Best of the Blog 2016, Volume 11

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, 2016:

  1. Indoor TV Antenna Reception
  2. Can you broadcast multiple channels wirelessly?
  3. How high up should you mount an antenna?
  4. Which is better, streaming or offloading your content?
  5. Seriously? How are TV Converter Boxes still a thing?
  6. What is and why does every streaming app make you do it?
  7. YES REALLY: 45 feet separation between antenna and booster
  8. Should you clean bird droppings off the dish?
  9. What is cascading?
  10. Satellite TV for Oil Rigs
  11. You can’t diplex signals on DIRECTV and here’s why
  12. Where did the PAUSE button symbol come from?
  13. Why is your internet never as fast as they say?
  14. Mobile Satellite Dishes: Do they work?
  15. Can you mount your dish to a tree?
  16. Can you get DIRECTV in Alaska?
  17. Can you get TV reception on a boat?
  18. Wi-Fi in an RV?
  19. What is line of sight?
  20. How important is good cell service on the water?
  21. What is a B-Band Converter (and do I need one?)
  22. Is this the golden age of wireless?
  23. Will putting up those lights burn down the house?
  24. What is “SD” or standard definition?
  25. Which is worse for your outdoor equipment… sunshine or rain?
  26. How important is perfect aim for an antenna?
  27. Is it ok to share streaming passwords?
  28. Can an LNB just go bad?
  29. QUICK GUIDE: How to upgrade DIRECTV equipment
  30. Keep snow off the dish… with a garden hose?


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.