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5 Unexpected Reasons You Need an Amazon Echo Dot

Posted by Ted Sturgulewski on

5 Unexpected Reasons You Need an Amazon Echo Dot

By now, there’s a good chance you’ve seen or heard of the Amazon Echo Dot. If you haven’t, it’s what they call a smart speaker or intelligent assistant; it can connect to other devices via Bluetooth, play music, and since it’s powered by Amazon, it can even do online shopping for you! Oh, and did we mention you control it with your voice? You might be thinking, “that’s a waste of time and money” or, “I can do all that without the help of some mouthy robot!” Believe me, I felt that way too. But then, I was able to...

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How Does Satellite TV Work?

Posted by Ashley Wiglesworth on

How Does Satellite TV Work?

Satellite TV is an alternative to cable, and it works by sending video and audio signals from station on Earth to satellites in orbit. These geostationary (meaning they stay over the same location on the ground below at all times) satellites then broad cast the signal to your dish, which sends the signal to your TV. That is the really short answer; let's go into a little more detail. How is the Content Delivered? The programming we love to watch comes from two primary source, the national channels like HBO, Starz, and CNN, and the local channels which include affiliates...

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LCD vs. OLED: Which One Wins?

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LCD vs. OLED: Which One Wins?

When talking about LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) vs. OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TV’s there is a lot of technical jargon crowding the internet and it is easy to get lost in it all. So we’re going to take the guess work out of which TV is going to show off the big game or the most recent episode of the Walking Dead the best.   LCD LCD’s have been around for a while now (since the 80’s) and the technology continues to evolve and develop. At its basic level the picture we see is achieved when white light goes...

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Winter Series Premiers You DON'T Want to Miss!

Posted by Ashley Wiglesworth on

Winter Series Premiers You DON'T Want to Miss!

As the holiday seasons start to roll over us we start to get a little itchy for our regular seasons to come back and maybe a few new ones. So if you are dreading the holiday specials this year, hang in there because there are some great shows coming back in 2017. There are a few welcome surprises including Sherlock Season 4, which premiers on Sunday January 1st on PBS. The new titles are in all caps and many are links to trailers or information. All times are listed EST. Enjoy!   January Sunday, January 1  8 p.m. -- THE...

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3 Great Ways to Get the Most from Your Entertainment Center

Posted by Ashley Wiglesworth on

3 Great Ways to Get the Most from Your Entertainment Center

The entertainment center—a central piece of most living rooms—is probably the most looked-at area in a home. Think of all the time you spend in your living room entertaining guests, gathering with family, or folding laundry in your pajama pants. Whatever activity you choose to undertake in your living room, one thing is clear, the entertainment is almost always central to the experience. So, when it comes to getting the most out of your entertainment system, we have a few suggestions.   Furniture When it comes to your entertainment center, choosing the right piece of furniture to hold your TV...

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