Best of the Blog 2019, Volume 11

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2020 marks our fourteenth 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 November, 2019:

  1. The human internet
  2. Are streaming services subject to channel blackouts?
  3. UPDATED: Fix a blocky or pixelated picture on DIRECTV
  4. Podcast #345: This is what real cord cutting looks like
  5. Can you use an LNB without a reflector?
  6. The easy guide to aiming the Xtreme Signal HDB91X
  7. Why is ATs AIM meter so expensive?
  8. Can you add an amplifier to a cell booster?
  9. At the Boat Show with Signal Connect
  10. Yes, We Offer ATT Wireless Plans!
  11. TIP: Use the right splitter for the job!
  12. Do bowtie antennas still work?
  13. Is ATT getting rid of the 95 satellite location?
  14. NICE AND EASY: Whats the best place to put your outdoor cellular antenna?
  15. What kind of problems should I look for with old cable?
  16. What is a zero-day exploit?
  17. NICE AND EASY: Do all DIRECTV Genies have RF remotes?
  18. Is it time to upgrade your cell booster?
  19. Is there a problem mounting an antenna to a metal roof?
  20. How often should you change batteries in your consumer electronics?
  21. Is VHF really important with my antenna setup?
  22. Top five reasons to keep DIRECTV
  23. Whats the most cost-effective marine upgrade?
  24. Do you need an antenna upgrade?
  25. Should you be worried that your smart TV is obsolete?
  26. Does CLEARMYBOX still work on DIRECTV receivers?
  27. It’s time for a battery check before winter comes
  28. Will you get better cell service by standing next to a window?
  29. What is sweep testing and why is it important?
  30. A portable cell booster? Is there such a thing?
  31. DSS? DVB-S2? What are these things?
  32. Dave Ross Shares Marine Satellite TV Expertise
  33. Can you put a round dish on a Slimline mast?
  34. Can you turn an old monitor into a cheap TV?
  35. NICE AND EASY: Is it OK to take the weather boots off a SWM?
  36. Is the DIRECTV round dish completely obsolete?
  37. Winter 2020 Edition: Do you still need an external SWM multiswitch?
  38. Why do they call it a SWM-30 if it only supports 26 tuners?


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.