Best of the Blog 2012, Volume 1

With the move to our new platform complete, we proudly present the best articles from our distant past.

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2018 marks our twelfth year since our humble beginnings, and today over 200,000 people read the blog every month. Every month, the staff gets together and gathers articles that really seem like they have long-term appeal. Here’s the list for the first half of 2012.

  1. TIP: Press and hold {INFO} to test your DIRECTV receiver
  2. TIP: Use Parental Controls and Favorites to set limits for your employees
  3. WHITE PAPER: A Guide to Mounting
  4. Why Use a Third-Party Installer?
  5. TIP: Use the smallest splitter possible
  6. TIP: Use an RF remote for the best possible results
  7. Diplexer? Splitter? Combiner? What are these things?
  8. WHITE PAPER: A guide to grounding
  9. TIP: Solve remote problems with a little aluminum foil!
  10. TIP: Disable the Power Saver on DVRs
  11. A Brief History of Ad Skipping
  12. Why is Pro:Idiom so important?
  13. TIP: Use Velcro Plant Ties for cheap cable management
  14. What is Clear Motion Rate (or TrueMotion)?
  15. What is IPv6?


About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.