DIRECTV Signal Loss in Bad Weather

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DIRECTV Signal Loss in Bad Weather

Is DIRECTV good in bad weather?  Of course it is, but we’re still happy to share these tips to help prevent DIRECTV signal loss in snow or rain.

DIRECTV service interruption is a typical concern for many people considering getting satellite TV.  If you’ve never had satellite TV, it’s natural to wonder if DIRECTV weather interruption is a factor to consider.  For the most part, signal loss isn’t a huge problem.  If you do experience poor TV reception in bad weather, it’s usually due to snow or rain.  With helpful tips and satellite TV accessories, Signal Connect offers the best DIRECTV bad weather solutions.  We’re here to make sure that when you want DIRECTV, bad weather won’t be a problem.

DIRECTV: Snow on Dish

If you have DIRECTV, snow can cause some TV reception problems.  The biggest challenge is an accumulation of snow on the satellite dish.  When this happens, you lose TV signal.  Just remember, it takes a lot more than a few snowflakes to cause this type of DIRECTV weather interruption.  The most common and obvious fix is to throw on your coat and gloves to go outside and clear the snow off the dish.  If you’re in the middle of a blizzard, you might have to do this more than once to enjoy DIRECTV programming throughout the evening.       

Signal Connect has your DIRECTV bad weather solutions for those who don’t want to fight snow and ice manually.  Solid Signal – our sister company and online electronics retailer – carries a selection of satellite dish heating elements.  These low-voltage dish heaters feature a temperature sensor that activates the heater to melt snow and ice.  Solid Signal also carries an arm heater add-on that attaches to your satellite dish arm to assist the heating kit in removing snow and ice from your DIRECTV dish.

DIRECTV and Rain

Something called “rain fade” can cause a DIRECTV weather interruption.  What is it?  It’s what satellite TV experts call the interruption in service that happens when it’s raining.  In short, this is when intense precipitation in front of your satellite dish doesn’t allow the signal to transmit.  Despite what the cable TV companies tell you, rain fade is not a huge problem.  This can happen, but it’s on a very rare occasions that usually involve heavy downpours.

Your DIRECTV rain fade solution is available from Signal Connect.  We turn to our sister company Solid Signal for the quickest and easiest rain fade fix.  Dome Magic is a rain repellent wipe that easily applies to your satellite dish.  This adds a protective layer to your dish that helps maintain a strong signal during rain, snow, and dew.  A single application lasts six to 12 months, depending upon exposure.

TV Reception Problems in Emergencies

There’s really only one time when your DIRECTV might go down due to bad weather – emergency situations.  In most cases, this happens because power goes out in your area.  This means no satellite TV unless you have a generator or home battery system.  If you live in an area that’s prone to weather emergencies, it’s best to have a TV antenna alongside your DIRECTV package.  It’s less taxing on your emergency power supply, and it receives local broadcast signals 24/7.  This is keeps you updated on emergency situations and lets you enjoy TV shows.  

Your DIRECTV Dealer: Signal Connect

Does weather affect digital TV reception?  Yes, poor TV reception in bad weather does happen, but it’s rare.  DIRECTV has a 99 percent uptime in the markets it serves, and Signal Connect has solutions for weather-related TV reception problems.  With a DIRECTV package, you’ll enjoy your favorite news, sports, and entertainment all year long, through rain, sleet, snow, and shine.  Signal Connect is an AT&T Preferred Dealer that specializes in providing DIRECTV solutions for a variety of residences and businesses.  Give us a call at 866-726-4182 for the Signal Connect customer service experience.