Cable and Satellite TV Advice

Hardcore Savings Tactics for Cable or Satellite Service Hardcore Savings Tactics for Cable or Satellite Service Blake Sanders There are a lot of reality TV shows that are just hardcore, no-nonsense representations of people standing firm (usually) and making or saving money, sometimes by the handful!  These shows also make you yearn to do the same.  While…
Don't Clean the Dishes! Don't Clean the Dishes! Blake Sanders A friend of mine was complaining about his satellite reception saying the satellites must slowly drift out of orbit.  He based this on having the satellite provider come out and make minute adjustments on the dish installed on his…
What to do before and after ordering satellite TV What to do before and after ordering satellite TV Blake Sanders So you have decided to get satellite TV?  We you can get a great comparison of all the different options and pricing from all of the providers in your area by going to Broadband Expert's satellite TV page. But before…
What is the difference between HDTV and standard TV? What is the difference between HDTV and standard TV? Blake Sanders SDTV (Standard Definition TV) has a much lower resolution than High Definition TV (HDTV).  Once you experience watching HDTV programming, you will not want to go back to SDTV. SDTV (Standard Definition TV) SDTV is the standard that the television broadcasters…
What is HDMI? What is HDMI? Blake Sanders HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface.  The HDMI interface is becoming the most common interconnection between video devices. An HDMI cable transmits digital video, digital audio and control data between your various video devices.  Eight channels of audio are supported…
What HDMI Cable Do I Need? What HDMI Cable Do I Need? Blake Sanders If you are setting up a home video entertainment system for the first time, you may be confused with all of the types of cable available. There are five types of HDMI cables that you should buy and they…
How does SDTV work in an HDTV world? How does SDTV work in an HDTV world? Blake Sanders SDTV (Standard Definition TV) has a display resolution of 4:3.  HDTV has a display ratio of 16:9 which is often referred to as wide-screen.  Needless to say, the differences in picture ratio of width to height present some problems. Video…
HDMI Cables: Does Cost Matter? HDMI Cables: Does Cost Matter? Blake Sanders Many video experts are fooled by this question.  Why are so many people misled into thinking any HDMI cable should work just fine? The answer is simple.  Since the HDMI signals are digital, most people just think 1's and 0's. …