STREAMING SATURDAY: On Demand vs. Live

When it comes to streaming, do you prefer on-demand or live streaming services? While it is not exactly the burning debate of the day, I’ll admit that I do have my preference. There’s no doubt that…


Make your DIRECTV guide faster with this tip!

I laugh when I remember how DIRECTV’s new user interface, released in 2011, was expected to be “lightning fast.” I remember then-CEO Michael White saying it would be as fast as scrolling in a spreadsheet. It…



FUN FRIDAY: The Voorhees story

According to the internet (which is always right) You get a Friday the 13th about every 212 days. So, three times in two years. Since it’s the first Friday the 13th of the year, my thoughts…




DISH’s AirTV is a bona fide hit

It’s good to be right. For years this blog and others have been talking about the strong demand for free, over-the-air TV. We’ve watched as most of the news focused on the streaming side of cord-cutting,…



THROWBACK THURSDAY: Podcast #1

About four years ago, I started a new feature: The Solid Signal Podcast. The first podcast was heard about 100 times across different media, not exactly a huge success out of the gate. But big things…


Is DIRECTV Satellite Service a good value?

The average DIRECTV customer pays over $100 per month just for TV. Obviously, there are some cable companies who are charging that amount and giving you internet and landline as well. If you go with…


DIRECTV NOW one month in… my mini-review

DIRECTV NOW, the company’s streaming-only service, launched with much fanfare on November 28 of last year. It had been highly anticipated since its announcement in March 2016, with AT&T top dog Randall Stephenson making several claims throughout…