January 2018


Podcast #257: Rescan Anxiety

It’s time to face facts: if you watch TV with an antenna, you’re going to have to take some extra steps to make things work smoothly. As part of their plans to give people faster…



DIRECTV NOW Beta App and More

Are you a DIRECTV NOW beta tester who has experienced some bugs? AT&T recently released a new beta app that fixes some bugs on your DIRECTV NOW DVR app. The DIRECTV NOW beta app was…


A flat satellite cable? Could it be?

Hundreds of uses. This Eagle Aspen flat RG6 cable solves so many problems that it’s hard to know where to use it first. it’s suitable for cable, satellite, antenna, even cell booster use and it will give…


Welcome to The New Solid Signal Blog!

We’re glad you’re here! There’s a lot to look at! Over the next few months we’ll be moving all the great content you love to our new site so you can continue to enjoy it….


NICE AND EASY: How hot should your SWM16 get?

This hot. DIRECTV’s SWM16 multiswitch is a miracle of modern technology, but it’s not a miracle of thermal engineering. It runs hot, too hot to touch in some cases, and that’s perfectly normal. It can run 10-15 degrees…






COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Voyager I

Nothing touched by a human has ever traveled this far. Voyager 1 was launched in 1977 to study Jupiter and Saturn close up, and it kept on going and going, taking the first close pictures of…