March 2016


NEW VIDEO: Assembling the DAT790LR UHF Antenna

This is the one you’ve been waiting for. The Televes DAT790LR has the power to pull in UHF stations like nothing you’ve ever seen! It’s an amplified antenna with superior build quality, European design and a self-adjusting…



DISH vs. NBC Universal: Blackout pending?

I’m talking about all the local stations owned by NBC Universal like KNBC Los Angeles and WNBC New York, plus national channels like MSNBC, Bravo, USA, Telemundo, and the like. (If you want the full…


A technical guide to the LNB

Signal Group Forum User VOS is known throughout the blogosphere for his insights on RF Engineering. We’re extremely lucky to have his analysis of two DIRECTV LNBs. I’m happy to have an AIM meter for a little…



NEW REVIEW: Televes DAT790 LR Antenna

The antenna for people who truly need more power. Not everyone lives 75 miles from the broadcast towers, but if you do, you know that you need serious professional-quality equipment if you’re going to get free…



DIRECTV Announces first ever Live 4K broadcast

It’s finally time. DIRECTV yesterday announced that the first ever live 4K broadcast in the US will start providing limited live 4K service, starting with the Masters Tournament on April 7. Here’s the stuff you really…


New Video: Assemble the Televes DAT790 Mix

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth taking time. The new Televes DAT790 Mix antenna gives superior UHF/VHF performance in a superbly well built antenna. The only problem is that it takes a few extra steps to get it…


Is “picture-in-picture” dead?

OK, there’s one avid reader of this blog who will shout “No!” But let’s put that aside for a moment. There was a time when we all wanted TVs with picture-in-picture. Watch two shows at the…


The problem with Wi-Fi Calling

Who doesn’t love Wi-Fi calling? It’s rolling out this year to all the major carriers and advanced phones. It’s a great low-cost way to improve your voice service in the home or office. Wi-Fi calling uses…