The Solid Signal Podcast

The Solid Signal Podcast

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Thanksgiving at Solid Signal
Nov 25 • 5 min
During this time of year, you’re probably going to be tempted to shop at a lot of stores. There’s a reason you want to stay with the best selection and service available at https://www.solidsignal.com.
Still Standing
Nov 18 • 5 min
Solid Signal has been standing for 17 years! A lot of other sites have come and gone, but we’re still here because of our passion for customer service. Learn more about Solid Signal then shop for the best stuff at https://www.solidsignal.com!
Veteran’s Day and an antenna for the Super Bowl
Nov 11 • 6 min
This week’s podcast honors our people in uniform, and gives a tip for the best way to make sure you get the big game in January. Listen in then shop for the best selection of antennas at https://www.solidsignal.com!
This is what real cord cutting looks like
Nov 4 • 8 min
Sorry to burst your bubble but cord cutting doesn’t mean paying someone else the same amount of money you paid the cable company. Get an over-the-air antenna from https://www.solidsignal.com!
Watchmen vs. Mr. Robot
Oct 21 • 8 min
Which well-scripted, densely-plotted limited series are you watching this week? Take a look at HBO’s new program and compare it with USA’s long-standing leader in the neurotic market. Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com!
Do Nielsen ratings even matter?
Oct 15 • 8 min
In a back-to-basics podcast, we talk about Nielsen ratings: how they work, why they’re used, and why they are increasingly unimportant in today’s world. Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the best products!
I’ll be there for you
Oct 7 • 11 min
Friends will be exclusive to HBO Max when the service launches, and that may just be enough to make HBO Max a hit. Take a listen to one podcaster’s opinion about why this show has staying power when other 90s sitcoms don’t. Listen, then shop https://www.s
The Righteous Gemstones
Sep 27 • 6 min
In which our podcaster discovers a show on HBO that’s better than Succession and pretty darn funny! Give The Righteous Gemstones a try then shop for all the best gear at https://www.solidsignal.com!
Were the Emmys worth it?
Sep 23 • 8 min
This year, broadcast television snagged only two of the major awards. While we’re proud of our friends at HBO, will it ever be possible to reverse this trend? Is it even something we want, or does broadcast television work just as we want it to? Listen, t
I tore into Apple. And now I’m buying an iPhone 11.
Sep 16 • 9 min
In an article from last week, our podcaster had nothing good to say about Apple. Then, when our blog ran a special on iPhone 11s, he had to admit he was buying one anyway. Listen in, and shop for the best cellular products at https://www.solidsignal.com!
Welcome new listeners!
Sep 9 • 5 min
This week is always the busiest one of the year for the Solid Signal Blog and the Solid Signal Podcast. If you’re new, listen in to find out the kinds of things you’re likely to hear about every week. Then, shop https://www.solidsignal.com for the best in
Remembering the weird TVs of the past
Aug 30 • 10 min
This week’s podcast, recorded before Labor Day, our podcaster takes a look back at some of the trends in televisions that didn’t quite work out. Listen, then shop at https://www.solidsignal.com.
Why aren’t cell boosters taking over the world?
Aug 26 • 6 min
Cellular signal boosters provide the one thing that practically everyone wants: great cell service indoors. Cell booster sales should be through the roof. They’re great, but not as great as they could be. Our podcaster asks all of you, why is that? Listen
Be a force for good in the community
Aug 19 • 7 min
Our podcaster tells the story of his weekend, which started with absolutely no cell service for hours and ended with a happy business owner realizing how he could attract and keep more customers. Learn more and then shop for the best electronics at https:
NFL Sunday Ticket Time is almost here
Aug 12 • 3 min
There’s only one place you can get every game, every Sunday. AT&T and DIRECTV Satellite continue their exclusive on NFL Sunday Ticket again this year and if you want the best of football PLUS all the rest of football, there’s only one way to get it. Shop
The Dog Days of Summer
Aug 5 • 5 min
Even in August, there’s always something to watch on live television. Listen in for one podcaster’s opinion on the stuff you should be watching today, then shop at https://www.solidsignal.com for the best in antennas and satellite products!
