March 2015


Be cool… go solar

Plugs? Who needs plugs? Don’t worry about losing power to those portable electronics you love so much. This Wagan Foldable Solar Charger will charge any device that connects via USB, even iPads and other 2.1 amp devices. It…





Should you call DIRECTV for a service call?

Know when to say “when,” but it’s your choice. The nice thing I find about having satellite television is that there are a lot of troubleshooting steps you can take without having to call someone. That’s…


How does ice hurt your outdoor equipment?

What a winter it’s been… and even in March it’s not over for much of the country. Over a century ago, the largely forgotten writer Charles Dudley Warner said, “Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody…


Solid Signal’s HANDS ON Review: HR54 Genie DVR

Special thanks to Signal Labs member hdtvfan0001 who graciously provided images to this review and to reviews at iamanedgecutter.com. DIRECTV’s newest DVR could be hiding a big secret. The HR54 Genie DVR looks an awful lot like an…