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- Jul 20, 2004
Hey thanks! :up
I have the 18" dish (since July 2004) and rain fade has not been a big problem with me. It only happens when it rains very hard.azquadfan said:I need to see if they will change out our dish to a 24" as we get rain fade on days like today.
RPacion said:I have the 18" dish (since July 2004) and rain fade has not been a big problem with me. It only happens when it rains very hard.
Really? During the storm this past weekend, I did not lose the satellite signal at all, well at least while I was watching, and there were quite a few very heavy downpours during that time. On a clear day, my sat signal strength is 97. During the storms, I checked and saw the sat signal strength drop as low as 75, but I was still getting rock solid audio & video. I wonder if your dish is not optimally pointed - what is your sat signal strength on a clear day?azquadfan said:Yes it would drop out completely when it rained hard but it would pixelate during light rain and the picture would freeze at times.
Will do. I'll do a channel scan with my built-in tuner and have that to compare to the Voom STB.azquadfan said:Hey Shawn95GT,
I live near 35th Ave and the L101. Let me know how many OTA channels you get with your antenna. I have the one installed with the Voom dish and wonder if I would get more channels with a better antenna. I need to see if they will change out our dish to a 24" as we get rain fade on days like today.
Hope your install goes well. I had issues with the installer last year leaving without saying anything before he even got started. I had to call them back and wait another day! Then the guy cut my Cat5 cable in the attic and had to splice it back.
I have D*'s HD pack with Samsung receiver + Cox Cable with 1 HD-PVR and 1HD receiver. That gives me 16 HD channels including locals or 10 without. Cox in Vegas has Cinemax HD. Cox says they should be rolling out Cinemax HD, TNT-HD and EOD by end of year. Not ideal, but I think this is the best combo for the money now.bobaphx said:
Why so unhappy with COX?