March 2014


WHITE PAPER: Extending your DIRECTV Signal

What’s the max length of a DIRECTV cable? What’s the maximum distance between a receiver and a SWM? These are questions asked every day and the problem is there’s no easy answer. We have downloadable calculators available but…






Are legacy multiswitches being discontinued?

At one time, this Spaun multiswitch was one of our hot sellers at Solid Signal. These days we don’t sell nearly as many. Shrewd observers might even note that several other Spaun products have been discontinued and…



FUN FRIDAY: What is a computer?

Thirty years ago, a bunch of kids were asked, “What is a computer?” Their answers, equally funny and poignant, are sometimes dated and sometimes incredibly prescient. Many of our customers were the same age as the…



Holy Resource Batman!

Marty Silbernik is the author of I’m Too Old To Do This, a tech blog for folks who remember when none of this stuff existed. This article appears with permission. I’ve spent a lot of time talking…


No, this dish won’t do HD.

Forgive the impatience, dear readers, and forgive that I’ve basically run this very article before. But it’s important to put it out there as many ways as possible, because lately there has been a lot of…