I am thinking of getting dishnetwork and was wondering if there are any problems with the picture when the weather gets bad like when its cloudy, raining, snowing, or windy? Also is the multisport package worth the money.
Welcome to the Dish Network Forum and Satguys. If your dish is properly aligned you will not have any problems I have had mine up for over 3 years and have not had any dropouts other than when there was a tornado out there.. and it was raining like a hurricane Lasted only 20 min and everything was back up. My dish so far has had a reliablity rateing of 99.9999 of uptime in the past 3 years..
It's not really unique. It's just totally wrong in every way. I'm still amazed that these people get to the site. The site is "satelliteguys.us" but they can't spell "satellite." It's not satilightguys.us. They must use a search engine.
a really dark cloud cover will cut the signal down worse than anything
I've had downpours, blizzards, ice here in Minnesota and a really heavy cloud cover (right before it starts storming) it will cut out. But as everyone above attested, it works 99.99% of the time as long as its properly aimed
In 7+ years I have had maybe 2 dozen dropouts of perhaps 5 minutes or less. These only come during hard rain, and I think once during a major snow squall. In my case clouds alone have never caused a problem. Sometimes one receiver drops-out while the other (looking at a different sat I guess) is not affected, I never bothered to confirm. This has never concerned me, and compared to the local internet outtages over cable, I'm blessed! Interestingly, when I do get a dropout ("Acquiring Signal..." screen), then I know we're about to be hit by a doozy as usually I get the drop-outs before the rain hits...!
I can top that. I've been through a hail storm and a hurricane without losing a signal. During Hurricane Rita, I actually watched coverage of the storm moving through my city without losing a signal. Of course, when the power went out, it didn't matter.