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Should you call DIRECTV for a service call?

Know when to say “when,” but it’s your choice. The nice thing I find about having satellite television is that there are a lot of troubleshooting steps you can take without having to call someone. That’s…


How does ice hurt your outdoor equipment?

What a winter it’s been… and even in March it’s not over for much of the country. Over a century ago, the largely forgotten writer Charles Dudley Warner said, “Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody…




Should you unlock your cell phone?

It’s easier than ever to unlock your cell phone. New guidelines imposed on carriers now mean that a cell phone company has to let you unlock your cell phone, as long as you do actually own…


IT’S REALLY TIME: Upgrade to SWM Technology

If you haven’t upgraded to SWM technology, the clock is running out. The last of DIRECTV’s non-SWM-only products are beginning to dry up and that means that while your non-SWM system will still work, parts are…


What is the difference between a hub and a switch?

Well, other than the fact you can’t really find a network hub anymore. Once upon a time, network equipment was expensive. Of course today we have great product like our Datatronix Network Switch that’s very inexpensive and…





Why are HDMI splitters so expensive?

Because, your normal splitter is like eight bucks. If you look at our selection of HDMI splitters, you’ll see that they range from just around fifty dollars to well over five hundred. That’s pretty impressive considering that…