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Are there signal problems with Dish TV when it rains?

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    Default Are there signal problems with Dish TV when it rains?

    Well i know that many people and including myself have faced signal problems with Tata Sky when it rains. Is this the same problem with Dish TV viewers?

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    Yes.
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    Can you explain throughly, I mean is there no signal at all, or the quality gets poor, and how much rain we talking about that affects the service.

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    Rain effect is equally applicable to all KU Band communication

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    Dont know about dish tv but for the first time ever I had no signal for about 15 mins during heavy showers at night here in Delhi and I assume that it was due to rain... it was extremely annoying and frustrating... I have never experienced with my sky connection in UK and I think the reason is that in UK it never rains so heavily as it does here in India.

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    The signal quality depends upon the rains.

    During very heavy rain and thunderstorm, all signal is lost. During medium to heavy rain the TV picture shows some disturbance with choppy video. From light rain, there is small interference lasting 1~2 seconds but could continue for a while.
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    yes... rain affects signal

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    ye ek aur nayi problem bata di rain wali

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    this is quite common when it rains heavily

    the picture become distorted and then the signal goes off

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvibes View Post
    ye ek aur nayi problem bata di rain wali
    In Delhi, you will have less of this problem because it does not rain that heavily. Anyway the distortion is only during very heavy rain accompanied by thunder.
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    Default resolve by installing a bigger Sat Dish ,

    This is easily solved by installing a bigger Sat Dish, than the one provided by Dish TV & TataSky, that why REL Bigtv is already using bigger dishes than the ones provided by the competition !


    I know its works for me here in Goa,
    where the rains are far more heavier than Del or Mumbai , In fact I fabricated my own dish and do not use the Tata sky Dish, its just lies here I would probably find some other use for it , maybe for WF- FI broadcast & increased range !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by toolman67 View Post
    This is easily solved by installing a bigger Sat Dish, than the one provided by Dish TV & TataSky, that why REL Bigtv is already using bigger dishes than the ones provided by the competition !


    I know its works for me here in Goa,
    where the rains are far more heavier than Del or Mumbai , In fact I fabricated my own dish and do not use the Tata sky Dish, its just lies here I would probably find some other use for it , maybe for WF- FI broadcast & increased range !!


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    Although your solution is right, it is not practical at all.
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    My signal of Dish TV also goes off during heavy rains... Is this problem in all the providers? viz. Tata Sky & Big TV

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    Default hi whts not practical ??

    hi whts not practical about it ? my bigger dish is just bigger by 1 foot making it a dia of 3 by 3 ..... anchored by bolt fastners .......the tatasky unit is 2by 2 ft dia ... also since i have installed I have no reception problem even in high winds and heavy rains , even when there is lightening i continue to watch Tv much to the consernation of my wife who keeps insisting i switch everything off.!!! all I see are noise lines during lightening, but the pics remain steady ... i may not be the only one, any one who knows abt Parabolic dish fabrication can easily do the same

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    It is not practical because a common person cannot do it. Also in case of issues DishTV or any other provider will not support the aftermarket dish.
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    Slightly off topic... But I can't stop myself... J4X do u know when dish tv r gonna start broadcasting neo channels? I'm not able to watch ongoing test series...

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    No idea. Earlier I heard that Neo was asking Rs. 50/- for the bouquet which DishTV and tataSky declined as too costly. Later they dropped the price to Rs. 35 something and TataSky started offering as an add-on. DishTV is still not willing. DishTV feels that it has a much larger subscriber base and the ad's revenue should compensate Neo and so they should reduce the price further.

    Neo has got themselves to blame also. They bid for the rights at a real huge price and they cannot offer the service cheap now. But enough fftopic:
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    Thanks for the information.. but I'm suffering even if its not raining...

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    Default Klix , yure rite one way

    just fr KLIX ... YES anyone with a sound knowledge of 10 classs physics has done parabolic mirrors would be able to construct a Dish ,

    YES warranty is an issue , but only for the Lnb receiver, so long as tht is not tampered with, in fact my tata sky installer is also a a good friend who has tinkered alongside in many a constructin /destruction projects and he was intrigued to see the result , this may lead to some further dishes for problementic installations , all this when i am not busy with my currencies ratings !!

    in any case as an aside this was done by me with my end of knowledge, with the risks involved, I am not suggesting tht everyone start making large size
    dishes for their DTH connex ......


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    toolman67, I never said that your idea was wrong. On the contrary, I am agreeing that a large dish will solve the issue somewhat.

