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DIRECTV gives you even more 4K!

Saddle up for even more Ultra HD goodness from DIRECTV. You might want to bookmark this page because DIRECTV just announced a whole ton of new 4K programming. This is what I’m talking about: 4/21 –…


HBO/Cinemax Free Preview is BACK!

Sure, Netflix is all that… but what about Game of Thrones and all the other awesome stuff on HBO? Getting it episode by episode on iTunes gets pretty expensive, right? That’s why DIRECTV is offering a free preview…


FUN FRIDAY: Rogue One on VHS

This popped up around April Fool’s Day and while I picked it up as an obvious trick, I have to really applaud the hard work put in here. Someone spent a lot of time creating an…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: The First Selfie

Selfie is a real word. Ask the Oxford English Dictionary, the American Heritage Dictionary, and others. Maybe it shouldn’t be. Maybe the world was a better place when it wasn’t. But it is. And this, according…


Why are “trust badges” so important?

Look at the bottom of SolidSignal.com and you’ll see a bunch of logos. We’re not trying to be a NASCAR site… each one of those logos is there for a reason. They’re called “Trust Badges” and…




DIRECTV NOW adds FOX stations

I hope you’re ready for some more free TV! Viewers in 14 cities awoke today to find FOX as part of their lineups in DIRECTV NOW, the live TV streaming service from AT&T. Local channels are…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Amazon, Netflix Improvements

The springtime competition between Amazon Prime Video and Netflix is heating up, just like the weather. This is good news for fans of both streaming services. Good news, streamers! Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are working…


FUN FRIDAY: 0.7734

When I was young, a calculator was not a toy. If you had one in the early 1970s (as my family did) someone in your family was a rich hobbyist. If memory serves, the calculator my…


Who should you call for DIRECTV support?

It’s a numbers game. If you need to talk to someone on the phone about your DIRECTV service, you can call 1-800-DIRECTV. They have some great folks over there. They really do. But will you get…


DIRECTV NOW gets NBC stations in major update

DIRECTV NOW, AT&T’s streaming service, continues to get better and better. Sure, there are competitors out there, and the first few months of the service were a little … difficult sometimes. But they’ve been updating with…