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So, the good news is due to my inlaws taking a job about an hour away, my girl and me are able to move into their VERY nice house and only have to pay what I am paying NOW for rent. Bad news is, its in BFE Missouri and we can't get any cable or DSL at that location. SO, has anybody here had any experience with Satellite internet before? Besides being out in bad weather, and the pretty high costs, is there anything else I should worry about?
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Besides being out in bad weather


Speaking as a DirecTV customer, I've only had the signal go out twice in a year, and both times we had pretty much monsoon rain conditions. Flash flooding types of T-storms.

It wasn't that much of an issue because the power kept blinking on and off during the storms. I did keep Comcast for my broadband and it didn't fair much better with the power blinking on and off during the storms.

Last winter I never lost signal once, even with a few inches of snow on my dish that I eventually swept off.

So, to sum up, don't think your sat signal will go out as much as the Cable and DSL companies want you to believe.

(edited by Zeruel on 29.7.09 1757)


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    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Besides being out in bad weather


    Speaking as a DirecTV customer, I've only had the signal go out twice in a year, and both times we had pretty much monsoon rain conditions. Flash flooding types of T-storms.

    It wasn't that much of an issue because the power kept blinking on and off during the storms. I did keep Comcast for my broadband and it didn't fair much better with the power blinking on and off during the storms.

    Last winter I never lost signal once, even with a few inches of snow on my dish that I eventually swept off.

    So, to sum up, don't think your sat signal will go out as much as the Cable and DSL companies want you to believe.

    (edited by Zeruel on 29.7.09 1757)

I hope that's the case. My parents just switched to DirectTV within the last month. We visited them while it was raining and the signal went pixelly and then out. I took it to mean it was bedtime :-)
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    Originally posted by Sec19Row53

    I hope that's the case. My parents just switched to DirectTV within the last month. We visited them while it was raining and the signal went pixelly and then out. I took it to mean it was bedtime :-)


Wind and storm clouds can sometimes disrupt a signal.

I've had a friend that had her signal knocked out by strong wind gusts. They didn't tighten the dish all the way when it was first installed and it would sway pretty bad in high winds. It could have become loose over the years, though.

She got her wrench and tightened up all the bolts and problem solved. She also had a problem with extreme cloud cover disrupting her HD (not SD) receiver in the past.




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    Originally posted by CEOIII
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