You might have heard there are two types of coaxial cables... those with a center conductor made out of solid copper, and those with a center conductor that is steel with a thin skin of copper. You'd be forgiven for thinking that copper-clad steel (as they call it) is a ripoff and you should never use it. That's
Believe it or not, the image above is all the same resolution, from one end to another. But your eyes aren't deceiving you... there's a definite difference in quality between the part with the grey cat and the part with the white cat. This a perfect way to show that high resolution doesn't always mean high quality.
It's called the WorldDIRECT dish and you can buy it here. This dish is designed to pick up DIRECTV standard definition service as well as most international programming, with the exception of those channels in the DIRECTV En Español package. That package doesn't need a separate dish.
It seems like they're in everything we want. The FCC has to review our phones, our tablets, our computers, our TVs and satellite equipment... take a look at your microwave for gosh sake and there is an FCC approval sticker on it. Why do we need this government agency sticking its noses in our lives?
If you're looking to blow off a decent chunk of time on Monday, you might want to listen to Tom Keathley, senior vice president of wireless network architecture and design for AT&T. He'll be delivering the keynote address at the "infrastructure summit" given by Cowen and Company. It's not until 7:45pm, so your work time is protected (most likely.) There's a slim but real possibility that Mr. Keathley will be talking about the next generation of DIRECTV/AT&T hardware, and there could be a few tidbits in there for those people looking forward to future purchases at Solid Signal.
AT&T's press release reads as follows:
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AT&T* will webcast a keynote presentation by Tom Keathley, senior vice president of wireless network architecture and design for AT&T, at the Cowen and Company 2nd Annual Communications Infrastructure Summit in Boulder, Colo., on Monday, August 8 at 7:45 p.m. MT. The webcast will be available live and for replay at AT&T Investor Relations.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
In his iconic Hollywood vs. America, author Michael Medved argued that the entertainment industry's addiction to sex and violence would eventually destroy it because the values espoused in movies were increasingly not those of regular folks. Movies and TV shows weren't just losing money because they were bad but because
In Streaming Saturday, we'll look at trends in cord-cutting that include both antennas and internet-based video.
Good news for streamers, Netflix released two new originals to head up its August lineup!
If you’re looking for movies, series, and entertainment, Netflix has it. This month has plenty of entertainment to choose from, starting with a brand new original series and an original film. This is followed by a host of other choices, all available to viewers throughout the month. If you have Netflix, or are considering adding it to your home entertainment system, you’ll have plenty to enjoy with this streaming service.
Last Chance U
While there’s plenty of action on the gridiron, football’s real drama often is behind the scenes. Such is the case with Last Chance U, Netflix’s newest six-part documentary series. The show, which was inspired by a GQ article of the same name, follows the 2015 American football season for East Mississippi Community College Lions and their bid to win their third consecutive national championship. The series provides
This our Winegard Metrostar antenna. It may not be the most exciting antenna in the world, but it does a trick that most of them don't: It pulls in signals from all direction. It's "omnidirectional." You don't have to point it... just put it up there and it works.
(OK, there's a little bit more to it than that. You have to power
You've probably heard this story before. There's a lightbulb in Livermore, CA, that has been burning for 115 years. As far as anyone knows, it's the oldest light bulb still working. It has gotten extremely dim over the years, but it's never burned out. In fact, it's only been dark a few times and that's been
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