January 2015




Should you remove the icicles on your antenna?

Oh boy. First of all I have to give you the major disclaimer: don’t do something potentially dangerous because some guy on the internet tells you to. Please, please evaluate your own situation before making a decision. Are…


The power of the power-passing splitter

Don’t be fooled by the low price you’ll pay for this Skywalker splitter. It’s an important part of any technician’s tool kit, and it has so many uses. It’s a low-noise, high-quality part that’s used in satellite…


DEBUNKING THE BLOGS: Will AT&T drop the DIRECTV name?

It’s time for another episode of… “One guy says one thing and the internet explodes.” The other day, The Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is reviewing every aspect of the DIRECTV acquisition. When asked about…



This little HDMI switch solves a lot of problems

Set it and forget it. That’s the promise of our Automatic 1×2 HDMI Switch. It’s the solution to the problem of not having enough HDMI ports on your TV or monitor. Connect two devices to it and…





The antenna terms you need to know: GROUNDING

Grounding. Proof that one bad decision can ruin your whole day. If your outdoor antenna isn’t grounded, you run the risk of a lightning strike that can destroy all your home electronics and burn down your…