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CEDIA Expo 2013: Day 1 Wrapup

CEDIA Expo 2013 doesn’t compare in size or scale to its larger cousins IFA and CES but this trade show for home theater installers really stepped things up this year. Your blog team was on hand…


QAM 101: All QAM is not the same

Thanks to ahaley for this suggestion. QAM. Most likely you think it’s either an unpronounceable random set of letters or an Australian airline. In both cases you would be wrong. It stands for Quadrature Amplitude Modulation….


What is “quality TV?”

As we inch closer to the end of Breaking Bad… there’s some argument as to what real “quality TV” is. Breaking Bad is arguably the best-produced, most meticulous show of the 2010s so far, but it’s not the only…


20 Tuners from a SWM-16! It can be done!

DIRECTV’s SWM Technology is awesome. With just a pair of wires, you can run 16 receivers. But what if you have 17? That’s kind of a pain, right? I mean that would mean another whole SWM…


What dish do you need for DIRECTV HD service?

Our tech support department is often asked what dish is needed for DIRECTV service. DIRECTV has had many dishes through the years, but today, only the Slimline series will work with DIRECTV’s HD channels. Slimline-3 The Slimline-3 is…




Can you use an RVU TV without a SWM System?

You’ve heard of these TVs that show DIRECTV Service without needing a box at the TV? They’re called RVU TVs. Our tech desk was recently asked if you can use these RVU televisions without having SWM technology….