Dish’s new tricks
Dish Network has long been seen as the Wal-Mart of home TV services, offering a cheaper package of cable-type channels than either the local cable service or its main satellite competitor, DirecTV.
But over the past two years, Dish also has built a reputation for delivering advanced technology and new features. Last year, it [...]
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Dish’s new tricks
A look at Dish Network’s HD receiver/recorder and Toshiba’s tunerless TVs
What’s the richest source for programming to show off your super-grade, high-definition TV? At present, that honor goes to satellite TV provider Dish Network and its second-generation HD receiver/recorder, the Dish Player-DVR 942.
While broadcast networks reserve most high-def shows for prime time or weekend afternoons, [...]
Taking satellite radio for a spin
f you’re a long-haul trucker, stop reading, polish up your big belt buckle and just go buy one.
If you’re a troll living under a bridge where reception’s bad, save your dough.
For the rest of us, deciding whether to shell out for satellite radio – and if so, which one to [...]
Napster, Yahoo and XM Radio Compared
Ever since Napster’s Super Bowl half-time commercial I have been thinking I should take another look at subscription based music services. I decided to try out Napster, Yahoo, and XM Radio services. Each service is different but they all give you some type of unlimited music each month for a [...]
The kind folks at ColorMatchAntenna recently sent me a Sirius antenna color-coded to my car, a Mazda 6 S in grey metallic. The package came in a USPS envelope and appeared to be the standard Sirius radio car antenna. It was carefully wrapped in cloth within a well-packaged box.
After unwrapping it, I placed [...]
Review: Audiovox SIR-PNP2
I received this unit at no cost when I signed up for a year’s worth of service from Sirius Satellite Radio (it was a special, limited-time offer that I don’t think is available any longer). I wasn’t expecting much, as they were giving these and the car or home unit docking station away… [...]