Best of the Blog 2020, Volume 11

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2021 marks our fifteenth year since our humble beginnings, and today over 250,000 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 November, 2020:

  1. Can you use a cheap USB hub as a charging station?
  2. 7 Essential Tools Every DIY Electrician Should Have
  3. 5 tips for the first-time RV owner
  4. Should you upgrade to a DIRECTV Genie?
  5. Hey dentists! Dont stream in your office
  6. Where can you get a new phone? (now that no one goes to the mall)
  7. AM Radio’s about to get a big change
  8. Why are the green label splitters so special?
  9. Can you use a SWM-16 with a Reverse Band LNB?
  10. Should you be worried about the environmental impact of your gadgets?
  11. The best AM antenna?
  12. DON’T DO THIS: Mount an antenna by wrapping it up in cable
  13. Here’s the RCA-to-HDMI Converter You Need!
  14. Commercial Accounts: Solve problems with Music Choice!
  15. What is relative humidity?
  16. How to back up your DIRECTV Recording List
  17. 4 Reasons Why We’re Your Satellite TV for RV Experts
  18. BEWARE: Dont buy a cheap DIRECTV receiver, even on Amazon
  19. What is a notch filter?
  20. The Antenna Man reviews our HDB91X
  21. How to activate your DIRECTV receiver on the phone or online
  22. The Evolution of Television
  23. Cell Phone Signal Booster FAQs
  24. Which DISH Satellite Dish do I have?
  25. TV Antenna Installation Guide
  26. Should you get AT&T TV or stick with satellite service?
  27. Why is antenna height so important with cell boosters?
  28. Is there one app that works with AT&T TV and DIRECTV Satellite?
  29. A 75-mile antenna?
  30. BE POLITE: Browse for programs on your tablet or phone
  31. Which is better for you, DIRECTV Satellite or AT&T TV?
  32. NICE AND EASY: If I have DIRECTV Satellite, do I get AT&T TV for free?
  33. Can you add a 4K client to an older Genie (HR34/HR44)?
  34. Can commercial customers get AT&T TV?
  35. DIRECTV users: Getting error message 771B or 776? Here’s why
  36. What is a quarter-wave dipole antenna?
  37. Can you use a SWM-16 with a SWM Expander?
  38. Can you put a separate dish on your garage?
  39. How illegal is it to use a TV antenna at work?
  40. What’s the future of satellite TV for RVs?
  41. Should you take a chance with a less powerful antenna?
  42. Closed Captions? DIRECTV Subtitles? Which should you use?


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.