July 2016


Cord-Cutting Superior to New Comcast Plan

Comcast plans to offer pre-paid TV and broadband service later this year. While the move is designed to make the cable TV company’s services more marketable, they still pale in comparison to cutting the cord. Comcast…


Standalone LTE Filter Now Available!

You asked, we answered. When we rolled out our line of Televes antennas with LTE filtering, the most common question we got back was “how can I add LTE filtering to the antenna I already have?” Certainly…


Whatever happened to Channel 1?

Did you ever wonder what ever happened to Channel 1? Back in the days before cable and satellite, many a youngster stared at a knob like the one in the picture and wondered. Channel numbers were…


What is attenuation?

It’s “gradual loss in intensity of any kind of flux through a medium.” What, that’s not crystal clear? Attenuation when you get less of something because something else is in the way. Here are some examples:…



Some Boston Cord-Cutters to Lose NBC in 2017

BOSTON – A bitter split between NBC and WHDHTV is expected to happen at the end of the year. This leaves many Boston cord-cutters unsure of whether they’ll get NBC in 2017. It’s been widely reported that…


About AT&T’s second quarter earnings

AT&T announced second quarter earnings with as little fanfare as possible last night. It was after 5pm on the East, and so a lot of news outlets (this one included) didn’t even pick the story up…


Yes, VHS is really dead.

You’ve probably already bumped into this story in the last few days. The last company still making VHS VCRs is about to stop making them. This brings to an end the 45-year history of VHS VCRs,…


FUN FRIDAY: Funky Robots

Take a moment from your natural paranoia concerning robots taking over the world (or is that just my natural paranoia?) to observe the latest in robot walking technology. Robots need to be able to walk if…




DISH reports earnings, it’s not that bad

DISH has struggled with mixed results over the years, and this one is no different. The good news: revenues are up, mostly due to higher prices and customers taking more expensive packages. On the other hand,…


INSTALLER TIP: Use those diplexers correctly

This is the NAS STD-9501M diplexer. It’s an essential part of a DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) system. But, it’s also a misunderstood part. Let’s take a look at what a diplexer does and how you should be…