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What is an IP Remote?

There’s only so much you can do with traditional infrared remotes. Even RF remotes have some limitations, although they do away with the need to point the remote right at the device. The form factor of…





What is “cord shaving?”

Maybe you’ve heard the term before. If you haven’t, it refers to people who don’t want to ditch cable TV completely, but who choose to cut their cable bill to the absolute minimum. These are people…


What is “over the top” (OTT)?

Other than, well, a Stallone movie about arm wrestling, of course. You’l hear this term used from time to time, and because the concept is becoming more popular, you’ll probably hear it more. “Over-the-top” refers to…



WEEKEND PROJECT: Homemade wireless Genie Client?

I’d heard for years that it could be done. Rather than get the C41W Wireless Genie Mini and the Wireless Video Bridge, it’s supposedly possible to connect a regular C41 Genie Mini Client in such a way that it could be…



HDBaseT – the answer to so many problems

Send your HD signals everywhere. Well not everywhere, but everywhere within about 300 feet. HDBaseT makes it easy. It’s always been a bit of a drag getting HD where you wanted it. Component cables were expensive…


Can you use a powerline adapter on a smart TV?

The better question is, “should you?” Powerline networking kits like this one from Tech Choice will help you get a network connection where none exists. Wired networking is necessary when your Wi-Fi doesn’t reach, or in the…