January 2013

CES 2013: Day 3 Wrapup

Wait, this is a consumer electronics show? Today we spent a lot of time in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where it looked more like a car show than a consumer electronics…

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DIRECTV to add 8 new channels!

Leave it to signal labs member and intrepid satellite watcher Sixto to find the stuff DIRECTV wants to stay hidden. He has uncovered evidence that 8 more HD channels are testing right now. Of course…


CES 2013: The Televisions of CES

If there was one thing on prominent display at CES this year, it was televisions. Every size was shown from the tiny 7″ models at the RCA booth (and others) to the massive 110″ displays that…



CES 2013: DISH booth tour

We were granted exclusive access to the DISH booth and we’re happy to share it all with you! DISH unveiled its Hopper with Sling at the show, which is still a little while away, but its…


CES 2013: Day 2 Wrapup

Today’s trip took us to the central hall of CES, where the big manufacturers had the biggest displays of the whole show. We weren’t surprised to see the familiar names, but there were a few that…


CES 2013: Can you tell the Darbee Difference?

Here at CES 2013, we have been focusing on the Cobalt, the lower-priced product in the Darbee line. The Darblet is still the top of the line, though, and it’s available today! We’re also premiering our newest “Hands On”…


CES 2013: All the details on the Darbee Cobalt!

Cobalt. It’s the new lower-priced video processor from the people who brought you the Darblet, and only Solid Signal has it for pre-order. We were invited to a private meeting with the folks from DarbeeVision and they…



CES 2013: Day 1 Wrapup

What a day it’s been! I know the big guys have the show covered with their huge studios and trailers and dedicated internet connections, but I’m going to give you the stuff they won’t show you,…


CES 2013: DIRECTV shows HR44 DVR

We weren’t expecting it. DIRECTV has had a very small footprint at CES in previous years. Not since 2006 have they had any significant show floor presence. However, tucked into a corner of the show floor,…



CES 2013: DISH announces Hopper with Sling

DISH stole the spotlight today with its next-generation Hopper with Sling. It looks like it’s a version of their popular Hopper that adds a built-in Slingbox. The new device looks just the same as the current Hopper but…