December 2017

BACK TO BASICS: Line of Sight

Line of sight. Pretty simple idea actually. Antennas work best when there is nothing between them and the thing that’s doing all the transmitting. RF signals do a decent job traveling through trees and walls, but…

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OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY: Smoke signals

Long distance communication didn’t start until the 19th century, right? Actually there has been effective, instantaneous long distance communication for thousands of years. It wasn’t as complex as it was today, but smoke signals have been…




2017: The Year In Streaming

This year in streaming was an exciting one! With so many developments, I want to share a bird’s eye view of streaming services in 2017. Streaming service providers were busy this year. With each company determined…


OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY: Floppy Disk

Maybe you think you remember the floppy disk. “Hey,” you say, “That wasn’t that long ago.” You’re remembering the 3.5″ hard blue plastic disks that were common as late as 10 years ago. Everyone used them…


Our Predictions for 2018

Who knows what the future will bring? In 2017 we saw the growing dominance of DIRECTV NOW, the coming of DIRECTV’s Genie 2 and Hopper 3, and we finally saw Apple try to take back some…


FUN FRIDAY: Desktop Computers

This old beige box may not have been the first device to use the term “Personal Computer” but it was the one that cemented the term “PC” in people’s minds, a term we still use today…



2017: The year in antennas

As the year winds to a close, we’re looking back at the events that really shaped our product selection at SolidSignal.com. There were two big events this year in the world of over-the-air antennas and although…