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    With (almost) any DIRECTV Genie: use IR and RF at the same time!

    DIRECTV's Genie System just keeps getting better! The new Genie DVR read on

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    Satellite TV on a boat? What a great idea!

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    Can using a cell phone cook your brain or give you cancer?

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    DIRECTV releases Fall 4K Schedule

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    NICE AND EASY: How many Genie Mini Clients can I have?

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    Here's why you can't charge a battery in 15 minutes

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    FUN FRIDAY: Liquid Cats?

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    UPDATED: Show me how to pause in one room and start in another (DIRECTV)

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    DIRECTV NOW is ON FIRE with local channel additions

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    Solid Signal is Your Marine GPS and Navigation Source

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    by Published on 10-17-2017 11:32 AM
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    This week's podcast talks about a very "retro' trip to the mall, a place where fashion and industrial design are stuck in the 1990s, and where cell service apparently hasn't been invented. If your building is stuck in the past, call Solid Signal at 877.312.4547 to get a quote on the booster system you'll need!

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    When you're out on the water... often the last thing you think about is television. That's good -- you should spend time outside, getting fresh air and having fun. But hey, we all have a need to feel connected, and whether that is e-mail or good-old-fashioned TV, it's hard ...
    by Published on 10-16-2017 08:17 AM
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    I'm not a doctor, but I blog like I play one on TV. How's that for a disclaimer?

    The truth is I don't know. And no one else does either. What I do know is that today's cell phones put out less power than they ever did before, about 1/100th of those 1980s behemoths.

    There is a lot of common sense involved here. We know that cell phones give off radiation. We know that radiation will hurt you. So it should follow that a cell phone next to your head should hurt you, right? Truth is, the amount of radiation given off by a cell phone is less than you would get from the sun on a bright day.

    So far there is no conclusive study either way, although it seems like both sides have their own studies to back up their own points of view.

    If you are worried about a cell phone cooking your brain, use a bluetooth headset. It puts out far less radiation than a cell phone. Or, use a wired headset; it puts out essentially no radiation at all.
    by Published on 10-16-2017 06:47 AM
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    Get ready for even more great 4K programming from DIRECTV this fall. DIRECTV's three full-time 4K channels already offer the best documentaries, movies and special events on channels 104-106 for customers with the right hardware. Now, there's even more to enjoy with 4K sports including baseball's American League Championship Series!

    That's right, games three ...
    by Published on 10-15-2017 10:46 AM
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    UPDATED FOR 2017

    Here's the simplest answer I can give you. If your Genie DVR is wide and flat, it only lets you stream to 3 HD boxes at a time. If it's tall and triangular, it lets you stream 5 HD boxes and 2 4K boxes at a time.

    It doesn't matter if they are C61s, C51s, C41s, C31s, wireless Genie Mini Clients, other DIRECTV receivers or DVRs, DIRECTV-ready TVs, whatever. Three is the magic number for the older Genies. For the Genie 2, it's 5+2.

    What happens if you have more than that? They just don't work, not at all. You'll pay for them, and DIRECTV will let you do that, and you won't be able to use them while other clients are in use.

    So, here's the bottom line: Regardless of what you "can" have, you probably only want to get 3 clients for the older Genie and 7 clients for the Genie 2.

    Shop now for DIRECTV equipment at Solid Signal!
    by Published on 10-15-2017 10:13 AM
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    Charging sucks. Literally. It sucks power from the wall and stores it. That's how your battery becomes useful. That's all well and good but none of us likes to stand there and wait while our batteries charge, especially if trapped in an airport for ...
    by Published on 10-14-2017 02:45 PM
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    The world of streaming has plenty of developments this week. Here are some of the developments at the popular streaming services you should know about!

    DIRECTV NOW Locals Cover 75 Percent of U.S.
    Good news, DIRECTV NOW streamers! AT&T announced an additional 13 local ABC, Fox, and NBC affiliates to its live TV streaming service. Streaming fans in these areas should be pleased to know that DIRECTV NOW is committed to making your local TV stations available through ...
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    DIRECTV's Genie System just keeps getting better! The new Genie DVR isn't just smaller and faster, but we've confirmed that it has one feature that no (almost) other DIRECTV DVR has...
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    by Published on 10-13-2017 02:50 PM   



    Never let it be said that scientists have no sense of humor. In fact, an advanced and somewhat warped sense of humor is almost mandatory when dealing with quantum mechanics, I'm told.

    That's why, I'm sure, someone did a serious scientific study as to whether a cat is a liquid or a solid, or if can be both at the same time. It was published in the prestigious "Rheology Bulletin," back in 2014. For some reason this critical scientific research is only now coming to light.

    I don't want to spoil it for you but I will share this little tidbit:

    In conclusion, much more work remains ahead, but cats are proving to be a rich model system for rheological research, both in the linear and non-linear regimes.
    I think that about says it all.

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