Best of the Blog 2016, Volume 2

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 February, 2016:

  1. NICE AND EASY: Play video from a flash drive using DIRECTV’s USB port?
  2. Don’t worry, it’s just rain fade. It fixes itself.
  3. Why do you need 15 feet between a cell booster and its antenna?
  4. NICE AND EASY: Can you use a Genie Mini Client without a Genie DVR?
  5. How does a powerline adapter work?
  6. NICE AND EASY: Does a cell booster suffer from rain fade?
  7. AT&T to test “5G” technology
  8. Will Bent Antenna Elements Affect Your Reception?
  9. What is an Inverter?
  10. Why is Sprint such a problem for cell boosters?
  11. Can you connect the output of a cable box into your DIRECTV DVR?
  12. Solid Signal’s HANDS ON REVIEW: Televes DAT790 Mix UHF/VHF Antenna
  13. Solid Signal’s HANDS ON REVIEW: Televes DigiNova Boss UHF/VHF antenna
  14. Solid Signal’s HANDS ON REVIEW: Televes Yagi BIII VHF Antenna
  15. Solid Signa’ls HANDS ON REVIEW: Televes DAT790 UHF Antenna
  16. Can you put a DIRECTV SWM multiswitch in a waterproof enclosure?
  17. DIRECTV COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS: You probably need more than one DECA
  18. What remotes work with Genies in RF mode?
  19. NEW VIDEO: Installing the DigiNova Boss antenna
  20. Does a layer of black dust hurt your antenna?
  21. NICE AND EASY: Will a cell booster improve cordless phone coverage?
  22. How can TV antennas be such different shapes?

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.