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What is attenuation?

It’s “gradual loss in intensity of any kind of flux through a medium.” What, that’s not crystal clear? Attenuation when you get less of something because something else is in the way. Here are some examples:…

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A guide to content ratings on TV

There was a time when you could trust that TV content was fairly innocent. Even “jiggle” programs like the 1970’s Charlie’s Angels were pretty innocent by today’s standards. There was no concern about language, nudity, or excessive…


INSTALLER TIP: Use those diplexers correctly

This is the NAS STD-9501M diplexer. It’s an essential part of a DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) system. But, it’s also a misunderstood part. Let’s take a look at what a diplexer does and how you should be…


Cord Cutters, Meet the Cord-Nevers

Cord-cutters… we all know who they are. But what about the “cord-nevers?” Who is this new, emerging demographic born to cut the cord? We’ve talked about them for years, actually, starting when the term was coined…


A TV antenna for sports?

The cord-cutter’s dream scenario would be getting every program for free. Every sporting event, every one of the top 10 rated broadcast programs, every news show, every comedy. The truth is that you’re far closer to…



Security Cameras or Surveillance Cameras?

Do you need security cameras or surveillance cameras for your home or business? Solid Signal will tell you the difference then recommend the best security equipment for you. So, what’s the difference between security cameras vs….


Can Cord Cutters Have Cable Internet?

Is it cord cutting if you pay the cable company for Internet? I believe there are a few ways someone can cut the cord. When I first hired on here at Solid Signal, I learned about…