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What is IPv6?

It’s World IPv6 day. So what? So a bunch of transistorheads are having a party. Is that all there is to it? Actually today marks the biggest accomplishment since the internet came into being. As of…



DIRECTV customers: Do your TVApps work?

If you’ve been a fan of DIRECTV’s TVApps, you might have noticed they’re not working so well lately. Numerous reports have been coming in all over the internet that TVApps return a message that the service…


Liveblogging the DIRECTV 1Q12 Conference Call

Here we go! Disclaimers are out of the way. Now they’re talking about Latin America. More than 1 million Latin American subs, net adds of 600k. The majority of growth came from this segment. Colombia…


Did you know we’re part of the SBCA?

Did you know… we’re members of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association? SBCA is the national trade organization representing all segments of the consumer satellite industry and we’re proud to add our names to those of…


Hopper and Joey reviewed by Engadget

In case you didn’t get enough with our unboxing and review of Hopper, Engadget.com has published their own review of the new Super DVR from DISH. It’s a great review; Ben Drawbaugh always does a great job and…


DIRECTV subscribers: Are you in an MPEG-4 market?

DIRECTV subscribers who live in some markets qualify for an automatic upgrade to HD-capable equipment. This is because all their local channels, even the standard-definition ones, use the MPEG-4 technology used everywhere for high definition…


Will You Lose DIRECTV Channels Tomorrow?

DIRECTV and Tribune are heading toward a contract deadline. When this happens, both parties generally look to their customers for support. Tribune stations started running a crawl on Wednesday on the bottom of the screen urging…


Samsung Smart TVs – Don’t Upgrade to 1028 yet

Samsung Smart TVs how have access to software version 1028 through the internet. Direct download is available now. As with other Samsung upgrades, it hasn’t shown up on their web site yet. It probably will…




Signal Connect Now Offers HughesNet!

We’re proud to announce that Signal Connect is now a HughesNet Dealer! HughesNet provides reliable, high-speed internet solutions for anyone with a view of the sky. If you’re frustrated because you can’t get high-speed internet…


Are People Really Cutting the Cord?

There’s a lot of talk lately about “cutting the cord.” Cutting the cord means turning off your cable or satellite service. It’s one way to save about $1,200 every year on your household expenses. Even…