July 2012


WHITE PAPER: A Guide to DIRECTV Networking

Networking can be hard. When you’re connecting a computer network to a complex home theatre system, it can be even harder. DIRECTV provides tools and parts for connecting its receivers and DVRs, but they don’t always…


Focus on DIRECTV Residential Experience 2.0

There are several articles on this blog about DIRECTV Residential Experience. DRE was the focus of DIRECTV’s marketing efforts at the HITEC show, and if you’ve read our review of COM1000 and Floodgate based on HITEC experiences, it’s only…



Focus on the COM1000 Headend System

At the HITEC show, I got to spend a little time with the folks at Technicolor, who make the COM1000 Free-to_Guest headend system for commercial installs. I learned a lot about why someone would want a…