April 2012

Hopper and Joey reviewed by Engadget

In case you didn’t get enough with our unboxing and review of Hopper, Engadget.com has published their own review of the new Super DVR from DISH. It’s a great review; Ben Drawbaugh always does a great job and…

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UPDATED: DIRECTV and Samsung’s RVU solution

For the original “Hands On” review of Samsung’s RVU-capable TV, click here. It’s been a little over two months since my initial review of the Samsung Smart TV with DIRECTV RVU support. In the meantime, Samsung…



DIRECTV subscribers: Are you in an MPEG-4 market?

DIRECTV subscribers who live in some markets qualify for an automatic upgrade to HD-capable equipment. This is because all their local channels, even the standard-definition ones, use the MPEG-4 technology used everywhere for high definition…


SilverCloud GPS Tracking System, Part 1.5

  After several days of using the SilverCloud GPS Tracking System, things are going well. Since I don’t have an evil nemesis, I installed the unit in a friend’s car and have been tracking her movements….



Hands On: K4D Multi-Device Remote for iPad

It’s well documented that I think DIRECTV’s Application for iPad is the best remote app I’ve found. It’s the first app that does more than a real, wired remote. DAFI, as it is affectionately known, is…


TIP: Mark and Delete

Here’s a quick tip for today, if you’re a DIRECTV DVR user: Have you ever wanted to delete a whole bunch of stuff at one time? You can, with Mark and Delete! To start, press…