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    LTE Direct - what fresh (heck) is this?

    Remember that scene in the Batman movie where Batman takes control of read on

    BREAKING: DIRECTV renews Deal with NFL

    The oddsmakers can put down their pencils. It was a nearly sure thing read on

    OMG: FCC does something right

    Well, I didn't see that coming. Stunningly, the FCC voted unanimously read on

    Ken Reid welcomes comedian Michelle Biloon

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

    What can you make with MakerBot?

    Maybe you've missed the news... Solid Signal is now a Makerbot read on

    Which HD BLADE antenna is for you?

    Thanks to Signal Pro Ashley for this suggestion! There are so many read on

    DIRECTV Customers: Control your family's pay-per-view spending

    It's so easy. DIRECTV gives you a full set of parental controls read on

    WHO NEEDS NETFLIX: Stream free movies from DIRECTV

    Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of free movies, all available to read on

    Can cell phones affect TV reception?

    Yes, and here's the solution. Many cell phones broadcast in the read on

    The little wipes you can't live without

    Gotta tell you, I'm addicted to these little Carl Zeiss Optical read on

    DIRECTV adds two channels in HD

    And there's an interesting story behind it. We told you back in June read on

    Special Monday Edition of the TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

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

    Hot Deals for the Week of September 29, 2014

    Take a look... These deals can't be beat! read on

    One-line Guide on your DIRECTV DVR? it can be done!

    You have the power to surf the guide without disturbing others! Sure, read on

    The iView 3500STBII Revisited

    In April 2014, I wrote a short, quick review of the iView 3500STBII read on

    Maybe life IS but a dream?

    So, you know, you think you have your own problems to deal with... read on
    by Published on 10-01-2014 04:49 PM
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    The oddsmakers can put down their pencils. It was a nearly sure thing anyway, but it's now a certainty; the NFL have granted DIRECTV exclusive rights to the Sunday Ticket package for 2015 and beyond. Although terms are not yet public, the one thing that's certain at this point is this is an exclusive deal; no other pay-TV company is getting it.

    This all but seals the deal for the merger of AT&T and DIRECTV, as long as regulators go along. AT&T had put a clause in their part of the merger agreement that the deal was off if NFL Sunday Ticket wasn't renewed, ...
    by Published on 10-01-2014 03:41 PM
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    Remember that scene in the Batman movie where Batman takes control of all the cameras and microphones in Gotham City to turn them into one giant surveillance network? Well, not as scary as that, in fact not incredibly scary, but still this LTE Direct stuff they're talking about has some very creepy potential.
    ...
    by Published on 10-01-2014 12:15 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, ...
    by Published on 10-01-2014 11:25 AM
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    Maybe you've missed the news... Solid Signal is now a Makerbot dealer! Let's all be honest with each other, we all want a 3D printer but it's hard to justify the cost, right?

    If you thought about all the things you can do with a Makerbot, all the ideas you could have... you'll see how it makes ...
    by Published on 10-01-2014 09:58 AM
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    Well, I didn't see that coming. Stunningly, the FCC voted unanimously yesterday to end the decades-long blackout rules that govern NFL football. As any fan knows, the NFL had the right to request a blackout on any game that wasn't sold out. In truth, the rule was only used twice last year, so it's not like this is really going to make a difference.

    Ah... ...
    by Published on 09-30-2014 04:09 PM
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    Thanks to Signal Pro Ashley for this suggestion!

    There are so many if you search at SolidSignal.com... it's hard to know which one is right for you. Let's break it down by your main choices, rather than list all 65 or so. That might make it easier.

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    This is probably the most important choice. We offer the HD-BLADE ...
    by Published on 09-30-2014 03:56 PM
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    It's an outdated and possibly sexist term, but we can't deny the impact that our spouses and significant others have had to the growth of the consumer electronics industry and the devices that we all enjoy.

    How to listen:
    Option 1: Click on the image above to stream the podcast in your browser.
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    by Published on 09-30-2014 01:30 PM
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    It's so easy.

    DIRECTV gives you a full set of parental controls that you can use to keep your kids from watching anything you don't want them to watch, and that includes pay-per-view. If you've recently come home and found that your child has bought Frozen 16 times this month, each time for a fee, you're probably ready to toss your DVR out the window. (Please don't.) The good news is that you have control.

    At your DVR, press {MENU}, Settings&Help, Parental Controls, then scroll down to Spending Limits. You can set a limit for how much can be spent on a purchase, and you can set that limit to $0.00 if you want. Unfortunately there's no way to give a monthly spending limit, but this is an excellent start. The spending limit can be as high as $655 (an odd number to be sure, but that is far more than any single event anyway.) Or it can be as low as you want.

    While you're in the Parental Controls screen, take a look you can lock out your child's access to any channel, any rating, at any time. And if you lock parental controls with a four-digit code that only you know (hint, don't make it your child's birthday) then you know you're safe.

    Looking for a full tutorial on DIRECTV Parental Controls? Check this one out.
    by Published on 09-30-2014 11:10 AM
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    Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of free movies, all available to stream. DIRECTV brings them to you on their app for smartphones and tablets, and it's easier than ever to get them! The latest version gives you a revised user interface with the ability to filter out FREE content! It's even smart enough to know if you have premium packages and show you that content if it's available. Just use the dropdown menu at the upper left to show My Channels Only and Free Items Only. You can even go further, filtering by genre too. You'll get full guide data, cast information everything.

    If you want to look at free movies to record, choose "All" from the upper right choices. If you only want to look at streaming choices, choose "Watch on iPad," "Watch on Phone" or "Watch on Tablet" depending on your device. It's super easy. and you get near HD resolution if your device has enough bandwidth to support it. Even use your device's built-in "casting" ability (Miracast, Chromecast, AirPlay, etc) or a good-old-fashioned HDMI cable to put the content up on a TV. As I said, who needs Netflix?

    The best part, of course, is that all of this is free with your DIRECTV subscription. Of course, if you want pay-per-view movies, you'll get a full selection and ordering is easy, it just charges to your DIRECTV bill! There are tons of movies available weeks or even months before the premium channels or Netflix get them, plus a complete library of back titles.

    Of course, it's not just movies either. There's a lot of on demand content, and with a GenieGO you can stream or download content from your home DVR as well. Virtually unlimited!
    by Published on 09-29-2014 02:54 PM
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    And there's an interesting story behind it. We told you back in June that DIRECTV had found themselves in a bit of a pickle with regard to its carriage agreements for Reelz and Ovation, both channels owned by the former owner of USSB (which DIRECTV bought in 1999.) DIRECTV promised back then that Hubbard's ...

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