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  1. stanleyntl

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    What dish size is suitable to improve reception during bad weather?
    I get "no signal" during bad downpours.
    Upgrading to a SKY PLUS receiver - if I use twin coax, how does this affect dish size?
    Will quad LNBs fit most dishes?
     
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    Not a direct answer mate but we were losing signal during rain and I called Sky engineer in. He found that the dish wasn't aligned properly and he improved the signal quality from 25% to 70% on the Sky+ box and from 10% to 50% on the 2nd box.

    We no longer lose the picture during rain :thumbsup:

    Maybe you should try this first before looking to replace the dish.
     
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    In your location a properly aligned dish should be fine 99.9% of the time.

    There is a 'zone 2' Sky dish for poorer areas - it's slightly larger but I think you'd be wasting your money.

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    stanleyntl

    I had an installer change my 45cm sky supplied satellite dish for a 90cm satellite dish using the sky quad LNB and the picture improvement was immediate.

    Although I did not suffer from total picture loss during storms before, the images did suffer from loss of quality. That is no longer the case since the change of dish.

    Del :)
     
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    A standard size dish,properly aligned,with a working quad LNB, is perfectly adequate throughout most of the country. A zone 2 dish, ie the larger ones, are only required in 'fringe' areas, ie the far SW of England and Northern Scotland.
     

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