Best of the Blog 2018, Volume 5

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 May 2018.

  1. Should you upgrade your DIRECTV equipment? 2018 edition
  2. What is a “mini-mod?”
  3. Here’s how bias lighting works 
  4. Why are hotel TVs different from other TVs?
  5. Would an antenna work if you pointed it straight up?
  6. Can you use a Genie Client with a matrix switch?
  7. Why don’t some old TV shows fill the screen? 
  8. Can one antenna feed a whole building?
  9. NICE AND EASY: What is a “riser?”
  10. Skip commercials completely with the new Genie menus 
  11. How do I stretch the content to fit the screen? (New Genie Menus) 
  12. Solid Signal’s HANDS ON Review: DIRECTV NOW 2.0 with DVR
  13. Is my cell booster broken if all the lights aren’t green?
  14. Did DIRECTV spoil its 2017 guide redesign… in 2011?
  15. Why can’t you get TV from other local markets?
  16. What happens if you install an antenna upside down?
  17. Nice and Easy: What is a “donor antenna?”
  18. How do I show only the channels I get? (DIRECTV new Genie menus)
  19. How can you have an “unpowered amplifier?” 
  20. NICE AND EASY: How to insert a DIRECTV Access Card

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.