August 2016

More Sci-Fi Technology from Solid Signal

Imagine the possibilities of sending video over Wi-Fi to any TV in your house? That’s exactly what the StarTech HDMI wireless display adapter with Miracast does. Last week, I wrote about how today’s high-tech consumer electronics products are similar to…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The last plasma

For most of the 2000s, the term “plasma” was synonymous with “flat screen.” The TVs were bright, sharp and (at least for the time) flat and light. Their dominance was short-lived, however, as people became disappointed…


What does a compression tool do?

This is one of our most popular compression tools, the InstallMates Lock and Seal Universal Compression Tool. It’s a favorite of professional installers because it’s compact, light, and works with a variety of different connectors. Obviously, it has…



Nothing to watch on TV? Get an antenna!

It’s the middle of summer. You’ve bingewatched all the new stuff. You’re caught up on Shameless and Game of Thrones. You can’t bear to see anything else vaguely political, and your DVR playlist is sitting there at 98% free. Admit…


Disney is on board for “DIRECTV Now”

In a startlingly predictable move, Disney is entering the streaming business. They’ve announced two initiatives: first, a standalone version of ESPN that can be purchased separately and viewed on mobile devices or streaming boxes; and second, a…


Hulu gives up, starts to shut down free service

Normally we talk streaming on Saturdays, but this didn’t seem like it could wait. After nearly a decade of free streaming, Hulu is moving over to a 100% paid model. I might have been against this…







Why do we even need the FCC?

It seems like they’re in everything we want. The FCC has to review our phones, our tablets, our computers, our TVs and satellite equipment… take a look at your microwave for gosh sake and there is an FCC…