April 2016

FUN FRIDAY: Superhero movies, ranked

Will we ever run out of superheroes to make movies about? If the first few months of 2016 are any indication, the answer is no. Deadpool once again rewrote the book on super flicks and even thought Batman v…


DIRECTV to stream MLB Baseball in 4K

Bring it on! DIRECTV continues to bring the 4K Ultra HD action when no one else can. They weren’t content to just bring you the Masters, oh no – now they’ve announced up to 25…


DISH’s Sling TV adds a multi-stream plan

Cord-cutting just got a little better with today’s annnouncement that Sling TV will offer a plan that lets you stream to more than one TV. Sling TV is a streaming product aimed at budget-minded cord-cutters that…


My dream: a full-spectrum DVR

I don’t remember who exactly first gave me this idea. It was clearly a long, long time ago, because at one time it went like this: “What if there was a VCR that, instead of recording…




Shop for Ubiquiti products at Solid Signal!

If you’re serious, you want Ubiquiti. It may have gotten popular lately for companies to create big, ugly routers with half a dozen antennas. These megadevices look at home next to equally ugly gaming rigs, and…


How can you find 4K programs on DIRECTV?

So ok, you’re all set up. You’re watching the Masters tournament on DIRECTV in 4K. Did you know there’s other 4K content out there? It’s true, there’s not much, but there are a number of pay-per-view…


DISH turns on Netflix 4K on Hopper 3

All of a sudden, the 4K capabilities of the Hopper 3 have gotten a lot more interesting. DISH customers whose Netflix accounts include 4K can now view 4K through their Hopper 3 DVRs, giving additional 4K…



FUN FRIDAY: Think inside the box

That’s right, inside the box. You know, it’s a rare day when I don’t hear someone telling someone to think outside the box. It’s one of the most overused pieces of corporate quackery. So it’s refreshing to find…



EXCLUSIVE: DIRECTV shows 5D2 Reverse Band 4K LNB

Look but don’t touch… and don’t ask when you can buy. That was the message from the DIRECTV Revolution Dealer Expo show floor. This is the annual meeting of DIRECTV dealers where upper management spells out…