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Eastern Arc Signal Strength
Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:35 AM
During some mild rain a few evenings ago I started loosing 72.7 channels, and I notice that my 72.7 signal is not nearly as strong as 61.5. I have a tech coming out tomorrow, what is realistic to shoot for in terms of signal strength?
Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:58 AM
I do know a retail dealer that has a dish 1000.4 in this area (and he is the only one, 1000.4 dishes are almost impossible to get in this area) and his signals on the 77 degree satellite are 5 - 7 points lower than mine are with a dish 500. He peeked it before 77 was live (following DISH's instructions to peek it on 72.7) so, perhaps, he could get slightly a better signal on 77 (but that might lower the other slots).
Good luck on your re-peek. I wonder how many other 1000.4 dishes will need to re-peeked? There always seems to be a problem when dish introduces new dishes. I don't know if that is because of installers not taking their time to do it right or what.
Once we are officially in the eastern arc I will likely get a dish 1000.4 (just to see what it is like to install one) but that will likely not be until next spring. We had our first snow today and "dish tweaking time" is over for this year.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:17 PM