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RVU: The biggest thing since Multi-Room Viewing

Starting with the DIRECTV HR34, future satellite receivers will use a new technology called RVU. RVU, pronounced “R-view”, is a complete departure from anything that DIRECTV has done before. DIRECTV made waves with its multiroom…


FTA: Satellite Service for Everyone Else

The first satellite transmissions were 100% free. When Telstar, the first communications satellite to carry television signals, went live in 1962, there was nothing else like it. All it took was a very large antenna…


TIP: Show your SD Channels

There are a lot of reasons to watch a standard definition channel instead of a high-definition one. Maybe you’re experiencing rain fade, or maybe the line-of-sight to the high-def satellite has gotten restricted, giving you…


DIRECTV’s TiVo is coming! Is it for you?

It sure has been a long time coming. DIRECTV and TiVo announced their joint partnership in the fall of 2008, and since then, TiVo fans have hoped that someday soon, their TiVo would come. It…


MoCA 101: What is MoCA?

What is MoCA? In 2004, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance was formed. The goal was a simple one: most people had high-quality coaxial cable throughout their homes, but distributing content from one place to another…


Why Use a Third-Party Installer?

If you’re about to upgrade your home entertainment system, or if this is your first time moving away from the cable company, your first thought is probably to let the manufacturer do the install. In…


Direct TV SWM 8 Multi-Switch

Eight channel Single Wire Multi-switch (SWM). Allows any transponder from any satellite input to be independently selected and distributed via one of eight designated SWM output frequency channels.  Click here for more info.



D12 in Black, Thanks DIRECTV!

DIRECTV is listening to its customers! Their newest, standard receiver with upgraded software, the D12, is now available in the season’s hottest color: black. Solid Signal is shipping them out with all new DIRECTV new subscriber orders…






DIRECTV to Offer 100 National HD Channels in 2007

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 8, 2007–DIRECTV, the nation’s leading satellite television service provider, is hailing 2007 as the “Year of HD” with the planned launch and carriage of 100 national high-definition (HD) channels. With this substantial…