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    DIRECTV's 2Q14 Webcast Liveblog

    It's that old time again... Time to try to make sense of DIRECTV's read on

    COULD IT BE TRUE: USB cables are out to kill you?

    Yeah it's a pretty dramatic headline but it got you to read it read on

    Russia's "blogger law" -- the good and the bad

    So, way off topic... there's a new law in Russia that says if your read on

    Wilson Electronics Recognized with Three New Industry Awards

    Reprinted with permission from Wilson Electronics ST. GEORGE, read on

    THROWBACK THURSDAY: A brief history of ad-skipping

    In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most read on

    DIRECTV Announces Second Quarter '14 Results

    Making money, gaining subscribers... the news for today looks good. read on

    Introducing Cel-Fi cellular boosters

    Not for everyone but if they're for you they can't be beat. As you read on

    California lawmakers would rather watch baseball than solve the nation's problems

    OK, maybe that's a slight overstatement. However, the fact remains read on

    Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast Returns!

    Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and read on

    DIRECTV Announces 2Q14 Conference Call... we'll be liveblogging

    Get ready for another Panamericana-filled financial call as DIRECTV read on

    BREAKING: FCC Chair Wheeler seems to do something right

    We are compelled to remind you that FCC Chair Tom Wheeler is not a read on

    NICE AND EASY: Find out what's wrong with your DIRECTV receiver

    If you think there might be a problem with your DIRECTV receiver, and read on

    Time Warner Cable "could agree to binding arbitration" over SportsNet LA

    In a stunning feat of throwing-in-the-towel-itude, Time Warner Cable read on

    Back to Basics: USB

    This week we're taking a look at terms that novices might not know. read on

    Hot Deals for the Week of July 28, 2014

    Take a look... these deals can't be beat! read on

    How to get your iView, Blu Ray/DVD, and an Internet Video Player on Two TVs

    When we had DISH, they installed it on two TVs for us, controlled by read on
    by Published on 08-01-2014 10:54 AM
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    Yeah it's a pretty dramatic headline but it got you to read it right?

    A recently discovered flaw in USB technology means that any USB device with programmable firmware, even something as simple as a mouse, could be a vector for viruses and other malware that could destroy your computer. This is ...
    by Published on 08-01-2014 10:18 AM
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    So, way off topic... there's a new law in Russia that says if your blog gets more than 3,000 views per day you're considered a journalist. You have to register, you have to provide your real name, and the government can shut you down.

    My first thought was... "hey, they think I'm a ...
    by Published on 07-31-2014 12:30 PM
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    2. Satellite
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    It's that old time again... Time to try to make sense of DIRECTV's financials and see what clever questions those journalists have for DIRECTV's Mike White and his team. We're on hand to give you the play-by-play as always, although we know the stuff you really want is at the end.

    You've told us you don't ...
    by Published on 07-31-2014 12:14 PM
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    2. Cell Phones
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    Reprinted with permission from Wilson Electronics

    ST. GEORGE, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wilson Electronics, LLC (Cell Phone Signal Boosters and Antennas at Wilson Electronics | Wilson Electronics), developer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters, announced today that three of the company’s products have received awards for outstanding innovation. ...
    by Published on 07-31-2014 10:54 AM
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    In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first seven years of The Solid Signal Blog, and other stuff from the past that we think is cool.

    It was one of the most-read articles in the year we relaunched and it still holds up today. Ad-skipping was big news in 2012 thanks to the Hopper and its still-controversial Auto Hop feature, but ad-skipping wasn't new as we showed you... it goes back thousands of years actually.

    Of course, ad-skipping has gotten easier... or has it? The earliest ads just required you to look in the other direction. Today we'd need some sort of camera-based gestural recognition system, or maybe you could just go into the other room

    Check out our article and be sure to leave a comment!
    by Published on 07-31-2014 09:59 AM
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    2. Satellite



    Making money, gaining subscribers... the news for today looks good. Earning per share are up, total subscribers is up to an astounding 39 million (roughly one out of 25 people in the Western Hemisphere now have DIRECTV or Sky service) and it's not even looking that bad at home.

    The second quarter has been a soft one and it's where DIRECTV announced its first quarterly subscriber loss at home ever last year. Now subscriber growth is nearly flat, with a net loss of just 35,000 subscribers. All the while it's good news for stockholders as revenues just keep going up.

    This is the kind of good news we want to hear, of course, and in a stable market like the US, DIRECTV's modest losses compare really well to cable companies who lose hundreds of thousands of subscribers per quarter.

    The financial press release (found here in its entirety) shows that the company continues to grow despite issues with exchange rates and a stable market at home. What we're not seeing here, of course, is any speculation, and it's that juicy speculation that we're all excited about. When will DIRECTV add SEC? It looks like it could be close. What about SportsNet LA? What about Sunday Ticket, how's that going?

    For answers like that you'll have to tune into our liveblog event starting at 11:00am Pacific. The first part will just be a recap of the press release, but it's the Q&A that we're all waiting for, and that's when we'll get an idea of what the folks at DIRECTV are really thinking.
    by Published on 07-30-2014 02:35 PM
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    2. Cell Phones
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    Not for everyone but if they're for you they can't be beat. As you all know, Solid Signal offers a lot of cellular booster products. Our most popular ones are the 5-band boosters like Wilson's DT4G that offer great coverage for everyone no matter what cell provider you have. However, if you want to cover a large area, ...
    by Published on 07-30-2014 10:30 AM
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    Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

    I'm Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I've been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, ...
    by Published on 07-30-2014 10:15 AM
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    2. Satellite



    Get ready for another Panamericana-filled financial call as DIRECTV announces its second quarter results in a webcast tomorrow. We'll be liveblogging of course — this link will go live half an hour before the webcast — and you can expect a lot of fun as we try to keep up with all financial falderol flying fast from the various speakers. As always, we'll be lightheartedly teasing DIRECTV's Bruce Churchill for his heavy pronounciation of the word "Panamericana..." it's just part of the fun. The real excitement is during the Q&A section so be sure to hold on all the way to the end.

    If you're interested in listening in for yourself, here's the information:
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its 2014 second quarter financial results, outlook and other forward looking information on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.


    Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
    Time: 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
    Dial-In: 888-300-2342 (Domestic) / 719-325-2333 (International)
    Conference ID Number: 9916031
    Webcast: investor.directv.com
    Host: Martin Sheehan, Vice President, DIRECTV Investor Relations
    See you tomorrow!
    by Published on 07-30-2014 09:45 AM
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    2. TV Antennas,
    3. Satellite
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    We are compelled to remind you that FCC Chair Tom Wheeler is not a dingo. This is a dingo.

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day. That's our best assessment of the recent news that FCC Chair Tom Wheeler seems to be on the right side of the argument between Time Warner Cable and... well... everyone else. In a letter ...

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