Satellite

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  1. WillNE

    WillNE Agent

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    When there are storms do you loose the picture a lot or loose a lot of quality with Direct TV or is it pretty reliable? Thanks.
     
  2. JeremyFr

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    depends on the storm its annoying enough to make you wanna stick with cable.
     
  3. Robert_J

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    It's either all or nothing, the quality doesn't suffer. Rain fade is real but it is GREATLY exagerated in the cable company ads. It has to be pouring down before I lose the picture. Usually like an inch an hour. The last time I had any rain fade it lasted less than 10 minutes. This maybe happens three or four times a year.

    To minimize rain fade, the dish must be properly aligned with an unobstructed view of the satellite. If your area has frequent heavy rains, like Florida, then you can get a larger dish which will help.

    -Robert
     
  4. Bill_D

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    I only loose my signal during very heavy thunderstorms but never in heavy rains. So, I guess I am without satellite a couple times a year for a period of 5-10 minutes due to weather.
     
  5. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    What about HD reception? Is this more susceptible to bad weather conditions since it requires a much higher bandwidth and thus probably a more stable/reliable reception?

    Hmmm...

    _Man_
     

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