August 2016

Televes shows off amplifiers

Our friends at Televes show us their latest amplifier technology, the Nanokom. Nanokom is an advanced distribution amplifier system designed for indoor installation. This is an advanced peek at a product that’s not available in the…




So long, Pivot TV. Another channel bites the dust.

After a lifespan of only two years, millennial-focused channel “Pivot” announced yesterday that they’ll be shutting down at the end of the year. It’s another failure driven by the fact that millennials just don’t watch as much linear…



NICE AND EASY: What is a headend?

In old train jargon, a “headend” is where all the trains go to, and where they all come from. When it comes to television, a headend system is very much the same thing. Let’s take a…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dieter Rams

Apple’s iPhone doesn’t stand alone anymore, but it’s still significant when it gets a refresh. The world has actually changed quite a bit since the iPhone 6 launch two years ago. Most of us aren’t on…



What’s the best source for 4K content?

So you went and bought a new 4K TV at the local big-box store. Most people looking for larger TVs are going this way now since there simply isn’t that much of a price difference between…




Is 4K TV finally heating up?

Just 4 “short” years since 4K television was first demonstrated at CEDIA Expo, it seems like the format might finally be starting to get some momentum. If you’re a DIRECTV, DISH or Comcast subscriber, you might be enjoying…



Televes shows new manufacturing method

My friends over at Televes are very proud of the technology they’ve pioneered. Their new manufacturing process lets them create smaller circuits than ever before using new methods. I’ll admit that it’s a little over my…