Posts Tagged: "satellite"

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Comcast vs. DirecTV (comparison)

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In our ongoing TV service provider comparison series, let’s compare two giants — Comcast and DirecTV – and see who comes out on top. Comcast is the largest cable TV provider in the US, serving approximately 22 million customers across 40 states. DirecTV follows closely behind with about 20 million...

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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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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...

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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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How to Watch TV Anywhere, Any Time, Without Commercials (sponsored)

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of DISH for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The American household is all grown up and ready to cut the cord. Each has matured into a sophisticated group, unbound by the shackles of yesterday’s technology and lackluster cable TV...

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Nintendo’s Wii U TVii Services Arrives December 20th

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I don’t have a Wii U in my possession.  I have, however, used the gaming console, albeit to a limited extent.  So it’s a bit difficult for me to truly comment on the controllers true effectiveness in terms of actual gameplay.  Nevertheless, I’d like to think Nintendo’s TVii feature, which works...

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SPOT Connect Adds Satellite Reception to Your iPhone

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You can never be too safe when heading out into the wilderness.  And while the smartphone has become a must have tool in your arsenal of gadgetry, its usefulness is somewhat limited to its cellular reception. Enter the Spot Connect.  This pocket sized device connect to your Android or iPhone...

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Toshiba Satellite U505 Touchscreen Review – Part 2

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I covered the initial impressions in my last review so let’s get right to the 13.3″ touchscreen. It’s a non-glossy matte screen so glare is pretty much not an issue. Fingerprints? Not a problem, unless you’re touching the screen with your grubby little hands after a late night KFC 14-piece...

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Toshiba Satellite U505 First Impressions

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Good day, all you GR fans. We got our hands on the new Toshiba Satellite U505 Touchscreen (literally) and here’s a few of our thoughts. My first impression after opening the nicely packaged box was, “holy five stacks of iPads, Batman!”, this thing is pretty thick! Then I realized it had a...

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MIT Students Put Homemade Satellite Into Orbit–Cost: $150

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Considering that NASA’s been whining about not having enough budget for the last couple years, it really makes them look bad to discover what a couple kids from MIT did the other day. While NASA’s assembling teams have needed millions of dollars to launch one satellite, two guys from MIT...

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Panasonic Unveils DMR-BS850 Blu-ray Writer With Dual Digital Satellite TV Tuner

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Although we’ll never see these in the US, at least in this exact format, it’s still an interesting proposition.  Panasonic’s DMR-BS850 and DMR-BS750 are Blu-ray writers, yes writer (or burner) with a dual digital satellite TV tuner compatible with the UK’s Freesat service.  Inside each machine is a hard drive...