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/ˌædvɝˈtaɪzmənt/, /ædˈvɝtəzmənt/
noun
any movie, picture, note, etc. designed to promote products or services to the public

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channel

channel

/ˈtʃænəɫ/
noun
a TV station that broadcasts different programs

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to channel-surf

to channel-surf

/tʃˈænəlsˈɜːf/
verb
to change the television channel from one to another over and over again

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channel surfing

channel surfing

/tʃˈænəl sˈɜːfɪŋ/
noun
the act of repeatedly changing the channel from one to another, and watching each one for only a short period of time

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commercial

commercial

/kəˈmɝʃəɫ/
noun
an ad broadcast on TV or radio

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contrast

contrast

/ˈkɑntɹæst/, /kənˈtɹæst/
noun
the difference in dark and light colors on a television screen

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couch potato

couch potato

/kˈaʊtʃ pətˈeɪɾoʊ/
noun
someone who sits around and watches TV a lot

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CRT

CRT

/sˌiːˌɑːɹtˈiː/
noun
a tube-shaped part in which electrons create bright images, and is used in old television or computer screens

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digital television

digital television

/dˈɪdʒɪɾəl tˈɛlɪvˌɪʒən/
noun
a television that is capable of receiving digital signals

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flat-screen

flat-screen

/flˈætskɹˈiːn/
adjective
a very thin computer or television monitor that is not curved

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HD

HD

/ˌeɪtʃdˈiː/
noun
a system that provides clear and high-quality pictures on television or computer screens

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HDTV

HDTV

/ˌeɪtʃdˌiːtˌiːvˈiː/
noun
a television system that generates extremely clear images on a screen that is wider than a standard television

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home entertainment

home entertainment

/hˈoʊm ˌɛntɚtˈeɪnmənt/
noun
movies, music, etc., enjoyed at home using special equipment

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home theater

home theater

/hˈoʊm θˈiəɾɚ/
noun
an entertainment system with television and sound equipment designed to create an experience which is similar to being in a movie theater

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instant replay

instant replay

/ˈɪnstənt ɹˈiːpleɪ/
noun
the immediate playback of an important moment in a sports competition on television, usually shown in slow motion

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to listen

to listen

/ˈɫɪsən/
verb
to pay attention to a sound we can hear or to what someone is saying; to hear with intention

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to listen in

to listen in

/lˈɪsən ˈɪn/
verb
to listen to a radio program

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multichannel

multichannel

/mˌʌltɪtʃˈænəl/
adjective
having or employing several different television or communication channels

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parental controls

parental controls

/pɚɹˈɛntəl kəntɹˈoʊlz/
noun
a feature provided in some digital devices (cellphones, television, etc.) that allows parents to have control over their children's access to unwanted content

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pay-per-view

pay-per-view

/pˈeɪpɜːvjˈuː/
noun
a broadcasting system in which the viewer has to pay to watch a particular program

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pay television

pay television

/pˈeɪ tˈɛlɪvˌɪʒən/
noun
a form of television broadcasting in which the viewer pays to have access to a particular program or channel

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picture

picture

/ˈpɪktʃɝ/
noun
an image that is visible on a cinema or television screen

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plasma TV

plasma TV

/plˈæzmə tˌiːvˈiː/
noun
a television set that has a screen made of plasma

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prime time

prime time

/pɹˈaɪm tˈaɪm/
noun
the time at which the largest number of people are watching TV or listening to the radio

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rating

rating

/ˈɹeɪtɪŋ/
noun
the estimated number of people who watch a TV show or listen to a radio program

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reception

reception

/ɹiˈsɛpʃən/, /ɹɪˈsɛpʃən/
noun
the quality or the act of receiving radio, television or cellphone signals

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remote control

remote control

/ɹɪmˈoʊt kəntɹˈoʊl/
noun
a device that controls a piece of electrical or electronic equipment (television, etc.) from a distance

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to rewatch

to rewatch

/ɹɪwˈɑːtʃ/
verb
to watch something such as a movie, television show, etc. again

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satellite television

satellite television

/sˈæɾəlˌaɪt tˈɛlɪvˌɪʒən/
noun
a type of television broadcast that employs satellites to send out programs that are received by a dish antenna in a specific region

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screen

screen

/ˈskɹin/
noun
the flat panel on a television, computer, etc. on which images and information are displayed

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set

set

/ˈsɛt/
noun
a device that receives radio or television signals

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set-top box

set-top box

/sˈɛttˈɑːp bˈɑːks/
noun
a device that transforms digital signals from cable, internet, etc. into analogue to be viewed on an ordinary television set

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slider

slider

/ˈsɫaɪdɝ/
noun
a part on an electrical device that is used to control a variable, such as the volume

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speaker

speaker

/ˈspikɝ/
noun
equipment that converts electrical signals into sound, loud enough for public announcements, playing music, etc.

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television

television

/ˈtɛɫəˌvɪʒən/
noun
the programs that are broadcast on TV

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terrestrial

terrestrial

/tɝˈɛstɹiəɫ/
adjective
denoting television channels that operate using stations located on the ground, rather than satellites

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transistor

transistor

/tɹænˈzɪstɝ/
noun
a small semiconductor device, used in television and radio sets, able to amplify or rectify an electric current

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to tune in

to tune in

/tˈuːn ˈɪn/
verb
to watch a TV program or listen to a radio show

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tuner

tuner

/ˈtunɝ/
noun
an electronic part of a radio or television that allows one to watch or listen to a particular station

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to view

to view

/ˈvju/
verb
to watch something such as a movie or show

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viewer

viewer

/ˈvjuɝ/
noun
someone who watches a movie or TV program

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viewership

viewership

/ˈvjuɝˌʃɪp/
noun
the kind or number of audience who watch a specific television program or network

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volume

volume

/ˈvɑɫjum/
noun
the amount of loudness produced by a TV, radio, etc.

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to watch

to watch

/ˈwɑtʃ/, /ˈwɔtʃ/
verb
to pay attention or look at something or someone attentively for a period of time

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widescreen

widescreen

/wˈaɪdskɹiːn/
noun
a movie or TV screen in which the image has a high width compared to its height

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to zap

to zap

/ˈzæp/
verb
to rapidly change the channels on a television using a remote control

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