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Living without the scourge of .NET

It’s probably on your computer right now. It’s called the Windows .NET Framework, and it’s probably sitting there taking 2 or 3 gigabytes of space. (That’s ridiculous right there. It wasn’t that long ago all of…

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“Undefined OSD” error?

We’ve read several cases where a DIRECTV receiver will fail to boot and the only message will be “Undefined OSD.” Courtesy of our members texasbrit and litzdog911, here is the solution (originally posted at the…


Is it ok to use a cheap HDMI cable?

Don’t fall for those overpriced monstrosities. This is our Installer Series HDMI cable. It gives you everything you’ll need for today’s HDTV installations, and it actually supports all the advanced features of the HDMI 1.4 specification. Yet,…



TIP: Reset that remote!

Remote not responding? It happens to everyone. Maybe it got dropped one too many times, or maybe you’re trying to use an old remote with a new box. Either way, you need to reset it. There’s…



BACK TO BASICS: Cable Compression Kit

Solid Signal makes great cables. But of course, you can too. With a little practice you can make the cables you need and by buying parts in bulk you’ll save a lot of money. You’ll also…



BYOD? What’s that?

B Y O D. Have you heard the term yet? If there’s been one big acronym in the business world in 2012, it’s BYOD: Bring Your Own Device. After decades of telling users that their cell…




Don’t use the wrong satellite meter

This is the Perfect Vision PVS22K satellite finder. At just under $14 it seems like a great deal. If you are hooking up older, round satellite dish it just might help you get things moving a little faster….



TIP: Customer Information Channel for DIRECTV

Did you know it was there all the time? DIRECTV produces and airs a never-ending stream of customer information videos on every DIRECTV receiver Tune to channel 1 and you’ll find them, and you don’t need…