Best of the Blog 2020, Volume 9

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 September, 2020:

  1. How to have the tough conversation with your boss about cell boosters
  2. What is a megahertz?
  3. BACK TO BASICS: What is a cell booster?
  4. HOW TO DO IT: Easily jump to the last 4 channels youve watched on DIRECTV
  5. Can you rack mount a SWM multiswitch?
  6. Can you create a manual recording on a DIRECTV DVR… so its like a VCR?
  7. How to Add Extra Channels to Your Current DIRECTV package
  8. What Is Better for Learning and Work: PC or Laptop?
  9. New Product Unboxing: SignalScout Signal Meter
  10. NEWLY UPDATED: Our list of DIRECTV Error Codes
  11. SOLVED: TV turning off when you switch devices?
  12. Solid Signals HANDS ON REVIEW: SignalScout Signal Meter
  13. 2020 VERSION: What frequencies are used by different cell phone companies?
  14. Which is better for a headend, coax or Ethernet?
  15. “You can watch this program at a lower resolution” – what does this mean?
  16. How can you find the shows youre looking for?
  17. How much bandwidth do you need for distance learning?
  18. Fall TV Preview 2020
  19. Do you need to use an antenna mast?
  20. NEW VIDEO: Satellite setup for older receivers
  21. Why cant you use a DIRECTV SWM with international satellite equipment?
  22. What do you need to do to an antenna?
  23. Why don’t your local channel logos show up on the DIRECTV guide?
  24. Keep your connectors tight and youll be fine all season
  25. Still using one of these? Let’s talk upgrades
  26. What does a DIRECTV access card do?
  27. NICE AND EASY: What is a switch?
  28. NICE AND EASY: What is SNR (signal to noise ratio?)
  29. NICE AND EASY: What is a mount?
  30. 4 ways you could still have cell service if the power is out
  31. 4 “don’t skip” projects for this fall
  32. DIRECTV Upgrades in 3 Easy Steps
  33. TIP: The Fastest Way to Change Channels on DIRECTV
  34. SURPRISING: The best way to clean a DIRECTV remote
  35. Is free TV worth what you pay for it?

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.