Millimeter Wave 5G
Jul 29 • 7 min
In this forward-thinking podcast, we talk about the future of cellular phones. You’ll be amazed at where they’re going. It may take a little while to get there, though… if you need a new phone or accessory, check out the great stuff at https://www.solid
About those channel blackouts
Jul 22 • 10 min
In an extra-long, extra-cranky podcast, we discuss the recent wave of channel blackouts and why they’re happening now. There’s only one way to stop channel blackouts… take control of your TV with an antenna from https://www.solidsignal.com
MLB Blackout rules are just stupid
Jul 14 • 9 min
In a super-long rant, our podcaster talks about major league baseball’s biggest problem. On any given day, about half the fans can’t see the game they want to see. There’s a lot of pieces to this puzzle, but the bottom line is, if you want to see the game
Don’t believe everything you read
Jul 8 • 7 min
The rumor mill is running overtime this week with unsubstatiated claims about a lot of our favorite companies. Our podcaster gives a quick reminder that it takes research and common sense to really find the truth in the internet age. Listen, then shop for
What do antennas have in common with Ben Franklin?
Jul 1 • 5 min
Here’s a bit of trivia that you probably didn’t know. As you’re enjoying a well-deserved day off this week, think about keeping your house safe with supplies from https://www.solidsignal.com.
A TV Antenna for Your Business
Jun 24 • 4 min
Don’t look at your calendar, it’s still 2019. TV antennas for business may seem old-fashioned, but really there’s no better way to get all the local information you need, rain or shine. Why not make the one-time investment in your business and get one? Fi
To patch or not to patch
Jun 17 • 6 min
Faced with security updates from all directions, our podcaster takes on the most important question of the day. Is it better to spend your life updating your devices, or just let it ride? Listen, then get the best prices and most up-to-date products at ht
Summer time is antenna time
Jun 10 • 6 min
It’s time to look at the antenna you have, or look at getting an antenna if you never have. The technology is better than ever and that means you could get away with a smaller antenna than you though possible. Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal.com
Is summer movie season already over?
Jun 3 • 7 min
Our podcaster takes a serious look at the state of the cineplex. Seems like a perfect year to stay home and enjoy the great stuff on satellite TV! Listen, then shop https://www.solidsignal for the best satellite accessories!
Windows 10 May 2019 Update
May 23 • 7 min
Microsoft is at it again with a free update that could change the way your computer looks and works. Is it worth it? Take it from our podcaster… now that he’s spent several hours getting his podcasting rig to work after the update! Listen, then shop at
Back to Business
May 20 • 6 min
With the fall/winter TV season winding down, it’s time to look at something you might not have thought about. You’ve been thinking that all the great products at Solid Signal are just for home. We can make your business better too! Listen, then shop at ht
What happens when a favorite show ends?
May 13 • 10 min
In this super-sized and controversial podcast, we take a surprising stance on final episodes of TV shows. If you’ve invested a decade of your life on a show, don’t you deserve an ending that satisfies you? Listen, comment, then shop https://www.solidsigna
The perfect antenna
May 6 • 5 min
Our podcaster gives you a look at the different things that go into the perfect antenna recommendation. Get a free recommendation at https://www.solidsignal.com/p/ota.asp?d=tv-antenna-selector-help&mc=03 and shop Solid Signal!
The one that almost killed television
Apr 29 • 6 min
Our podcaster takes a trip back to the 1990s, when shrewd bargaining and the needs of the moment nearly ruined the future of a broadcasting great. What’s it about? Listen, then shop at https://www.solidsignal.com!
A visit to corporate HQ
Apr 22 • 4 min
This week, our podcaster is at the corporate offices in Novi, Michigan. Learn a little more about his journey, then shop for the best stuff at https://www.solidsignal.com!
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