Best of the Blog 2021, Volume 2

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2021 marks our fifteenth year since our humble beginnings, and today over 250,000 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 February, 2021:

  1. FROM THE FRONT LINES: Easy conversion
  2. Verizon delays 3G shutdown again, like for two years
  3. What is 5G?
  4. 4K over-the-air? What about 8K?
  5. OPINION: Don’t touch the controls on your monitor
  6. NICE AND EASY: When you shouldn’t use “home store” cables
  7. Is your antenna’s range better in the winter?
  8. Why do marine dishes need an ACU?
  9. Can other cars steal the cell signal from your signal booster?
  10. If you can’t put up the antenna you want… is it still worth it?
  11. RV Dealers: Increasing Your Bottom Line is Easy!
  12. Building Owners: Attract Tenants with Satellite TV
  13. 3 Reasons to Get This Audio/Video Grabber
  14. WFH? Try this Under-Desk Keyboard Tray!
  15. PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Turn your old audio receiver into a Bluetooth system
  16. Can you connect a Genie Client to an SD TV?
  17. “Can I Get DIRECTV for My Boat?”
  18. “How Do I Get DIRECTV in My RV?”
  19. DIRECTV Installation Jobs with Signal Connect
  20. Why are cellular signal boosters sold in kits? Why can’t you buy just the amplifier?
  21. NICE AND EASY: Does an antenna need power?
  22. Should you point your antenna using magnetic north or true north?
  23. Not getting 5G on your new iPhone 12? Here’s why
  24. Does DIRECTV have a month-to-month plan?
  25. Boost Cell Phone Signal in Your Vehicle
  26. Boat Dealers, Meet Your DIRECTV Partner
  27. Rise of the passphrase
  28. Over-the-air broadcasting is actually wireless electricity. Really.
  29. “How Much Does DIRECTV for RVs Cost?”
  30. What’s the right power inserter for DIRECTV?
  31. Why latency is the most important thing
  32. Is DIRECTV for Boats Different from DIRECTV at Home?
  33. Should you get an external SWM or use the built-in one on the dish?
  34. Over-the-air antennas are reliable when it really matters
  35. Why don’t DIRECTV Genie Clients have access cards?
  36. If TV broadcasting is free, how come you pay for satellite?
  37. What is the best coax cable to use for a boat?
  38. What’s the best amplifier for an indoor antenna?
  39. Can you get an electric shock by touching an antenna?
  40. With so many streaming options, do you even need a DVR anymore?
  41. DIRECTV to spin off from AT&T – Here’s what it means
  42. NEW VIDEO: weBoost Home Studio Unboxing
  43. Best Antenna Plan for the Winter: Indoor Now, Outdoor Later
  44. How many times can you split the signal before adding an amplifier?
  45. You’ll get a solid signal with these signal meters!
  46. Will a chimney mount damage my chimney?

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.