2015


DIRECTV using RDBS? What does it mean?

Remember almost two years ago… when I told you all about Reverse DBS, the technology that could let DIRECTV get a lot more use out of its bandwidth? By using the frequencies it’s reserved for sending…




Gain, Loss, and Noise Figure

I was looking at the “Understanding CEA Antenna Marks for Outdoor Antennas” page on the Solid Signal site, located here: Understanding CEA Antenna Marks for Indoor/Outdoor TV Antennas when I read what seemed to me to…


Does a dish heater actually work?

It sure does. If you live in a part of the country where it snows (and here in Novi, MI it snows a lot) you may have reservations about installing satellite service. You might have heard…



Will AT&T keep the DIRECTV name?

First off let me say that I don’t know the answer. I have a lot of powerful friends, but there are some corridors of the power structure at AT&T that are closed to me, which is…


What is a notch filter?

Not one of those things you’d tend to need for your average home theater system, you still might wonder from time to time what a notch filter is. Very simply, a notch filter very effectively blocks…