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Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by DBSViewer85, Aug 9, 2019.
there was an issues when heavy clouds/thunderstorms disrupted uplink signal !
The question here is DIRECTV or Dish for home reception and which is better.
Some people are like puppies. First you have to show them the stick before you can through it.
some people think they are the know everything and cannot withstand if they are not
I'm in Michigan.
I have both dish and dtv dish might be slightly better in rain. I didnt loose reception during a hurricane with dish
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from living back east back in the late 90's going through the winter storms it never went down. our local cable co went down more than DTV did. there was a couple of times we had a bad storm the power went out and the genset kicked in and we were back up and running watching DTV while all of the neighbors were without cable..
had DTV in 2000 never lost a signal but once it was raining so hard that not even i could see where i was going!! i think there's factors involved like how the dish is pointed and aligned.
to be honest i hear more people out of FL complain about losing signal than any other place
Back in 2000 (until 2007 or so), DIRECTV was using Ku band for everything. With the advent of their big HD push in 2006, Ka became very important and with that, the issues started to rise.
Rain fade is more of an issue of what's going on in the upper cloudscape than the situation on the ground (especially thunderheads). Dispersion of the beam at high altitudes does a lot more damage to the signal than at lower elevations.