April 2017


Why do some antennas look like satellite dishes?

Some of our antennas look downright confusing. One look at this Winegard MetroStar and you might think it was a satellite dish, with its round shape and center posts. It’s not… it’s a television antenna. The reason satellite…



AT&T building out its fiber network

Can’t accuse them of standing still. AT&T has announced plans to offer a full fiber network to eight more metropolitan areas. They are listed below, and you can click to see a more detailed press…


Use a TV antenna for cellular? it could work…

Technically it is possible to use a UHF antenna for a cell booster. Cellular telephones use frequencies just above those used for UHF television, and it’s possible that even though a TV antenna wasn’t designed for…


What are Redmere cables?

You might be looking at our Redmere cables and saying, What’s so special about Redmere cables? Isn’t that just another way to make me spend money? It’s so much more. We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Can’t Buy Me the Newest Movies

Netflix and other streaming services might be spending big money on original programming, but that money can’t buy me the newest movies! When some pundits hear that Netflix is spending $5 billion last year to acquire…


DIRECTV gives you even more 4K!

Saddle up for even more Ultra HD goodness from DIRECTV. You might want to bookmark this page because DIRECTV just announced a whole ton of new 4K programming. This is what I’m talking about: 4/21 –…



HBO/Cinemax Free Preview is BACK!

Sure, Netflix is all that… but what about Game of Thrones and all the other awesome stuff on HBO? Getting it episode by episode on iTunes gets pretty expensive, right? That’s why DIRECTV is offering a free preview…


FUN FRIDAY: Rogue One on VHS

This popped up around April Fool’s Day and while I picked it up as an obvious trick, I have to really applaud the hard work put in here. Someone spent a lot of time creating an…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: The First Selfie

Selfie is a real word. Ask the Oxford English Dictionary, the American Heritage Dictionary, and others. Maybe it shouldn’t be. Maybe the world was a better place when it wasn’t. But it is. And this, according…


Why are “trust badges” so important?

Look at the bottom of SolidSignal.com and you’ll see a bunch of logos. We’re not trying to be a NASCAR site… each one of those logos is there for a reason. They’re called “Trust Badges” and…


What is a “ground plane?”

This one’s a bit confusing. First of all, we’re not talking about a grounded plane which is what happens when a 737 has engine trouble. That’s another whole thing. A ground plane, at its simplest, is a large…