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    Corsair CX650M install. Use 1 pci express cable or 2?

    so I'm installing a new power supply after my thermaltake one died. On that one I had a single wire that went to the pci express power ports on my video card and then an adapter for a second connection to dual powered video cards. The CX650M is modular so I'd like to keep cabling to a...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    AT&T Raises Prices Again

    According to recent reports, AT&T is raising subscription prices for their DirecTV Now streaming service. Citing their own sources, as well as an official confirmation from AT&T, Cord Cutters says that emails about the $10 price hike are supposed to go out today. AT&T also raised U-Verse and...
  3. cageymaru

    CommScope Buys Arris International for $7.4 Billion

    CommScope has agreed to purchase Arris International for $7.4 billion. CommScope has announced that the headquarters for the combined company will stay in Hickory, North Carolina. CommScope is a cable manufacturer and Arris makes equipment for the wireless industry such as modems, cable...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Is the Cost of a Cable Box Really Too Darn High?

    A recent poll found that most Americans think cable is way too expensive, and the monthly fee subscribers pay for a cable box makes up a good chunk of that expense. Prices for those boxes seem to keep going up, even as streaming boxes and other computers get cheaper. David Lazarus of the LA...
  5. DooKey

    Here Comes Big Cable to Slay Another Rule That Helps Small ISPs Compete

    Big Cable is lobbying to kill off a rule that helps small ISPs compete. The rule in question requires the telecom companies to allow competitors to resell their internet access at a government set rate. They don't like this. Economist William Zarakas uses figures from the telecoms to build his...
  6. R

    Streaming Service Subscribers Significantly Satisfied

    A report today from PR Newswire shows that video streaming services are absolutely crushing subscription TV service in customer satisfaction. The American Customer Satisfaction Index 2018 Telecommunications Report shows subscription television service satisfaction down 3.1% to a score of 62...
  7. DooKey

    Comcast and Netflix Formally Consummate Marriage

    Netflix and Comcast started dating each other back in 2016 when Comcast added Netflix to their X1 platform. This allowed customers to maintain their Comcast usage and also let them take advantage of a Netflix subscription without changing devices. This worked so well for both that they've now...
  8. S

    FS/FT: Wireless earphones, Ergotron LX, HGST 2TB/4TB HDD, Lian-Li case, Ducky KB, etc

    For sale/trade: offers welcome! HEAT (6-0-0) I am local to Torrance, CA. PAYPAL, local cash accepted Things I am looking for (I can add $$ on my end): B&W 685 or 686 bookshelf speakers; or other similar bookshelf speakers.. if you are local maybe a pair of towers Dell U2717 cheap, large...
  9. R

    Cable Companies Shortening Ad Breaks In Response to Cord Cutters

    BGR is reporting that in response to more and more people cutting the cord, both NBC and Fox have announced that they will be drastically cutting the amount of ads on their channels. Broadcast ad times on Fox were 13 minutes per hour this year, in an industry event last week, Fox Networks Group...
  10. R

    Google To Construct Three Undersea Cables In 2019

    Google has announced that they will be commissioning three new subsea cables in 2019. Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the U.S. to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G), a consortium cable interconnecting...
  11. DooKey

    AT&T's Cable Business Continues to Be Savaged by Cordcutting

    AT&T continues to lose subscribers at a rapid pace for it's DirecTV and U-verse services. However, some of the numbers are made up with new subcriptions to DirecTV Now, but overall the net loss of subscribers is 969,000 for the first 9 months of 2017. According to AT&T the loss is because of...
  12. M

    More Internet Users Watch Streaming Video Than Cable

    Thanks to nXgravity for this story. A new study is reaffirming what most of us have already been doing which is cutting the cord. Marketing firm, Fluent LLC, conducted the study stating the reason for the switch is for the lower cost too nobody's surprise. Again, you millennials are mainly to...
  13. V

    Help! Looking for a working DVI-D to HDMI 4K 60hz 4-4-4 cable

    I've got a setup with 2 Samsung 50" JU6700 displays hooked up to a GTX960 card. This had been working great for over a year, but then the display connected via the DVI-D to HDMI cable started flickering (screen going black and coming back on every 2-5 seconds). Troubleshooting narrowed it down...
  14. M

    3/5/6-Pack Reversible Micro USB Cables for $5.99 - $7.99

    While you can buy cheaper cables, I have owned 3 of iOrange-E Micro USB cables for half a year. The A port is reversible. and they are very durable because they are nylon braided. What I bought were 1ft Black, 3.3ft Blue, 6.6ft Green. I bought these for $10.99 but now it's only $5.99! The lowest...
  15. FrgMstr

    SilverStone Reversible Phone Charging & Data Cord @ [H]

    SilverStone Reversible Phone Charging & Data Cord - While this product is not in our wheelhouse when it comes to hardware reviews, it does come from a company that you are likely very familiar with, SilverStone. If you have a Smart phone, and you have to charge it, you might want to give this...
  16. FrgMstr

    Anker Cable 6-Pack USB to Micro USB

    While you can buy cheaper cables, I have owned about 12 of these for a year now and these have held up very well for me. I am in for 6 more. Anker [6-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB - The World's Fastest, Most Durable Charging Cable [Assorted Lengths] for Samsung, Nexus, LG, Motorola...
  17. FrgMstr

    Monoprice Free Standard US Shipping on Select Bulk Ethernet Cables

    Monoprice is running a free shipping special on 250 foot rolls of cat 5/6, and many of you know it is not cheap to ship.
  18. I

    future proof strix 980 ti for 3 high res / refresh LCDs

    edit - It just dawned on me the new monitors would support a displayport input so disregard the futureproof portion I'm long overdue for a gpu upgrade. I am currently running two HD6950s with a triple (60hz/1080p) monitor setup (two LCDs using regular DVI cables, the third is using an active...