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FUN FRIDAY: 1970s Star Trek convention

Before there was Comic-Con, there was this. If you were a young sci-fi fan in the 1970s and 1980s there was no better place to be than a Star Trek convention. I personally attended my fair share back…





DISH vs. NBC Universal: Blackout pending?

I’m talking about all the local stations owned by NBC Universal like KNBC Los Angeles and WNBC New York, plus national channels like MSNBC, Bravo, USA, Telemundo, and the like. (If you want the full…






DIRECTV Announces first ever Live 4K broadcast

It’s finally time. DIRECTV yesterday announced that the first ever live 4K broadcast in the US will start providing limited live 4K service, starting with the Masters Tournament on April 7. Here’s the stuff you really…


Is “picture-in-picture” dead?

OK, there’s one avid reader of this blog who will shout “No!” But let’s put that aside for a moment. There was a time when we all wanted TVs with picture-in-picture. Watch two shows at the…