November 2016

What is “cascading?”

Cascading. You could be forgiven if you think it has something to do with dishwasher detergent. However, it’s a very important technique used in satellite distribution to cut down on the amount of cable and number…


DISH wins some, loses some more

In an early morning filing, DISH revealed the financial results we more or less expected. Revenues are up, but subscriber counts are down, and that means that existing customers are paying more. DISH’s own press release,…


Get ready for the quarterly DISH Conference Call

Get ready for another morning of rip-roaring fun tomorrow as DISH reveals its quarterly results. Always the master of ruining the suspense, DISH generally puts its financials out several hours before the call meaning that if…







SOUND OFF SUNDAY: Red or Blue?

Look folks, I really want to give away some antennas here. I have one of these Antop AT-413B antennas that really wants a new home. So I’ll make it easy for you. Leave a comment that has a…



STREAMING SATURDAY: Netflix November Gets Dark

Netflix has posted its November releases, which are highlighted (lowlighted?) by at least three films that set a rather dark tone. While October is known for terrifying and frightening films, November is slated to be…



OPINION: HDR needs to take a step back

HDR. High Dynamic Range. It’s a promise of the next generation of 4K TVs, and it’s been out there for a few years (even though no one seems to care.) And now it’s become a problem….


FUN FRIDAY: Hall of Presidents

No matter who you’re favoring in the coming election, I think that all Americans can agree on one thing: we’re ready for it to be over. Here at The Solid Signal Blog we try to stay…