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    Ken Reid is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

    Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and read on

    What is a Wi-Fi repeater?

    It's the cheapest way to extend your wireless range. Wi-Fi read on

    New Amazon Video App More Android-Friendly

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    Lightning rods - as important today as they were in 1752

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    What is an access point?

    Router. Switch. Access Point. It's way too hard to distinguish read on

    QUICK TIP: Confused about "Keep Until I Delete?"

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    What are "crushed" blacks? (and why are they bad?)

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    TIP: How to aim an antenna

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    Cord-Cutting 101: TV Antenna Types

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    What is attenuation?

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    by Published on 07-27-2016 04:15 PM
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    Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

    I'm Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I've been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and ...
    by Published on 07-27-2016 03:48 PM
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    It's the cheapest way to extend your wireless range.

    Wi-Fi repeaters, also called Wi-Fi extenders, create a second wireless network that automatically shuttles data back and forth from your phone or other device to your main wireless network. The devices are usually very small and easy to set up, and while speeds are sometimes a little slower than they would be through your main network, they're still a great value.

    Generally, the way it works is, you put the wireless repeater as far away from your router as it can be and still get signal. This is usually 35-50 feet depending on the construction of the building you're in. Then, you plug it in and set it up, either with a phone, tablet or PC. Usually it's very easy, all you need is your wireless password. Once you do that, there's a second Wi-Fi network created. When you're out of range of your main network, just connect to the secondary network and you'll get great signal.

    A Wi-Fi extender is usually a good first step, but if you really need good quality wireless service, you'll need a wireless access point. An access point requires a wired network connection, which means you'll have to run some wires. This can be a little time-consuming and potentially expensive. That's why a lot of people just start with a Wi-Fi repeater and see if it's all they need.

    Shop now for wireless repeaters at Solid Signal!
    by Published on 07-27-2016 02:59 PM
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    Good news, streamers! A recent update to Amazon Video’s Android app now allows you to save content to an SD card.

    Since its inception, the Amazon Video has allowed people to instantly stream movies. This latest update lets you save programming directly to an SD card, reports Android Community. There are some important benefits to saving video content to an SD card. First of all, it saves ...
    by Published on 07-27-2016 01:03 PM
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    2. Commercial,
    3. TV Antennas,
    4. Satellite,
    5. Data/Networks
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    The story goes
    that Benjamin Franklin was flying a kite in an experiment to see if lightning and static electricity were the same thing. It may or may not have happened, but Mr. Franklin certainly did a lot of work about electricity leading to his invention of the modern lightning rod ...
    by Published on 07-26-2016 04:10 PM
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    Router. Switch. Access Point. It's way too hard to distinguish between them, especially if they're all in the same box. So, people use these terms without realizing that they are actually different things. We've told you in earlier tutorials about routers and switches, but there's still ...
    by Published on 07-26-2016 01:35 PM
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    It sounds simple... one of the options for setting up a series link on a DIRECTV DVR is "Keep until I delete." Yet, this option doesn't work the way you expect. It could result in deleted recordings even if you didn't delete them.

    Why? Because it also depends on the option called "Keep at most." If you tell it to keep at most 5 episodes, then when a 6th one is scheduled, the oldest one will be deleted, even if you told it to "Keep until I delete." In order to get around this, set "Keep at most" to "All" and it will not delete any recording to make space for another one.

    Of course, this option can fill up your hard drive quickly, and that can be a problem. The other option is to use the the {ENTER} button on your remote. Highlighting a program in the playlist and pressing {ENTER} will put a blue (K) next to the item. Regardless of other settings, this will keep the program until you delete it. If you have "Keep at most" set to 5, you will record 5 new shows and the one you chose to keep will be there, for a total of 6.
    by Published on 07-26-2016 01:12 PM
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    If you came to SolidSignal.com for the best in satellite TV, you might wonder why we focus so much on antennas lately. Our podcaster is here to explain why we talk about antennas and to let you know, Solid Signal is still the best place for satellite TV!

    Listen to the podcast your way! Just choose one of the following:
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    by Published on 07-26-2016 10:21 AM
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    Original Image ©Barry Blanchard

    Hang around a home theatre blog like this one long enough and you'll hear the term "crushed blacks." Everyone talks about them, but if you're new to home theater you may not understand what this means.

    "Crushed blacks" means that details in the very dark areas are lost. It's a lot easier to see than it is to define. So, look at the photo at the top of this article. At first, you're probably drawn to the left ...
    by Published on 07-25-2016 03:27 PM
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    So... you've finally moved up to an outdoor antenna. Or maybe you've had an old one on the roof for a while, and you're ready to start using it. Aiming an antenna is one of the easiest tech jobs you can do and doesn't require expensive tools.

    First you need to figure out where you're going to aim the antenna. One of the better resources is antennaweb.org, the site operated by the Consumer Electronics Association (we're a member.) Just by feeding in your zip code and you'll get an idea where the broadcast towers are. If you're ...

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