August 2017

DON’T DO THIS: Wall up an antenna

So the other day…  This guy complains that he’s not getting very good reception with his large antenna. He explains that it’s one of the large flat ones like our HDB8X. I thought maybe he had…



DIRECTV NOW adds more channels

In the last two days DIRECTV NOW, the streaming service from AT&T, has added 25 local channels and announced specific plans to add 40 more very soon. The service is becoming very robust and there’s so…



OPINION: Does HDCP violate fair use?

In the mid 2000s when customers craved digital connections everyone looked to HDMI. The easy-to-use connector seemed like the perfect choice for the upcoming high definition revolution. There was only one problem: The cables could be…


Is there a limit to Wi-Fi range?

As you’re sitting in the living room wondering why the wi-fi from the bedroom isn’t getting all the way to you, you might be wondering exactly how far a wi-fi signal can travel. The answer, it…




A $50 radio? Why would you pay that much?

iHeartRadio is free. And yet, one of our biggest sellers at Solid Signal is the line of radios made by C. Crane. From pocket-sized to desk-size, these radios never fail to perform, and you might be asking…