Hmmm, This strange, All of the satellites are in geo-syncrous orbit around the equator.
So the closer you are to the equator the "higher" in the sky they are. But the problem may have to do with horzontal angle rather than the virtical angle.
Call DirectTV and ask them about new birds.
Maybe you get the neighbor to trim the tree. I remember reading some where that a person was orderd by the court to trim thier trees because of interference with Satellite.
Because of trees I put my DishNetwork dishes on my garge behind my house.
Maybe contacrt Dishnetwork and see if thier satellites are in the clear.
Satellites use Mpg2 for the video which is DVD format,
so the componet outputs should give you a better picture even if your watching the regular channels. John
I purchased a new HDTV and attempted to upgrade my Directv service to HD. When the technician came to install the new dish, he could not pick up the signal because the HD satellite is too low in the sky. I have no trouble picking up the signal on the regular satellite. Apparently some trees are in the way of the HD satellite. (I can't cut them down because they are on my neighbors property but I am hoping for a hurricane).
I have 2 questions.
1. Does anyone know if they plan to launch any more HD satellites that will be higher in the sky?
2. Will a HD receiver make any difference in the picture quality if I only have standard satellite service? The receiver I have now only has A/V and S-Video outputs. Will HDMI or Component outputs improve the picture?