Best of the Blog 2017, Volume 7

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 July, 2017:

  1. What happens when you put an antenna in the attic?
  2. Does Solid Signal ship overseas?
  3. Broken cables? How does this happen?
  4. Summertime RV trip? Why leave your TV behind?
  5. Can you use a Genie DVR in your RV or boat?
  6. UPDATED: The ultimate guide for Cord Cutters
  7. Is it really worth bundling services?
  8. Can a UHF antenna also pick up VHF signals?
  9. BEWARE: H25 receivers and SWM-30 multiswitch
  10. What is VOIP?
  11. Why are cellular boosters sold in kits?
  12. The ultimate guide to weBoost cellular boosters
  13. Which DIRECTV Receiver should you pick: H24 or H25?
  14. What is a reflector, and why do I need one?
  15. DONT YOU BELIEVE IT: Top satellite TV myths debunked
  16. What is a dielectric?
  17. Do you need to plug the DVR into the red port on the splitter? (DIRECTV)
  18. NICE AND EASY: DIRECTV App problems fixed in two steps
  19. How would you like to get all the best channels for free?
  20. NICE AND EASY: How far can a Wireless Genie Mini (C41 Wireless) be from the video bridge?
  21. What is a designated market area (DMA)?
  22. What exactly is a network hub anyway?
  23. What about those giant indoor antennas?
  24. Solid Signal makes every custom cable imaginable!
  25. Do you need to force an update on Genie Mini Clients?
  26. DIRECTV for Business: Cheaper than online alternatives?
  27. What is Low PIM?
  28. What is RF4CE?
  29. What receivers can be used without a SWM multiswitch?
  30. Will you need a antenna soon?
  31. How much area is covered by a spot beam?
  32. Should you get a wireless DIRECTV box or use the app?
  33. Do you need a professional cell booster installer?
  34. Does an in-car cell booster really work?
  35. What is the most important measurement for antenna signals?
  36. How small can an antenna be and still work?
  37. Can you on the DIRECTV HS17 Genie 2?
  38. Should you prepay for cellular service?
  39. NICE AND EASY: Are all the outputs on a DIRECTV receiver active at the same time?
  40. Will a cell booster overload and destroy your phone?
  41. Can you move your DIRECTV power inserter anywhere in the house?
  42. Whats the best way to measure antenna performance?
  43. Does a cell booster work with all carriers? Even the little ones?


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.