October 2017

Will DIRECTV ever replace the H24 receiver?

Ah, the venerable H24. First released in 2010 as a smaller and faster replacement for the old H21, it’s been on sale at Solid Signal ever since. Back in its day we marveled at the speed and size,…


Can I use an HR20i DVR for anything?

This is the DIRECTV HR20i DVR. It looks just like any other HR20 or HR21 DVR. Some were silver and some black. The difference: If you look in the back, you’ll see no satellite input. The HR20i was…


Can you “turbocharge” a cell booster?

This is the weBoost Home 3G, one of the least expensive cellular boosters from weBoost. It’s designed to cover a small home and provide boost for voice only. What if it were possible to add a few…



What is L-Band satellite?

Back in the days of the Big Ugly Dish… it was pretty hard to put together a system to provide TV service for an apartment complex, hotel, or RV park. Those big, black, five-meter dishes had…