CES 2013: DARBEE Cobalt announced!

The next generation is here! We have heard that DarbeeVision, maker of the popular Darblet device, are planning on showing their Cobalt device at CES 2013. The Cobalt will be a lower-end version of the Darblet,…

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TIP: Reset that remote!

Remote not responding? It happens to everyone. Maybe it got dropped one too many times, or maybe you’re trying to use an old remote with a new box. Either way, you need to reset it. There’s…


BACK TO BASICS: Combo Wrench

Don’t use an adjustable wrench… and certainly don’t use pliers. When you’re attaching cables the right tools are critical. An open-end adjustable wrench won’t work in a tight situation and has a tendency to strip the…


The DIRECTV D10… the one that started it all

Modern DIRECTV history starts in 2004… with the introduction of this receiver, the DIRECTV D10-100. Before this receiver, there were several different manufacturers. RCA made most of the low-priced ones, but Sony, Philips, Hughes and others…



BACK TO BASICS: Compass

Directions. You can’t get anywhere without them. The most basic directions for aiming any satellite dish involve using the azimuth, tilt, and elevation. Some of these are marked on the mount itself but for basic azimuth…


BACK TO BASICS: Cable Compression Kit

Solid Signal makes great cables. But of course, you can too. With a little practice you can make the cables you need and by buying parts in bulk you’ll save a lot of money. You’ll also…


Here’s why Microsoft needs to be nervous

Because after all these years, Apple is still stealing their lunch money. Google is too. The figures are in from Christmas day device activations and surprise surprise… Apple and Android did very well. In their annual study…


The year in signals: 2012

One for the history books. This has been a great year for Solid Signal Tech, and before we look forward to a fantastic 2013, let’s take one more look at the products and events that made…




Antenna Terms Defined

AM: A type of frequency used for radio stations. Some OTA TV antennas can also pull in AM signals. Amplifier (Booster): An amplifier is a device used in conjunction with an OTA antenna designed to help make…