Best of the Blog 2020, Volume 8

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 August, 2020:

  1. THE STUFF THAT MAKES YOUR STUFF WORK: Contact Switch
  2. NEW UNBOXING: Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI Encoder
  3. 5G and COVID: Trying to understand the facts
  4. The article I’ve waited years to write: Sprint is no more
  5. Can you use an over-the-air antenna with a TV and a DVR?
  6. SETUP EXPERIENCE: Magewell Ultra Stream HDMI
  7. New video: Get to know Signal Connect
  8. 6 Tips for Managing Device Use for Children
  9. THE STUFF THAT MAKES YOUR STUFF WORK: Non-volatile memory
  10. The answer to restless kids in the back seats
  11. What is haptic feedback?
  12. Why do boat cabins have such bad cell reception?
  13. Can an antenna be 4K-Ready?
  14. Does Solid Signal sell 5G filters?
  15. If a radar detector is basically a radio, how can it be illegal?
  16. What is a PTZ camera?
  17. Is it normal for an antenna to sway in the wind?
  18. NICE AND EASY: Can you bring your access card to your friend’s DVR?
  19. Can you put the dish UNDER the eave?
  20. Should you replace old splitters?
  21. Can you share a cell booster with your neighbors?
  22. Why the %#^ is this radio this expensive
  23. A tower in your backyard?
  24. Can you get Spotify on your DIRECTV receiver?
  25. THE STUFF THAT MAKES YOUR STUFF WORK: Quartz crystal
  26. Should you buy a satellite receiver from a thrift store?
  27. Just don’t connect DIRECTV receivers over Ethernet
  28. You cant get channels you don’t get.
  29. Do you still need B-Band converters? You’re in luck!!
  30. Does it really matter which connector you choose?
  31. Is the RCA cable dead?
  32. Can you still activate a 3G-only phone? (2020 Edition)
  33. Solid Signal is here to help you with all your DIRECTV problems.
  34. Can you reset a DIRECTV receiver without touching it?
  35. Spaun is out of business. What’s the best multiswitch for your boat?
  36. UPDATED: What those display formats mean on DIRECTV menus
  37. Why do I have to choose a profile when I stream?
  38. Can you Rack Mount A DIRECTV Genie DVR?
  39. Should you mount an antenna to your satellite dish?

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 7,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.