Is this a thing of the past? I live a mile or 2 from the Baltimore Inner Harbor. I know that Sandy was not as strong as expected here, but it was still substantial and we have lost signal for much less of a storm many times over the years. We got pounded for some 18 hours by torrential rains and all that wind, and water poured into the house from places never seen before. We were ready for several hours of no signal during the middle of the storm; however we never lost the picture for 1 second. It pixelated a couple of times, but that was it. I did have an actual Directv tech come to my house for a broken mounting bracket about a month ago and he inspected my entire system and made some tweaks while he was there. He told me they had stopped using subs for support calls and were working on getting rid of subs altogether. In this case, that seems to have made all the difference That tech got a grateful text msg this AM.