So, about a month and a half ago,
I told you about DIRECTV's vast selection of tutorial videos on Channel 1
(also on Channel 201.) I took a playful tone, suggesting that perhaps if you were having problems with your TV reception you might be better off using a web site to find the answer.
I guess the folks at DIRECTV took me seriously!
DIRECTV has removed Channel 1 and Channel 201 and now lists several places where you can get tutorial videos, including their own on demand channel and their web site. For some reason they don't list The Solid Signal Blog. I don't know, I'm going to have to talk to my friends over there about that.
Seriously, though, there are a lot of videos available that do help you through some of the very basic stuff. I know that you, my dedicated Solid Signal Blog fans, are a little more advanced and for the most part I don't do the really basic tutorials that every DIRECTV tech should do before leaving the house. These videos do a very decent job filling that gap.
Of course, they don't go all the way, especially for the more advanced user, and that's where I'll stick in a plug for our YouTube channel
. Whether it's really advanced tutorial stuff, unboxing videos (which I love to make and they're super fun and quick to watch) or the best really in-depth reviews, you'll find the stuff you want to watch there. It's worth taking a few minutes to browse!
And yeah, if you need to know which button to push on the remote to record something, DIRECTV's tutorial library is pretty good too.