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    by Published on 04-11-2016 01:07 PM
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    It's been there all along. There's a simple way to look at a mini-guide that contains the last four channels you've watched on DIRECTV. This can be a great way to figure out whether or not you want to switch channels. It's been there for years, ever since DIRECTV's last user interface refresh in 2011. And it's only a button push (or three) away.

    Start by pressing the {INFO} button. You can do this while you're watching live or recorded TV. Then arrow over to "Last 4." You've probably never even noticed that before, have you? Here you'll see not only the channel numbers for the last four channels you've watched but what's on those channels right now. You can use the up and down arrows to highlight what you want to watch next and the {SELECT} button to go straight there. It's so easy!

    If you really want to get into power user territory, look at the last 4 channels and decide what you want to watch, then press {EXIT}. Then, press the down arrow twice to enter "DoublePlay" mode where you can have a running buffer of two channels at once. Change the channel and you can easily and quickly switch between two shows and have the ability to rewind and fast forward on both. The down arrow takes you between channels faster than any channel change can.
    by Published on 04-11-2016 12:20 PM
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    I don't remember who exactly first gave me this idea. It was clearly a long, long time ago, because at one time it went like this:
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    by Published on 04-11-2016 11:13 AM
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    Our team at Solid Signal has your back! If you have a DIRECTV system you may be asking yourself, "will a new remote work for me?" DIRECTV products have been around for a long time and even though most remotes made since 2003 will work with most receivers made since 2003, you want to know for sure.

    That's why we've created a comprehensive resource to tell you what remote you can use. It includes all the remotes sold today and a few obsolete ones that are still in the pipeline. It's downloadable, and it's free!

    What are you waiting for? Get it now!
    by Published on 04-10-2016 11:54 AM
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    Don't call them "gaming keyboards." You've seen gaming keyboards in stores, running rainbow lights under the keys with neon green logos and designs that look like they come from a futuristic war machine. If you use one of those in an office, you're going to feel like an idiot. Let's just be honest with each other about that.

    I was very interested ...
    by Published on 04-10-2016 11:39 AM
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    Pretty much everyone. I've read a number of articles that suggest that 95% of people encounter bad cell service at one point or another. My thought is, that number's too low. I want to know who these 5% of people are who don't have any problems with cell service. Do they not use their phones?

    There are a lot of reasons to get a cell booster ...
    by Published on 04-09-2016 11:14 AM
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    If you're serious, you want Ubiquiti. It may have gotten popular lately for companies to create big, ugly routers with half a dozen antennas. These megadevices look at home next to equally ugly gaming rigs, and that's what they're designed for. If you're looking for high performance without the extra price and flashing lights, you need to look at Ubiquiti.

    Ubiquiti makes serious networking products that perform at the level you need for business. Access points scale up your wireless network by eliminating dead spots and creating one large "mesh" where the Wi-Fi coverage doesn't drop when you go from room to room. Even more amazing, Nanostation devices act like invisible wires, bridging two points as far as 8 miles from each other with a secure, point-to-point network. They're perfect for reaching across a warehouse or across the street.

    Solid Signal has recently added dozens of new and improved products from Ubiquiti's 2016 line at the best prices you'll find anywhere! It's everything you need to get a large home, small office, business or warehouse up and running with Wi-Fi coverage anywhere.

    Ubiquiti products are easy to configure from a PC or Mac and support from Ubiquiti's user base is legendary, meaning you'll get the answers you need any time of the day or night. What are you waiting for? Shop for Ubiquiti products now at Solid Signal!
    by Published on 04-09-2016 10:52 AM
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    So ok, you're all set up. You're watching the Masters tournament on DIRECTV in 4K. Did you know there's other 4K content out there?

    It's true, there's not much, but there are a number of pay-per-view programs and several documentaries that don't cost anything. They all download over your internet connection, so your HR54 DVR must be connected to ...
    by Published on 04-08-2016 03:14 PM
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    All of a sudden, the 4K capabilities of the Hopper 3 have gotten a lot more interesting. DISH customers whose Netflix accounts include 4K can now view 4K through their Hopper 3 DVRs, giving additional 4K content to complement DISH's stable of downloadable 4K pay-per-view content.

    In order to use Netflix 4K, you'll need a 4K TV that supports HDCP 2.2. A TV that supports HDR is optional. You'll also need to be subscribed to Netflix's most expensive plan, at $11.99 per month. That's the only one that actually gives you 4K programming.

    This is an excellent value add for Netflix and it keeps people from moving away from the Hopper when they're looking for the night's entertainment. There's expected to be a lot more 4K content to come and since DISH hasn't announced any live 4K content through their satellites, this is a great way to keep people interested in it.
    by Published on 04-08-2016 01:03 PM
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    I've been telling you about auto gain control and how important it is with cell boosters. First of all you don't want to be monkeying around with setting things manually and more importantly, by law all cell boosters are required to automatically lower their output power if they detect feedback that would cause ...
    by Published on 04-08-2016 12:15 PM



    That's right, inside the box. You know, it's a rare day when I don't hear someone telling someone to think outside the box. It's one of the most overused pieces of corporate quackery. So it's refreshing to find a video that reminds us that yes, creativity can and does flourish when there are natural limits. It's those limits, and the process of working within them, that sometimes there's a reason to focus on what's achievable within certain circumstances so that the results actually apply to the problem that you're facing.

    The video above is only about two and a alf minutes in length and definitely worth every second. Enjoy!

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