I just have to share this because I've never heard of anything like it. I've had Directv for about 5 years now in 3 different locations. I've always had a problem with a tree within the line-of-site of my dish. I've recently moved near some serious wooded area on Fort Rucker, AL and after surveying the land I determined my dish would be pointing directly at a HUGE cluster of trees. Since I upgraded to HDTV, the installer came out with a new oval dish and after he determined the azimuth he had the same worried look on his face that I did. He aligned the dish anyway and hooked up his portable strength meter and it read 97% on all LNB's. It was the tail end of winter and the trees were still bare. You could see the sky through the trees. Maybe 50% sky, 50% tree branches where the dish was pointed. Anyway, the installer had never seen anything like it. He tightened everything up and before he left he said that when the leaves start growing in spring I'll have a problem with reception. Well here it is, almost May and you cannot see the sky AT ALL through the trees. Yet I still have 97% signal strength! My dish is mounted on a 4 foot pole and I even stood directly in front of it but it still kept pumping out a picture. Only when I cuffed my hand over the LNB did the signal terminate. We had a real bad storm last night. Tornado watch, hail, flooding, lightning, but I still kept pulling in a signal on all LNB's. Maybe there is some devine intervention. Maybe it's just my destiny to receive HDTV. Either way, I'm not complaining. But I just have to ask, is there anyone out there that is or isn't having problems with trees? I can't be the only one.