Our most-downloaded tutorial… now all-new!

Friends, let me take you all the way back to 2012. This blog was firing up after nearly a year with no content. We needed a hit. Well, honestly, I needed a hit. And so I set out to create a guide for all those Solid Signal fans who wanted to upgrade their DIRECTV systems. 

It looked like this.

I called it “More than 16 tuners in the home” and it was the first resource on the web to show all the different ways a DIRECTV system could be upgraded. It was an instant hit. 

And then, time marched on.

This was a great document, but it didn’t stay current for long. And it was just one of the many PDFs I posted up in the early years of The Solid Signal Blog. The web still didn’t have a great way to show clean graphics in those days so downloadable PDFs were the way to go. 

I revised that document in 2014, 2017, and 2019. By 2019 it had evolved into “The Ultimate Guide to Upgrading your DIRECTV system, showing all the latest receivers and accessories you’d need. I

I had found that a lot of the people who downloaded the PDF were installers, so I included content for businesses as well as homes. And people kept downloading. 

The all new revised 5th edition

It’s time for a new edition of our most popular tutorial, and you can get it by clicking on the picture above. Join the over 400,000 people who have downloaded this tutorial and used it to create the perfect DIRECTV system. 

What’s new? 

This edition focuses on AT&T’s slimmed-down satellite fleet and its newest equipment. Most of the parts shown in this new edition weren’t even invented in 2012! AT&T’s satellite fleet has consolidated in the 99, 101, and 103 locations, and that means that most folks won’t need a Slimline-5 dish. Commercial customers do, not for access to the other two satellites, but just because it’s the only dish that will support an external SWM. Our new tutorial lays it all out in detail.

It’s easy to get what you need

Our 32-page guide is full of clickable links to the parts you’ll need at Solid Signal. Every link has been checked and updated. It’s easier than ever to get the parts you need for any project!

All the support you need… for free!

Solid Signal’s mission is all about helping our customers to live their best digital lives. That’s why we have free tech support on the products we offer at SolidSignal.com. Call us at 888-233-7563 or fill out the form below. If you need fast support, our Facebook Group is full of people ready to help!

It’s time to get off the sidelines and get the one document you’ll need when you get ready to build the DIRECTV system of your dreams. Download it now!


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.