quote: In Phoenix, the monsoon is considered to have started when we have three consecutive days when the dew point averages 55 degrees or higher...The average start date of the monsoon in Phoenix is July 7, while the average ending date is September 13. Normal rainfall during this period is 2.65 inches...
quote: 2.65 inches an hour is heavy rain...not 2.65 inches/season. It very rarely rains hard enough anywhere in Arizona to interrupt satellite service
quote: They both do this kind of thing to each other all the time. Anyone ever see the commercials where the satellite customers lose reception when it rains?
quote: Well, if you're halfway intelligent, you shouldn't set your satellite up so that it points at a bunch of trees.
quote: Anyone ever see the commercials where the satellite customers lose reception when it rains? I have DirecTV and the only time that happened was during a hurricane.
quote: Local Channels - Time Warner Cable brings you local broadcast channels with local news, weather, sports and network programming at no extra charge. Satellite offers local channels, but you might have to pay extra for them.
quote: Local Presence - For convenient customer service, Time Warner Cable is nearby. Most satellite broadcast companies are halfway across the nation.
quote: To conserve additional space on bandwidth-starved systems, virtually all operators ratchet down some HD channels even further, to as low as a 10-Mbps stream, in a process known as transcoding...
The practice isn't advertised, and none of the operators who spoke with Multichannel News would detail which specific channels get the treatment and how far down they compress the signals. But at least two major operators, Comcast and Charter Communications , both confirmed their systems use the technique.
"There's certain acknowledged manipulation" of HD signals, said Showtime Networks vice president of engineering technology Jim Occhiuto...