April 2014


What is the quietest DIRECTV DVR?

None of them are incredibly noisy, but if you want a DVR in your bedroom, you’ll want the absolute quietest one. Really, the quietest box with full DVR functionality is a Genie Mini Client — they’re absolutely silent…


How small can a satellite receiver get?

The first DIRECTV receivers were the size of two medium pizza boxes stacked one on top of each other. Remember this was a receiver, not a DVR, and it was only standard definition. Size didn’t play…





A commercial headend in your house? Seriously?

Most folks aren’t going to pay $36,000 for this 48-channel pre-built headend system. That’s a little more than most people are willing to do. But you know what, if you’re one of the super-rich… it’s not such…






iView 3500STBII Quick Review

There have been reviews in other places about this Tuner/DVR. One of the most complete I’ve come across is on iView-3500STB Tuner & DVR Owners Thread This review was for the original iView 3500STB and is by videobruce. SolidSignal…


DIRECTV Wireless Genie Mini now available nationally

Today’s the official “coming out party” for the C41W Wireless Genie Mini. Sure, we’ve been talking about it for over a year but starting today you’ll be hearing about it everywhere as DIRECTV ramps up its advertising…