is the cable tv reception bad during rainy day ??

Malaysia
February 6, 2010 4:29am CST
have not been able to any program the whole day ... the cable tv is out .. it says signal not available .. maybe the reception is blocked by that heavy dark clouds .. how r your cable tv recepion during bad weather ?? cheers
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13 responses
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
Rainy days give no mercy to tv cables. The screen will blank out and the whole night or day means no tv reception as long as there is heavy downpour.
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• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
oh how boring r those days without tv n cant go out ... its worst with broken leg ..
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 10
Hi Sanjana I have Sky and when the Weather is rainy windy or anything like that it affects it which is very annoying when you where just about to sit down and watch something lol specially because you can't go out as it is wet cold and awful
• Malaysia
11 Feb 10
at least u have 'gissi' to entertain you during those days or do you think ... gissi will cuddle and sleep enjoying the 'rain'
• Estonia
7 Feb 10
It's possible that the cause of your problem is rain. I've had similar situations too. When it rains really hard, my the satellite dish gets full of water and the water screws up all the signal. I only get to watch a couple of local channels then, because they have a stronger signal.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 10
for the local channel we need the normal 'aerial' which we did not put up so we cant really view them
• United States
6 Feb 10
If it is cable it shouldn't be any problem during a rainy day, the cable lines goes underground, so there is not any problem in a rainy day, unless something has been broken underground,but that can haven even on a sunny day, on the other hand if you have satellite tv, then with a rainy day the reception can be affected, but in the last couple of years the satellite tv companies have improve greatly this problems. 5 years ago the reception with satellite tv in a rainy day was totally horrible.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 10
emmm now i know the difference between cable n satellite, but oesnt the cable tv hav satellite dish ti receive signals
@phoenix8606 (4978)
6 Feb 10
no! My cable Tv is normal no matter if it rains or it is shiny, but now i don't have a TV, because I don't have a TV at home, actually i live by my cousin and he hasn't got any :)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 10
maybe u can get a small one to put in ur room ..
• United States
6 Feb 10
mine's usually fine unless it's windy out. that usually messes with the signal.rain doesn't really affect it much.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 10
here in my country the wind starts first and the signal goes ... toot toot .. then the rain pours, i totallu goes ......tooooooooooo
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Feb 10
ours is usually ok unless Lighting hits to close!
• Malaysia
7 Feb 10
thats good
• India
6 Feb 10
well i had neighbours who used to experience the problem what you say about now.but i and my neighbour used services from different cable operators.i think the problem what you think about depends on the cable quality you're cable operator uses.rain or wind wouldn't affect the channels if good quality cables are used.
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
here we have been monopolized by one major operator only .. so there is no choice at all ..
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
6 Feb 10
During the rainy days here, the cable reception works just fine. you can still watch all your favorite shows. It would have to be really rainy and windy for the cable service to be cut off or disrupted for the entire day. I hope you get your cable back up soon.
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
yes of course it has to be really heavy rain when the reception is distrupted
• India
6 Feb 10
yes the reception would be very poor during the rainy season . sometimes due to more rain the cable wires could cut off and thus bring some more disappointment in preventing us from watching the programs we love ... mostly we will fell the heat only when we are not able to see the favoutite programs of us . once i was very upset because i was not able to watch a very important f1 race which decided the title . it gave me a huge disappoinyment . there are lots of times when these things have happened
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
wow that was really bad ... you must have planned to watch F1 ..
@prasunsam (359)
• India
6 Feb 10
ya the cable reception is quite pathetic during the rainy dayz,but since the satelite tv has come the situation has improved a lot but still rains affect the reception quality a lot.
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
isnt cable tv same as satelitte tv ..?
@Sreekala (18772)
• India
6 Feb 10
Hi Sanjana, Last time when heavy rain occurred and the city life disturbed much and I clearly remembered there was no Cable network for two days. Due to strong winds trees falls and it disturbed the cable net work. Not only the cable but electricity was also not there in many places. So in your place also there must be some disturbance due to heavy rain. I guess you are getting bored without TV program and sitting inside due to rain..
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
yes boring .. boring .. atleast now my sunshine just got home ..to cheer me up
• India
16 May 12
In the rainy / cloudy day, my dish tv signal goes down. But cable operator's line provides signal even in rain or cloud. How does cable operators signal works?