Best of the Blog 2016, Volume 8

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 August, 2016:

  1. Time to watch TV like its 1999
  2. Cord-Cutting 101: When to Use an Antenna Rotator… And When Not To
  3. Increase Wi-Fi Signal in 6 Steps
  4. Why aren’t all antennas omnidirectional?
  5. How hot is too hot for a DIRECTV receiver?
  6. EDITORIAL: Can you have clean TV that’s also good TV?
  7. Higher resolution doesn’t (necessarily) mean higher quality.
  8. When should you use solid copper core coaxial cable?
  9. DIRECTV TIP: Press GUIDE Twice to find programs easily
  10. Hulu gives up, starts to shut down free service
  11. Nothing to watch on TV? Get an antenna!
  12. Why is cell service so much worse indoors?
  13. What does a compression tool do?
  14. FACE IT: VHF isn’t going away
  15. Upgrade your tailgate setup with some high-quality entertainment!
  16. Why can’t you ever get max speed on wi-fi?
  17. NICE AND EASY: Will a cell booster work if the towers are 50 miles away?
  18. NICE AND EASY: What is a headend?
  19. Is there any reason to upgrade a dish that works well?
  20. Cord-Cutting 101: When Your HOA Says “No Antenna!”
  21. Cell boosters are the simple solution
  22. Vehicle Boosters: How they Work Why You Might Need One
  23. Time for a new roof? Think about your satellite and antenna –
  24. Do you really need a gigantic antenna?
  25. Cord-Cutters: Know Your Football Options
  26. How important is it that you leave your installation nice and clean?
  27. How is it legal to encrypt satellite television?
  28. How can you use headphones with a DIRECTV receiver?
  29. Is it really important which antenna you choose?
  30. Do those cell booster stickers work?
  31. Fall TV Preview: Revenge of the Dreck
  32. Fall TV Preview: A New Hope
  33. OPINION: When favorite shows “jump the shark”


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.