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How high up should you mount an antenna?

When 6’4″ President Abraham Lincoln was asked how long he thought a man’s legs should be, he is said to have replied, “long enough to reach the floor.” The man was tall by our standards, but…



What is a polarity locker?

It’s fun being a home theater blogger. I get to work with a level of equipment that most people don’t ever see. I also get the opportunity to work with the folks at Solid Signal in…



Time to think about backups

So about once every quarter or at least once every six months or so, I end up writing an article about the stuff you should be doing and you’re not doing. Like, inspecting your cables, or grounding, or backing…



Indoor TV Antenna Reception

Today’s indoor TV antennas mean that you probably don’t need to get up on the roof to get good TV antenna reception. If you want the best TV signal, you have to put a TV…


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.”…