One of the biggest knocks against DISH you’re going to hear in the debate of satellite vs. cable is that the signal will be subject to too many uncontrollable variables when it’s being beamed to your home’s dish. Cable companies will try to tell you that as soon as the sky clouds up or the wind picks up you’re going to get all sorts of interference that prevents you from enjoying your television shows.
Well, if you’ve had a DISH Network installation in San Bernardino County for longer than a few months, you know that this just isn’t the case: DISH is actually tremendously reliable and rarely loses signal. Even when the signal is interrupted, it’s usually quick to go back on.
But, every so often, depending on where you live, you might get just a little interference. Maybe it’s just a small decline in picture quality? Perhaps it’s a little wiggle in the picture? Whatever it may be, it’s usually quickly resolved and not often much of a bother… unless it’s occurring more often than it should be.
If your DISH Network installation in San Bernardino County is giving you small fits of trouble, consider these quick tips on how to correct it and see if they yield any results for you and your family:
- Make sure any trees or other foliage are clipped back and not impeding the dish. The dish can receive the signal through foliage most of the time, but if yours is a bit dense, there might be a bit of a problem that can easily be resolved with some trimming.
- Check the cable connections at your boxes and your dish. Sometimes things get jiggled loose and as a result, the picture quality or reliability of your service might become compromised.
- Schedule a dish tune-up. Your dish might just be tripped off of its alignment slightly and a tune-up could be just what the doctor ordered to restore the signal once more. High winds or bad storms usually precede this problem.
- Check your signal strength via the “Settings” menu of your service. This can yield information about how your dish is receiving the signal and might alert you to issues that could require professional repairs be made. You might also have the chance to “recalibrate,” which could refresh and restore the signal.
- Consider if there are any major interference issues around that could be affecting your signal. Things like your Wi-Fi and phone signals aren’t powerful enough to cause this, but if you recently had power lines strung or you have an electrical generator nearby, function could be reduced.
Chances are, you’re not likely having much of a problem with your DISH Network installation in San Bernardino County 95% of the time. If you do have some annoyances that other 5% of the time, give the above tips a try and see if they work. If they do, great! If not, it might be time to contact a professional at JDS Systems today for some insight as to what the problem might be and how you can resolve it.