Best of the Blog 2013, 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 quarter of 2013.

  1. The DIRECTV D10… the one that started it all
  2. TIP: Reset that remote!
  3. The return of zombie brands
  4. Is it ok to use a cheap HDMI cable?
  5. TIP: Fix a blocky or pixelated picture (DIRECTV version)
  6. INSTALLERS: Mind those cable lengths
  7. TIP: No need to force a download on DIRECTV receivers
  8. FROM THE FORUMS: Can you use a Genie Client but limit access to the playlist?
  9. Proper use of a Band Stop Filter (Residential customers)
  10. How do all your clocks set themselves for Daylight Saving Time?
  11. TIP: What are acceptable output levels (signal strengths, dB) for DIRECTV equipment?
  12. Its easy to install a satellite dish on your RV (BONUS DIAGRAM INCLUDED)
  13. Use a meter to read your signal levels

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.