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    by Published on 04-25-2017 09:31 AM
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    Looking for some ideas about AT&T's financial health?The company’s first-quarter 2017 results will be released after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. At 4:30 p.m. ET the same day, AT&T will host a conference call to discuss the results. The company’s earnings release, Investor Briefing and related materials will be available at AT&T Investor Relations.

    A live webcast of the call will also be available at AT&T Investor Relations, and the webcast replay will be available until June 30, 2017.
    by Published on 04-24-2017 09:18 AM
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    2. Data/Networks

    [size=5]Can't accuse them of standing still. AT&T has announced plans to offer a full fiber network to eight more metropolitan areas. They are listed below, and you can click to see a more detailed press release for each.

    This will bring the list of markets to 75. If you're interested, here's a graphic showing all of them (again, click to see it full size)

    AT&T, unlike other providers, is fully committed to improving network speeds in communities it services, and that means plenty of awesome fiber bringing speeds up to 1Gbps to areas within reach. No matter what you're doing, that's likely to be enough speed for you.
    by Published on 04-21-2017 03:13 PM
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    2. Satellite

    Saddle up for even more Ultra HD goodness from DIRECTV. You might want to bookmark this page because DIRECTV just announced a whole ton of new 4K programming. This is what I'm talking about:
    4/21 – Nationals @ Mets
    4/25 – Chelsea v. Southampton, English Premier League Soccer
    4/26 – Arsenal v. Man. United, English Premier League Soccer
    4/27 – Yankees @ Red Sox
    4/28 – Cubs @ Red Sox
    4/30 – Tottenham Hotspur v. Arsenal, English Premier League Soccer
    5/2 – Orioles @ Red Sox
    5/4 – American Standoff, a new documentary from DIRECTV about a family's fight to keep its land
    5/5 – Indians @ Royals
    5/6 – Indians @ Royals
    5/7 – Arsenal v. Man. United, , English Premier League Soccer
    5/11 – Astros @ Yankees
    5/13 – Monster Energy Cup @ Kansas Speedway
    5/16 – Red Sox @ Cardinals
    5/22 – Giants @ White Sox

    Note that baseball games are subject to blackout rules and in a strange twist of fate, the Indians and Royals games will only air in Cleveland and Kansas City.

    To get exact times in your area, check channel 106 on DIRECTV a few dates before the game.
    by Published on 04-21-2017 12:53 PM
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    2. Satellite

    Sure, Netflix is all that... but what about Game of Thrones and all the other awesome stuff on HBO? Getting it episode by episode on iTunes gets pretty expensive, right? That's why DIRECTV is offering a free preview of HBO and Cinemax today through Monday!

    Remember, if you record it now, you'll still be able to watch it after the preview is over, so it doesn't matter if you have plans for this weekend that will keep you away from the TV or if you'll be watching live sports. Now is the time to pile those recordings on!

    Of course, if you love what you see, you can add these channels to your DIRECTV package for a very reasonable price and you'll get all the on-demand programs as well as the HBO GO and MAX GO apps for free, which enable you to catch up on the things you've been missing.

    What are you waiting for? Even if you're at work, you can use the DIRECTV app for smartphones to schedule recordings from anywhere!

    DIRECTV's HBO and Cinemax channels start at channel 501.
    by Published on 04-20-2017 04:17 PM
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    2. Commercial,
    3. Satellite
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    Most folks aren't going to pay $36,000 for this 48-channel pre-built headend system. That's a little more than most people are willing to do. But you know what, if you're one of the super-rich... it's not such a bad idea. This particular headend system is designed for institutional use, ...
    by Published on 04-19-2017 10:49 AM
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    2. Satellite
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    Stop looking at your watch, it's not 2009. As DIRECTV moves closer to its goal of turning off all standard definition broadcasts in 2019, it still has a bit of work to do. Surprisingly, not every TV market served by DIRECTV actually has HD channels, and so losing SD ones would be a huge problem. In fact, as ...
    by Published on 04-18-2017 12:49 PM
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    2. TV Antennas

    A few days ago I dropped the bomb on antenna users when I told them that the FCC was reassigning about 1,000 stations. After a historic, three year process, the FCC will be re-allocating UHF channels 37-51 for cellular data use. The remaining channels will be "repacked" into a tighter space, with most moving down the dial somewhat. It will be an easy transition for regular folks; cable, satellite and streaming users won't be affected and if you have an antenna it will take about 10 minutes to scan for new channels. You won't need a new antenna either.

    If you're interested in finding out even more, such as which stations in your market will be affected, there's a great resource hosted by Satellite Guys, a site which started for fans of DISH and DIRECTV but has evolved to serve a whole variety of home entertainment needs. The resource itself is maintained by an independent group and can be found at rabbitears.info.

    Honestly folks I was working on my own version of this same information, based on FCC resources, but these guys did an excellent job. No need to reinvent the wheel here. Check your market or the whole country, sort by old channel or new, and get an idea when the transition's going to happen.

    My hat's off to them, this is a great addition to the antenna community.

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