September 2016

Slow internet? Blame the neighbors.

OK, it’s not all their fault. But if you’re not getting the internet speed you paid for, the culprit may not be the internet company. OK it’s still sort of the internet company. It’s confusing. Maybe I should…

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STREAMING SATURDAY: The “real” Emmy Winners

Oh, Buckler, you just don’t get it. My esteemed colleague, deskbound and cranky for having been left behind to mind the blog last week, wants you to think that streaming services won big at the Emmys. He…


Streaming Saturday: Netflix, Amazon Win Emmy Awards

Streaming services Netflix and Amazon won 15 and nine Emmy Awards, respectively. Could this be a sign of the supremacy of streaming in the entertainment world? Whether it took home the win or was honored with…


OK, let’s get going with “DIRECTV Now”

It’s been over six months since DIRECTV announced that it will have streaming services for customers who don’t want to get satellite TV. Am I the only one who’s getting antsy? Several sites have reported AT&T exec Randall…


FUN FRIDAY: McWhat?

We all know it’s not good for us. There’s no disputing it, though… McDonalds’ fortunes may rise and fall but they’re here to stay. The company has roughly 35 quadrillion locations(slight exaggeration) all over the world…


Do you need a preamp AND a distribution amplifier?

There are two different kinds of antenna amplfiers. Preamplifiers are usually used fairly close to the antenna and are used to compensate for long runs between the antenna and the TV. Distribution amplifiers are traditionally used…



Is “Cable” Now a Dirty Word?

In its efforts to reinvent itself, the cable industry’s top lobbying organization confirms that “cable” a dirty word. The National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) recently announced it will be known as “NCTA – The Internet & Television…


The easiest mobile satellite system. Period.

Honest. It doesn’t get any easier than this. I’m talking about Winegard’s DISH Playmaker system. This is what I’m talking about: You put it down. You connect it to a receiver. You plug the receiver into AC power….






Can you align a satellite dish without a meter?

It’s almost tailgating season and that means a lot of folks setting up satellite dishes to watch the game. Solid Signal makes it easy with kits designed to provide you with everything you’ll need. You just need…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Netflix News

Streamers know there’s always something going on at Netflix. This week, we have some excellent news regarding two of the biggest hits for the streaming service. Stranger Things Bigger Than Game of Thrones (Duh!) I…