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What is MPEG anyway?

MPEG. Everyone talks about it like they know what they’re talking about. They talk about MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and all the compression technology, but do you know what MPEG really is? MPEG is an acronym for Moving Picture…




The Standard Bow Tie Antenna

This blog is long overdue. Here is the standard bow tie antenna that I’m comparing all other antennas to and how to build it. To build this antenna, you’ll need: Two pieces of stiff wire…




QAM 101: All QAM is not the same

Thanks to ahaley for this suggestion. QAM. Most likely you think it’s either an unpronounceable random set of letters or an Australian airline. In both cases you would be wrong. It stands for Quadrature Amplitude Modulation….




20 Tuners from a SWM-16! It can be done!

DIRECTV’s SWM Technology is awesome. With just a pair of wires, you can run 16 receivers. But what if you have 17? That’s kind of a pain, right? I mean that would mean another whole SWM…


What dish do you need for DIRECTV HD service?

Our tech support department is often asked what dish is needed for DIRECTV service. DIRECTV has had many dishes through the years, but today, only the Slimline series will work with DIRECTV’s HD channels. Slimline-3 The Slimline-3 is…


Selecting a mounting site for your TV antenna

(Edge Diffraction, MultiPath, Bounce and Trees) Authors Note: I hereby acknowledge and give thanks to the website TVFool.com for the information that was used to illustrate this article. Many of us, when we look at…