February 2014

Is good TV bad for basic cable?

For 50 years, TV drama was “episodic.” Sure things changed but you didn’t need to know what happened last week to enjoy this week. All of a sudden, in the wake of complex dramas like The Sopranos and 24 TV…


I love my Ubiquiti Unifi Access Point

SS@SolidSignal asked me to write this article about my Unifi AP. It’s my first try at an article so bear with me here. I told him that I really loved it and he suggested that…




What if they launched a channel and nobody came?

Today marks the launch of Sportsnet LA, also known as “The Dodgers Channel.” We told you about it a year ago when it was first announced and there has been precious little news to report since. The channel…




What is a “broadcast TV fee?”

I thought we were done with that a decade ago. It seems everything old is new again. Even though providers like DIRECTV stopped charging for locals a long time ago, Time Warner Cable is resurrecting the practice with…


Blu-ray Disc is dead. Here’s why.

Take a moment if you will, to mourn the Blu-ray Disc. It died of a broken heart sometime in the last year, and although it is expected to shamble on as a shadow of its former…