June 2013

GenieGo — now with out-of-home streaming

DIRECTV’s GenieGo continues to amaze. This little box may have lived a humble life under the radar back in 2012, it’s been full steam ahead in 2013. First, the little transcoder added streaming inside the home to its repertoire and…


Sprint approves Softbank Merger

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.” —President Gerald R. Ford, August 9, 1974 So…





The end of broadcast TV?

TV has been around your whole life. Depending on your age, your dad may have been watching TV in the waiting room while you were being born, or it may have been on in the background…


Regular broadcast content on YouTube? Could happen

There’s pay TV, and then there’s streaming. Sometimes you’ll watch one, sometimes the other. Sometimes both at the same time. But you don’t really care how your entertainment comes to you, do you? The FCC does,…


Learn all about “Tuner Math”

As we all move from single-tuner and dual-tuner DVRs to new super DVRs like the DIRECTV HR34 Genie, our systems get more and more complex. Even if you’re not a hobbyist you might want to understand a…


What’s new in the DIRECTV RC66 remote?

Can you tell the difference between these two remotes? They look oddly similar. In fact, they look pretty much like every DIRECTV remote made in the last 10 years, right? Sure, these are backlit remotes, but…


EDITORIAL: Hotels are too far behind

This is Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel, site of DIRECTV’s recent Revolution Dealer Conference and my temporary home for four days. A beautiful hotel with a dizzying complement of marble-lined hallways, hand-painted frescoes, and stunning beauty all…