Best of the Blog 2017, Volume 6

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 June, 2017:

  1. NEW VIDEO: Assembling the Televes DATBOSS MIX
  2. Is this all round dish hysteria?-
  3. Does it matter what color your antenna is?
  4. Will your next phone be a PC?
  5. NEW VIDEO: Assembling the Televes DATBOSS UHF Antenna
  6. Can you put a TV antenna on your apartment patio?
  7. GREAT TIP: Get your tailgate TV set up faster!
  8. Will 5G Cellular kill the cell signal booster?
  9. NEW VIDEO: Assembling the Televes DATBOSS LR UHF Antenna
  10. Has DIRECTV come under the curse of mediocrity?
  11. Does a DIRECTV Genie Client have the same picture quality as the DVR?
  12. NICE AND EASY: Whats the flashing light on my Genie Remote?
  13. NEW VIDEO: Assembling the Televes DATBOSS LR MIX
  14. What is AWS?
  15. TIP: Watch two programs at the same time on a Genie Mini Client
  16. Are you with Windows Firewall?
  17. Whats the difference between a DIRECTV C61 and a DIRECTV C61K?
  18. The StealthHawkAntenna vs The 8 Pennyloop Antennas
  19. What is front to back ratio?
  20. NICE AND EASY: Can you re-activate an old cell phone?
  21. Will subchannels survive the FCC repack?
  22. What is the singularity and when will it happen?
  23. NICE AND EASY: Can you pause live TV with a DIRECTV H25?
  24. Get to know Easy F
  25. DON’T GET CONFUSED: ATSC 3.0 is not the repack
  26. TIP: Control that DVR with your To-Do List!
  27. OPINION: The best show you’re not watching
  28. Ultimate unboxing: Televes DATBOSS MIX UHF/VHF Antenna
  29. Why can’t DIRECTV dishes be smaller?
  31. Can I get local channels in my yacht?
  32. How often should you reboot a DIRECTV receiver?
  33. Isnt it time to retire that old DIRECTV receiver?
  34. Shop Solid Signal for the best selection of marine products!
  35. Is it a television or a monitor?
  36. Youre not really cutting the cord unless you have an antenna
  37. Heres why DIRECTV remotes are better
  38. What is a guest network?
  39. What is twisted pair cable and why is it important?
  40. What is (referring to telephones)?
  41. PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: SM-19 Wind Meter
  42. NICE AND EASY: Can you replace parts inside a DIRECTV receiver?
  43. Why recycle your used electronics?
  44. COMPLETELY UPDATED: Use more than 16 tuners on your DIRECTV system!
  45. Bow Tie Antenna Angle Tests
  46. What is an IEC Connector (PAL Connector)?
  47. Which is better, mounting to a wall or mounting to the roof?
  48. Does your DIRECTV receiver need a DECA?


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.