Best of the Blog 2018, Volume 2

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 February, 2018.

  1. HOW TO DO IT: Set up a DIRECTV receiver to work in RF mode
  2. TIP: Combine two antennas for even better reception
  3. TIP: A better way to connect your DIRECTV Power Inserter
  4. TIP: Watch two programs at the same time with DIRECTV
  5. In Depth: Is DIRECTV Satellite Going Away?
  6. Your Smart Meter Might Be Wasting Your Money!
  7. Windows 10 S is no more, and I told you so
  8. HOW TO DO IT: Control 3 DIRECTV receivers with 1 remote
  9. Can you go to jail for using your neighbor’s Wi-Fi?
  10. When is it ok to split an RG6 cable?
  11. How can an antenna be made of plastic and still work?
  12. NICE AND EASY: Can you use crimp-on connectors for a cell booster cable?
  13. What is a wattmeter?
  14. What is Qi wireless charging?
  15. Can you add a security camera feed to your DIRECTV guide?
  16. Why cant you use DIRECTV SWM with a fiber optic system?
  17. What is Qualcomm Quick Charging (QC)?
  18. Do you need an RV Wi-Fi extender?
  19. Wireless Charging from Solid Signal
  20. TIP: Keep an old-school DIRECTV remote around
  21. What is the best antenna for me?
  22. Someone INVENTED it: LCD display
  23. Someone INVENTED It: Light Switch
  25. Still rockin that Spaun multiswitch? Time for an upgrade
  26. Sonic Alert preserves peace and harmony at home
  27. The BEST radio antenna ever
  28. TIP: Learn what those signal strength numbers mean (DIRECTV)
  29. How do I stretch the content to fit the screen? (DISH Version)
  30. How do I stretch the content to fit the screen? (DIRECTV Version)
  31. EDITORIAL: Why are people driven to save old tech?
  32. LTE Frequency Bands for U.S. and Canada Mobile Carriers
  33. What is a CAM (conditional access module)?

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.