Posts Tagged: "satellite"

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Comcast’s XFINITY vs. DirecTV (comparison)

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In our ongoing TV service provider comparison series, let’s compare two giants — XFINITY® from Comcast and DirecTV – and help you determine which is the right fit for you. Comcast is the largest cable TV provider in the US, serving approximately 22 million customers across 40 states. DirecTV follows closely behind...

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DirecTV Review

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If you are in the market for a cable alternative, please read our DirecTV vs Dish review that compares the two satellite television services. 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...

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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...

Time Warner Cable vs DISH Network

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. We already compared DISH vs DirecTV, and DISH won. To be fair, because DISH is a satellite TV company and needs to partner with Internet...

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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...