The Solid Signal Podcast

The Solid Signal Podcast

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Satellite is here to stay
Apr 15 • 6 min
After a recent experience at a hush-hush convention, our podcaster came out with a really rosy opinion of satellite television. Listen, then shop for the best satellite accessories at https://www.solidsignal.com
Is baseball ready for 4K?
Apr 7 • 7 min
It’s time for America’s pastime again, and there’s a lot of great action. Unfortunately viewers won’t see them in 4K and that’s a real shame. Why haven’t stadiums done more to upgrade to 4K? Listen to the answer, then shop for the best stuff at https://ww
AT&T rules the entertainment universe
Apr 1 • 7 min
Back in the 1980s, and again in the early 2000s, plenty of people wrote AT&T off. They thought a company so old could never be relevant today. Boy were they wrong! Take a listen to what our podcaster has to say, then visit https://www.solidsignal.com for
Commercial customers, listen up
Mar 25 • 7 min
The first podcast with our new and improved studio equipment is all business. No matter where you work, you need good connectivity and a source of information. Satellite TV is your best value! Check out what our podcaster has to say and call 866.726.4182
VHF-Only Antennas
Mar 18 • 6 min
This week, our podcaster talks about the latest trend in antennas, and it’s one that none of us would have expected. Listen, then shop for the best in antenna products at https://www.solidsignal.com!
HBO Without Game of Thrones?
Mar 11 • 6 min
After eight seasons, the most expensive — and possibly most profitable — show in history comes to a close. How will HBO cope with losing such an important program? Our podcaster takes an honest look. Listen, then visit https://www.solidsignal.com.
Cell boosters for cars
Mar 4 • 5 min
Our podcaster goes “ripped from the headlines” for a story that will make you want to go right out and buy a cell booster for your car. Shop for the best cellular products at https://www.solidsignal.com!
I already forgot who won
Feb 25 • 9 min
Join our podcaster as he rants about the Oscars and the state of movies in general, then spend a little time at https://www.solidsignal.com where you can find award-winning entertainment products!
TV Season ends, TV doesn’t
Feb 18 • 7 min
Remember when TV seasons were 25 weeks long and ended in the late spring? Those days are gone. Should they come back? Is there room in our big TV universe for good shows that run 25 episodes a year? Listen in then shop for the best stuff at https://www.so
Outdoor cell boosters?
Feb 11 • 6 min
What’s the best solution for getting better cell signal on your patio or entertainment space? The answer is actually a lot more complex than you would expect. Listen to this podcast, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com!
Super Bowl? Not so super
Feb 4 • 7 min
This year’s Super Bowl turned out to be a little bit blah, for a lot of reasons. It wasn’t the most dramatic win, the commercials were boring and the halftime show was forgettable. The worst part: broadcast problems and no 4K. Here’s the reason, and it’s
Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Bad Cell Service Has Got To Go
Jan 28 • 7 min
This week, our podcaster thinks he’s a character from the Matrix here to give you some mind blowing news: Cell boosters work. Listen to the whole podcast and then shop for the best cellular signal boosters at https://www.solidsignal.com.
Rain and Snow Fade
Jan 21 • 6 min
While our podcaster tries to get through some weather-related problems of his own, let’s talk about rain fade and snow fade. They’re real, but nowhere near the problem that cable company commercials claim. If you’re ready to upgrade to the best in TV, vis
2019 CES… The people who “got it”
Jan 14 • 9 min
Our podcaster is back with a look back at three companies who spend hundreds of thousands of dollars at CES every year. Two of them seem to really understand the show. The other one… you’ll have to listen to learn more. After you’re done, shop https://w
8K Really?
Jan 4 • 8 min
This week’s consumer electronics show is all about 8K television. Is this really a technology anyone wanted or even thought about? Stick with 4K for now and you’ll be happy. Plus, find all the 4K accessories you need at https://www.solidsignal.com.
How do satellites stay up there in the same place?
Dec 31, 2018 • 8 min
Happy 2019! The Solid Signal Podcast starts year 7 with an easy-to-understand tutorial about satellites. Check out The Solid Signal Blog and https://www.solidsignal.com!
That Was The Year That Was
Dec 23, 2018 • 8 min
Our podcaster takes one more look back at 2018 in an extra-long end-of-year podcast. Listen, then shop for the best in technology at https://www.solidsignal.com.
Time to upgrade your DIRECTV Satellite System
Dec 12, 2018 • 6 min
If you’re still holding onto standard definition satellite TV equipment, this is the time to upgrade. Our podcaster lays out the arguments, and shows you why this is the time to invest in the future. Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the b
What will replace television?
Dec 10, 2018 • 7 min
Television has been part of our lives for generations. It still has a bright future ahead, but eventually all things must die. When television is finally replaced, many years from now, what will replace it? Our podcaster has an ideal. Listen, then shop ht
I could tell you but…
Dec 3, 2018 • 9 min
Here’s an open message to the folks who are posting confidential details of upcoming AT&T beta tests. It may all seem like fun and games, but there’s a reason that closed testing needs to be closed. Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the be
Podcast #301
Nov 26, 2018 • 8 min
Our podcaster shares his recollections over the last 300 podcasts and looks forward to something new coming in the future! Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com.
