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How to Install a Custom Remote onto the Slingbox The Slingbox comes with several hundred remote control codes to operate thousands of different devices. Unfortunately, there are times that you may have a device that they do not support, or you have a remote... more

Press release: 07/15/2014 - The following is the press release from Slng Media. We will be posting more pictures and information shortly. SLING MEDIA LAUNCHES POWERFUL "TV ANYWHERE" SOLUTIONS THAT DELIVER AN INDUSTRY LEADING MOBILE DEVICE AND SMART LIVING... more

From 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... more

Throughout my geeky history, I've been an awful lot of things... a Magic card player, a Pokemon addict, a Civilization builder, a "Second Quest" completer.  I've had more PDA's and cellphones than I can count and have a pretty extensive vintage game... more

The Mvix Wireless HD Media Center (MX-760HD) is the latest media center product from Unicorn Information Systems Co. Ltd. featuring “outstanding visual quality, supported by leading-edge video decoding technologies, high resolution audio specifications and... more

There are many different media streamers out on the market now, including NETGEAR's Digital Entertainer HD, Apple TV, and VUDU, among others - it can get a little confusing! Some devices support internet features, and others do not. Do you have a large... more

TiVo may get all the headlines and they certainly have a rabid following, including geeks who modify their units, add additional hard drives, and perform other tweaks. But I’ll tell you, I would not trade my Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition 2005 PC... more

A TechLore "Ask the Experts" Question... Question: I have a RCA 1985 console TV in excellant condition. After the satellite guy hooked up my new DirecTV receiver, all worked fine. Later that same evening, I was watching TV and heard a couple of crackles or... more

I was so excited. I bought this new device that would allow me to watch my TV from anywhere in the world. A Slingbox, from Sling Media, plugs into my TiVo (or any other video source) and transmits the video and audio over the Internet, so no matter where... more

A TechLore "Ask the Experts" Question... Question: I have DirectTV (satellite). I want to record shows on my computer. Do i need a TV tuner with more than 125 channels? If so can you give info. Thank you very much. Answer: Unfortunately, adding satellite... 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

Channel Master Introduces $10 Antenna with Free Shipping

FLATennaPHOENIX, AZ – August 20, 2014 – Channel Master, the nation’s leading manufacturer of broadcast reception products since 1949, today announced FLATenna, a new antenna that retails for $10 in the U.S. and will ship free of charge through the company’s online store. The 13” passive indoor antenna, able to receive broadcast signals from up to 35 miles, was developed as a marketing tool to help educate consumers about the value of free broadcast TV.