4 Best Home Entertainment Upgrades for Fall

Despite what the calendar says, fall starts for most of us around Labor Day. That’s when kids return to school (even if it’s virtual), the temperatures begin to drop, and people start talking about football’s beginning and baseball’s end. Of all the things that have changed this year, that’s still the same.

And it’s still the perfect time for upgrades.

Let’s say you’ve been sitting at home for the greater part of seven months at this point. Don’t you think it’s time to make that experience the best it can be? And the time is now, before temperatures get too cool in the north. There are some great ways to make your experience better that don’t cost a lot and can really help you enjoy spending time at home in the future. After all even if you’re feeling a lot more confident going out, you’ll probably want to stay in during the bad weather that’s sure to come.

Here are a few ideas for easy, fast, inexpensive upgrades that can really make a difference:

Pay television is still a great value

Don’t let the naysayers and trolls turn you off pay television. If you’re spending a lot of time at home, it’s still a great value. There’s a ton of entertainment including hundreds of live channels and tens of thousands of on-demand programs.

A pay-TV subscription is the easiest way to authenticate to all those streaming apps for even more content. People think there’s a choice — pay TV OR streaming. Really you can have both and it makes a lot of sense to do it.

For traditional pay TV, Solid Signal can help you sign up for (or upgrade your) DIRECTV or DISH subscription. Make no mistake, this isn’t the cheapest option for your entertainment but it’s certainly the most robust. It might be worth spending a little extra to get a LOT extra.

For folks who want a self-install experience that still looks and acts like pay TV, consider AT&T TV. It’s a TV service that uses your home internet but comes with a box that you’d swear was a cable box. You even get a remote with number buttons and a DVR button that’s easy to learn.

Get an internet upgrade

I bet your internet has gotten quite a workout this year. You’ve been spending more time streaming videos, you might have been working from home, and the kids may be relying on that connection for learning and socialization. You might have found more than a few times when your connection wasn’t up to the task.

In most of the country, you can get super-fast AT&T fiber-based internet that has enough capacity to feed any need you have. Cloud gaming, Zoom meetings, distance learning, and an evening’s relaxation are all easy and fast no matter how many people you have at home.

If you don’t feel comfortable going to the local AT&T store to sign up, you’re not alone. Solid Signal’s Signal Connect division is here to make it easy. We lead the country in making it easy for you to get the speeds you need right over the phone.

We can also help you with bundle offers that help you leverage cell service and pay-TV service to pay as little as possible for all of them, and even get special discounts you didn’t know you could!

For people who need even more service, we can help you with a gotW3 device which will give you strong, cellular-based internet in a device you can install yourself. This will give you a dedicated connection for working, playing, or whatever you need.

Knock down cell dead spots

As reliable as AT&T internet is, there’s always a case to be made for having a backup. For most people, that backup plan is your phone. The problem is, your home probably has a few dead spots. It’s a really common problem. Most building materials like stucco, brick, and even wiring conduits can block cell signals from getting into your home. That’s why you need a cellular signal booster.

A cellular signal booster safely floods your home with great cell service from outdoors. It means clearer calls and faster data. And it means an end to dead spots and wandering around the house while you’re on phone calls. We all need our exercise, but that’s a pretty rotten way to get it.

Instead of worrying, get a cellular signal booster from Solid Signal. We have models for that cover anywhere from 10 square feet to 100,000 square feet, and we’ll help you find the right one.

An antenna’s a great idea

Did you know that all the most popular shows are available for free? Get an antenna from Solid Signal. This is the perfect time to upgrade your home by putting in a reliable source of free TV signals. You’ll find dozens of channels you didn’t know you had, plus local news and sports. The best news is that for many people, you don’t need a massive chunk of metal on the roof. Today’s antennas are smaller and sexier than ever before. A lot of people can even use indoor antennas and skip going up on the roof all together.

No one sells more antennas than Solid Signal. We carry all the top brands and offer a free service to help you find the best antenna for you.

Get it all in one place

SolidSignal.com is your one source for every home entertainment upgrade you’ll need. Shop now, or  call our 100% US-based call center with any questions! The number is 888-233-7563 and we can help you make the most of your time indoors.

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.