2015

CES2016: What we expect

With the show just around the corner, it’s time to talk about what to expect at the International Consumer Electronics Show this year. Since bouncing back from recession-era lows, the show has grown totally out of…


2015: The year in Cellular

It started with a bang… when we learned that Wilson Electronics was rolling out a whole new line of weBoost boosters for home, office and car. Wilson, the parent company of weBoost,zBoost and WilsonPro, hit 2015 with the largest selection…


2015: The year in Antennas

2015 was a slow year for antennas, and the fastest year ever. While there was only one major product introduction, the pace of cord-cutting increased to its fastest ever, with more people choosing to give up…


2015: The Year in Satellite

The biggest year ever… The satellite industry remained the bright spot in the pay-TV landscape in 2015. While cable TV consistently lost subscribers, satellite gained share. Let’s look at the trends that shaped the year. Three…


Does your next television need HDMI 2.0a?

Yes. HDMI 2.0a is the latest version of the HDMI specification and it’s pretty likely that when the folks at the UHD Alliance come up their “4K certified” badge next month, it will require 2.0a…




Why can’t you buy a VHF-only antenna?

It’s very hard to find a VHF-only antenna and honestly, Solid Signal doesn’t carry one at the moment. Why? Just the laws of supply and demand. Since TV went digital in the mid-2000s, most TV channels…


What is two factor authentication?

All of a sudden everyone is talking about it. It certainly seems like the world is a scarier place than it was just one year ago, and the companies we trust are taking steps to make…


2015: The Worst in TV

I’ll admit that 2015 was not a great year for TV. Well, let me take that back. Compared to many years, it was fabulous. Television has never been more diverse, more vibrant, or more engaging than…