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Capable of receiving unscrambled cable television signals directly, as a television set or tuner, without additional equipment such as a frequency converter box.
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(of a television or VCR) able to receive cable television directly, without the need for special reception or decoding equipment.
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The rooms are spacious and equipped with cable-ready 29-inch television sets, air-conditioning and hot/cold showers.
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The size of each telephone and cable-ready unit is 13 square meters, and it comes furnished with aircon, microwave oven, basic cabinets, mattress, curtains, and a small dining table.
Property/unit-specific amenities include more than 100 options, such as washer/dryer in unit, air conditioning/central air, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, microwave, cable-ready and more.
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Certainly the number of potential customers is attractive; China has 130 million cable-ready households, with an average of 2.2 TVs each, says Mirkhani, "and they are going through a rapid shift from analog cable to digital cable, and it is expected that between the middle of this year and the middle of next year something in the order of 25 million digital set top boxes will be shipped into the China market."
Consisting of the aforementioned singer songwriter Ellie Vee, as well as guitarist Joe Wizda, bassist Mark Nigro, keyboardist Ethan Jon Kreitzer and drummer Prince Frederick, the Charms emerge as liberators in the age of false American Idol worship on the leadoff track, "American Way." Taking potshots at government lies and television manufacturing "pop tarts with candy lips," Vee wants to shake society out of its cable-ready, brain-numbing compliance.
Both LCD models also include a quick start seamless HDTV (ATSC) and NTSC tuner and come CableCARD(TM) compatible and digital cable-ready.