Keep those cellular antennas separate
Nov 18, 2018 • 7 min
A cellular signal booster is a great way to improve the cell signal in your home. In fact it’s probably the most important upgrade you can make. Think about how many times a day you use that phone, and how you’d really like things to be faster. Listen, th
Antenna Mounting Blues
Nov 11, 2018 • 5 min
Our podcaster takes a calmer and more reserved turn as he discusses some of the options that are available to people who need outdoor antennas. Listen, then shop for the best selection in antennas at https://www.solidsignal.com.
Daylight Saving Time
Nov 5, 2018 • 9 min
Our podcaster goes ballistic! You set your clocks back, so you got another hour of sleep. But was it really worth it? Our podcaster says no in an extra-cranky podcast. Listen, then shop at https://www.solidsignal.com
When Technology Fails
Oct 28, 2018 • 6 min
This week wasn’t always perfect when it comes to live TV. A few high-profile issues came to light and even though some of them were easy to fix, it’s still worth talking about. What are your options when there’s a problem with your TV service? Read The So
ATSC 3.0… should I eat my words?
Oct 21, 2018 • 10 min
LONGEST PODCAST EVER: In this long rant, our podcaster explains why last week might just have been one of the most important weeks in broadcasting, and why he might just be proven wrong eventually. Listen then shop https://www.solidsignal.com
Is it time to get with the program?
Oct 15, 2018 • 10 min
Supersized podcast! Are you a longtime satellite TV customer? You might have a lot of older equipment in your home and you might be thinking that the current equipment is just too risky or too difficult to install. If you think that staying with 2010 tech
Winter is coming
Oct 8, 2018 • 5 min
No, it’s not time for Game of Thrones. It’s time to take a look outside your house and decide if you need upgrades or repairs before the snow comes. Don’t take a chance… get the parts you need at https://www.solidsignal.com
The perfect time for free TV
Sep 30, 2018 • 5 min
It’s October! Whether you’re looking forward to fall foliage or just cooler temperatures, it’s the perfect time to put in an antenna. There’s just so many free programs on TV now, and an antenna’s the key to getting them all. Get a recommendation and shop
TV Season is finally here
Sep 24, 2018 • 7 min
After what seems like an incredibly long wait, it’s finally time for new shows on your favorite broadcast TV networks. Broadcast TV is more important than ever. Find out why on this extra-length podcast, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com.
Smart Outlet and Solid Signal
Sep 17, 2018 • 5 min
Our podcaster takes you behind the curtain to tell you a little about how our products are developed. Check out this week’s podcast and shop for our smart outlet at https://www.solidsignal.com/search.asp?q=smart%20outlet
Signal Loss Explained
Sep 6, 2018 • 7 min
In a long but interesting podcast, our blogger explains why signal loss can’t be ignored. The good news: sometimes there’s something you can do about it. Shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the best in amplifiers!
Live streaming grows up
Aug 31, 2018 • 7 min
It’s a great time to watch live TV. You have more choices than ever before, more channels than ever before, and more sources for video than ever before. Listen to this podcast outlining your choices, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the hardware
The most exciting month of the year
Aug 27, 2018 • 8 min
September is all about television, and if you’ve been struggling all summer to find something to watch, it can’t come soon enough. Listen to our podcaster as he struggles to record this week’s podcast after a little bit of unexpected dental work, then vis
The podcast about podcasts
Aug 16, 2018 • 5 min
With podcast #300 coming very soon, we take a moment to thank our loyal listeners. How long have you been listening? Let us know, and thanks again for shopping https://www.solidsignal.com!
Does DIRECTV have every football game, every day?
Aug 13, 2018 • 5 min
If you haven’t signed up yet for DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket, this is the time to sign up! You’ll get every game, every Sunday. Why do we say it that way? Listen in to this week’s podcast to find out! For the best in DIRECTV satellite TV, check out https://
Who pays for an in-office cell booster?
Aug 5, 2018 • 5 min
In this week’s podcast, we look at your office, where chances are you have the worst cell service you’ll have all day. Is that fair? Who should take responsibility for getting great cell service at work? Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for c
Is AirTV Player the perfect streaming box?
Jul 29, 2018 • 7 min
DISH’s AirTV player may just be the perfect streaming device for cord-cutters. Listen to this supersized podcast and shop for the AirTV player at https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=airtvplayer-sling3mo
DIRECTV done with hardware development?
Jul 23, 2018 • 7 min
If you’re an avid DIRECTV Satellite fan, you probably think that there’s been nothing new in the world of hardware for over a year. That isn’t true, but it does seem like there’s been less new product than in the past. Learn why that is, then shop https:/
Time to check weatherproofing
Jul 16, 2018 • 5 min
With summer here, it’s time to walk around your home and check all your cables and connections. If you need to replace something, check out the great selection at https://www.solidsignal.com
Can you make good TV that takes place in 2018?
