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 Can smoke from wildfires cause signal loss to television network satellites?

Answer Yes. Since the signal is beamed from space, anything in the path of it, even smoke/heavy cloud cover, can cause interference.
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I have dish network and when i try to watch hd channels it says complete signal loss?

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How do satellites relay television images?

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Is the high-definition signal broadcast on multiple satellites?

Multiple satellites broadcast the high-definition signal using MPEG-4 compression. Since there are multiple satellites, it's easier for rural areas to pick up this service. However, weather plays a... Read More »
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