November 2016

Long Range Indoor TV Antennas

Want to cut the cord but can’t put an outdoor TV antenna atop your roof? Today’s indoor TV antennas deliver amazing TV reception at long range. While indoor TV antennas are much smaller than outdoor TV…

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Where did the PAUSE button symbol come from?

Admit it, it’s your favorite button on the remote. Give props if you will to the fast-forward button for its ability to get you past commercials, but it’s that pause button that really makes life worth…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Funny old storage

I’m loving this gallery of obsolete storage technologies from the 1970s and 1980s. Chances are you’ll recognize quite a few of them. The weird thing is just how many of them hold personal significance to me, being…



Satellite TV for Oil Rigs

“Is my oil rig too far away to get satellite TV?”Offshore drilling professionals might be glad to know that you can enjoy DIRECTV packages on most oil platforms. Many oil rigs can be 50 miles…


What is “cascading?”

Cascading. You could be forgiven if you think it has something to do with dishwasher detergent. However, it’s a very important technique used in satellite distribution to cut down on the amount of cable and number…


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…