Best of the Blog 2021, Volume 10

The Solid Signal Blog is your resource for thousands of articles and reviews, with new content coming every day. 2022 marks our sixteenth 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 October, 2021:

  1. Should you worry about your DIRECTV equipment during a power failure?
  2. Why DIRECTV for Business matters in an emergency
  3. What is pixelation?
  4. Reliable Cell Coverage Makes K-12 Schools Safer and Smarter
  5. What is macroblocking?
  6. What is mosquito noise?
  7. How big is a marine satellite dish?
  8. Boat owners: DON’T call DIRECTV’s call center
  9. NICE AND EASY: How many cell phone signal boosters do you need for your home?
  10. What is a spot beam?
  11. UNCOVERED: The real reason customers leave your store
  12. Why are satellite dishes so big? (When everything else keeps getting smaller)
  13. Why can’t you just tell me what my cell booster’s range is?
  14. What “really” happens when you adjust your TV’s sharpness control
  15. How often should you reaim your cell booster’s antenna?
  16. What is a polarity locker used for?
  17. Get ONline, OFFshore with Signal Connect
  18. HANDS ON REVIEW: Tech Choice HDMI to Coax adapter
  19. Get the same parts the installers use… only at Solid Signal!
  20. Black screen on Genie but getting all menus? Here’s the fix
  21. ULTIMATE GUIDE: How to Improve Your Cell Phone Signal
  22. TIP: Record an entire series from the DIRECTV guide
  23. How does a DIRECTV headend work?
  24. Who decides television markets?
  25. Can you use a cell booster outdoors?
  26. TVRO or VSAT, which to choose?
  27. Understanding VSAT Technology
  28. NICE AND EASY: Can you install your DIRECTV receiver sideways?
  29. What can you do if you get an Error 920 on your DIRECTV receiver?
  30. DIRECTV Tip: Press and Hold INFO to run a system test
  31. Clean up your DIRECTV receiver with this simple tip
  32. Do you have “too much antenna?” Is there such a thing?
  33. Is your DIRECTV receiver noisy?
  34. DIRECTV in your car? (2021-22 version)

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.