2015

Hey, does anyone still use converter boxes?

Yeah, you remember converter boxes. Back in 2007-2008, the government issued $50 certificates to every household so they could buy special boxes that would let their existing TVs work with the new digital broadcast standards. 2008…



Can you get 4K content from a DIRECTV DVR?

OK, here’s the deal. You just bought a new 4K TV. You want to watch 4K programming. The facts are simple, although a little frustrating. Here’s everything you need to know. There isn’t a DVR…




DIRECTV using RDBS? What does it mean?

Remember almost two years ago… when I told you all about Reverse DBS, the technology that could let DIRECTV get a lot more use out of its bandwidth? By using the frequencies it’s reserved for sending…


What is 5G?

It’s nothing. At least not today. It seems like all the hype about mobile internet speeds has died down a little bit. Back when we all talked about speeds of 256kbps over a mobile connection…



FUN FRIDAY: Facts about Turkeys

Since this is the last Fun Friday before Thanksgiving, I pulled out this article from the Smithsonian giving us all sorts of fun facts about turkeys. The turkey as we know it is a fairly wobbly, odd-looking bird…




Is the era of quality TV dead?

It’s been called the second golden age of TV. Led by premium channels and streaming services, the last 5-7 years have seen a massive increase in so-called “quality TV.” While the 2000s gave us a steady…



Latest trends in cutting the cord

Cutting the cord is a full-fledged phenomenon. There are still plenty of people picking up cable and satellite subscriptions — in fact even companies like Comcast that have been shedding subscribers have picked up a few…