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TIP: Tighten those connectors!

It doesn’t matter if “it looks tight.” Now is the time to go check that every connection is tight. Connectors can get loose from swelling and contracting due to temperature change. They can get loose due…



WHITE PAPER: A Guide to DIRECTV Networking

Networking can be hard. When you’re connecting a computer network to a complex home theatre system, it can be even harder. DIRECTV provides tools and parts for connecting its receivers and DVRs, but they don’t always…



Why is Pro:Idiom so important?

Systems like DIRECTV’s COM1000 keep hotel operators out of trouble by using Pro:Idiom. Pro:Idiom is a content encryption system designed for places like hotels. Without encryption, hotels would be distributing pure digital signals that could easily…



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…