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DIRECTV Announces Second Quarter Results

DIRECTV continues to grow in Latin America, and they continue to increase profits. While the tendency is to say, “Take that, Viacom” it’s not all completely rosy. It’s hard to get a real picture from these…


Solid Signal Fall 2012 Buyers Guide

Does your DIRECTV receiver seem like a dinosaur? If it’s been a while since you looked at new satellite equipment, it’s time to look again. Even if it’s only been 5 years since you looked at…


TV Apps are a little wonky today

If you’re a fan of DIRECTV TVApps, you’ve no doubt noticed that they have been a little bit twitchy the last few days. You might have noticed that the weather channel app is not responding right…


DIRECTV vs. VIACOM: Is ESPN really to blame?

DIRECTV subscribers may lose 26 channels tonight and the real culprit might be… Disney? Of course that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense but it’s one way of looking at the problem. Disney is…



WHITE PAPER: A Guide to DIRECTV Networking

Networking can be hard. When you’re connecting a computer network to a complex home theatre system, it can be even harder. DIRECTV provides tools and parts for connecting its receivers and DVRs, but they don’t always…


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…



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,…