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DIRECTV NOW on the Mend After Crash

Last night (January 3, 2018), DIRECTV NOW crashed, leaving viewers without service well into this morning. AT&T says it’s working to restore its streaming service. DIRECTV NOW subscribers reported losing their streaming service sometime around…

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DIRECTV airing even more sports in 4K

You can’t get it anywhere else. DIRECTV is airing an exclusive schedule of sports in 4K and HDR this spring, and you won’t be able to find this content on any other carrier! To start with,…


Happy New Year 2018!

Start of a day, start of a week, start of a month, start of a year! Let’s all look forward to a year full of peace and prosperity. The offices at Solid Signal are closed…




2017: The Year In Streaming

This year in streaming was an exciting one! With so many developments, I want to share a bird’s eye view of streaming services in 2017. Streaming service providers were busy this year. With each company determined…


Our Predictions for 2018

Who knows what the future will bring? In 2017 we saw the growing dominance of DIRECTV NOW, the coming of DIRECTV’s Genie 2 and Hopper 3, and we finally saw Apple try to take back some…


FUN FRIDAY: Desktop Computers

This old beige box may not have been the first device to use the term “Personal Computer” but it was the one that cemented the term “PC” in people’s minds, a term we still use today…


2017: The year in antennas

As the year winds to a close, we’re looking back at the events that really shaped our product selection at SolidSignal.com. There were two big events this year in the world of over-the-air antennas and although…



COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Sputnik

Literally, the beep heard around the world. In 1957, 55 years ago, the world changed forever when a 585mm (23″) diameter chrome ball became the first man-made object to leave Earth’s atmosphere. It carried with it…



2017: The Year in Cellular

2017 is almost over and that means a look back at the world of cellular. This ended up being a pretty big year although most of the news happened in the last three months. The story…