Geezer vs. Weakling: Antenna Showdown, Part 2

In part one of this series, we looked at a 44-year-old antenna that’s still going strong after all these years. Now we’re looking at the Winegard HD1080 kit from Solid Signal. This is one of Solid…



Hands on with DIRECTV Everywhere

I’ve made no secret that one of my favorite apps for my iPad comes from DIRECTV. How can you go wrong with one free app that turns your iPad into a mega-remote, lets you watch live TV right…







WHITE PAPER: A guide to grounding

Grounding is incredibly important. Often times, an antenna or dish is the highest point in your house and is very attractive to lightning. In a best-case scenario, a lightning strike will destroy all your cool toys. In…



Hands on with the new DIRECTV mobile site

DIRECTV’s e-mail blast today touted the new features of their mobile web site. Let’s put it through its paces to see if there’s anything worth playing around with. DIRECTV has come under fire in the…


Special codes for DIRECTV remotes

This thread is specifically for the RC21/RC34/RC64/RC65/RC66 remotes. MAKING ONE REMOTE CONTROL MORE THAN ONE RECEIVER Press {MENU} then Settings&Help, Settings, Remote Control To control up to 2 receivers choose “Program Remote” For up to…