    But this idea is not practical at all for the common man. Knowing Physics is one thing. Applying it is another thing. For example:
    • How will a common man make a dish?
    • From where will he get it fabricated?
    • What will be the cost of such a dish?
    • Will the larger dish completely eliminate the problem?
    • If not, what should be the diameter? 1 m? Larger?
    • What is the cost/benefit analysis?
    • The problem appears during the time when it rains heavily. In India, it is often found that heavy rains is followed by a loss of power. So what use is the big dish when there is no power?
    • The rain interruption happens 10-15 times a year for a period of 15~20 mins each. Can one live with that?
    • There are buildings where dish is fit on the side wall of the flat or in a balcony. Can a large dish fit there?

    So you see where I am getting to. That is why I said that idea is not practical.
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    Default hi Just fr Klix

    J4 Klix am sleepy now will send replies to yure Questions t/ow !


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    Quote Originally Posted by toolman67 View Post
    J4 Klix am sleepy now will send replies to yure Questions t/ow !


    toolman/~
    Hey! alteast switch of your computer before sleeping. (Kidding) :lol:

    J4X analyzes every facts/possibilities before posting reply.

    BTW. Why not answer the questions ?
    If what you said is a good idea then everyone can try it.
    That would be great.
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    Default am bacccck !!

    Hey I am now awake and ready to answer all questions , got some nice misic on and here Goes....

    How will a common man make a dish?
    You have to contact any metal fabricator if you dont have metal working skills
    From where will he get it fabricated?
    as above Ms plate steel of 2MM or 2.5 MM dia available in Steel and Iron marts every where ....
    What will be the cost of such a dish?
    depends on the local cost of steel at yure end ....
    Will the larger dish completely eliminate the problem?
    Cannot Guarantee tht from where I sit, factors depend on placment of LNB & its alignment ( Little calculations involved ) , placement of the dish on the roof to catch signal frm Satellite ...

    If not, what should be the diameter? 1 m? Larger?
    Mine is 2.5 dia not much bigger than the regular dish ,also smaller than the new Reliance DTH dishes ...
    What is the cost/benefit analysis?
    never thought abt that , PEACE OF MIND IS ALL tht i wanted !!

    The problem appears during the time when it rains heavily. In India, it is often found that heavy rains is followed by a loss of power. So what use is the big dish when there is no power?
    never heard of an Inverter ? here in Goa the rains are always followed by Power-Cuts , so an inverter is a Must ...

    The rain interruption happens 10-15 times a year for a period of 15~20 mins each. Can one live with that?
    I suppose so , we have Power cuts through the year even if it doesnt rain as the elect dept shuts off supply when ever they desire to do maintainence so one gets used to it ....
    There are buildings where dish is fit on the side wall of the flat or in a balcony. Can a large dish fit there?
    ye havent accounted for that , as I have an open terraced Roof , but if its possible like in London we had a Flat panel fitted to our Hangar door , it worked perfectly ..... also on our landing Rig (Alexander Griffen ll ) out in the nor'wester sea we had a flat panel Antenna that picked up Sat Signals frm EuroSat, AMSAT, ASN and Swedish channels , ALL Despite our other Radio and HAM antennae arrays being alongside ....

    OK so it may not be practical for every one, but its just my advise. stick to what the OEM offers and it may not be 100% , if you twist the rules a little things do work as my professer in College always said EXPERIMENT EXPERIMENT EXIPERIMENT !! ha ha !! have fun

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    Thanks for the reply, toolman. As I said earlier, I am not disagreeing with your suggestion - just that it would be more of a hassle to the common man. It would be much better if the DTH providers increased their signal strength.

    In UK, it rains all the time but there is no rain outage - at least I never witnessed one.

    Also DishTV's rain outage is higher than that of TataSky which suggests to me that TataSky is sending better/stronger signal. But even TS suffers from rain issues. No idea about Sun or BigTV but I assume that they face similar issues.
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    Default Goa weather is like London

    Goa becomes like the Uk from the months of Nov thru feb, except we dont get tht damn Rain ..... ah wonderful memories !!!


    regds tm/~

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    BTW. Nice Reply toolman67 :clap: !But still its too much work.

    I heard the same thing from the DISH TV dealer. Even they are not guarantying the success. I guess there is no easy fix for this problem.

    Anyway thank's for the post. Its not that hard, but still if this doesn't work it will be a waste of time and money. Please post if you find a better solution.


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    i have dish tv and most of my friends have tata . ive noticed that their reception during rains is kinda better compared to mine..

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    Well every DTH have some signal problem in rains and its not dth fault its due to this technology fault all over the world every dth is affected with that. but its for hardly a few minutes and then signals restored automatically.

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