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    How bingewatching has changed the way we experience entertainment

    Who bingewatched five years ago? It wasn't unheard of, but it was read on

    Should you use an outdoor antenna?

    In almost every case, the answer is "yes." Outdoor antennas will read on

    FUN FRIDAY: Shhhhhh

    Sometimes, it seems like if there's a dumb way to spend money, the read on

    How important is your choice of cell carrier?

    Do you go from carrier to carrier every two years, or are you read on

    THROWBACK THURSDAY: Touchscreens in 1982

    In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most read on

    Why not skip the middleman and just put up your own cell tower?

    Who wouldn't like perfect cell service? That's the promise of having read on

    Looking for a modulator? We've got you covered

    Looking to create a headend system? We can help! Whether you need to read on

    IMPORTANT INFO: Fatal flaw with DIRECTV's new "All Seasons" search

    DIRECTV's new "All Seasons" search has quite a few fans. It hit Genie read on

    Use the DASH button on your remote for ULTIMATE POWER

    OK the title might be overselling things a bit. Honestly, though, read on

    NICE AND EASY: What's the difference between a security DVR and a regular DVR?

    Volume, volume, volume. Your regular TV DVR is designed to record at read on

    DIRECTV MLS Direct Kick Free Preview starts Friday

    If soccer's your thing, you'll be thrilled to know that the MLS read on

    Ken Reid is not a conservative Southern Politician

    Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and read on

    Will Time Warner Cable ever let DIRECTV and DISH subscribers see Dodgers games?

    Here we go again. As we look toward baseball season starting for read on

    5 best uses for an inkjet printer (besides printing)

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    OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY: Teletype

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    Showtime Anytime now available to DISH subscribers

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    by Published on 03-06-2015 03:25 PM
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    Who bingewatched five years ago? It wasn't unheard of, but it was something you did in the summer when nothing else was on and you wanted to get caught up. There were a few early bingewatching hits out there...24, Lost, just to name two, but it wasn't part of our lifestyles. Why? Because in order to bingewatch you either needed a ...
    by Published on 03-06-2015 01:42 PM
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    In almost every case, the answer is "yes." Outdoor antennas will bring in a stronger signal than indoor antennas, often because they're bigger. Even so, the very same antenna will be able to capture about twice as much signal when placed outside. The very construction of your home absorbs and reflects some ...
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    Sometimes, it seems like if there's a dumb way to spend money, the government will find it. I loved it when they funded a study that found that chicken soup wasn't necessarily good for colds, but it didn't hurt. Yes, really.

    Another astounding little time-waster to be enjoyed is their ...
    by Published on 03-05-2015 03:51 PM
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    In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first eight years of The Solid Signal Blog, and other stuff from the past that we think is cool.

    We take touchscreens for granted. You probably have four or five devices with them, if you count the simple touchscreens ...
    by Published on 03-05-2015 03:45 PM
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    Who wouldn't like perfect cell service? That's the promise of having a cell tower in your backyard. Not only that, it's a moneymaker! Most cell towers are privately owned and leased to the different carriers, and there can be a lot of profit out there. I decided to spend some time finding out what it would take to build my own cell tower in the back yard.
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    by Published on 03-05-2015 01:45 PM
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    Looking to create a headend system? We can help! Whether you need to distribute standard definition TV throughout your home, RV or vessel or if you're looking to create a complex high-definition distribution system for hundreds of TVs, your friends at Solid Signal can help you create a system that will do everything you need!

    Once upon a time, it was simple and cheap to distribute a TV signal over coax. That changed when HDTV came in, largely because of the complex legal battles over distributing HD signals. Some content providers are just so afraid that you will steal their programming from a hotel room that they insisted on many layers of content protection that make it very expensive to build a commercial-grade modulator and almost impossible to build a consumer-grade one.

    That makes choosing a modulator difficult and that's why you need a professional. Our team is ready to recommend the right modulator and help you choose programming that makes sense to you. We're there before, during, and after the sale and can even take care of all the installation and maintenance of the equipment.

    There are a lot of considerations: do you need something standard definition for now but high definition for later? Will you be distributing protected programming like ESPN or HBO? How far are you needing to go, and to how many TVs? Will you be incorporating digital signage into your system or other interactive devices? What about your choice of content provider? Will it be antenna, cable, satellite, fiber, internet, or something else? Don't make the decision by yourself when we are here to help you!

    Call Solid Signal today at 877.312.4547 with any question you have and we'll recommend the right solution for you!
    by Published on 03-05-2015 12:50 PM
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    Do you go from carrier to carrier every two years, or are you fiercely loyal? Some folks don't really care who provides their cell service, as long as they get the phone they want. Others have been with their cell carrier for years, believing that their long-term relationship has some value. Let's take a look at some of the reasons that people choose one carrier over another. ...
    by Published on 03-04-2015 05:09 PM
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    DIRECTV's new "All Seasons" search has quite a few fans. It hit Genie users in the last update and it gives a powerful new way to find programs that are on multiple channels. You can very easily set up a recurring recording that will find the current season, future seasons, or even past seasons of shows. It's perfect for sports events like March Madness that occur on multiple channels, ...
    by Published on 03-04-2015 04:49 PM
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    Volume, volume, volume. Your regular TV DVR is designed to record at most five or six things, while a security DVR could record 24 or more camera feeds at the same time. On the other hand, a security DVR is not designed to decode the feeds from your cable or satellite company. They really are two different things even though they have the same name.

    If you need a security or surveillance system, Solid Signal has a wide variety of security DVRs in many different price ranges designed to meet whatever your need is, whether it's simple office surveillance or something really complex with multiple cameras, motion detection and the ability to alert your smartphone to what's going on.

    If you need a complete system, you might want to consider the pre-packaged kits we have available as well. Whether you just need something like a babycam or something capable of watching your whole warehouse, we have the parts and accessories you need!
    by Published on 03-04-2015 03:41 PM
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    If soccer's your thing, you'll be thrilled to know that the MLS Direct Kick package will be free on DIRECTV starting Friday and going all the way until Sunday, March 15. Just tune to channels 471-476 for all the soccer action including the season opener between Los Angeles and Chicago, and continuing on for all the season openers nationwide!

    Soccer is an increasing part of our lives in the United States, with more and more of our kids opting for soccer instead of baseball or football. That brings soccer into more homes and increases the awareness of professional soccer and the many teams in the MLS that bring over 200 games this season!

    Check out all the action and if you're interested, visit DIRECTV.com to add MLS Direct Kick to your DIRECTV package.

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