CES 2013: Day 1 Wrapup

What a day it’s been! I know the big guys have the show covered with their huge studios and trailers and dedicated internet connections, but I’m going to give you the stuff they won’t show you,…


CES 2013: DIRECTV shows HR44 DVR

We weren’t expecting it. DIRECTV has had a very small footprint at CES in previous years. Not since 2006 have they had any significant show floor presence. However, tucked into a corner of the show floor,…



CES 2013: DISH announces Hopper with Sling

DISH stole the spotlight today with its next-generation Hopper with Sling. It looks like it’s a version of their popular Hopper that adds a built-in Slingbox. The new device looks just the same as the current Hopper but…


CES 2013: Samsung takes us for a ride

We just finished with Samsung’s press conference and well, that was some time we’ll never get back. It’s not that there weren’t new features and new products, but let’s talk about what there wasn’t: There wasn’t any…


CES 2013: RCA shows all-in-one TV/MDTV/Tablet

2013 begins with a bang for long-suffering mobile DTV enthusiasts. In advance of CES, RCA showed their DMT580 tablet TV. This all-in-one device follows the old tradition among second-tier electronics manufacturers of piling on the features…


CES 2013: DARBEE Cobalt announced!

The next generation is here! We have heard that DarbeeVision, maker of the popular Darblet device, are planning on showing their Cobalt device at CES 2013. The Cobalt will be a lower-end version of the Darblet,…


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…


The DIRECTV D10… the one that started it all

Modern DIRECTV history starts in 2004… with the introduction of this receiver, the DIRECTV D10-100. Before this receiver, there were several different manufacturers. RCA made most of the low-priced ones, but Sony, Philips, Hughes and others…



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…


Here’s why Microsoft needs to be nervous

Because after all these years, Apple is still stealing their lunch money. Google is too. The figures are in from Christmas day device activations and surprise surprise… Apple and Android did very well. In their annual study…