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    by Published on 05-22-2017 10:22 AM
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    2. TV Antennas
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    One of the most important improvements in this year's Televes antennas is T-Force technology. T-Force is Televes' brand name for its MMIC manufacturing process, which makes its amplifiers and other electronics even better, cleaner, and more powerful than before.

    So, ok. Let's back up a little bit and explain ...
    by Published on 05-21-2017 12:41 PM
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    2. Cell Phones

    You can do it for TV antennas.. but there isn't a lot of benefit to combining cellular antennas. If you are getting any signal at all, putting up a larger-sized cellular antenna on your roof and using an appropriate cell booster will help you get the reception you want indoors. If you're not getting any cell signal at all, combining multiple antennas probably isn't going to help.

    The best thing you can do if you're having reception problems is put that antenna up as high as possible. Get it past the trees and homes that might be blocking the signal and it should work well for you.
    by Published on 05-21-2017 09:55 AM

    First of all thank you for reading this blog. I realize you have a lot of choices when it comes to the information you look at and you've chosen to come here. That's an incredible compliment. A lot of you came here because you found one tutorial you liked, and you stayed... because you found other stuff you liked.

    If you like what we have to say here, do me a favor: like us on Facebook. And like a few articles that come your way on the news feed. In fact, if you do like us on Facebook, you're going to start seeing some bonuses, some little dividends that make it a bit more worthwhile. We're expanding into Facebook-specific content and that means if you like what you see here, you'll get more of it when you like our facebook page. You'll also get the latest news about deals and exclusive stuff just for our biggest fans.

    Of course you know how to do it... just go to http://facebook.com/solidsignalcom and click like. You've done it with other companies, I'm just asking nicely for you to do it with us too.
    by Published on 05-20-2017 03:51 PM
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    2. Online/MobileTV
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    A week ago, Stuart Sweet told us that “summertime’s not just for streaming.” Poor Stuart… Little does he know that summer is the perfect time for streaming!

    My intrepid colleague was onto something when he said that quality traditional broadcast TV is a little light during the summer. This was the case for decades, until streaming apps and big networks started to product ...
    by Published on 05-20-2017 02:45 PM
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    Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

    I'm Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I've been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I ...
    by Published on 05-19-2017 04:42 PM
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    2. Cell Phones

    I just found this out and obviously my first question is, how did I not know this in 2010?

    Apparently you can backspace on the iPhone calculator. Like, if you make a mistake and you want to re-enter a number. This is one of the things I like about the Windows desktop calculator and it makes even more sense on a phone where you're likely to fat-finger a number. You can use CE but that erases the entire number. Sometimes you just want to re-enter one part of the number. YOU CAN DO THIS ON THE iPHONE CALCULATOR APP.

    But seriously, how did I not know this? Did everyone else know this and I didn't?

    OK so this is super easy. If you type the wrong number, swipe horizontally over the top of the screen where it shows the numbers you just typed. One number will go away for every swipe.

    I'll wait while you try it.

    So that's like totally earthshattering right? I mean this is something everyone should know about at least if they use the calculator. Apple should have put this in some sort of tips document at one point or other, and maybe they did... but no one else I talked to knew about this and for the life of me I don't understand why.

    OK, mind blown for one day. You can go back to your Friday.
    by Published on 05-19-2017 04:38 PM
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    Do your cables look like this? These cables were prepared by a DIRECTV-certified technician. As you can see the input cables are gently looped around, rather than making a sharp bend. This is the proper way to run cables that require a change in direction... as gently as possible.

    Never make a ...
    by Published on 05-19-2017 02:15 PM
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    2. Satellite

    DIRECTV brings on the 4K goodness like no one else can. No one else brings you three channels of 4K plus downloadable movies and special events. And right now, if you want to see major league baseball in 4K, there's simply nowhere else to go. Check out these games, all airing in beautiful clear 4K:

    5/22 – Giants @ Cubs6/6 – Red Sox @ Yankees
    6/14 – White Sox @ Mets
    6/15 – Nationals @ Mets
    6/23 – Angels @ Red Sox
    6/26 – White Sox @ Nationals
    6/27 – White Sox @ Nationals

    Of course, you're probably subject to the stupid blackout rules that you always have with Major League Baseball, but as long as these games are out of the area for you, you'll be able to see the detail like never before, whether it's a modern stadium like Citi Field or one of the most storied parks in the country, Fenway.

    If you don't have 4K service yet, there's still time. Most likely you'll need an equipment upgrade, so give the folks at Solid Signal a call at 877.312.4547 and we'll be happy to let you know what you qualify for. We can set you up with everything you need, arrange for professional installation, or send you everything and let you install it. We can handle activating equipment too... we're your one-stop shop for 4K upgrades.
    by Published on 05-19-2017 02:04 PM
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    2. Auto/Marine,
    3. Satellite
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    “I just bought an RV with a satellite dish installed. Can I get it to work?”
    We get this question a lot, so we’re happy to share the answer with RV owners interested in satellite TV.

    Many RVs, campers, and motorhomes come equipped with satellite dishes already attached. Some motorhome manufacturers install a satellite dish and sometimes even a receiver ...
    by Published on 05-18-2017 05:44 PM
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    2. Misc. Gadgets
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    Yeah I know... radio is like, so ... twentieth century. You might have stopped listening to radio in your car a few years ago, and chances are you stopped listening to the radio in your home decades ago (if you ever listened at home at all.) After all, you have Sirius XM, Pandora, Spotify, iTunes ...
    by Published on 05-18-2017 04:12 PM
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    2. Cell Phones
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    In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first ten years of The Solid Signal Blog, as well as other old stuff we think is super-neato.

    The date was Halloween, 2013
    when we all finally got some good news about flying. According to my article ...

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