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Cable Clean ups 101: Coaxial Cable Connectors for College

Sep 27, 2012

Take out your number two pencils and college ruled notebooks. Class is back in session, which means it’s time to not just work hard, but also play hard. Whether you relax at the end of the day with a new movie, some intense gaming, or your favorite TV show, you need an entertainment system that supports the audio that you need. When it comes to setting up your system, keep it by the books and remember your A, B, C’s.

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It’s not just about connecting your cables to get that great signal. Everyone in the dorm has brought in their own favorite players, making it one giant, complex home entertainment system. It’s not just the DVR and cable box, there’s also the home computer to bring in the internet and browsing capabilities. A coaxial cable will help clean up the wiring from computer to DVR to TV.

Here’s a few don’ts to help you pass your home entertainment exam.

  • Don’t just neatly wire up your electronics, make sure you pick a coaxial connector that will also insulate, provide a high return loss, and corrosion free life.
  • Don’t pick a TV and forget to secure it with the back mounting hardware.
  • Don’t use frayed cables.
  • Don’t let cables bend sharply and eventually degrade in signal. 

Cables, Monitors & Other TV Tailgating Must Have’s

Sep 21, 2012

Hut, hut! Its football season – are you ready to trick out the tailgating trunk? Whether you need RCA cables, external power cords, or RCA audio cables for surround sound, has you covered. Here’s a few basic set ups we’ve been told are winners.

power strips and extenders

Looking for power?


Use what you have – a generator – to power your television, dish and surround sound system. If there’s a common power source, use an extra long power extender to get more reach and a strip protector so it doesn’t overload. Mount the monitor on a tripod for all to see.


Keep it Simple!

Go old school with a battery, a television monitor and pair of rabbit ears to pick up the local stations. Nothing beats a classic!


Sling the signal!

Tailgaters have been calling in the defense, Slingbox, to bring the live signal from home to a monitor, TV or tablet on the road so a single call is never missed. You can even keep the HD signal.


Just remember to:

  • Test your set up before game day so there’s no fumbling at the tailgate.
  • Have a backup plan for power. We all need a little assist!
  • A lighter power adapter will most likely not sustain power throughout an entire game.
  • Pack up on provisions! It’s a party!

USB Converters Make TV Show Marathons Simple

Sep 13, 2012

Whether you’ve spent hundreds on your personal home entertainment room with surround sound, big screens and reclining chairs, or you have access to the office big screen for presentations, you have one unique opportunity: The Marathon TV Event.

Before the new season of your favorite show begins, hold a marathon of last season to refresh, get caught up, or introduce the new guy in the office to the series.

What you need:

USB converters

  • A large monitor, personal or permission to utilize the office screen. Remember this can be a great team building activity!
  • Last season (at least!) on DVD or an online subscription. See if anyone in the office has online access to the last season of Parks and Recreation or How I Met Your Mother through any of these services:
  • HuluPlus
  • HBO GO
  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime
  • A laptop and one of the appropriate USB converters to connect to the big screen.
  • Lots of popcorn and themed snacks!

Which TV shows are you looking forward to returning? We’ve included the premiere dates for some of last season’s big shows:



9/16 at 9pm – Boardwalk Empire

9/30 at 8pm  – Once Upon a Time

9/30 at 9pm – Revenge

9/30 at 9pm – Dexter

10/14 at 9pm  - The Walking Dead


9/24 at 8pm – How I Met Your Mother

9/17 at 8pm – Bones

9/24 at 10pm – Castle


10/2 at 8pm  – Hart of Dixie

10/23 at 9pm  – Happy Endings

10/23 at 9:30pm  – Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23


10/3 at 9pm Supernatural

10/17 at 10pm American Horror Story: Asylum

9/26 at 10pm South Park


10/4 at 8pm 30 Rock

10/11 at 8pm The Vampire Diaries

9/27 at 9pm Grey’s Anatomy

9/27 at 9pm Person of Interest

9/20 at 9:30pm Parks and Recreation


10/19 at 8:30pm – Community

9/28 at 9pm – Fringe

9/21 at 10pm – Haven


How to get your AMC Shows without Cutting the Cables

Sep 7, 2012

If you’re a DISH Network or DirecTV subscriber who enjoys a little MadMen, The Walking Dead, or Breaking Bad, you’re probably more than a little frustrated. While it’s not farfegnugen, a pleasurable drive, to getting your favorite shows back on TV we can offer these tips to bidding your time and making your displeasure known.

cable cutting alternatives

Rewatch the Series – Can’t watch your favorite series, but can’t switch providers either? Make your support known by making an oath to keep watching – whether by iTunes, Netflix or DVD until things change. Besides, there’s always the HD, BluRay, and commentary version to watch, right?

Protest in style. Hold a huge viewing of your favorite AMC show in your fully outfitted entertainment room. Have everyone who attends sign a video petition by recording a message to send to the networks as to why you miss your favorite AMC shows. 

Drop the TIVO – One reason that cable companies are squabbling over the rights to air popular shows and stations is the lack of advertising when people don’t even see the commercials. Give the commercials a chance to help out MadMen. If you’re still a video cable junkie and gotta have your shows taped, just promise to not skip the commercials.

Join the Mass Protests – From zombie hoards in New York City to video spoofs there are thousands out there ready to protest with you!

There’s no need to cut the video cables and take to pirating, hold out there! is waiting for the return of vintage ad men, zombie attacks and with you!

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