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Weekend Project – UHF/VHF TV antenna install, Convert to Digital TV

Quick facts:

“HDTV antennas” do not exist – you only need an VHF/UHF antenna which are very common
Those new HDTV are NOT required for the digital switch on February 17, 2009, a digital tuner like the ones listed below work fine for your existing television set.

Which Antenna to Get?
First thing you will need to do …

Get free Wi-Fi and share it securely

So you’ve discovered in your area there are a few access points that allow for free internet access. You’re able to connect with your laptop once in a while. You figure someday you’ll read up on how to setup your laptop to work as a wireless card for your desktop PC – or …

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, MCE 2005 – Add-on Application that removes commercials for free

For the most part we have enjoyed using our MCE 2005 PC as a TIVO-like device for nearly a year. This was very easy to set up. We understand the phrase “Very easy” is thrown around quite a bit, and usually means nothing to most people. But for those of …

Save money on your electric bill using Powercost Monitor, to monitor your electric costs in real-time!

Powercost Monitor is a device that connects to a residential electrical meter and displays how much electricity the entire house is using. It also displays the cost of the electrical usage in real-time.  Cost is $109.00
As seen on Ask This Old House, episode 607 of Season 5
Available for purchase at
Update: Powercost monitor is now …