August 2016

Is 4K TV finally heating up?

Just 4 “short” years since 4K television was first demonstrated at CEDIA Expo, it seems like the format might finally be starting to get some momentum. If you’re a DIRECTV, DISH or Comcast subscriber, you might be enjoying…

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Televes shows new manufacturing method

My friends over at Televes are very proud of the technology they’ve pioneered. Their new manufacturing process lets them create smaller circuits than ever before using new methods. I’ll admit that it’s a little over my…



Meet Your Signal Pro: Eric Foreit

At Solid Signal, it’s our team that makes us the premier online destination for satellite TV, antenna, and cellular enthusiasts. Each of our Signal Pros answers calls, emails, and chats to help you find the product…


FACE IT: VHF isn’t going away

Back in 2009, television signals here in the US went all digital. If you were interested in antennas and TV back then you might remember there was a whole transition period where both analog and digital…



Is it the end of the “app culture?”

How many apps do you load into your phone in the average week? How about in the average month? Chances are unless you just got a new phone that number’s pretty small. I have been hearing…


Cord-Cutters, Are You Ready for Some Football?

Football season is almost here, cord-cutters! If you want to see more games than your TV antenna delivers, Solid Signal has the solution! When it comes to pro football, cord-cutters are pretty lucky. Many of your…


Marvel’s Luke Cage, Documentaries Coming to Netflix

Get ready for a bonus STREAMING SATURDAY! Luke Cage, the Marvel superhero from Harlem, is coming to Netflix. So are four documentaries that feature a variety of interesting and thought-provoking subjects. Based on the trailer,…



The New Hulu: What to Expect

Thanks to Stuart Sweet’s clandestine and ubiquitous reportage, you already know that Hulu is axing its free streaming services. Here’s a little more about how the new paid Hulu will work. According to an article in Fortune…



Just how big is cord-cutting anyway?

There’s no question it’s a bona fide phenomenon… but there’s a lot of question about how big that phenomenon is. I’m talking about cord-cutting, the trend of getting rid of your cable bill and getting all…


More Sci-Fi Technology from Solid Signal

Imagine the possibilities of sending video over Wi-Fi to any TV in your house? That’s exactly what the StarTech HDMI wireless display adapter with Miracast does. Last week, I wrote about how today’s high-tech consumer electronics products are similar to…


Disney is on board for “DIRECTV Now”

In a startlingly predictable move, Disney is entering the streaming business. They’ve announced two initiatives: first, a standalone version of ESPN that can be purchased separately and viewed on mobile devices or streaming boxes; and second, a…