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Signal Strength Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JMac1234, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. JMac1234

    JMac1234 Cool Member

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    I have readings between 66 and 40 on 103(b) but I get all the new HD channels and they look good. I know those readings are bad, but my question is this...

    Is it just an issue of either you get them or you dont, or would a reading in the 90's make my current PQ better on the new HD channels?
     
  2. John4924

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    PQ will not change...you want higher readings to account for rain fade. With your signals, a very small shower will probably made channels pixelate.

    I would plan on tweaking your dish alignment. :)
     
  3. JMac1234

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  4. Blueoctober

    Blueoctober New Member

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    I have the same problem, my readings on 103b are in the 40/60 range. On Weds. night we had rain in the Detroit area and I had a big 0 for readings. I also lost 498, 480 and 481 to the dreaded 721 message. Should these be in the 80s/90s.? PQ is okay, but not great. I know there going to say that these numbers are the best you can get. ADVICE WELCOMED.
     
  5. John4924

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    Tell them you want readings of 90+ on all tps on 103b. No reason they cannot do this. As far a PQ, it will not improve with higher numbers. Digital = on or off
     
  6. ansky

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    With readings in the 40s you could lose your signal or have signal breakup even with just heavy cloud cover.
     
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