October 2017

TiVo Study Shows State of Streaming

DIRECTV NOW’s “Just Right” is the streaming package consumers want most, according to TiVo’s Q2 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends study. The goal of TiVo’s study is to determine the most popular and user-friendly…

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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…