September 2017

Will AT&T retire the DIRECTV name?

I’ve been hearing this one for about 3 years. Supposedly, DIRECTV will be so completely swallowed by AT&T that even the name will go away. People say it will be changed to “AT&T TV” or something…


FUN FRIDAY: Shrek Ragnarok

To be honest, I didn’t much care for the first two Thor movies. I’m not a massive fan of the comic thunder god anyway, and to me it seemed like the imagery was wrong, the tone was wrong,…



THROWBACK THURSDAY: HDTV is coming

Back in 2007, HD was a curiosity. DIRECTV had about six national HD channels and a decent sized (37″) HDTV would run you about $1,500. The world was about to change, though, and The Solid Signal…


Fall TV Preview: Hidden Gems

It looks like our fall preview guide has become an annual tradition. This is great because it’s the one time I get to publicly disagree with Stuart Sweet! In October, the TV networks roll out what…



DISH brings the 4K

DISH is getting into the 4K game at long last with a full-time channel for Hopper 3 and its 4K Joey clients. DISH channel 540 will be carrying 4K on Saturdays all season with college football…



Insider Guide to the Best Stuff (part 1)

Do you want the hook up on the best electronic products? Your inside sources at Solid Signal have the best online deals! Meet Mike Masura. He’s the fearless leader of Solid Signal’s customer service department. Mike has…


Fall Preview 2017: Where are the shows?

The fall preview guides written by myself and Jake Buckler were some of the best-read articles we wrote last year, so I thought it time, now that fall is around the corner, to get you up to date on the…