Best of the Blog 2015, Volume 2

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 March and April of 2015:

  1. Looking for a modulator? We’ve got you covered
  2. Why not skip the middleman and just put up your own cell tower?
  3. Should you use an outdoor antenna?
  4. Where should you place the cell booster’s indoor antenna?
  5. How to factory-reset your DIRECTV C31, C41 or C41W Genie Client
  6. Solid Signals HANDS ON Review: HR54 Genie DVR
  7. Power-over-ethernet? Powerline Networking? What’s the difference?
  8. NICE AND EASY: Why dont you need a license for Wi-Fi?
  9. Is there any benefit to using wired ethernet for your Genie DVR?
  10. Should you swap out the 300 Ohm cable from your antenna?
  11. Should you use the 5GHz band on your router?
  12. Can you get a cell booster that will cover 30 acres?
  13. YES YOU CAN: Put a dish or antenna on your apartment balcony
  14. Is it ok to use the compass in your phone to aim a dish or antenna?
  15. Is it possible – 4K with only 6-7Mbps speed?
  16. Can you connect a cell booster straight to your phone?
  17. Will HDCP 2.2 break your whole home theater (or bar TV system?)
  18. WHITE PAPER: Do you need a single-wire upgrade?
  19. How can you change the bar color on your DIRECTV SD programs?
  20. FROM THE CHAT ROOM: Would it help to put some sort of lens on an antenna?
  21. Why is auto gain control so important in cell boosters?
  22. Can you use a satellite dish as a TV antenna?

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.