Best of the Blog 2018, Volume 8

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2019 marks our thirteenth 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 August, 2018.

  1. Can you run the DIRECTV app or DIRECTV NOW on the AirTV Player?
  2. Can you use a diplexer on a SWM-30?
  3. HANDS ON REVIEW: Televes wideband antenna amplifier
  4. What is OBD-II?
  5. Can you make a giant omnidirectional antenna from two HDB8X antennas?
  6. UPDATED FOR 2018: Set record defaults for DIRECTV
  7. What is the best cell booster for long trips with the kids?
  8. NICE AND EASY: What channels require the international dish for DIRECTV?
  9. DIRECTV uses one satellite fleet. DISH uses two. Why is that?
  10. Where can I find Solid Signal coupon codes?
  11. DIRECTV NOW vs. DIRECTV Satellite – one weird difference
  12. How often should I refresh my DIRECTV receiver?
  13. Can you use one cell booster for two buildings?
  14. What is the skin effect?
  15. What is and is it a big problem with satellite TV?
  16. Is it time to think unlimited?
  17. Do you need special cable in order to ground your equipment?
  18. Whats the best preamp for an FM antenna?
  19. Does your car need a backup camera?
  20. Aiming an antenna is easy. I’ll prove it.
  21. Why are marine satellite domes so big?
  22. What is the OTARD rule?
  23. What is a waveguide?
  24. Why are cell towers so thick when other broadcast towers are so skinny?
  25. What is the right signal level for a headend system?
  26. What is a modulator?
  27. How to sort programs in your playlist (DIRECTV Genie New Menus)

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.