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Many new TiVo owners have little difficulty making the initial connections, getting the cable or satellite signal into their unit, and then connecting it to the TV and/or stereo for viewing. Oftentimes, this simple setup is sufficient for months of... more

-Syndicated from TechLore.comTiVo is dying.This statement is common enough on the Internet these days, and there are constant rumors of an acquisition of TiVo.For a true analysis of TiVo, it is important to note that there are really two separate TiVos.... more

-Syndicated from The Slingbox Personal Broadcaster Since the inception of television, every TV watcher has always had one thing in common... they're always sitting on a couch or chair in front of a TV screen. Sure, watching TV on the go... more

Since the invention of the VCR, TV viewers have been blessed with the ability to record a television show and watch it at a later time. However, VCRs have never been perfect, since setting up recordings on a VCR isn't always intuitive, and using a removable... more

The TiVoLuTiOn. TiVo has been getting lots of media attention lately, and with the mass media reporting, a lot of facts seem to get twisted around to put a spin on the story. At this time, millions of people own a hard-disk drive recorder that time-shifts... more


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FLATennaPHOENIX, AZ – August 20, 2014 – Channel Master, the nation’s leading manufacturer of broadcast reception products since... more

PR release PHOENIX, AZ – July 9, 2014

Furthering its TV Freedom™ initiative for consumers, Channel Master announced today the launch of a new DVR+ model that includes a 1TB... more

I recently decided to give the Squeezebox Server on my MediaSmart EX495.  If you are not familiar with any of the Squeezebox products, they are worth looking at if you'd like to have a device that can connect to your stereo and your network, and play your audio files from a centralized file repository.  Squeeze products... more

So, today I decided it was time to add a few drives to my EX495, just to see how it easy it was, expand the capacity, and more importantly, ensure that I had some redundancy in the case of a drive failure.  

After doing a bit or reading, I came to the realization that the MediaSmart Server does not use... more

As I mentioned in my 2nd article (Part 2 of Setting IUp my MediaSmart EX495), one other aspect of getting rid of the "network critical" warning on my Home Server Console dashboard was to enable remote access.  As I said before,

Enabling the Web Services was easy enough.  It was a bit of a magical experience,... more

What is 3DTV? Here's everything you wanted to know.


If you've gone to a theater in the last few months or have read various technology blogs, there's no doubt 3D is hottest thing around. Whether you're for or against 3D in the home, anyone looking at TVs these days needs to be educated on what 3D TV means and how it affects your buying decision.

3D is hardly new. In fact, the very first stereoscopic images date back into the 1800s! And while filmmakers and broadcasters have dabbled with anaglyph 3D here and there, today's digital technology is taking video in three dimensions to a whole new level.