I have been a DirecTV customer since 1997, shortly after they rolled out the service, and have remained loyal and dealt with many of their growing pains. I recently decided to drop DirecTV after 15 years for several reasons.
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Our son has it tougher than we did growing up. Oh sure he’s got his content wherever, whenever he wants. But we had power. We had juice! We had the first color TV in the neighborhood. The best looking gals wanted to be seen with us. The meanest dudes on campus protected us. Our son? All [...]
It seems that today’s market is all about data transfer or data conversion. Portable storage and the ability to free yourself of those old bulky analog contraptions that are still sitting in your closet behind all the cobwebs… right next to that old skull you found in the ground when they were digging the foundation [...]
Recently I was handed a Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick to use on my new Dell Desktop. At first glance, I was amazed that you can tune HDTV signals with a USB device that was so small. The Pinnacle HDTV Pro Stick comes with the following items in the package: If you have a laptop, then [...]
HDTV is a big entertainment train coming at the consumer 100 MPH. In the US it took a bunch of years to transition viewing from B&W to color. Now the government has said everything/everyone will go from SD to HD in less than three years and that finish line is next February. Networks and stations [...]
The world is changing. Over-the-air HDTV broadcasting is coming at you like a freight train, so you’ll be able to tune in to digital TV no matter where you travel in the US (read about the mandatory HDTV deadline here). Many people bring several portable devices with them to keep themselves entertained (usually when they would otherwise [...]
When the kids went to college we were “a little shy” on two key items: room in each of their apartments for a big LCD HD TV set enough money to pay for two sets along with new computers, new furniture, new nearly everything Up until the holidays this was okay because they were busy [...]
Some called it a battle. Others a war. But the blue laser thing was more like a tussle…a two year tussle. HD DVD had Toshiba, the DVD Forum (that sure helped DVD-RAM?) and a few studios that were kinda, maybe, sorta on their side. Oh yeah…and Microsoft.BD had Sony and its string of content owners, Panasonic, [...]
2007 was a rocking year…sure it was your content, your stuff anytime, everytime, everywhere. 2008 is going to be the year you buy things to store all that stuff…See what we are pretty darned sure the year holds for the consumer…Use it as you want, use it as you will The fun of analyzing the [...]
Personal and personalized video content is not only more precious to people, it is quickly becoming the entertainment of choice as consumers buy and use lower-cost, high-performance camcorders; video-enabled cameras; web downloads and video-to-go personal media players (PMPs). To put the fun back into video production and content distribution/sharing, Pinnacle Systems continues to expand the [...]
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is about turkey, football, lounging around the house, and dealing with people we’d rather not see but once a year. But it’s still all about the turkey, which reminds us of some of the real Turkeys we’ve seen in the technology and gaming industry. You know what a Turkey is. You’re [...]
I, like many Home Theater PC owners, simply don’t have enough storage. Even though Terabyte hard drives are available (and somewhat affordable), I still don’t have enough. I have a dedicated seperate drive for music, one for Recorded TV, another one for movies, another for photos, and another for High-Definition content… and that’s just ONE [...]
Remember the holidays from three…five…ten years ago? Birthdays? Family outings? The great times you had with your parents, grandparents or great grandparents? Aren’t you glad you captured all of those special, precious moments on videotape? You’ve got dozens of taped memories stacked in a cabinet or tucked away on a shelf in closet. Disappearing Past The problem is consumer [...]