January 2014



Have you seen GenieGO lately?

If you haven’t seen GenieGo lately, you just haven’t seen GenieGo. The hardware is still the same, but the experience is completely different. What started out as a largely unloved little transcoding box has become the…


BREAKING NEWS: Wilson Electronics buys zBoost

This is big. The top manufacturer of cellular boosters for the US market has agreed to buy its largest competitor. Wilson Electronics today notified us that it has recently acquired zBoost. What does this mean? Until…


FROM THE RUMOR MILL: Can you turn a C41 wireless?

Buzz around a few internet forums and you’ll find people who claim they’ve frankensteined a C41 Genie Client together with a wireless Cinema Connection Kit to create a wireless client. DIRECTV hasn’t come out with their true wireless solution yet,…




Protect your connections from the weather with STUF

We know that there are all sorts of installs. Some have the luxury of having everything in an air-conditioned and moisture-controlled room. Others have to survive the harshest elements. A weather boot can help control corrosion…


TIP: Set your satellite dish type for DIRECTV

If you’ve recently replaced your dish, you might need to check or change the satellite dish type. (Here’s a quick tutorial on how to check your satellite setup.) These are the proper dish types for the different…



Where do we go from here?

Marty Silbernik is the author of I’m Too Old To Do This, a tech blog for folks who remember when none of this stuff existed. This article appears with permission. I was reading something the other day…


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Broadcasting is magic

Fact. The received power from a satellite is measured in millionths of a watt. Even after amplification and processing by your satellite dish, the signal is usually about -35dBm, which is .000000316 watts. A nightlight is…