October 2016

Who are the ATSC?

Every so often you hear about the ATSC. Most people have some idea that they’re the organization that created our HDTV standards. That’s true, and that’s why we call the tuners in our equipment “ATSC tuners.”…

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STREAMING SATURDAY: Top 10 Streaming Services

When it comes to streaming services, Netflix is the No. 1 among the top 10 subscription-based streaming services in the U.S. Netflix has the most paid subscribers of all over-the-top (OTT) video services, according to…


NICE AND EASY: Fix audio drops on DIRECTV

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally you’ll get short audio drops when watching live TV on a DIRECTV DVR. It’s not a sign of a real problem and it’s easy to fix by yourself. Generally changing…


The Cell Booster I Want (If I Could Afford It)

Is a cell phone booster something you might need? My ideal cell booster would be the SureCall Force-7 industrial all-in-one signal booster. So why do I want the SureCall® Force-7 signal booster? Well, this device is designed to…



Still not bundling? Why not?

It’s like free money. One of the biggest benefits of AT&T coming together with DIRECTV is bundling. In the past, it was enough to have “just” a TV service or “just” a wireless service, but consumers…


What is a pitch pad and why would you use one?

In general, if you can avoid drilling holes in your roof, you should. But sometimes you can’t. I always recommend using other forms of mounting first, but sometimes you can’t avoid it. Sometimes you’re just going to make…