Adam Thursby

Adam Thursby



Tivo & DVRs

Windows Media Center

Cable & Satellite TV


Company Info


  • Microsoft-named Windows Media Center Most Valuable Professional (2009).
  • Co-founder and former manager, editor, and podcaster at The Digital Media Zone.


Adam Thursby is a former writer for Lifewire. Drawing on his extensive experience in digital video recording, he contributed 36 articles during his two and a half years with the site. He is now an ISP manager at Charter/Spectrum.

He is a co-founder of The Digital Media Zone, where he served as a manager, editor, and podcaster from 2009 to 2015. The site covers digital media and its uses in the home, including DVR technology and content.

As a technology enthusiast, he actively and enthusiastically continues to expand his knowledge in capturing content from cable, satellite, DVD, and Blu-ray. He is especially interested in emerging technologies and has developed professional relationships with leading companies in the DVR space.

In 2009, Adam was named a Windows Media Center Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft for his work in the Media Center community.


As a member of the United States Marine Corps, he focused directly on electronics and technology as a navigation technician, which instilled a desire to keep up with the latest technology in related fields. 

Since leaving the USMC, he has continued to educate himself on leading trends in digital technology including digital content distribution, digital video recording, home theater, and computer hardware.

Awards and Publications
  • Named Microsoft Windows Media Center Most Valuable Professional for work in the Media Center community (2009)
  • Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers/International Society of Broadband Experts (SCTE•ISBE) certifications include:
    • Network Testing and Maintenance Level 2
    • Optical Fiber Construction
    • Maintenance Technology Level 2
    • Coax Construction
    • Network Testing and Maintenance Level 1
    • Maintenance Technology Level 1
    • Broadband Technician
    • Cable Installer
    • Certificate in American TESOL for Business

Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith

Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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