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EDITORIAL: The Olympics you deserve

It just doesn’t seem like such a big thing. Back in 2012, we gave low marks to NBC’s Olympics coverage. 2012 was the first Olympics to take place since most people started streaming video. Before then, average internet…

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FROM THE RUMOR MILL: Can you turn a C41 wireless?

Buzz around a few internet forums and you’ll find people who claim they’ve frankensteined a C41 Genie Client together with a wireless Cinema Connection Kit to create a wireless client. DIRECTV hasn’t come out with their true wireless solution yet,…



TIP: Set your satellite dish type for DIRECTV

If you’ve recently replaced your dish, you might need to check or change the satellite dish type. (Here’s a quick tutorial on how to check your satellite setup.) These are the proper dish types for the different…


EDITORIAL: Curved TV is a flash in the pan

Anyone who’s anyone at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show showed a curved TV. There were big ones, small ones… more curves that an (insert inappropriate comment here.) But as our blog team walked the room,…


CES2014: Your DISH questions answered

CES 2014 is in full swing and we went down to the DISH booth to get questions answered. We’ll have a full photo essay later (you all know how hotel internet is) but we did get…


Is 2014 the year of no-name TVs?

This might just be the year you buy an HDTV from some company you’ve never heard of. And we’re not just talking about the Dynexes, the Zeniths, the Emersons, or the other generic brands that have…


CES2014: DISH shows next-gen Joeys and…

DISH is putting out press releases faster than we can read them. We’ll publish them all here, but here’s the straight dope: DISH is showing extensions to its Hopper Super DVR that add more capabilities to…





My TiVo Roamio & Mini Thoughts & Observations

TiVo Roamio & Mini Environment with FiOS Ultimate HD, from the perspective of a DirecTV Genie (HR44) environment with DirecTV Premier HD: My FiOS Infrastructure 2 Roamio Pro’s (w/3TB), 1 Roamio Plus (w/1TB), 4 Mini’s,…


TIP: Connect a round dish to a SWM multiswitch

They said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong. Many folks think that just because you’re using a round dish, you can’t use SWM technology. That’s why people choose to buy expensive multiswitches from Spaun or other…