Best of the Blog 2018, Volume 10

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2019 marks our thirteenth 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 October, 2018.

  1. NICE AND EASY: One power supply for all DIRECTV equipment?
  2. AirTV: Which app should you choose?
  3. Why should you have a sound bar?
  4. Is refresh rate still important for TVs?
  5. What is the best Genie client? (2018/2019 Edition)
  6. Easy fixes for slow DIRECTV receivers
  7. Introducing the Wilson PRO 1000C professional cell booster
  8. Can you use a cell booster with an aluminum-bodied car?
  9. AirTV vs. AirTV Player: Which do you need?
  10. Whats the difference between a modulator and an encoder?
  11. Will downloading new software solve your DIRECTV problem?
  12. NEW VIDEO: Will our wireless power bank work with a case?
  13. It’s indoor antenna mania!
  14. Should you get rid of all your physical media?
  15. UPDATED: What’s the difference between a regular search and a keyword search?
  16. CONTROVERSY: How do you keep a wall bushing in place?
  17. Who has the marine know-how? You need to know a guy
  18. NICE AND EASY: What does the dash button do in a DIRECTV system?
  19. When will we start seeing 5G cell boosters?
  20. Does a 4G booster also boost 3G signals?
  21. What is dry loop internet? – The Solid Signal Blog
  22. UPDATED: Why does DIRECTV ask you to return receivers (and why do they sometimes let you keep them?)
  23. What is a launch amplifier?
  24. Could it be? ATSC 3.0 actually happening?
  25. Wi-Fi problems with AirTV Player? Here’s what to do
  26. Your cell provider probably makes your videos look worse. Do you care?
  27. Whats the real difference between rechargeable batteries and regular ones?
  28. NICE AND EASY: Fix grey screen on Genie Mini Client
  29. Should you buy a variable gain amplifier?
  30. Should you avoid the HS17 Genie 2?
  31. Take your operation into the future with Mimo Monitors
  32. UPDATED: Which DIRECTV Receiver should you pick: H24 or H25?
  33. What would it take to get back to the round dish?
  34. Is mesh networking right for you?
  35. Weirdest uses for a smart outlet
  36. What do you need to do to winterize an antenna?
  37. Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi: Which is better for smart home products?

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.