Mar 20, 2012, 8:12 PM
Post #9 of 19
Redevil66, although I basically agree with you; did you know that there are still folks out there using their C band dishes to search for, find and watch what they can find out there on C-band?
And John, the reason you loose your picture during even the smallest amount of rain is that your satellite dish is too small for the signal strength from DISH Network. If your satellite were properly sized, you would not have this problem. The problem is that a properly sized 12 foot or larger Ku band dish is not readily available in this part of the world, these days. (Lake Chapala-Ajijic, Chapala, etc)
I have a properly sized satellite dish for my Canadian Shaw Direct satellite system, and almost never have rain fade. It's almost as good as the C band system was. How big is the/my satellite dish? It's only 36.5 by 26.5 inches (elliptical for 2 satellites) and gives me TV in all but the heaviest of rains. And yes folks, it has the US NETWORKS to include my home town of Seattle.
How could that be? Because. Shaw Direct (Star Choice) has a much stronger signal this far south than DISH or DirecTV. By the way, these days, DirecTV has a stronger signal in most parts of Mexico than DISH USA, as well. To learn more, check with your local satellite dealer about which system is best for you.
PS, my largest Ku band dish is 12 feet in diameter. I'm not using it now, also neither am I using my 2.4 meter (8 foot), 6 foot or 4 foot Ku dish, which are not for sale. Why because you never know what you may need in the next 5 to 10 years, once Shaw Direct adds/changes satellites.