Getting DirecTv Tivo Working in Rain and Snow

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Denver Colorado, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Denver Colorado

    Denver Colorado Denver Colorado

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    I have a Tivo HD Recorder with DirecTv and have problems with it in a rainstorm. Is there a way to address this?
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Please provide your signal strength readings from all sats on whatever dish you have.
     
  3. chengka

    chengka Av's Fan

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    I am in the Denver area and I very rarely lose signal from rain. In fact, I'd say I never lose signal when it's raining at my house, only when it's really pouring down south. Snow only effects me when it fills the dish or covers the LNB.

    Post your signal strength values, they must be low.
     
  4. TyroneShoes

    TyroneShoes HD evangelist

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    There are ways to address it to a point, which is by doing whatever you can to maximize your rain fade margin, which is probably limited to having the dish peaked properly and having good cabling of normal lengths. Some folks use a larger dish, especially in Alaska and pacific NW.

    DBS is not designed to work 100% of the time, only 99.99% of the time. That means 8-9 hours a year when it will just not work. Heavy rain can kill the signal, period.
     

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