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poor hd reception in adverse weather

hophead627
05-11-2008, 07:59 PM
MyHR20 receiver is giving me headaches. i ordered the mlb ticket and than added on the hd channels. it;s spring time here in the cleveland area and we often see clouds and rain. well it effects all my mlb ticket games that are on hd, it does not effect espn or my local hd;s

what's wrong i cannot watch sports like this

please advise


bill o:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

borromini
05-11-2008, 09:09 PM
That's a bummer...during the rain season here in Northern Calif., I don't recall ever losing a signal for SD or HD channels. Wonder why some folks are affected by the rain and others aren't. :confused:

doug30
05-12-2008, 05:38 AM
MyHR20 receiver is giving me headaches. i ordered the mlb ticket and than added on the hd channels. it;s spring time here in the cleveland area and we often see clouds and rain. well it effects all my mlb ticket games that are on hd, it does not effect espn or my local hd;s

what's wrong i cannot watch sports like this

please advise


bill o:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

what are your signal numbers? I used to have that problem with my 3 LNB. Since I got this 5 LNB, my numbers are 95 -100 and I hav enot lost my signal due toi heavy rains/snow.

mcbeevee
05-12-2008, 05:45 AM
All of the new HD channels are on the 103(c) sat. Check the signal strength on all transponders for Tuner 1 and Tuner 2.

:)

hophead627
05-12-2008, 03:18 PM
satellite transponders (32 total at 101 degrees) tuner 1

1-8 89 83 86 94 85 96 85 96

9-16 86 88 86 96 83 97 85 97

17-24 85 0 83 96 79 96 81 95

25-32 83 0 85 94 86 96 83 97

tuner 2

1-8 89 83 86 92 85 96 83 95

9-16 85 88 86 96 84 97 84 97

17-24 85 0 85 96 79 96 81 96

25-32 83 0 85 93 86 96 83 97

Buff
05-13-2008, 09:18 AM
I have had D* for about 2.5 years. I live in south central Florida. A very light rain will knock out my HD locals. A medium rain will take out all channels. I have replaced the box twice and the dish once. I have also had the dish realigned twice. I get enough pixilization and loss of signal to irritate me daily. I had Comcast cable for 15 years prior to D* and can remember watching TV on generator power in a hurricane. Comcast cable out here in the woods has three HD channels (really!) or I would still be a customer of their's.

mcbeevee
05-13-2008, 11:01 AM
satellite transponders (32 total at 101 degrees) tuner 1

Check the numbers on the 103(c) sat, not the 101. Use the +/- box on the menu to toggle to 103(c).

:)

hidef-blue
05-13-2008, 11:31 AM
you are always going to have HD channels go out first in bad weather (really bad rain storms and the like) because they take more bandwidth to get to you. but rarely do SD channels go out.

stonedog23
05-13-2008, 12:30 PM
you are always going to have HD channels go out first in bad weather (really bad rain storms and the like) because they take more bandwidth to get to you. but rarely do SD channels go out.

Interesting... my SD channels had been going out for years with the old 3 LNB dish. Got the 5 LNB, neither goes out unless the weather is extremely bad.

Dtech, what exactly is the hell wrong with you?

mcbeevee
05-13-2008, 12:42 PM
My guess is Dtech is a troll that doesn't even know how to spell satellite ("Satalite").

:dunce:

hophead627
05-13-2008, 02:25 PM
at 103c

1-8 54 72 47 65 56 70 48 64

9-16 54 67 51 65 50 67 n/a n/a

17-24 40 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

25-32 all n/a

thanks

mcbeevee
05-13-2008, 02:49 PM
at 103c
1-8 54 72 47 65 56 70 48 64
9-16 54 67 51 65 50 67 n/a n/a
17-24 40 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
25-32 all n/a
thanks
All of those numbers should be above 80 (prefer over 90) to prevent rain fade. A dish adjustment should fix the problem.

:)

tlclause
06-19-2008, 05:53 PM
MyHR20 receiver is giving me headaches. i ordered the mlb ticket and than added on the hd channels. it;s spring time here in the cleveland area and we often see clouds and rain. well it effects all my mlb ticket games that are on hd, it does not effect espn or my local hd;s

what's wrong i cannot watch sports like this

please advise


bill o:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I just posted the following on the DISH blog, pretty much outlines the issue




Default Rain Fade
This is a question about the best Oversized Dish antenna that will pick up the national HD channels. I could care less about locals over Sat of any kind. First the background for my search for info.

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I have been a directv user since 93. About 3-4 years ago I installed a 3 lnb 70 CM dish that pretty much finished concerns about rain fade. In directv tvs rush for the locals (which I believe is a major waste) the standard system is a small 5 lnb dish that I am sure has more rain fade problems than ever and is the only option(not been able to find a new oversized setup). I have just moved and before I set up my existing 72 cm dish I have been trying to get an answer as to how many mpeg 2 and mpeg 4 HD channels will be available for the long term over the three old sat positions. DIRECTV basic say switch or forget it. I know full well having a 5 lnb system will degrade the over all performance espescialy since I am perfectly happy with an OTA recieve or the local basic cable QAM service. My old view on the issue of directv vs dish, if you want sports get directv; if you are a DVR nut get dish. The above issue may push me to dish.

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Quickly:
Dont care about locals on SAT!!!!
Where can I get best over-sized dish antenna and LNb combo for national HD dish channels. I have always installed my own equipment and it looks like it is time to learn the DISH hardware

thanks in advance for any info

iserum
06-19-2008, 07:22 PM
every time there is rainy weather with thunderstorm my all HD channels are gone, my signal strength reading are in 90s most of them. i want my Hr20 back it was replaced by HR21 with no OTA input, at times i end up watching via my antenna.

glennb1
06-20-2008, 02:43 PM
My OTA HD also has troubles when it rains out really hard.

broke
06-21-2008, 07:29 AM
same.......whenever some lightning or heavy rain get in the way of the sats and dish the HD channels dissapear.

Still not enough of a annoyance to jump ship. DTV for life

Topeka1
06-22-2008, 08:26 AM
I read in other forums DTV Sat. 103 uses a different fequency hence the baseband convetor and this fequency is much more likey to be effected by rain the those other sat. that don't use the baseband convertor. It has nothing to do with being in HD. Infact HD channels like ESPN still on the older sat. at least in my area do much better in rain than 103 dispite my clear weather signals on 103 are in the mid 90's