February 2016



NICE AND EASY: Tuners, splitters, MoCA

At some point, I’ll get around to doing a whole white paper on this stuff. But in the meantime here’s a very quick primer on what you need to know about expanding your DIRECTV system, what…



Tiny screen or massive screen… who wins?

We’re at an interesting place in entertainment right now. You can go into a discount store and pick up a television that’s larger than you ever thought you’d own, for less than you would have paid…


NICE AND EASY: What is a radome?

It’s the outside shell of an antenna. The big plastic gumdrop you see in the picture is a satellite dish for marine use. It’s got a lot of moving parts to help it aim itself automatically…


Have some fun with a “beater” tablet

Looking for cheap geeky fun? One of the ways I amuse myself is by getting cheap “beater” tablets. It’s pretty amazing how much sophistication you can get for $50, and with such choice! This is hardware…





Read our new review: Televes DigiNova Boss

It’s European-made quality at a price you can afford! The new Televes DigiNova Boss is a UHF/VHF antenna with built-in amplification and a filter that blocks cellular data signals. Our team’s been hard at work testing and…


Does IP control work for your DIRECTV receiver?

IP Control. It’s gotten a lot easier since we published this article three years ago. Driven mostly by the advances in DIRECTV’s app for smartphones and tablets, it’s become very common to control your DIRECTV receiver using…