Best of the Blog 2019, Volume 12

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 the last month of 2019:

  1. No signal message on your TV? Here’s how to fix it
  2. NEW VIDEO: Our earbuds go up against AirPods
  3. Why does my cell booster work differently depending on how many bars I have?
  4. Monthly charge for Genie Clients? Is that fair?
  5. Proper use of the Skywalker splitters
  6. What is DBS?
  7. What can you do if your DIRECTV receiver wont work with SWM?
  8. Basic terms when aiming a satellite dish
  9. What does a yellow light on a Genie client mean?
  10. Best TV shows of the 2010s
  11. UHF channels are being taken away for 5G. Why arent they taking VHF channels?
  12. Live TV for your yacht? But of course!
  13. What does it mean, 101 satellite?
  14. Top home theater trends of the 2010s
  15. Can you convert a DISH Western Arc dish to DIRECTV?
  16. IS IT TRUE: Youll lose the live buffer if you turn off the Genie?!?!?
  17. THE REAL STORY: Do you need a VHF antenna?
  18. Understanding CEA Antenna Marks for Outdoor Antennas
  19. The 2010s: The decade in televisions
  20. Pole-to-Pole Mount Solutions Explained
  21. How to use parental controls with your DIRECTV Genie
  22. Best TV shows and trends of the 2010s
  23. This little HDMI switch solves a lot of problems
  24. EDITORIAL: Why have apps like Office and Creative Suite fallen behind?
  25. 10 Messages in Logos
  26. If you use an antenna thats twice as big, do things come in twice as well?
  27. Why does my DIRECTV wireless client have a red light when I turn it on?
  28. Best and worst tech trend of the 2010s
  29. Who is the FCC anyway?
  30. Can you get free DIRECTV receiver upgrades?
  31. Is it ok to use magnetized tools with computers?
  32. Can you get satellite TV while it’s snowing?
  33. Can you resell old MP3s now that youve gone to streaming?
  34. 2019: The year in satellite
  35. Error code on your DIRECTV screen? Heres how you get the answers
  36. 2019: The year in Over-The-Air TV
  37. 2019: The Year in Cellular
  38. 2019 Predictions- how did we do?
  39. Predictions for 2020


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 9,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.