Best of the Blog 2015, Volume 6

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 November and December of 2015:

  1. Why does a rotator need a second wire?
  2. Yes, DIRECTV’s HR54 DVR really does need 7 tuners
  3. Whats the difference between the Red button and the Record button?
  4. FUN FRIDAY: Stuart’s definitive guide to the Star Wars films
  5. Hands on with the NEW Generation 3 DECA Broadband
  6. A DIRECTV-approved antenna? Don’t believe it
  7. When you really need a cell booster with an outdoor antenna
  8. Latest trends in cutting the cord
  9. Can you use a power brick that you just have lying around?
  10. Death, taxes, and 3dB Loss. Seriously.
  11. DIRECTV using RDBS? What does it mean?
  12. Why do we ask for your ZIP code when you need an antenna recommendation?
  13. Easy solution for cell booster problems
  14. IMPORTANT NOTE: DIRECTV Wireless Genie Client reset instructions
  15. NICE AND EASY: When you shouldn’t use home store cables
  16. Why can’t you extend a SWM signal past 150 feet?
  17. NICE AND EASY: What do the bars on your cell phone mean?
  18. NICE AND EASY: Does an antenna need power?
  19. Why are cellular signal boosters sold in kits? Why can’t you buy just the amplifier?
  20. Why don’t DIRECTV Genie Clients have access cards?
  21. If TV broadcasting is free, how come you pay for satellite?
  22. 2015: The best in TV
  23. 2015: The Worst in TV
  24. Does your next television need HDMI 2.0a?
  25. 2015: The Year in Satellite
  26. 2015: The year in Antennas
  27. 2015: The year in Cellular



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.