I've seen a couple threads in the past month about eastern arc Dish subscribers losing the majority of there channels for a period of time. From what I've seen for an answer its usually caused by weather located around their uplink centers. This isn't the first time I've seen Dish outages blamed on weather at the uplink sites over the years. So my question is why don't we see outages like this on DIRECTV? IIRC they have two main uplink centers, Castle Rock CO. and Los Angeles CA. Both of these locations have been know to have bad weather but as a long time DIRECTV customer I don't recall losing national channels that have been blamed on weather at the uplink center. Is my memory bad and DIRECTV does have weather releated uplink issues also or are they doing something different from DISH to help prevent those outages?