December 2017



What’s the deal with Tech Choice Parts?

You might find this logo attached to some of the most popular parts at Solid Signal’s web site. Don’t believe me? Check it out. We have hundreds of parts from the Tech Choice catalog, and they’re all…


FUN FRIDAY: Post credit scenes

Used to be, the lights came on at the end of the movie and there was absolutely no reason to sit through a list of maybe 1,000 people’s names for 6-7 minutes. Now, it seems like…



Disney to buy Fox – should you care?

You’ve probably seen the above image… an episode of The Simpsons predicted this move about 20 years ago. Of course that show has been producing about 20 hours of television a year for about 30 years so they’re…





Should you stay up late worrying about space junk?

It’s up there. In fact pretty much every communications satellite ever launched is still up there. A few hundred miles above the “geostationary” band where communications satellites serve their useful days is a growing graveyard of…



Should you reuse old coaxial cable?

You know that somewhere, probably in your garage, you have a pile of old cables. And if you’ve been in the home theater hobby long enough, that probably includes 15-20 coaxial cables of different types. Possibly…