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Old 01-23-2010   #1
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I'm thinking of getting satellite but I'm wondering how it dose during bad weather? Can anyone tell which is better cable or satellite.
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Old 01-24-2010   #2
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Satellites tend to loose service during very bad cloud cover, so if you live in an area where you get a lot of rain keep that in mind. Cable can have periodic outages as well. I have U-verse and it seems to be up better than either satellite or cable based on my last 2 years service.
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Hello,
Using satellites has its own advantages but in case failures you must have a backup in the form of cables.
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I've had satellite for years and years. I can tell you that only once or twice per year do I have a pause in service due to weather, and the pause is only for a few minutes at the most. There are two times per year for a minute or two that the sun is directly behind the satellite and this, too, will cause a blackout though I've yet to be watching TV when it happens. Hope this helps.
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