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I just posted about some recent signal strength problems here:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=75507

I'm wondering how much this might contribute to black screen of death and lost recording bugs. I would imagine a completely lost feed would appear as a black screen.
And that poor error handling by the software with a corrupted feed and switching channels or the like might cause a system freeze requiring a RBR.

I'll be interested to see how my unit performs after re-aiming the dish.

In the industry I used to work, most customer problems could be traced to bad installations by the company techs. Maybe fine aiming of the new 5 LMB dish is much more important than it used to be, especially considering a buggy DVR. This could explain some users having better performing DVRs than others.
I wonder if there is a correlation between signal strength and buggyness.
This might also be hard for the engineers at D* to replicate. They'd need to get a poorly aimed antenna! ;-)

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It doesn't.

I have had the BSOD and a Lost recording or two..

And I am in the upper 90's of signal strength.

If you are below 80 for most of your signals, then you should have it tweaked a bit... But, it won't have much difference in resolving "issues" with the unit.
 
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