Best of the Blog 2014, Volume 3

With the move to our new platform complete, we proudly present the best articles from our distant past.

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2018 marks our twelfth year since our humble beginnings, and today over 200,000 people read the blog every month. Every month, the staff gets together and gathers articles that really seem like they have long-term appeal. Here’s the list for the middle of 2014.

  1. COLD HARD DATA: How much power do DIRECTV Receivers use?
  2. Attic Antennas: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  3. Free TV with an Antenna: Whats the Catch?
  4. BACK TO BASICS: Frequencies
  5. NICE AND EASY: See more hours in the DIRECTV Guide
  7. An amusing take on the history of cell phone companies
  9. Solid Signal’s WHITE PAPER: DIRECTV for Bars and Restaurants
  10. Why can’t cable companies put HD Channels in the low numbers?
  11. Can a Bluetooth device be hacked?
  12. How can an antenna work when its mostly empty space?
  13. BACK TO BASICS: Plumb and Level
  14. Why do UHF antennas look so … odd?
  15. DISH DOES IT SO… Why can’t you turn a DIRECTV receiver into a DVR just by plugging in a hard drive?
  16. DON’T DO THIS: Mount a dish to the top of a tree
  17. What’s the difference between a signal finder and a true satellite meter?
  18. NICE AND EASY: The most important thing to remember when you aim a dish
  19. No stop button on your new DIRECTV remote? Here’s what you do
  20. Can you use a WB68 in place of power passing splitters?
  21. WHO NEEDS NETFLIX: Stream free movies from DIRECTV
  22. DIRECTV Customers: Control your family’s pay-per-view spending

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.