Best of the Blog 2018, Volume 9

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 September, 2018.

  1. If the power supply for your antenna breaks, can you use a different one?
  2. Why are cell towers even necessary?
  3. Just how accurate is GPS, exactly?
  4. How to tell where you are in a recording without annoying everyone (DIRECTV)
  5. Fall TV Preview 2018: Everything Old is Old Again
  6. Fall Streaming Preview 2018: Refried Weirdness
  7. A Personal Locator Beacon is a Marine Must-Have!
  8. How much signal do you need for a cell booster to work?
  9. Still thinking about a standard definition headend?
  10. How to use HDMI Control with your DIRECTV Equipment
  11. Important information for users of FRS/GMRS radios
  12. ATSC 3.0 – the dream thats still unfulfilled (for now)
  13. How can you add VHF to the antenna you already have?
  14. Should you build your electronics into a cabinet?
  15. How to enable closed captioning (DIRECTV New Menus)
  16. How does a marine satellite dish work?
  17. UPDATED FOR 2018: How often should you scan for channels?
  18. Should you permanently mount your TV antenna to your RV?
  19. How to reboot your receiver, client or DVR (new Genie menus)
  20. NICE AND EASY: What is a multiswitch?
  21. Introducing AirTV — the cord-cutter’s local channel solution
  22. Turn your smart outlet into a smart extension cord
  23. Some commercials are worth watching
  24. What is Band 14?
  25. Looking for better TV reception? Just add height!
  26. Do you need to upgrade to a high-definition marine dish?
  27. UPDATED: How to factory-reset your DIRECTV Genie Mini Client
  28. Is the term home theater obsolete? – The Solid Signal Blog

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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.