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DXNotifi Creates a Better Platform to Engage Audiences

dxNotifyThe human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text – and it takes just 13 milliseconds to see an image. Digital signage is an ideal way to drive communication and create sales opportunities.
Companies across the world are employing it in their offices, stores, and branch locations – and encountering challenges along the way. How do I update dozens, or even thousands of locations simultaneously? How do I track my campaigns? How much expensive architecture will I need to manage the service? DXNotifi has come up with the answer.

How to Install a Custom Remote onto the Slingbox

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 control for a special device, like a surveillance camera. In that case you need to install a custom remote code on the Slingbox to control your device. This article explains how to install custom remote BIN files on the Slingbox It has 3 sections, one for the Slingbox M1, one for the Slingbox 350 & 500 (Now called SlingTV) and one for the older Slingboxes (Classic, AV, Pro, Solo, & Pro-HD), as they all use slightly different methods.

Sling Media Announces New Slingbox M1 and SlingTV

Press release: 07/15/2014 - The following is the press release from Slng Media. We will be posting more pictures and information shortly.


New Slingbox M1 and SlingTV Will Delight Mobile and Home Entertainment Users with New Features Including Discovery and Navigation Enhancements, Cloud-Based Social Media Personalization, and Ease of Setup and Use

FOSTER CITY, CALIF.July 16, 2014

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.

Review of the EyeTV 250 Plus from Elgato

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 collection.  I can't get enough of Apple products, qualifying for "fan" but falling short of "fanboy."

But, until now, one thing I have not really gotten into is television.  That's not to say that I never looked upon my friends' ReplayTV or TiVo units with jealousy, or that I never watched TV - but more that I was never really a TV "geek." 

Mvix MX-760HD Portable Media Center Reviewed

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 the capability from wireless connectivity to home and office networks”, the MX-760HD represents the next generation of the popular HD-based media centers.

EVA8000, Apple TV, Sling, Popcorn Hour, or VUDU - Which Is Right For You?

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 collection of media already, that you are looking to view on your television? Do you just want to rent movies online? Are you looking for the most "geeky" features, such as user contributed skins or applications? Out of all these available options, which one do you choose? We'd like to help you decide by comparing each device, what features each device offers, and for whom each device is best suited for.

TiVo Vs. Media Center Edition

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 for a TiVo. I’m hooked baby!

Especially when you consider that TiVo decided to betray their customers by ADDING their own commercials — check out the storm of controversy in the forums. I believe TiVo adds popup ads AS YOU FAST FORWARD through commercials. If I spent >$300 for a lifetime TiVo subscription (or pay their monthly subscription), I would be pretty peeved that TiVo decided to change the rules, when one major purchasing factor is the ability to fast forward through advertisements.

Did My Satellite Box Cause My TV to Fail?

A TechLore "Ask the Experts" 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 pops, and the TV screen is now a greenish/snowy with horizontal lines in it. You can hear sound fine, and maybe a little figure movement on the screen, but no more pops and no more picture. I know it's heading down the tubes, but any help would be appreciated. I just wanted to check if it's something that the sat box caused, the tech that hooked it up, or maybe it was the wave of technology.

-submitted by mfriz121

Use a Powerline Adapter for Internet Connectivity with TiVo, Slingbox, and Other Devices

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 I am, I can watch my home TV channels. With baseball season coming up, I was especially excited to watch the Chicago Cubs when I was out of town (or even at work)!

I took my Slingbox out and quickly realized that I need to resolve a connetivity issue. Since the Slingbox transmits over the Internet, it needs a wired Internet connection in order to work. Since I didn't have a connection near my TiVo, I needed to look for another solution.