DIRECTV subscribers: Are you in an MPEG-4 market?

DIRECTV subscribers who live in some markets qualify for an automatic upgrade to HD-capable equipment. This is because all their local channels, even the standard-definition ones, use the MPEG-4 technology used everywhere for high definition…



SilverCloud GPS Tracking System, Part 1.5

  After several days of using the SilverCloud GPS Tracking System, things are going well. Since I don’t have an evil nemesis, I installed the unit in a friend’s car and have been tracking her movements….



Hands On: K4D Multi-Device Remote for iPad

It’s well documented that I think DIRECTV’s Application for iPad is the best remote app I’ve found. It’s the first app that does more than a real, wired remote. DAFI, as it is affectionately known, is…


TIP: Mark and Delete

Here’s a quick tip for today, if you’re a DIRECTV DVR user: Have you ever wanted to delete a whole bunch of stuff at one time? You can, with Mark and Delete! To start, press…





Will You Lose DIRECTV Channels Tomorrow?

DIRECTV and Tribune are heading toward a contract deadline. When this happens, both parties generally look to their customers for support. Tribune stations started running a crawl on Wednesday on the bottom of the screen urging…


Hands on with the Birdog USB Plus

Professional installers need professional tools. If you’re out there in the field you need a meter you can trust. My friends up at the Solid Signal corporate offices sent me a Birdog USB Plus by Perfect10. This…