One of the longest-running modern-day battles is that of Cable vs. Dish Network. Both seem to basically offer the same stuff. Most everything I read says Dish Network offers everything Cable does, except it's cheaper. Which is better and why? Does Dish Network really go out when it rains or is cloudy? Do you have experience with both and a compelling reason for one over the other? Thanks in advance.
Questions about cutting the cable cord in the US. [more inside]
I'm disconnecting my cable. What are my alternatives? [more inside]
What is causing the strangest video error I have ever come across? [more inside]
How do cable shows that offer free video podcasts on iTunes make money off of my watching them if no ads are inserted? [more inside]
Is broadcast TV supposed to come in over coax when you're not paying for it? (or is it not actually coming over coax in the first place?) [more inside]
What type of internal computer cable do I need? [more inside]
DirecTV seems too cheap to be true. Is it really a good deal vs. cable vs. fiber? [more inside]
I just called TWC to see if they'd offer some sort of retention deal - instead, right after saying "I'd like to cancel" the rep followed with "What day would you like us to pick up the equipment?" Crap. So right now we have someone scheduled to come out in a week, and we have to decide if we're going to call back and keep the cable service or really go through with this. (Or try this again?) We wouldn't even have cable were it not for our need of NHL coverage. [more inside]
We're moving to a new place in DC and would like to explore television that includes watching NFL games and do not include just paying for a big ol' Comcast or DirectTV contract. Are there other options? [more inside]
Comcast just called me and says that something in my house is feeding noise back into their system, and that I need to schedule someone to come out and look around at everything. Is this legit? [more inside]
How do I find a high speed internet provider to install a line in a rural area? [more inside]
I can't find my cable jack. Help? [more inside]
Let's see if Mefi can help me hook up my cable when the cable company could not. [more inside]
How do I tell Comcast I don't have a piece of equipment they claimed they sent me and avoid getting charged insane fees? [more inside]
My Internet connection is terrible. All efforts at tech support have failed. Could switching companies fix the problem? Details inside. [more inside]
I want to get rid of cable, but don't want to lose the content my wife and I like. There are too many options, so I need help piecing together the right setup. [more inside]
In two weeks, I start a new telecommuting job, and I need to set up my home office. I'm totally confused about Internet access, though, and I have some questions... [more inside]
Please help me understand cable technology. Why is it that my cable company can deliver hundreds of high quality TV channels but not an internet service that seems just as fast? [more inside]
Need suggestions for a sub-$100 WiFi-router for a small house (which can also serve as a media server).
Need suggestions for a sub-$100 WiFi-router for a small house (which can also serve as a media server). [more inside]
I broke my friend's cable TV connection. How do I fix it? [more inside]
Should I use slingbox as a permanent cable replacement for primarily sports games? [more inside]
I'd like to sign up for cable and internet at my new house that I just bought. One problem: the previous owner is out of the country and he has yet to disconnect his service. How can I get (in this case Comcast) to allow me to start a new account at my house?
A friend's got a Samsung LED TV which has two input jacks (appears to be the "3.5mm" type) for Component signal - 1 socket for video (red, green, blue) and 1 for audio (red, white). Problem is: where do I find these cable adapters so we can connect (5) component cables into these (2) input jacks? [more inside]
- a PC (a HP Compaq 6200 Pro Small Form Factor PC with VGA and dual-mode DisplayPort outputs)
- a TV (a Toshiba 55G310U - 55" class 1080p 120Hz LCD TV)
- a DVD of a company presentation that we need to play on this PC
- a room that seats 9
- … and a CEO who is coming very soon who needs the audio from the presentation to be clearly audible.
When I do a speed test on my cable modem why do the results look different in safe mode? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way I can watch live basketball coverage in my one home? I'm in California, and a Charter cable internet customer. Complication: I only want a month of access. [more inside]
Which cable modem should I buy? [more inside]
Can I use an old Comcast digital cable box as a digital converter box to connect an antenna to an old analog TV? If not, is there anything interesting I can do with it beyond ebay?
