receivers have an SPDIF connection. Read More

What does DINL mean?

DINL means digital infrastructure Netherlands

The Stichting DINL is a spokeswoman for the Dutch digital infrastructure sector. The foundation originates from a collaboration between AMS-IX, DHPA, ISPConnect, NLnet, SIDN and SURFnet. With a turnover of approximately 1.2 billion euros and an employment of approximately 20,000 jobs, the sector is a driving force for Dutch economic growth. DI Read More

What does HBBTV mean?

HBBTV means hybrid Broadcast Broadband television

HBBTV is often simply referred to as HBB and is also called Connected TV. It is an industry standard for hybrid digital TV and IPTV to deliver broadband entertainment to connected TVs and set-top boxes. With the help of HbbTV, products and services can be offered on different technologies (satellite, cable, etc.) HbbTV was first used in 2009, during a Roland Garros broadcast. Read More

What does DVR mean?

DVR means Digital VCR

A DVR is a device that has the ability to store broadcasts on a hard disk. This is sometimes a separate device but often also a functionality of a satellite receiver or digital decoder. A DVR is also often called a PVR (Personal Video Recorder), depending on the manufacturer/supplier. The capabilities of the DVR/PVR depend on the software used, but globally it can be compared to a VCR. Most of them also have the possibility to look back with delay (this means that you can watch while still being recorded). The more extensive versions also have access to the EPG, or the automatic skipping of advertisements.