Best of the Blog 2015, Volume 5

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 September and October of 2015:

  1. How important is it that your outdoor antenna is level?
  2. NICE AND EASY: Can You Use a DIRECTV Receiver with a 220 Volt Power Source?
  3. What kind of cord-cutter are you?
  4. Can You Use the DIRECTV App for Live Streaming if All You Have is an H25?
  5. What is an Attenuator and Why Would you Need One?
  6. What’s the Difference Between a DIRECTV Receiver and a Genie Mini Client?
  7. Should you choose the DIRECTV Stub Mount?
  8. Why is noise figure important to an amplifier?
  9. Can you use a cheap USB hub as a charging station?
  10. Why are the green label splitters so special?
  11. What is a notch filter?
  12. Should you install a SWM-32?
  13. DON’T DO IT: Twist-on F connector
  14. Why is antenna height so important with cell boosters?
  15. Did you know that could turn your car into a cop car?
  16. NICE AND EASY: Why do they call it RG6 cable?
  17. DIRECTV users: Getting error message 771B or 776? Here’s why
  18. Can you put a separate dish on your garage?
  19. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Signal Strength
  20. Can you watch TV in a moving car?
  21. DIRECTV Users… set up a series to record with two button presses!
  22. Cutting the cord without an antenna? Big mistake.
  23. How can one antenna do FM, VHF, and UHF?
  24. Why do some headphone plugs look different?
  25. What is the black dust that forms on antennas?
  26. What does “analog” mean anyway?
  27. Why Can’t You Convert HDMI to Coax?
  28. Do You Need the Internet in Order to Use DIRECTV Whole-Home DVR Service?


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.