Best of the Blog 2016, 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 January, 2016:

  1. CES2016: DISH unveils Hopper 3, HopperGO, blows industry’s collective mind
  2. CES2016: Introducing SureCall’s 2nd Generation EZ4G Booster!
  3. Will DIRECTV ever add those subchannels that you can only get from an antenna?
  4. NICE AND EASY: Can you use any cellular antenna with your booster system?
  5. DIRECTV’s app for tablets and phones is like a free receiver
  6. FROM THE FRONT LINES: It’s called “overdriving”
  7. Will your DIRECTV remote control other devices over RF?
  8. Do you need to change cell boosters if you change cell carriers?
  9. The sordid history of HDMI (revised and updated)
  10. Do you need a DIRECTV Genie to share programs throughout your home?
  11. NICE AND EASY: Can you get free HDTV on a boat?
  12. What is the difference between an access point and a router?
  13. Copper-coated steel vs. solid copper… what’s the difference?
  14. Program your Genie remote for RF with this easy step
  15. Can you combine an amplified and non-amplified antenna?
  16. What’s the difference between a VHF antenna and an FM antenna?
  17. Is it possible to get over-the-air free HDTV without an antenna?
  18. The best investment you’ll make (in your DIRECTV system)
  19. Will LTE mess up your TV reception?
  20. Is your DIRECTV receiver giving you error 775?
  21. What ports on a SWM-16 need to be terminated?


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.