May 2017


DIRECTV NOW on Roku devices!

The wait is over. DIRECTV NOW is finally available on Roku devices. It’s not all of them, but most devices are supported. This comes from the official team announcement: Roku Device Type Roku Model Number Roku…


What is “spectrum?”

The broadcast spectrum. I use that term a lot when I write, and I do it thinking that everyone out there understands it. But it’s a hard concept really, so I thought I’d back up and…


Do you “really” need a satellite meter?

A lot of people look at the price of our SATLOOKLITE satellite meter and ask the same question: “Do I really need that?” It really depends on how much you value your time. Check out these three scenarios:…


OPINION: More evidence that Nielsen is clueless

Over the long weekend I happened upon this article on DigitalTrends. with quite a proclamation. It stopped me in my tracks, and in fact the entire article was built around the sort of wink-wink, man-bites-dog kind of journalism…




We’re closed for Memorial Day

Solid Signal is closed today but of course our online ordering is still open. Our shipping and fulfillment centers, as well as our customer service department, are all closed for the day so our team members…


Are all LNBs the same?

The front part of a satellite dish is called the “LNB.” It’s the part that actually contains both the receiving element and the electronic amplifiers that make a satellite dish actually work. (In case you’re curious,…