Best of the Blog 2015, Volume 3

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 May and June of 2015:

  1. NICE AND EASY: What is a cradle booster?
  2. NICE AND EASY: Should you spend the money to connect your commercial receivers to the internet?
  3. What’s so special about those HDR TVs?
  4. The light on the cell booster is red. What does that mean?
  5. Can you make your DIRECTV receiver beep to help you aim the dish?
  6. How long should you expect an antenna rotator to last
  7. What do the symbols on the back of the phone mean?
  8. Use a digital camera to diagnose remote problems
  9. Why are our tripods made of galvanized aluminum?
  10. Print this out and put it on your DIRECTV power inserter
  11. What is active noise cancellation?
  12. Why are they called cell phones?
  13. The story of Ethernet
  14. TIME TO MOVE ON: It’s getting harder to find Spaun Multiswitches
  15. If a radar detector is basically a radio, how can it be illegal?
  16. Monopole, dipole, or bowtie?
  17. DIRECTV Remote Question: ENTER or SELECT?
  18. Save yourself time and effort: map those cables firs
  19. NICE AND EASY: Can you bring your access card to your friend’s DVR?
  20. Whats the best location for a satellite dish?
  21. NICE AND EASY: Can you use an SSD with a DIRECTV DVR?
  22. How far can you run with an Ethernet cable?

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.