October 2017




Marine Satellite TV: Fraud and Misclassification

Marine electronics installers, we have to talk to you about the serious issue of fraud and misclassification associated with satellite TV installations! Have you ever heard of anyone getting into trouble for misclassification or fraud associated…


Maybe the FCC doesn’t care about your city.

In a 3-2 vote yesterday, the FCC overturned a rule that required broadcasters to have some sort of local studios. This rule dates back to the 1930s and the feeling among the Republican members of the…


Marine Satellite TV: DIRECTV or DISH

DIRECTV and DISH are the most popular providers of marine satellite TV in the U.S. As a marine electronics installer, do you know which one is best for your clients? DIRECTV or DISH Network? One of…


Verizon flubs live TV while AT&T sails higher?

Bad news if you were hoping that Verizon would beat out AT&T as the best overall communications provider. According to LightReading the company is nowhere near ready to launch a live streaming TV service, and its cable TV service…


WAIT: Solid Signal sells car audio products?

You bet we do. Sure, I know you think of Solid Signal as your source for everything having to do with satellite, antenna, and cellular products, but we carry over 30,000 products of all types from…


Signal Connect Talks Satellite TV at NMEA

Signal Connect, the division of Signal Group responsible for satellite TV sales and support, was a huge hit at the recent National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Expo held September 26-28, 2017 in Seattle. Three members of…


Why pay more for digital signage?

Here’s the thing that my friends in Solid Signal’s marketing department don’t want you to know. You don’t need to spend a lot to get good digital signage. Let’s back up a bit, since it’s been a…



Can you still activate non-SWM equipment on DIRECTV?

The answer isn’t no… but it’s sort of “no-adjacent.” DIRECTV still supports older multiswitches like this WB68 pictured above, and still supports dishes that give four outputs that don’t need a SWM multiswitch. So if you’re looking to replace older…