Well... that's according to the installers that came to setup my 1000.4, my 612, and my 222. I signed up for the TurboHD Gold package, and because of my location in Northern VA, it looks like I can get everything - including locals - in HD. So, here's my experiences so far: The local installers came and did what I thought was a solid job. The installer openly admitted that my 1000.4 was his first ever "in the field" (he'd done others in the classroom). He took his time, and I was very pleased with the wiring job he did. The 1000.4 is mounted atop my house and pointed out over an open field that extends for probably more than 300 yards before any obstructions show up. My LOS has to be pretty good. When he and later his supervisor (who came over to check progress) left, everything seemed a-ok. That was a week ago. Since that time, I've had repeated problems with pixelization and audio dropouts. The events only last for a few seconds, but they are incredibly annoying. It happens probably at least once every 15 minutes or so on some channels (such as CNN HD.) Though I'm a complete newbie to the whole satellite thing, I'm a techie at heart and by trade. So, I've tried to read up a bit and see if I can find some solutions. Moreover, I figured I'd post here and see what the experts think. Now here's the rough part. The installer told me he thought my signal level was the highest anyone in his area had seen during training. However, when I look at it in the menu using the "system info" (section g) menu, it tells me that "72 is dead" and "61.5 is green". I also get an "Error! Click 'Details'" with that. The details simply say I've had signal dropouts repeatedly at 3:06AM and 9:06PM. That's odd; and makes no sense to me. If I check the signal strength, I find most of my channels are in the range of 40 to 50. Now, the bar goes up to 125, so I assume this sucks. However, when I mentioned that I didn't think those numbers looked very good to the tech, he said the scale recently changed with a recent software update. So, apparently those are good. (Is that true?) I've seen other posts here that say you can add ~45 to it, but that would still just put me up around 95. //sigh// Given that my weather over the past week for all but 1 day has been stellar, I can't blaim any of this on wind, rain, clouds, etc. Plus, the whole Eastern Arc thing is supposed to help fix all that for me, right? So, what do you all think? I presently have a tech scheduled to come back out and re-eval things. Dish said they'd do that for me for free. Is it worth my time, or are there other things I could try? Thanks for your time and expertise!