July 2016

DISH Conference Call is tomorrow

Yes, it’s that time again. Funny how quarterly conference calls seem to come around… about once a quarter. Tomorrow, we’ll have some idea how DISH did in the second quarter of 2016, the period that ended…

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Is Cord Cutting Stupid?

So, this happened. A reporter from The New York Times tried cord-cutting and didn’t like it. It took a few days for me to read through all my e-mails and I want to thank all of you who…


A TV antenna for sports?

The cord-cutter’s dream scenario would be getting every program for free. Every sporting event, every one of the top 10 rated broadcast programs, every news show, every comedy. The truth is that you’re far closer to…





That Bird Don’t Tweet!

There are a great many mysteries in the universe: The mysteries of Stonehenge, Easter Island, why people watch TV shows about the Kardashians, is there extraterrestrial life out there, and if there is, do they…




FUN FRIDAY: Movies in Space

Although most of us would love to go to space, it’s fair to say that life up there has its share of inconveniences. There’s the whole space toilet thing, and let’s not get in to that….



DIRECTV covers the 2016 Open at Royal Troon

OK, cards on the table, I’m not a golf fan and I don’t even know for sure what a “Troon” is. But hey, if golf is your thing, you’ll love DIRECTV’s coverage of the 2016 British…


DISH Voice Remote Finally (Almost) Available

Think all the way back to DISH’s booth at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. That’s not a typo, I said 2015. Check out my report from then. Or, if you prefer, think all the way back to 2009,…