Jul 9, 2018 • 7 min
Our podcaster’s back on the case! Is it possible to make good TV in the age of smartphones? Can anything be funny when all you have to do is google it to find out the real answer? Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the best in cellular acce
Independence Day
Jul 2, 2018 • 4 min
No matter who you are, it’s time to take a well-deserved rest and remember everything good about our country. A reminder: Our offices are closed on July 4. Listen to this week’s podcast and shop https://www.solidsignal.com
The next generation of bingeing
Jun 25, 2018 • 8 min
THE LONGEST PODCAST YET: Bingewatching started in the bad old days of DVDs but it’s evolved. With the season finale of Westworld behind him, our podcaster takes a spoiler-filled look at how this show is changing television. Listen, then shop http://www.so
More for your thing
Jun 17, 2018 • 5 min
AT&T’s latest marketing campaign has left some folks wondering if millennials have ruined television. Nothing could be further from the truth. Learn how, for once, a national ad campaign actually reaches across generations. Listen, then shop https://www.s
You talked, they listened
Jun 11, 2018 • 5 min
DIRECTV’s new Genie menus have just seen their first upgrade. Listen to the Solid Signal Podcast for the story of how it happened, then check out https://blog.solidsignal.com/reviews/hands-on-review-directv-new-genie-menus-summer-18-update/ to see all the
Always in motion
Jun 4, 2018 • 5 min
“Always in motion, is the future.” In this week’s podcast, we take a look at recent rumors flying around in the world of satellite television, and how it’s getting harder and harder to tell reality from fantasy. Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.c
Take a trip, and bring an antenna
May 25, 2018 • 5 min
RV season is in high gear. Don’t rely on your data plan to keep you entertained at night.You can get free TV almost anywhere you travel with a compact antenna.Our podcaster takes a good look at some products you might want to consider. Listen, then shop h
Antennas on the rise
May 21, 2018 • 5 min
No doubt about it — antennas are coming back in a big way. There are so many great ways to watch over-the-air TV now, it’s not just about sitting in the living room. But are broadcasters ready to step up? Listen to our podcaster’s take on the story and t
Test, don’t guess
May 13, 2018 • 6 min
Our podcaster comes back from a week spent getting recertified as a cellular signal booster installer. Listen as he shares his insights, then shop for the best selection of meters of all types at https://www.solidsignal.com.
Let’s talk cellular
May 3, 2018 • 8 min
In this super-sized episode, our podcaster tells of the latest news from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, ZTE, and others, and discusses why this is the best time ever for device choice. If you’re looking for the best in cellular accessories, shop https://www.soli
Are we there yet (with 5G?)
Apr 30, 2018 • 5 min
Our podcaster gives you the straight dope: The new 5G cell service will blow your mind. It can’t come fast enough… so when will it be here? Saddle up for a great podcast, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the best in cellular products!
Virtual Assistants
Apr 22, 2018 • 5 min
Our podcaster returns to the office after visiting with other AT&T dealers and comes away with an interesting idea about Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Listen to the podcast and shop for the best smart home products at https://www.solidsignal.com.
Why is 720p still a thing?
Apr 16, 2018 • 4 min
Almost every broadcast and streaming source uses the highest possible resolution for HD. Disney, ESPN, and ABC still use a lower-quality standard. Why is that, and is it likely to change? Leave a comment and then shop https://www.solidsignal.com.
Into the lions’ den
Apr 9, 2018 • 4 min
After years of slamming content providers for their behavior in negotiations, he’s about to head right into the lions den: The National Association of Broadcasters’ annual show in Las Vegas. Will this experience change his mind about broadcasters, about 4
Privacy vs. Convenience
Apr 2, 2018 • 5 min
The latest news from Facebook has our podcaster thinking about all the ways that our devices collect data from us. Are we really ok with that? Getting rid of all our smart devices isn’t the answer, but what is? Listen in, leave a comment, and then shop ht
How futureproof is futureproof?
Mar 26, 2018 • 5 min
Is it really possible to wire a home or office so that you’ll have everything you need in five years? Our podcaster talks about the idea of being “futureproof” and what you can do today to make sure you’re spending just the right amount of time and money.
Let’s talk commercial
Mar 19, 2018 • 5 min
At The Solid Signal Podcast, you have the power! Even if you’re not a commercial installer, facilities manager, or electrician, chances are you know someone who is. Listen to The Solid Signal Podcast and learn about all the great commercial supplies we ha
Take it to the limit
Mar 12, 2018 • 5 min
Our podcaster talks about how everything has limits, and how in some ways the limits that hold us back can be surpassed. It just takes time to develop the right technology to do the job. For the right technology for every job, visit https://www.solidsigna
Time to look at an antenna
Mar 5, 2018 • 5 min
Solid Signal is your source for the best antennas and antenna streaming products. Our podcaster lays out the argument for you — antenna TV is reliable, inexpensive, and integrates with your pay-TV and streaming hardware in ways you never expected! Check
Olympics done right
Feb 26, 2018 • 5 min
Our podcaster has been railing against NBC for years, but even he has to admit that this year they did the Olympics right. Check it out as he eats his words, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the best in consumer and commercial electronics!