Best of the Blog 2021, Volume 12

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 December, 2021:

  1. DSLR or phone camera? Which should you pick?
  2. NICE AND EASY: What is a mast?
  3. Could DIRECTV do a “true wireless client?”
  4. DIRECTV TIP: Press GUIDE Twice to find programs easily
  5. How to Prevent Power Disruptions From Affecting Your Electronics
  6. When should you use solid copper core coaxial cable?
  7. Why can’t you “RF Modulate” an HD signal?
  8. Why do we even need the FCC?
  9. How can you turn off just the receiver with the DIRECTV Genie remote?
  10. Can you paint a satellite dish?
  11. A Huge Marine DIRECTV Job!
  12. Higher resolution doesn’t (necessarily) mean higher quality.
  13. 5 Ways to Better Utilize Technology in Your Daily Life
  14. NICE AND EASY: Can you use a splitter in a non-SWM system?
  15. What’s that curvy arrow in the DIRECTV guide?
  16. How hot is too hot for a DIRECTV receiver?
  17. Why are signal strength numbers always negative?
  18. Can an antenna “go bad?”
  19. DOWN TO FACTS: Can a cell booster really give you better service inside than out?
  20. I want satellite internet on my boat. Is it too expensive?
  21. TIP: What to do if you get “Not authorized (721)”
  22. Marine satellite customers: It’s not ok to use push-on connectors
  23. Why can’t you have one satellite TV provider for the whole world?
  24. Are cell boosters too expensive?
  25. Your new phone’s camera is ridiculous overkill. Here’s why.
  26. Still need a DECA? We have them when no one else does
  27. Satellite Internet for Boats… Yes, You Need It!
  28. What is an access point?
  29. Antenna TV Matters in Emergencies
  30. Antop antennas – indoor now, outdoor later
  31. Want Satellite Internet for Boats? Ask for VSAT
  32. Can marine customers use DIRECTV’s Genie?
  33. What are “crushed” blacks? (and why are they bad?)
  34. What’s the next big trend in TVs?
  35. How Do Signal Boosters Help Businesses Outreach?
  36. Get internet service on your boat from Signal Connect!
  37. Indoor TV Antenna Reception
  38. What is RSRP?
  39. A possible solution for long DIRECTV SWM runs?
  40. Can you add an external SWM to a SWM-enabled dish?
  41. What is the difference between HDMI ARC and eARC?
  42. NICE AND EASY: Can you bring a DIRECTV receiver from your home into your business?
  43. What is attenuation?
  44. Where can you get AIM meter 2.0 firmware?
  45. HANDS ON REVIEW: Cell Linq Signal Meter
  46. The perfect solution for bad cell service in long-haul trucks
  47. Whatever happened to Channel 1?

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.