March 2017


An antenna for now or an antenna for life?

Do you need a lifetime antenna? Most people move every 5-7 years, and the TV landscape changes all the time. Some people just aren’t into the cord-cutting movement, and will go back to cable or satellite…


Will AT&T Shut Down U-Verse?

Don’t believe everything you read. There are two stories here, and the story you think you’re reading isn’t even the interesting one. I think pretty much everyone knows that at some point, AT&T U-Verse, the company’s…



THROWBACK THURSDAY: When SD was still a thing

As recently as 2013, major network programs were still being shot in standard definition. Don’t believe me? Check out this week’s “Throwback Thursday,” when I took a look at real network programming being shot in standard…



Verizon tries to play catch up with 4K TV

As someone who lives in “Verizon Territory” I have to say their video product has been a disappointment. At one point they really had the lead in video, with a faster and more robust DVR and…



What is MIMO technology?

Long-range Wi-Fi solutions like our Ubiquiti line advertise MIMO technology. If you search for MIMO you get all sorts of confusing gobbledygook. So, your Solid Signal Blog team is here to clear it all up! MIMO stands…


Time to retire that old HR34 Genie

Are you still staring at one of these in your living room? DIRECTV’s HR34 Genie DVR was the top of the heap in 2012, and I raved about it back then. Things change, and if the…



Can you share a satellite dish with a neighbor?

Sort of yes, but… The rules concerning DIRECTV are actually sort of vague. In an effort to keep their customer agreement to a reasonable length, it doesn’t cover every possible eventuality. Their Customer Agreement doesn’t really cover…