Posts by: Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot has a background in web development and design, as well as working in broadcast television as a studio engineer, lighting director and editor. He frequently writes about technology, broadcasting, digital entertainment, and the internet.

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DirecTV Review

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History DirecTV first launched service in 1994 and celebrated their one millionth customer about a year-and-a-half later in November, 1995. Today, they serve approximately 20 million TV subscribers across the US. The company is based in El Segundo, CA, just walking distance to LAX International Airport (although does anyone walk...

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Comcast vs. Dish Network (comparison)

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Comcast is a Multi-system operator (MSO), offering TV, Internet and phone service in 40 states as well as the District of Columbia. The company is the largest cable TV provider in the US, with approximately 22.3 million subscribers reported in January, 2013. Comcast offers several different TV packages under the...

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Cox vs. DirecTV (comparison)

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Cox Communications is the third largest cable TV provider in the United States. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has about 6 million subscribers, with approximately 3 million customers paying for digital cable service. As a multi-system operator (MSO), Cox also provides Internet and phone service along with TV. Cox’s recently...

Which TV Service to Get

Time Warner Cable vs DirecTV (comparison)

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Last month we pitted Time Warner Cable against Dish Network. This time let’s see what happens when we compare TWC to satellite TV provider DirecTV. Since DirecTV only offers television service, we’ll just look at how it compares to Time Warner Cable’s TV service, and not TWC’s multi-service bundles that...

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Verizon Edge vs. T-Mobile Jump (comparison)

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We’re really getting into the phone upgrade program comparisons now, digging deep to see which wireless service providers offer the best deals. But it doesn’t always come down to dollars, at least for those of us who like to have the newest gadgets. It’s also about getting the devices we...

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AT&T to roll-out 4G LTE in 50 new markets

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3G slowing you down? AT&T has announced the roll-out of 4G LTE wireless service in 50 new markets by the end of the year. The markets include several cities in the states of Illinois, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin, as well as within many other states (see list below). The rollout...

Time Warner Vs Dish

Dish vs. Time Warner Cable (comparison)

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Here’s something we haven’t tried yet. Let’s compare a satellite TV provider with a cable TV provider and see who offers the most value in their service packages. To be fair, because Dish is a satellite TV company and needs to partner with Internet and phone providers to offer bundled...

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olloclip iPhone telephoto lens gets you closer to your subject

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olloclip, the maker of external lens attachments for Apple iPhones and iPod touch devices, now has a two-sided Telephoto + Circular Polarizing Lens that provides 2x optical magnification. For those of you not familiar with the term telephoto, it’s a type of long-focus lens that is compact in design and...