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Will HDMI soon be the only choice?

It’s the most common connection for TVs and it’s almost as popular for computers. But is it the best choice? HDMI’s history has been one of compromises and confusion, but today it’s everywhere and most of the time…


Watch Hurricane Sandy information channel on DIRECTV

From DIRECTV’s Press Release: DIRECTV is launching a dedicated 24/7 “Hurricane Sandy Information” channel that will provide live broadcasts from local stations in markets affected by the hurricane to DIRECTV viewers nationwide. The DIRECTV-produced information…


EDITORIAL: Surface RT — bag of suck?

When the original iPad came out, I said, “pass.” Not enough productivity for me. No Flash animations, no printer support, no front-facing camera. In fact, I thought it would be a total turkey. Well, I admit…





DIRECTV promotes Genie HD DVR

Call it a coming out party. After 6 months of offering the HR34 Genie HD DVR, DIRECTV has finally begun nationally promoting its latest and greatest. The Genie will be offered to new customers free of charge…




Introducing DIRECTV Genie

In the deepest darkest regions of the internet, we’ve been hearing rumors. The name “Genie” has been discussed in several places, and we’re happy to give you all the details! Genie is DIRECTV’s new name for its HR34…


CEDIA Expo Report: MoCA Booth Tour

Everyone loves MoCA. Cable, satellite, even computer folks. If you’re not familiar with MoCA networking, it’s the art of sending computer data over a coaxial cable in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with your…


A la Carte – Has the Time Finally Come?

A la carte programming. Everyone talks about it. What if you could pay for only the channels you actually watched, or even just the programs you actually watched? Most people watch only about 10% of the…


CEDIA Expo Report: Sony 84″ 4K TV

The CEDIA Expo is the go-to location for people who cater to the rich and famous. If you want the best of the best, you hire a CEDIA member to build you an enviable home theater….