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Switched to Dish today, two 500 dishes, 722 and 211. All went very well, all signals from both Dishes 87 up to 107. 30 minutes after the install it starts raining, and both TV's go out... what a disappointment. I know there can be rain outages, just funny it should happen 30 minutes into being a Dish customer...

Are there outages every time it rains?
 

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tcatdbs said:
Switched to Dish today, two 500 dishes, 722 and 211. All went very well, all signals from both Dishes 87 up to 107. 30 minutes after the install it starts raining, and both TV's go out... what a disappointment. I know there can be rain outages, just funny it should happen 30 minutes into being a Dish customer...

Are there outages every time it rains?
No, it essentially has to be a rain cloud directly between your dish and the satellite, as well as thick enough and dense enough to block the signal.

In Michigan it may happen 3 or 4 times a year, each lasting 10 or 15 minutes.
For me, in exchange I get a service with more channels, a better DVR and about $20/month less than cable in my area. Easily worth it to me.

And it's not like cable doesn't go out. In perfect, sunny weather even. I once came home to find my DVR non-functional, Comcast support said 'yes, we know - it'll be out for a day or two.' So it's all relative....
 

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Yes, the train of rain from Dolly interrupted my DISH reception several times today in Houston. These hurricanes affect a tremendous large area as they traverse the Gulf. But I got to watch it grow in high definition on TWC :)
 
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