November 2017

STREAMING SATURDAY: Happy Birthday, DIRECTV NOW!

DIRECTV NOW is officially a year old! While celebrating its birthday, we look at the accomplishments and future goals for this streaming service. A year ago, DIRECTV launched its streaming-only service, DIRECTV NOW. At that time,…


STREAMING SATURDAY: AT&T, DIRECTV NOW Continues to Evolve

Good news, streamers! AT&T announces three exciting improvements for its DIRECTV NOW streaming service. Since becoming part of the AT&T family of companies, DIRECTV NOW continues to evolve and improve. With three major announcements, this week…



FUN FRIDAY: Pardon that Turkey

One of the sillier White House traditions involves pardoning a turkey on Thanksgiving. As we get closer to the day itself, it should be interesting to see how this tradition is reinterpreted for a new administration….


FCC makes a move toward ATSC 3.0

Here come the commenters. In a decision released yesterday, the FCC decided to allow ATSC 3.0 broadcasts so long as the content is exactly the same as regular broadcast content. This is a move designed to…


HBO and Cinemax Free Preview on DIRECTV this weekend

Everyone on DIRECTV gets to watch Night of Too Many Stars, airing this weekend on HBO. That’s only on small bit of the massive amount of entertainment on channels 501-520, all available to you starting today and going…


NEW VIDEO: Test your DIRECTV Genie system

Learn how tomake sure your DIRECTV hardware is working right. This video is for the new DIRECTV interface that rolled out in 2017 and 2018. For older DIRECTV equipment, watch this video instead: Solid Signal shows…


DIRECTV to get rid of receivers by 2020?

If you believe the rumor mill and out-of-context statements from people like AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, the writing’s on the wall for satellite, and for DIRECTV’s own branded receivers. Of course, Mr. Stephenson didn’t say that…





You’re safer with a cellular booster system

For over 20 years, the cell phone has been an indispensible part of our lives. Sure, the old Motorola StarTAC in the picture couldn’t do much more than make calls, but even that was a critical…