September 2016

FUN FRIDAY: Eleven is the Monster

Warning: Radical, artsy-fartsy film analysis theory about Stranger Things to follow! Are you Stranger Things fan who’s left wondering about the origins of the Monster, and why Barb had to die? I have some theories for you to consider….

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CEDIA 2016: DISH shows DPH42 Hybrid Switch

DISH brings even more function to Hopper 3 DVRs with the introduction of the DPH42 multiswitch. This new switch will let you have two Hopper 3’s, each with six Joeys, from a single dish. It’s been…


Looking to learn more about satellite TV?

I’m proud of this blog and the tens of thousands of tutorials you’ll find here. I’ll admit, though, that it will only take you so far. If you’re interested in truly taking things to the next…


CEDIA 2016 Report

Transparent monitor… very cool. The CEDIA Expo is a smaller and more manageable event than something like CES, and it’s a lot easier to get a feeling for what’s going on. The team made it through…



THROWBACK THURSDAY: CEDIA Expo 1994

If there was any doubt when that picture was taken, it was back in 1994 at what they called “the largest CEDIA Expo yet.” About 3,000 folks traveled to Dallas, just as your blog team did…


Left Behind Again!

Call your boss a “bitter old man” and he’ll punish you. How else can you explain Stuart Sweet going to Dallas with the rest of the blog team… just not me? The Custom Electronics Design &…



FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Time-slots and Seasons

We’re on the verge of the fall television season. This is the time we’re supposed to get interested in the new slate of shows rolling out… I’ve already explained that there’s not a lot to love this…





Bluetooth Transmitter and Splitter

Sharing the gift of music can be an awesome experience between friends, if done properly. Solid Signal has the Bluetooth-enabled device that lets you share music the right way. Are you the friend who’s the…


CEDIA Expo 2016 is this week… we’ll be there!

CEDIA Expo is the premier trade show for installers and home theater integrators. Unlike flashier shows such as CES, it’s strictly off limits to the public. The Solid Signal Blog team has been there every year…


Netflix: September and Beyond

A new documentary heads up Netflix’s exciting September releases, as the streaming service is planning even more original content in 2017. Earlier this year, Netflix announced its $6 billion commitment to original content. The success…