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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2012, 11:41 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm trying to convince my wife to switch from time Warner cable to direct tv. Mainly I want to record 4 shows at once and Time Warner only allows 2 at once. She has heard from her friends that have dish that the quality is bad due to the continuously cloudy skies in north east Ohio. Anyone live w/in 100 miles of Cleveland and have direct tv? How is quality?
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While I don't live anywhere near, there is some misunderstanding.
"cloudy" shouldn't effect either dish or DirecTV, while very heavy rain can.
"normally", with a properly aligned setup, this doesn't last very long.

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I live in Cleveland and takes a pretty bad storm to loose signal anymore and even then it's usually only a few mins. as long as your dish is dialed in.... I have a 95 or so in signal strengh....I did have to clean wet snow off the dish 3 or 4 times this yr. though
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While clouds can reduce signal levels slightly, it will not reduce them enough to interfere with satellite signals. Heavy precipitation is the only real concern. I rarely have loss of signal, even during thunderstorms.

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Yeah, I had DirectTV in the late 90's in northwest Ohio...I only very rarely lost signal during heavy rain or snow. If your dish is pointed correctly (and fastened/bolted down properly) you will never lose signal due to cloud cover.
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I'm trying to convince my wife to switch from time Warner cable to direct tv. Mainly I want to record 4 shows at once and Time Warner only allows 2 at once. She has heard from her friends that have dish that the quality is bad due to the continuously cloudy skies in north east Ohio.

Tell your wife she needs new friends....

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I was losing my signal too often (I have Dish), and I thought it might be because the multiswitch was originally installed out in the open, on the arm of the dish mount, and was completely exposed to the elements.

So I had them come out, and they switched the LNB with one of those newer ones that has the switch encased within, and it rarely ever goes out now.

Even when it does, it's never for more than a half minute. When I had Comcast, it would go out everytime we had a really severe thunderstorm, and it would be for hours at a time.

We have our share of cloudy weather here in northern Illinois, too.
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