Welcome to DBSTalk
Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
- Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
- Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
- Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
- Customize your profile page and make new friends
The newb was scared last night!
Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:06 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:13 PM
A properly installed dish can take a lot, but not everything. Glad your dish held in there.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:31 PM
well, being a super newb who is head over heals in love with my new aquisiton(directv) I was sooo scared last night here in Columbus, OH. I watched the storm on internet radar literally come into my neighborhood, BUT when it hit I had no idea it was going to be like a hurricane. I was so scared of my dish coming of the roof, I gave myself an anxiety attack. I watched a giant oak tree in my neighbors yard crack and fall over, but when the storm ended, the satellite was perfectly up on the roof and I then turned all my electronics on and my directv fired up perfectly. If that satellite dish could get thru yesterday, it ain't coming off!!!! I am so in love wth directv that I keep having these anxiety episodes that it isn't going to last or something is going to happen, but i do take meds for anxiety so I guess that is just me:)
I live in North Carolina, where we actually do have hurricanes - not as bad as Florida, but worse than Georgia and South Carolina. My dish has never been damaged by hurricanes. I cannot say the same for the trees in my yard, but after 13 years with DirecTV, the dish is still there. What is really amazing is that because hurricanes come from the east or southeast, I have watched weather updates on DirecTV all the way up until I lost electricity during hurricanes. I do have signal loss from time to time during regular thunderstorms, because they come from the southwest, but I have never lost signal during a hurricane or tropical storm.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:04 AM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:02 AM
my comments and opinions are my own and do not suggest endorsement by my employer
Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:52 PM
Direct TV subscriber since 1999
Equipment: HR54, HR21 & HR20 receivers
SlimLine 5 Antenna, SWM-16, CCK, & DECA IIs
Winegard HD 8800 8-Bay for OTA