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jbrown (Posted on 05/29/15, 03:48 PM)
This is close, but it’s still $20/mo and of the 20 channels, only 7 or 8 are worth paying for (in my opinion). So if I could get those for $7 or $8/month I might be interested. And not being able to do the latest edition of Sportscenter…
John Cargile (Posted on 05/29/15, 10:17 AM)
Yep, Sling TV has brought television back into my home. We’ve had antenna for years—just didn’t see the value of spending $80+ for sitting on the couch too much. Added Roku at Christmas, but it didn’t bring much more…
Julie Jacobson (Posted on 05/29/15, 05:59 AM)
Bummer, thanks for the update.
Casey Miller (Posted on 05/29/15, 03:36 AM)
Best feature would have to be the two way communication; you never have to get the door again unless it’s the pizza delivery ^_^
cern741 (Posted on 05/28/15, 11:41 PM)
I simple reason we don’t use DC in houses, FIRE. DC is notorious for arcing faults. I also note that domestic solar strings output up to 600 volts DC, not 12 volts as stated.
Branden Pirot (Posted on 05/28/15, 04:24 PM)
Why are the manufactures in our channel allowing bottom dwellers to out innovate them?  What do I tell clients that I am trying to sell 50k+ systems to when they tell me their friends $10.00 Vivent system has these features?…
Joe Whitaker (Posted on 05/28/15, 02:57 PM)
Well update time: Unfortunately the product did not make it passed the Expert Review. I suspect this is due to it being competition for a consumer product they already make which is the Pivot Power Strip. Of course this doesn’t…
Maury Markowitz (Posted on 05/28/15, 02:53 PM)
Is this a joke? Modern inverters lose about 2 to 5% in conversion. I’ve installed thousands. The lowest rated efficiency I’ve seen is around 92%, and that’s in edge scenarios. CEC averages for the collection on my…
qubit88 (Posted on 05/28/15, 02:24 PM)
There is already an open industry alliance geared towards this exact technology. It is the Emerge Alliance and on its website it says: “An open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial…
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