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Introducing DIRECTV Genie

In the deepest darkest regions of the internet, we’ve been hearing rumors. The name “Genie” has been discussed in several places, and we’re happy to give you all the details! Genie is DIRECTV’s new name for its HR34…


Frequencies used by common service providers

Have you ever wondered what frequencies were being used by different providers? It’s all strictly regulated by the FCC… if anything is being broadcast. That’s the reason your cell phone signal doesn’t interfere with your…


CEDIA Expo Report: DIRECTV Booth Tour

DIRECTV was definitely “in the house” at CEDIA Expo 2012. They brought a whole-home setup completely wired for RVU, and a full complement of new equipment designed for the satellite TV connoisseur. Let’s take a walk…


A la Carte – Has the Time Finally Come?

A la carte programming. Everyone talks about it. What if you could pay for only the channels you actually watched, or even just the programs you actually watched? Most people watch only about 10% of the…


TIP: Keep those cables wound loosely

Do your cables look like this? These cables were prepared by a DIRECTV-certified technician. As you can see the input cables are gently looped around, rather than making a sharp bend. This is the proper way…




Hands on with the Sonora SWM-A2 Amplifier

You can’t always get what you want. That certainly applies to D2 Advantage installations. If you’re a commercial installer, you understand this. The distribution closets aren’t always where you need them to be, and even though…



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…


Why Home Run Wiring?

Home Run Wiring. It’s a confusing term and a frustrating one as well. When property owners or restauranteurs hear that term, they may have no idea what it means. Or, they may simply know one thing:…