Best of the Blog 2019, Volume 4

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 April, 2019:

  1. Does your boat need multiple satellite domes?
  2. What is an SMA connector?
  3. How Can I Install 17 Wally Receivers?
  4. What size power bank do you need?
  5. AT&T doesn’t sell microcells any more. So now what?
  6. Is DIRECTVs 101 satellite going away?
  7. Wireless Genie Client problems? What can you do?
  8. How high up should you mount your satellite dish?
  9. What is an “NTSC TV?”
  10. NICE AND EASY: What is a “series link?”
  11. NICE AND EASY: Is it ok if an antenna sways in the wind?
  12. How can you send video over 200 feet? HDMI won’t do that
  13. DON’T DO THIS: Put a streaming or satellite box in your sock drawer
  14. Can you use a DIRECTV power inserter to power an antenna?
  15. COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Marvin Middlemark
  16. Should you put all your smart home products on a guest network?
  17. Could a Genie client be any smaller?
  18. Live TV is back. Are you in?
  19. How far away can your phone be from the tower?
  20. When should you use a satellite tap instead of a splitter?
  21. Call Drops: Three Little-Known Reasons
  22. What are the most important frequencies for a TV antenna?
  23. What is DiSEqC? (We have the specs no one else has)
  24. What does Wi-Fi stand for?
  25. The history of DIRECTV DVRs, part 4: Total Domination
  26. 5 Tips for Choosing a Cell Signal Booster
  27. The ever changing etiquette of texting
  28. Should you pick up an antenna you find by the side of the road?
  29. Can you use a magnet mount and still do wireless charging?
  30. NICE AND EASY: Does AT&T still have a satellite at the 110 location?
  31. Deck Mounts for Antennas and Satellite Dishes
  32. OPINION: The foldable phone fiasco
  33. Whats the best cell booster?
  34. What happens if you mount an antenna backwards?
  35. If you give a cell booster as a gift, do you have to preregister it?
  36. What’s the best cable for a cellular booster?
  37. What is “sandboxing?”
  38. Is there a way to block access to a cell booster?
  39. How private is “private browsing?”
  40. Is DIRECTV SWM technology mandatory?
  41. How often should you reset your Genie DVR?
  42. What’s the right size pole for a TV antenna?
  43. Does it matter what color your antenna is?
  44. Can you turn off the indicator lights on a cell booster?



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.