Best of the Blog 2016, Volume 9

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 September, 2016:

  1. Can you share an antenna with your neighbor?
  2. Why do all those apps ask you to log in with your DIRECTV (or DISH) account?
  3. Dont wait – upgrade your DIRECTV system now!
  4. What meter do you need for the new DIRECTV 4K dish?
  5. How far away should two antennas be when stacking?
  6. Why You Need a UHF/VHF TV Antenna
  7. YES YOU CAN: Use an older DIRECTV Receiver with a Genie
  8. Will my DVR still record if a program’s time changes? –
  9. NICE AND EASY: What setting on AIM meter for new 4K LNB?
  10. If you combine antennas, should they be the same brand?
  11. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Time-slots and Seasons
  12. What is plenum rated cable?
  13. Can you record the output from your cable box on a DIRECTV DVR?
  14. What is slope compensation?
  15. What is the difference between grounding and bonding?
  16. What is an M2M booster?
  17. Can you align a satellite dish without a meter?
  18. Can you use an HDTV from the US in another country?
  19. Can you offer satellite TV to an entire RV park with one dish?
  20. BACK TO BASICS: Grounding Block
  21. Can your heater or air conditioner affect your Wi-Fi?
  22. Put that antenna up now before the snow comes
  23. Why cant you get one amplifier that will work for everything?
  24. Do you need a preamp AND a distribution amplifier?
  25. Why is an IP address of bad?
  26. Slow internet? Blame the neighbors
  27. Can cell phones affect TV reception?
  28. This remote extender just keeps on going.
  29. Ground that antenna! (and maybe I won’t have to ask again!)


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.