November 2016

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…


DIRECTV Outage: Here’s what you need to know

DIRECTV is experiencing an outage on 8 national HD channels. If you are affected, you can either wait for the fix (shouldn’t take long) or switch to SD channels for those ones that are out….


How high up should you mount an antenna?

When 6’4″ President Abraham Lincoln was asked how long he thought a man’s legs should be, he is said to have replied, “long enough to reach the floor.” The man was tall by our standards, but…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: VR Headsets

Cards on the table: If you think you don’t look like a dork in your Oculus Rift, you’re wrong. VR headsets look dorky, 100% of the time. At least they will until someone manages to make…



What is a polarity locker?

It’s fun being a home theater blogger. I get to work with a level of equipment that most people don’t ever see. I also get the opportunity to work with the folks at Solid Signal in…



Time to think about backups

So about once every quarter or at least once every six months or so, I end up writing an article about the stuff you should be doing and you’re not doing. Like, inspecting your cables, or grounding, or backing…



Indoor TV Antenna Reception

Today’s indoor TV antennas mean that you probably don’t need to get up on the roof to get good TV antenna reception. If you want the best TV signal, you have to put a TV…