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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…

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How Big Should a TV Be?

What’s the ultimate in TV? I mean, we all agree that we want a huge TV, right? Who wouldn’t? Isn’t that what life’s about? We want our TVs to be somewhere between the viewscreen on the…


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…




What is Clear Motion Rate (or TrueMotion)?

Buying a TV today is hard. It’s even harder when you can’t find real answers. Samsung, Sony, Sharp, and other manufacturers have just started to walk away from publishing the refresh rate of their TVs and…


Why is 1080p/120 so Important?

Looking back at the first HDTVs, they weren’t that special. Sure, they looked better than old standard-definition models, but compared to today’s TVs, they weren’t anywhere near as sharp. Why? The difference is that most new…




Hopper and Joey reviewed by Engadget

In case you didn’t get enough with our unboxing and review of Hopper, Engadget.com has published their own review of the new Super DVR from DISH. It’s a great review; Ben Drawbaugh always does a great job and…


UPDATED: DIRECTV and Samsung’s RVU solution

For the original “Hands On” review of Samsung’s RVU-capable TV, click here. It’s been a little over two months since my initial review of the Samsung Smart TV with DIRECTV RVU support. In the meantime, Samsung…



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…