Best of the Blog 2021, Volume 8

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 August, 2021:

  1. Yes it’s time to back your stuff up again
  2. What is a “BDU?”
  3. Will TV signals interfere with your cell signal?
  4. How can you get better cell service while you’re sitting outside your RV?
  5. Does the DIRECTV HR54 Genie DVR need to be connected to a TV?
  6. How far offshore can you use a TV antenna?
  7. What can you do if your TV doesn’t have a tuner?
  8. How fast can a boat go and still get TV reception?
  9. Is it true? Is all DIRECTV equipment over 10 years old?
  10. Can you use an antenna without its reflectors?
  11. Can you use a larger dish with a DIRECTV LNB?
  12. How often does a cell phone signal booster need to be adjusted?
  13. What’s the best RV-mounted dish for tailgating?
  14. How often should you restart your devices?
  15. Which is better, one big cell booster or 4 little ones?
  16. Do you need a cell phone signal booster for your business?
  17. DON’T BE FOOLED: Antenna scams are everywhere
  18. Will a cell booster help you underwater?
  19. Can you still get a standard definition headend? Should you?
  20. What’s so special about these color bars?
  21. What to know when you use your boat for business
  22. Beam it or stream it, DIRECTV is the best!
  23. Will DIRECTV ever produce a new standalone DVR?

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.