Did VOOM increase signal strength? (1 Viewer)

neo0285

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Its pouring today in NYC. Previously this kind of rain knocked my bird out, but today even with this downpour my sat signal is still 87-89 , just slighlty down from the usual 96.
 

mattyro

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when the installer left I was at 50. they said that was normal. However after the couple downloads, my ss is a robust 99. could my 22 yr old installer have been lying???
 

Scott Greczkowski

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They made a change to the software so that the Satellite Signal is wieghted more like Dish Network and DirecTV do their sgnal readings.

My unit was at 44 when I was installed and now it shows I am at 90 for a signal.
 

mattyro

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thanks Scott- my installer said the signal strength "is not like the others". I guess now it is.SCOTT-WHILE I HAVE YOU--- I told the installer to forget about the OTA. Buty from what I see using my old antenna, the VOOM box appears to perform better and I am regretting not having used thier set-up. Do you agree about the performance ?
 

Sean Mota

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neo0285 said:
Anybody else notice that the signal stays up in the rain better than it use to?

I had three different incidents of rain fad this am but nothing major. Signal went out for about 10 seconds but it then came back.
 

Fargus

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It was pouring where im at yesterday and Voom was unwatchable. I couldn't go 5 seconds without a pause and pixelation. It was HORRIBLE. My signal Strength was at 71!! Its usually around 95. So Lucky for yall on getting good reception in rain, I had to just put a dvd on.
 

FunkyBoss

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We had some decent rain this weekend in the Chicagoland area and it didn't go out for me at all. Maybe only small pixellation here and there. But this was the first significant rain we had since I got Voom installed a couple weeks ago. My signal is usually at around 95. I did notice it go down to about 89 during the rain, but still no real significant breakups at all.
 

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neo0285 said:
Anybody else notice that the signal stays up in the rain better than it use to?
It depends on the type of rain. I've lost my signal with a light mist, yet had a strong signal with a downpour and vice versa. It all depends what's between you and the sat, not necessarily what's falling at your house.
 

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