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IMPORTANT C31 Genie Client tip!

Did you get your C31 Genie Client? If you’re one of the many people who’ve ordered from us recently, thank you! We’ve got an important tip to share. Just like any DIRECTV receiver, the C31 requires activation….

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Is the FCC planning on killing TV broadcasting?

Is it true? Is the FCC planning on buying back every broadcast license they can get their hands on, then auctioning the wireless space to eager mobile providers? As the Mythbusters say, call that one “PLAUSIBLE.”…


HR34 Genie Q&A

There have been a lot of misconceptions about the HR34 Genie HD DVR so I thought a simple Q&A might be worth it: How many programs can be recorded with a Genie DVR? The Genie DVR…


Proper use of the Skywalker splitters

So, you’ve decided to expand. You’re moving from one multiswitch to two. You’ve read our White Paper on the subject. You understand the different kinds of splitters. You’re ready to go. Just one more thing… it’s time to take…


TIP: Use the right splitter for the job!

They all look the same, right? The splitters at the top of this article look like any other splitter. Yet, there are big differences. Can you spot them? Let’s take a look at three splitters you…




What is dBi?

What is dBi? For today’s blog, I was going to write about my plans for how to test my antennas and any new antenna against my “Standard” antenna. Due to the blog about the new…



Frequencies used by common service providers

Have you ever wondered what frequencies were being used by different providers? It’s all strictly regulated by the FCC… if anything is being broadcast. That’s the reason your cell phone signal doesn’t interfere with your…


New Antenna Blog by Phil Karras KE3FL

Greetings! I’ve been offered a volunteer guest blogger position here at Solid Signal and have been contemplating just what to write about. I’m a physicist by education and have worked in the optical, fluid dynamics,…



TIP: Keep those cables wound loosely

Do your cables look like this? These cables were prepared by a DIRECTV-certified technician. As you can see the input cables are gently looped around, rather than making a sharp bend. This is the proper way…