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This can’t be acceptable – Help!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by scott T, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. Skip Towne

    Skip Towne Godfather

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    Just a tip. When you suspect you have bad wiring or fittings, run a "temp" coax in through a window to see if conditions change. If that fixes the problem, replace the wiring.
     
  2. Ken S

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    Umm...when it rains very hard or gets very, very cloudy it's likely that you'll lose reception.
    Here in South Florida we get some pretty nasty storms (I'm not talking abotu the ones with names) and we can lose signal for a few minutes. It's much more than once a year and it happens on my dish, my friend's dish, the dish at my old house, etc.
    Depending on the weather it'll be more than twice a year...D just doesn't like to mention that stuff.
    Cable has outages too though...so...
     
  3. scott T

    scott T The Nth degree

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    I stepped out of the standard equipment that D* installs and replaced my dish with a 76cm single LNB dish. I have now had my 76cm dish for 8 months and have only had problems with real high ionized storm clouds. I have never lost local channels because of the strength of the spot beams.
    I don't have HD yet. I will have to come up with a good plan when I get there because of the need to have more than just the 101.
     
  4. SledDog

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    Happens to my dish also. This is just a fact of life here in Florida. It happened with my E* dish too!

    I would rather lose my signal for 10 minutes during a major storm then have the cable out for 6 to 8 weeks!
     
  5. Rich

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    Had a really bad thunderstorm last night and for the first time I lost the signal on both my dishes. First time in five years. How can you beat that for dependability? I lose water to the house several times a year and experience extremely brief power outages occasionally, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance of the dishes. I have had to wipe snow off the dishes after really bad snow storms.

    I have had neighbors that had their dishes installed in the winter and lost their signal in the Spring when the trees sprouted leaves.
     
  6. Rich

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    I get 95 on average, none lower than 90. Am in NYC Metro Area in Central New Jersey.
     
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