Best of the Blog 2017, Volume 1

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, 2017:

  1. What does wire gauge actually mean?
  2. Cord-Cutting is Easy and Fun
  3. Is there a difference between the DIRECTV C61 and DIRECTV C61K?
  4. Channel Scan: What I Didn’t Tell You
  5. Do you really need an outdoor antenna for your cell booster?
  6. Screen saver problems on your DIRECTV equipment?
  7. Why get a new router? Just add an access point!
  8. How can LED lights be so bright?
  9. OPINION: Is the computer mouse obsolete?
  10. Is DIRECTV Satellite Service a good value?
  11. EXPLAINED: Why your satellite receivers are leased, not owned
  12. Do you need a new satellite system for your boat?
  13. Yes, you can shock yourself on satellite equipment
  14. Can you turn off the live picture in the DIRECTV guide?
  15. Do you need a power inserter for a DIRECTV Genie system?
  16. Why should you call Solid Signal to activate your new satellite receiver?
  17. Are our voice assistants spying on us?
  18. How can these all be antennas?
  19. What is a VPN?
  20. Kill-A-Watt Energy Meter
  21. DIRECTV Error 721, 724, or 725? Heres how to fix it
  22. Why are consumer electronics names so confusing?
  23. When will DIRECTV SWM be required?
  24. When it comes to antennas… Location, Location, Location
  25. Can you cut the cord and still watch sports?
  26. What is an F Connector and why does everything use it?
  27. Why can’t you move recordings from one DIRECTV DVR to another?

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 9,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.