English translation: canal: selección de diferentes programas televisivos
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Spanish term or phrase:
dial: placa con letras o números para las selecciones radio/telefonía
canal: selección de diferentes programas televisivos
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications) / digital television
Spanish term or phrase:dial
As in say "Número o dial del canal", referring to the selection of a channel on a digital television receiver. How do you translate "dial" in that context? How is it different from the channel number? Or is it just another term for it?
In this context canal and dial are synonims, dial is left from the days when TV sets still had those big knobs (called dial indicators) for selecting the channel, in Spanish they are called diales. So anyway el dial was used to choose the canal, so the words became interchangeable
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Explanation: el canal o dial de la televisión, más comunmente llamados canales. ej. Cambiar de canal