July 2012


Who is Sir Tim Berners-Lee?

If you’re like Meredith Vieira, you’ve never heard of Sir Tim Berners-Lee. In fact, given the contributions he’s made to daily life, he’s fairly unknown. Dr. Berners-Lee is in that rare group that includes Edison, Tesla,…


Solid Signal Fall 2012 Buyers Guide

Does your DIRECTV receiver seem like a dinosaur? If it’s been a while since you looked at new satellite equipment, it’s time to look again. Even if it’s only been 5 years since you looked at…



Why Home Run Wiring?

Home Run Wiring. It’s a confusing term and a frustrating one as well. When property owners or restauranteurs hear that term, they may have no idea what it means. Or, they may simply know one thing:…


TV Apps are a little wonky today

If you’re a fan of DIRECTV TVApps, you’ve no doubt noticed that they have been a little bit twitchy the last few days. You might have noticed that the weather channel app is not responding right…



TIP: Tighten those connectors!

It doesn’t matter if “it looks tight.” Now is the time to go check that every connection is tight. Connectors can get loose from swelling and contracting due to temperature change. They can get loose due…


How Big Should a TV Be?

What’s the ultimate in TV? I mean, we all agree that we want a huge TV, right? Who wouldn’t? Isn’t that what life’s about? We want our TVs to be somewhere between the viewscreen on the…


Happy birthday, satellite TV!

In all the hoopla over DIRECTV and Viacom yesterday, we missed a very important anniversary! On July 10, 1962, exactly 50 years ago yesterday, the first TV communications satellite was launched. Telstar 1 was created…