Office design: What are some neat ways to get networking cables from the ceiling to a cubicle cluster? [more inside]
Comcast vs. Direct TV (or Dish) -- what has the more responsive GUI, DVR and/or channel tuning?
My Macbook's Mini-DVI port stopped working with an HDMI adapter, but it still works with a VGA adapter. Baffled. [more inside]
Does anyone have a crafty way to manage your earbuds and cord for an iPhone/iPad? [more inside]
Tell me everything about AppleTV in Toronto. [more inside]
Is there a way I can transfer over 4 gigs of data to a new 4 gig Xbox 360 console by using an external hard drive? [more inside]
Where should I look and what should I look at for replacing our old Norstar/Meridian PBX? Should we replace the hardware or switch to a hosted solution? [more inside]
Could you help me understand the structure and entities involved in DirecTV installation? This information I need pertains specifically to DirecTV, not to any other company. I'd like to know about the relationships between DirecTV and the companies and people who do the installations, and how the money flows between the various people and entities. [more inside]
How can I protect the USB ports of my device? [more inside]
I'm paying too much for cable TV that I don't watch, and I am fortunate to have good broadband internet (both from Comcast in the US). There are only a few events my family and I care enough about seeing immediately on TV. The Tour de France and major league baseball are both usually available via internet subscription services. But what about the 2012 Olympics? [more inside]
Decent iPad/iPod cables? iPad and iPod usb cables infuriate me. The cables invariably fray at the connector junction, and the cable coating on several has simply disintegrated. Is there anywhere I can get solid iStuff cables that won't need replaced every 3 months? Preferably with some sort of reinforcement at the connector junctions? An Amazon search just gives me miles of what I presume is junk.
I am looking for a new Aux-In Cable (3.5mm, male to male) to use my mp3 player in my car. I had a couple of cheaper retractable ones, but they usually break after a short period of use. I live in a cold climate and the cord gets cold in the car for long periods of time and I think this has an affect on its life. I have seen some people with thicker aux-in cables in their car and I have searched, but I can't seem to locate one for a decent price. Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a thick (preferably white, but not critical) 3.5mm Aux-in cable?
NY Jets/NFL Network issue. The Jets play the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Nov. 17. The game will be broadcast by the NFL Network. My cable provider, Time Warner, does not carry the NFL Network. What are my options for watching the game? I am in Manhattan. Thanks.
I'm looking to buy a supply of cable that would be ideal for making USB cables. Also are there any suppliers for tips and ends that can supply to Canada? I'm tired of crappy usb cables that are never the lengths that I want them to be. [more inside]
Can my apartment keep me from receiving cable Internet from a 3rd party, if I don't order the apartment's basic cable plan? They shut off my Internet today, can they do this? Here's the deal - I moved in 2.5 months ago. the complex offers their own cable package through Time-Warner, for $45 dollars a month. I signed the paperwork to turn it down, but told them I planned on getting cable Internet. They never said I couldn't, or that it wasn't an option (there is only one cable company in the area, and DSL is available as an alternative). So the cable guy comes, hooks everything up, I have the Internet only for $29.95 a month, through Time-Warner, which i've been paying, to them. Sounds peachy, right? Not do much... [more inside]
I had an idea in which I set up a Slingbox on a spare cable box at my parents' house and watch it on the TV at my house, thus eliminating my own need to subscribe to cable. Is this crazy enough to work? [more inside]
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona game, aside from the two schools' official alumni bars?
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona -- aside from the "official" sports bars of the two schools' alumni groups? [more inside]
Why does the motorola branded micro usb cable that came with my droid phone both charge *AND* transfer data, but generic micro usb cables will only charge the phone? [more inside]
Pet peeve: hardened, twisted electronic cables that come with brand new products. How can you soften them? [more inside]
OSX 10.6.8 on MBP doesn't seem to be playing well with Motorola SurfBoard SBG901. [more inside]
If I connect my computer to a set of speakers using several sound cables (1/8 inch) daisy-chained together, will the sound degrade? [more inside]