May 2012


AIM vs. BIRDOG: Meter Showdown

When it comes to a meter, you have a choice. SolidSignal.com offers several satellite meters, including the $389 Birdog USB Plus and the $499.99 Advanced Installation Meter. These two meters are different in price and features, and so we…



Is 4K right for you?

There’s been a lot of talk about 4K resolution lately and you may be wondering if it’s right for you. Let’s take a look at 4K and what it means to you today. What is…


A Brief History of Ad Skipping

With all of the hoopla over Dish’s Auto Hop feature, it seemed like a good time to review the history of ad skipping. If all you had was this week’s news, you might think that ad…


DIRECTV customers: Do your TVApps work?

If you’ve been a fan of DIRECTV’s TVApps, you might have noticed they’re not working so well lately. Numerous reports have been coming in all over the internet that TVApps return a message that the service…


AutoHop Explained

This is a transcript of the DISH instruction sheet on how to use AutoHop, the new technology that allows commercials in primetime programming to be skipped. Overview Autohop is a patented technology created by DISH…



Liveblogging the DIRECTV 1Q12 Conference Call

Here we go! Disclaimers are out of the way. Now they’re talking about Latin America. More than 1 million Latin American subs, net adds of 600k. The majority of growth came from this segment. Colombia…