December 2014

2014: What happened and what didn’t

Another year down… and what do we have to show for it? This is the year that was… a bit of a placeholder. There wasn’t a real breakout star, technology-wise. Business was the real story in…


CES 2015: Will there be anything new at all?

It’s that time again. The International Consumer Electronics Show is coming January 6-9, and your blog team will be on the ground taking it all in, trying to compete with the big boys for the good…



Don’t forget that USB charger!

If you’re considering our HDX Amplifier, It’s a good choice to add some “oomph” to your indoor antenna when used properly. There is one thing you need to know, though — In order for the amplifier to…


Should you put a giant TV in an apartment?

Tiny apartment? If you’re like generations of men before you, that shouldn’t stop you from having flat-out massive electronics. But how much is too much? There are some formulas that dictate the right size TV for…




2015 Predictions: The Year in Internet

You know, that internet thing seemed like it was finally catching on. My predictions for 2015 are pretty dire. The internet came to most homes about 20 years ago, and at least in the United States,…


2015 Predictions: The year in cellular

This will be the year cell boosters go mainstream. It’s my biggest and least risky prediction so far. The big problem with cell boosters in 2014 was that we didn’t have inventory… because of some hangups…


2015 Predictions: The year in pay-TV

Should be interesting. 2015 may be remembered as the year of the two biggest mergers in pay-TV history, or it may just be remembered for one of them. Comcast is, of course, trying to absorb Time…


Best practices when installing an antenna

So, you’re ready to install that outdoor antenna. (Although southern Michigan isn’t one of them, there are plenty of parts of the country where people get up on the roof safely in December.) Before you get…


2015 Predictions: The year in broadcast TV

The 2010s have not been kind to broadcast TV. Even though antennas are hotter than they’ve ever been, broadcast TV as a whole has continued on a disappointing spiral. The Primetime Emmy awards continue to reward…