September 2012

HD-BLADE in a moving car?

Can you use the HD-BLADE in a moving car? That may be a little too much to ask of this powerful little antenna. Why? Digital tuners have to “lock on” to a signal before they can…

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What is dBi?

What is dBi? For today’s blog, I was going to write about my plans for how to test my antennas and any new antenna against my “Standard” antenna. Due to the blog about the new…




H25 vs. C31… which is best for you?

Let’s say you have an HR34 Genie DVR. Pretty soon, you’ll have a choice for how you want the other televisions in your house to connect. You can choose the H25 Receiver or the C31 Genie…




Introducing DIRECTV Genie

In the deepest darkest regions of the internet, we’ve been hearing rumors. The name “Genie” has been discussed in several places, and we’re happy to give you all the details! Genie is DIRECTV’s new name for its HR34…


Frequencies used by common service providers

Have you ever wondered what frequencies were being used by different providers? It’s all strictly regulated by the FCC… if anything is being broadcast. That’s the reason your cell phone signal doesn’t interfere with your…


New Antenna Blog by Phil Karras KE3FL

Greetings! I’ve been offered a volunteer guest blogger position here at Solid Signal and have been contemplating just what to write about. I’m a physicist by education and have worked in the optical, fluid dynamics,…


Can you use the HD-BLADE as an FM Antenna?

I knew it was a long shot, but I thought I’d try it. Signal Group Forums member jonjlindsey asked if the HD-BLADE could be used as an FM Antenna. I knew it wasn’t designed for it but I…



Hands on with Technicolor MediaTune

This review is available in PDF format! Click here to download. Everyone has heard of Technicolor. Even if you haven’t read our other articles about their COM1000 system, you’ve probably heard of the old cinema days of “Glorious Technicolor.” They…