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#1 OFFLINE   patg25



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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Hello Everyone

Haven't bee on the forums for a while, but had a couple of questions that maybe someone can answer.

We had a little snow yesterday in Connecticut. No big deal, no wind. However, I had no HD channels; got the "Searching for Satellite (771)" message. Local came back first, then Nationals later. Yes I am aware that the signal will go out during storms, but a little snow? It didn't go out during the last hurricane (until the power went out that is).

I got a new surround sound system in one of my rooms. I read a couple of years ago that you should turn off Dolby Digital (got HR24s) to avoid the audio dropout problem. Never had a problem with Dolby Digital off. Is that still a problem or has it not yet been solved? Should I turn Dolby Digital back on??


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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Wet snow doesn't take much to give this problem, and if the snow isn't "where you are" it can still be a problem if it's between your dish and the SAT.

"For the most part" the Dolby and encoder issues have been resolved, a while back.

#3 OFFLINE   carl6


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

I get very little snow in Seattle, but when it does snow it is very wet. It only takes a very light accumulation on the dish to block signal. Dry powdery snow can be a foot thick and normally not cause a problem.

#4 OFFLINE   cwtech



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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

sounds kinda odd? did you check your signal strength screen. you mentioned u was in/around the hurricane, have you checked your signal strength after it, you said it worked during the strorm, but it could have knocked it off just a little to were u have signal but the least bit of interference would cause trouble... my suggestion would be to check the signal strength on all satellites and posting the results back here

#5 OFFLINE   bubbacummins


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

I would definitely check the signals or have them checked with a stand alone meter, like others said a relatively dry snow shouldn't effect it too much, a couple weeks ago we got a good 16" here and the dish was pretty much covered and were still getting levels in the upper 60's


#6 OFFLINE   bubbacummins


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

On the Dolby part, I'd agree with VOS on them being mostly resolved, every now n then my AVR will drop the audio, seems though too that my newer Sony HDMI receiver has fewer issues than the older Sony that's connected via optical

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