Tutorials

TIP: Keep a second remote around

Is there a device in your home that gets as much use as the remote? Your cell phone probably does, but if it goes out you probably have a land line or at the very least…


WHITE PAPER: A Guide to Mounting

We specialize in carrying a diverse catalog of mounting hardware for any situation. We Sell Antenna Mounts for: Mounting hardware helps to get your antenna up high where signal is stronger. We carry one of…


What is Clear Motion Rate (or TrueMotion)?

Buying a TV today is hard. It’s even harder when you can’t find real answers. Samsung, Sony, Sharp, and other manufacturers have just started to walk away from publishing the refresh rate of their TVs and…




Is 4K right for you?

There’s been a lot of talk about 4K resolution lately and you may be wondering if it’s right for you. Let’s take a look at 4K and what it means to you today. What is…


A Brief History of Ad Skipping

With all of the hoopla over Dish’s Auto Hop feature, it seemed like a good time to review the history of ad skipping. If all you had was this week’s news, you might think that ad…


AutoHop Explained

This is a transcript of the DISH instruction sheet on how to use AutoHop, the new technology that allows commercials in primetime programming to be skipped. Overview Autohop is a patented technology created by DISH…




TIP: Mark and Delete

Here’s a quick tip for today, if you’re a DIRECTV DVR user: Have you ever wanted to delete a whole bunch of stuff at one time? You can, with Mark and Delete! To start, press…


What’s the difference between MRV and RVU?

This is a question I get about once a day. DIRECTV’s HR34 DVR uses a new technology called RVU, supposedly, but people who get HR34s can’t tell the difference. It’s easy to get confused. MRV is the…