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When is a backlight not really a backlight?

Ever wonder how those LCD screens get so thin? The LCD part is actually pretty thin itself, usually about a millimeter thick. That’s a marvel of manufacturing by itself, but an LCD screen actually produces no…



Testing Ideas

Before doing any tests, these are my ideas for testing antennas: All antennas are to be tested in the same way. The antenna is placed at the same height There are different kinds of gain…


The simple guide to adding a Genie Client

If you have an HR34 Genie HD DVR, you’ve probably been waiting for the Genie Client to come out. It’s a little box the size of a paperback book, completely silent and yet it has full DVR functionality. Installation…





IMPORTANT C31 Genie Client tip!

Did you get your C31 Genie Client? If you’re one of the many people who’ve ordered from us recently, thank you! We’ve got an important tip to share. Just like any DIRECTV receiver, the C31 requires activation….


Is the FCC planning on killing TV broadcasting?

Is it true? Is the FCC planning on buying back every broadcast license they can get their hands on, then auctioning the wireless space to eager mobile providers? As the Mythbusters say, call that one “PLAUSIBLE.”…


HR34 Genie Q&A

There have been a lot of misconceptions about the HR34 Genie HD DVR so I thought a simple Q&A might be worth it: How many programs can be recorded with a Genie DVR? The Genie DVR…


Proper use of the Skywalker splitters

So, you’ve decided to expand. You’re moving from one multiswitch to two. You’ve read our White Paper on the subject. You understand the different kinds of splitters. You’re ready to go. Just one more thing… it’s time to take…


TIP: Use the right splitter for the job!

They all look the same, right? The splitters at the top of this article look like any other splitter. Yet, there are big differences. Can you spot them? Let’s take a look at three splitters you…