Best of the Blog 2016, Volume 7

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 July, 2016:

  1. NICE AND EASY: What is a mast?
  2. Cord Cutting 101: Mounting and Tuning a TV Antenna
  3. Why do you need a power inserter for a SWM system?
  4. Cord Cutting is for Everyone
  5. Can Cord Cutters Have Cable Internet?
  6. Can you add an external SWM to a SWM-enabled dish?
  7. Is Cord Cutting Stupid?
  8. INSTALLER TIP: Use those diplexers correctly
  9. Cord Cutters, Meet the Cord-Nevers
  10. A guide to content ratings on TV
  11. NICE AND EASY: Can you bring a DIRECTV receiver from your home into your business?
  12. Satellite TV is great, but it’s not cord-cutting
  13. What is attenuation?
  14. Cord-Cutting 101: TV Antenna Types
  15. What are crushed blacks? (and why are they bad?)
  16. QUICK TIP: Confused about “keep until I delete?”-
  17. What is an access point?
  18. Lightning rods – as important today as they were in 1752
  19. Schedule recordings with the DIRECTV App for smartphones and tablets
  20. TIP: What to do if you get “Not Authorized (721)”
  21. New Review: Televes DAT790 LR Mix Long Range UHF/VHF antenna
  22. What does 4:2:2 mean to TV enthusiasts?
  23. Why can’t you RF Modulate an HD signal?
  24. How hot should a Genie Mini Client get?
  25. Can you paint a satellite dish?
  26. Cord-Cutting 101: How to Ground a TV Antenn
  27. Why are there so many shopping channels on cable and satellite?


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.