Best of the Blog 2017, Volume 12

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 December, 2017.

  1. NEW VIDEO: Learn how to read antenna charts!
  2. TIP: Always, always, turn off the breaker
  3. Can you turn an old tube TV into an HDTV?
  4. How do you change what programs show up in the playlist (DIRECTV Genie GUI)
  5. Why do cables use so many different connectors?
  6. NEW VIDEO: Show SD channels on DIRECTV (new Genie GUI
  7. A TV antenna for a cellular booster?
  8. How do you go to a specific time in the DIRECTV Guide (new Genie GUI)
  9. Should you reuse old coaxial cable?
  10. Is your DIRECTV wireless video bridge a massive security risk?
  11. REVISED AND UPDATED: Frequencies in use by different services
  12. The built-in USB port in your car probably doesn’t do real well. Just ignore it.
  13. Learn more about the Televes Nevoswitch!
  14. CABLES 101: How to Choose The Best Cable
  15. CABLES 101 – How to choose the best cable: Part 2, technical specs and terms
  16. CABLES 101 – How to choose the best cable: Part 3, connectors
  17. CABLES 101 – How to choose the best cable: Part 4, Signal Loss
  18. CABLES 101 – How to choose the best cable: Part 5: Putting it all together
  19. COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Heinrich Hertz
  20. COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Elisha Gray
  21. COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Lee De Forest
  22. COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Sputnik
  23. Why can’t we send DIRECTV equipment to other countries?
  24. 2017: The year in antennas
  25. NICE AND EASY: What’s the difference between a splitter and a multiswitch?
  26. Our Predictions for 2018
  27. 2017: The year in antennas
  28. 2017: The Year In Streaming