In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first seven years of The Solid Signal Blog, and other stuff from the past that we think is cool.
Back in March 2012, many people were just beginning to get DIRECTV's new HD graphical interface. Sure, the easiest way to identify it was that it was mostly black, where it used to be mostly blue. But there was so much more... better menus and better organization, and most importantly, super-sharp text. We went in detail, taking closeup pictures and comparing them:
The idea was to explain why the text looked better at one resolution than another, and to let you deside whether or not you wanted to use DIRECTV's "Native mode" to get picture quality that could potentially be better than ever. It's still a good tutorial, even though the world isn't really that shaken up by HD as it was just a couple of years ago. If you want to read the whole article, it's right here
Now, when DIRECTV gets 4K menus....