Best of the Blog 2018, Volume 7

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 July, 2018.

  1. What happened to the good old RCA connector?
  2. How is a DIRECTV (or DISH) client different from a receiver? 
  3. DON’T DO THIS: run a coaxial cable through a swimming pool? 
  4. What’s the longest cable you can attach to an antenna?
  5. How to reset your Genie 2
  6. Should you erase everything off your DVR before you send it back?
  7. Should you recycle old wall warts? (or other old stuff) 
  8. Put down the phone: the features you need are on your DVR
  9. What’s the solution for long satellite runs on a boat? 
  10. Let’s face it – sports are better on satellite
  11. The best streaming device for seniors? 
  12. What is the best way to ground an antenna?
  13. Should you worry if you don’t have a fancy meter? 
  14. Why would you need a DIRECTV waiver?
  15. USB type C is a surprising mess 
  16. HANDS ON REVIEW: Even more changes to New Genie Menus 
  17. Can you use an old access card in a new DIRECTV receiver?
  18. Ultimate Guide to Playing Music on DIRECTV
  19. Should you worry about your smart home being hacked?
  20. Should you really trust the previous homeowners wiring? 

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.