How To Protect Your HTPC Microsoft to make Windows 10 an Automatic Update

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    If you are running a CableCard Tuner or any type of TV Tuner in your Windows HTPC there is some important information you need to be alert to.

    Microsoft has been pushing their Windows 10  Operating System on owners of Windows 7 and 8 Systems so hard that the upgrade is Free. This might be good news for normal desktop users that don’t capture TV Shows from Cable or Antenna but if you are someone …

    How To Convert Your VHS Tapes To Digital Recordings

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      If you have compiled a large number of VHS Tapes you are not alone and actually VCRs do have a pretty good sales rate even today. The problem is your new devices can’t take advantage of this content so you need an easy way to convert it to a digital file format.

      When converting video tapes to video files you want to preserve as much of the quality as you can. You will actually find …

      How To Cancel FIOS or Cable and Get the Best Internet Deal

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        A lot of people are canceling their TV and Phone Packages with their Phone and Cable Companies to save money and become a Cord Cutter but often when you try you get barraged by their sales force to retain your current package and sometimes they even try to upgrade you without you realizing you will pay more.

        Yes it is really pretty bad when you call up to cancel your basic package then they try …

        How To Overcome TV Signal Loss When You Need To Add a Splitter

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          Whether you are obtaining TV Signal from an Antenna, Dish or Cable TV connection its very likely that you will want to split that signal to feed more than one TV. The problem with Splitting the TV Signal to attach another Television is that each split will degrade the signal. This can end up being so bad that a very strong signal at your antenna won’t even sync with your TV Tuner.

          When considering your …

          How To Wire Your Home For A TV Antenna

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            Recently I was talking to a guy that is cutting the cord and he wants to install an antenna and use the existing Coax in his home that has been patched together by a few different Cable and Dish Companies.

            In his explanation there are four rooms in his home that he wants to hook to his TV Antenna. There are a Series of Splitters that have been installed along the lines to add additional …

            How to Share Your Cell Phone Internet Connection With Your Computer

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              The way people access the internet is changing and reports show that more people are using their cell phone as their primary method of accessing the net. But what if you need to do some work online and pecking at your cell just isn’t going to cut it?

              If you have a larger device such as a Laptop, Tablet or even your Desktop you can get internet access off of your mobile plan.

              Not every provider …

              How To Convert TV and Movies to Reduce File Size but still keep Good Quality

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                Whether you are saving your own content, Ripping DVDs, Bluerays or like I do Recording TV Shows and Broadcast Movies you will want to save them for as long as possible. One of the problems you will have is the large file size of the Videos and how do you store them all.

                Storage is another topic but for best results you want to build or buy a NAS Network Accessible Storage System. It should …

                How To Use Your Broadband Internet for Digital Phone Service

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                  Things are expensive today and saving money just makes good sense. If you have Broadband Internet at your home through a Cable TV or Phone Company Provider there are some ways that you can use that connection to reduce your overall monthly bills.

                  In other how tos we will talk about using your broadband for TV Service but today we are going to look at the different methods to use it for Phone service.

                  Home Phone …

                  Comcast Announces 2 Gigabit Service but the cost is INSANE

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                    If you are a power internet user and love to stream HD TV to all of the TVs in your house at the same time you are downloading huge amounts of software then a Two Gigabit connection might be just what you need.

                    First lets put this in perspective… Comcast’s lowest priced plan of 3mbit down costs you $30 a month if you buy a mid level TV package or $40 a month if you …

                    How To Record Multiple TV Shows At The Same Time With Your Computer DVR

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                      Many people are moving to Cutting The Cord with their Cable TV company but before you do I wanted to talk about ways that you can supplement your entertainment resources by recording Movies and TV Shows on your computer.

                      In other How Tos we have talked about setting up a TV Tuner to capture Television Programming. The easiest way to do this is to purchase a single tuner PCIe Card or USB Tuner and use …