Kidney Dialysis Centers Get Unique, $28K High-Tech Entertainment Stations

By Jason Knott · April 19, 2018 • Houston integrator Digital Delight uses Logitech Harmony control to outfit seven Dialyspa kidney dialysis centers with individual entertainment options for patient stations.

High-Volume Integrator Finds Mount Solution for DVRs/Receivers in Tight Spaces

By Jason Knott · January 29, 2018 • Kentucky-based Discernity uses HIDEit Mounts Uni-M to secure DirecTV DVRs/receivers in multi-family, hotel, healthcare applications.

DirecTV Divests LifeShield DIY Security Group, Sells to Private Equity Firm

By CE Pro Editors · July 28, 2017 • After being acquired by AT&T, DirecTV divests LifeShield, the DIY security company it purchased in 2013. Hawk Capital Partners, a private equity firm headed by former LifeShield owner Mike Hagan buys back the co.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Satellite TV Brands

By Robert Archer · June 6, 2017 • Satellite TV installations seem to be steady business for a chunk of the CE Pro 100. DirecTV leads the way with Dish Network second. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

DirecTV to Broadcast MLB Games in 4K Ultra HD

By Robert Archer · April 14, 2016 • Baseball fans will be able to see their favorite stars, including David Ortiz, Buster Posey, Clayton Kershaw and David Price in 4K through DirecTV's broadcast agreement with MLB Network.

Look Inside Marine Corps Veteran’s Integrated Smart Home

By CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2016 • Gary Sinise Foundation and eHome Lifestyle built a specially adapted custom smart home for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nick Kimmel including Q Motion motorized window shades, Kwikset motorized door lock, Holovision doorbell, Lutron lighting, AppleTV and more.

13 Tricked Out (and Not-So-Tricked Out) Integrator Vehicles at MRI Expo

By Jason Knott · November 3, 2015 • There was an array of truck skins and magnetic signs affixed to New England area custom integration company vehicles in the parking lot at the MRI Expo. Which ones catch your eye (and which ones don't)?

URC Adds Vantage, Autonomic, Apple TV Drivers, Alongside Sonos, DirecTV

By CE Pro Editors · April 30, 2015 • URC has been tearing up the two way home automation driver business, with the release of several new drivers recently, including Vantage Infusion, Autonomic Mirage and Apple TV.

AT&T Reportedly in Talks to Buy DirecTV for $48B

By CE Pro Editors · May 13, 2014 • If AT&T is reportedly in talks to buy DirecTV for $48 billion. Will the telecom giant integrate the satellite system more closely with its AT&T Digital Life home automation offering?

Dealer Sees for Himself: Can you Eliminate Remotes and Use all Apps?

By Julie Jacobson · March 7, 2014 • Leon Shaw of Audio Advice experimented for himself to see if you really can live without a remote control for the entertainment center.

HDMI Advice from DirecTV: Use Component Video Instead

By Julie Jacobson · August 15, 2012 • Integrator records tech-support call with DirecTV case manager who advises client to give up on HDCP and HDMI and use component cable instead.

DirecTV 3D Programming Scales Back

By Jason Knott · June 28, 2012 • DirecTV is reducing the programming hours for its 3D channel, dubbed n3D, citing a lack of 3D content.

To Charge or Not to Charge: Did You Roll a Truck for DirecTV Update?

By Jason Knott · February 16, 2012 • DirecTV's software update initiated the Energy Saver mode in some of its HD satellite receivers. It meant a truck roll for integrators with technophobe clients. Can you charge them for pressing a button?

D&M Pulls Plug on ReplayTV

By Rachel Cericola · June 21, 2011 • D&M is shutting down ReplayTV on July 31, 2011.

61% of Digital Movies Streamed via Netflix

By Jason Knott · March 16, 2011 • NPD Group says 25 percent of movies watched at home are streamed or downloaded.

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