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Focus on DIRECTV Residential Experience 2.0

There are several articles on this blog about DIRECTV Residential Experience. DRE was the focus of DIRECTV’s marketing efforts at the HITEC show, and if you’ve read our review of COM1000 and Floodgate based on HITEC experiences, it’s only…

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HITEC 2012 Wrap Up

As I sit in the airport waiting for a flight home, I’ve had some thoughts about HITEC 2012 that I thought I would share. I think the show was a success… There were plenty of…



HITEC 2012: Focus on the Floodgate 4000 Series

Good business is all about options. We strongly recommend DIRECTV’s Residential Experience and COM1000 systems, but they aren’t for everyone. We took a look at the Floodgate 4000 series from Video Propulsion. Like the COM1000, it’s a…


Why is Pro:Idiom so important?

Systems like DIRECTV’s COM1000 keep hotel operators out of trouble by using Pro:Idiom. Pro:Idiom is a content encryption system designed for places like hotels. Without encryption, hotels would be distributing pure digital signals that could easily…


HITEC 2012: DIRECTV RC70H Remote

You’ve seen DIRECTV’s RC70 remote before. The same design is used for RVU installs where it is known as the RC70X. However, the remote was actually designed for hotels first and DIRECTV showed the hotel version,…





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…