December 2016


Why are some antennas hollow?

Most outdoor antennas are made from extruded aluminum or rolled aluminum. Either way, they have an outer metal shell and are hollow inside. For some people this seems like they are being cheated — after all…



Settle in with satellite TV this winter!

Oh the weather outside is frightful… As winter weather descends upon us, many folks will be staying inside a lot more. This is the time when we all need a little something to help us…



PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Dome Magic Wipes

It’s not just for domes, despite what it’s called. Dome Magic Wipes keep excess condensation off your satellite dish or dome during rainy times of the year. They also form a barrier that keeps light snow from sticking,…


QUICK GUIDE: Upgrade to Genie

The DIRECTV upgrade to Genie from Solid Signal delivers the ultimate viewing experience! Get superior satellite TV technology with our DIRECTV upgrade to Genie. Our DIRECTV upgrade to Genie is for anyone with a residential…



Anything you need, just ask us!

Here’s one for the older crowd… In the 1947 film The Egg and I the local merchant was named Billy Reed, and he was known for his cheerful mantra, “Anything you need, just ask Billy Reed.” That movie…



December TV blues? Getting an antenna can help!

December brings celebrations for the multitude of people who celebrate holidays this month. It brings travel, it brings vacations, and it sometimes brings snow. The one thing December very rarely brings is good television. Streaming helps…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Fringe Streaming Services

When it comes to streaming, have you considered any of the “fringe” streaming services out there? When I say “fringe streaming,” I’m not talking about streaming episodes of the sci-fi TV show Fringe. What I’m talking…


What are your options for DISH 4K?

4K is coming… it’s just a question of when. I think everyone’s a little annoyed that there aren’t more live 4K channels, but there just… aren’t. DIRECTV leads the way with three live 4K channels, but…


How long should a hard drive last?

All of a sudden this is becoming a very important question for DIRECTV customers. If you still haven’t embraced the DIRECTV Genie DVR (and I’m not sure why you wouldn’t at this point) your DVR is…