Best of the Blog 2016, Volume 10

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 October, 2016:

  1. Why aren’t the X-shaped elements on the HDB91X connected to anything?
  2. Even with 5 bars outside AND Wi-Fi calling, you still need a cell booster
  3. Looking for product manuals for Solid Signal products?
  4. Is all DIRECTV equipment refurbished?
  5. Can you get a universal remote that works with DIRECTV perfectly?
  6. Should you mount a TV antenna to your RV?
  7. Beware the Ground Lift!
  8. Antenna TV Matters in Emergencies
  9. YES YOU CAN: Control 4 DIRECTV receivers with one remote
  10. OPINION: Passwords are broken and I don’t know how to fix them.
  11. What is a DIRECTV splitter good for?
  12. Why are satellite frequencies so high?
  13. Don’t play “hide the router”
  14. Internet on the Water… Yes, You Need It!
  15. When is it ok to press the red button on a DIRECTV box?
  16. Are antennas susceptible to rain fade?
  17. Can you have two RF remotes at the same time?
  18. How tight should your connections be?
  19. OPINION: AT&T and Time Warner
  20. Is a Satellite Dish an Antenna?
  21. What will happen to the 119 satellite location when SD service stops in 2019?
  22. How can a cellular booster help your battery life?
  23. What is a pitch pad and why would you use one?
  24. NICE AND EASY: Fix audio drops on DIRECTV
  25. NICE AND EASY: Can you give DIRECTV as a gift?
  26. Who are the ATSC?

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.