March 2017

NICE AND EASY: What is noise figure?

Not such an easy question actually. The term “noise figure” is tossed around a lot when you talk about antennas and amplifiers. Yet, it’s hard to understand. It’s like, everyone knows what it is, and everyone…


How can a coaxial cable give you true HD?

If you listen to the cable company, it can’t. But they’ve been known to be wrong. If you’re a cable customer you’ve probably been told recently that every TV in your house needs a cable…





Can an antenna be made of glass?

It would be nice if it could. If you could make antennas out of glass, you could have totally clear antennas or you could even turn an entire window into an antenna. That would be incredibly…


What’s the best antenna signal meter?

Trust me you really don’t want to know. If you want a top-notch measuring device you’ll pay for it. The spectrum analyzer you see above, which can measure all aspects of a signal, runs about a…


Is SiriusXM Radio Still a Thing?

Yes, Sirius XM radio still a thing. Whether it’s the “thing” for you is another matter entirely. When Sirius and XM radio first became available, some pundits predicted this then-new development would be the death of…


DISH: MLB Extra Innings for an even lower price!

Great news for DISH customers! This year’s MLB Extra Innings package pricing has been announced, and at $165… it’s even lower than DIRECTV! MLB Extra Innings is a great way to catch literally hundreds of out…




Get ready for “Golden Girls: The Motion Picture”

It’s a sure sign that pop culture is stuck in an endless loop. Speaking to investors yesterday, Viacom CEO Robert M. Bakish outlined the strategy for the company that owns MTV, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Paramount Pictures…