slow-scan TV

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  • Abbreviation of slow-scan television. A system in which still images are scanned and displayed over a TV or computer monitor. This allows, for instance, for images to be transmitted via a telephone line, whose bandwidth would otherwise be too narrow for regular TV viewing. Using this system, a new image may be presented every few seconds. Its abbreviation is SSTV.
  • acronymSSTV
  • synonymslow-scan television
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