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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 5:56 PM

Snow on dish

We've had DTV since 94. WAY back then we were told to never put anything on our dish. When we have a wet snow our dish is covered and we lose reception. Has anything changed in a couple of decades? I don't have to pull out the ladder (though it WOULD be easier) to clean it off.

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detuch254

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3.3K Messages

10 days ago

If you have an HR44/HR54/HS17 Genie HD DVR connected to the Internet you are able to stream most of the channels over your internet connection (Wired via ethernet or over wireless Wi-Fi). This feature was recently released by directv and I find it really helpful, especially in your case. 

litzdog911

ACE - Sage

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44.1K Messages

10 days ago

No. There's no safe coating that will prevent snow build-up without tarnishing or damaging the dish.  If you can't safely reach the dish to brush off the snow try using a "sooper soaker" style squirt rifle with warm water to melt off the snow. 

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3 Messages

10 days ago

Thanks - will try the soaker! Could be fun.

shannon02

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17.4K Messages

10 days ago

You can buy and install a dish heater.

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3 Messages

10 days ago

Thanks. Didn't even know they made such a thing.


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