November 2016



Wi-Fi in an RV?

It’s possible, but why? OK, I understand the idea. If you’re RV’ing across the nation, you want to take advantage of wireless hotspots when you’re stopped. But is there a good answer? One idea that wouldn’t…


Can you get DIRECTV in Alaska?

Yes, but it isn’t easy. The Alaska-Hawaii dish is the preferred choice, in fact it’s the only one DIRECTV will install. It’s 30% bigger than the average dish, and you have to buy just the parts you want…


SOUND OFF SUNDAY: Your Alter Ego

OK folks… this the last “Sound Off Sunday” as far as I know. I’m almost out of antennas to give away. This week we’ll be giving away this Antop AT-414B antenna or something similar. By now you…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Amazon’s Goliath

Goliath is Amazon Prime Video’s latest original series and the current streaming favorite at Casa del Buckler. Goliath stars Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride. Once a well-respected attorney, McBride now is a boozy shadow of his…


Why is your internet never as fast as they say?

The cable company tells you that you’re getting speeds of “up to 100Mbps.” The key words there are “up to.” In most cases, and especially when there’s no competition for services, those numbers can be a…



DISH wins some, loses some more

In an early morning filing, DISH revealed the financial results we more or less expected. Revenues are up, but subscriber counts are down, and that means that existing customers are paying more. DISH’s own press release,…


Get ready for the quarterly DISH Conference Call

Get ready for another morning of rip-roaring fun tomorrow as DISH reveals its quarterly results. Always the master of ruining the suspense, DISH generally puts its financials out several hours before the call meaning that if…





SOUND OFF SUNDAY: Red or Blue?

Look folks, I really want to give away some antennas here. I have one of these Antop AT-413B antennas that really wants a new home. So I’ll make it easy for you. Leave a comment that has a…