Dish size guide
The reception of satellite TV signals can be affected by many things, the main factors determining a good signal and reception are down to the quality of the dish and its components as well as the location and overall size of the dish.
For example, local environmental factors such as as airport radar, TV transmitters and mobile phone antennas situated near the dish can cause reception problems due to interference with the TV signal. Also, trees, foliage, metal and wooden structures all have the potential to block up to 100% of the incoming TV signal.
Weather can be another element and, because high temperatures can cause digital noise in the system, some people find that reception in winter can sometimes be better than in the summer. Clear, dry, cloudless days will often result in better reception than damp, humid, cloudy ones. It is even possible that reception can be badly affected or completely lost in heavy rain or snow.
As the quality of reception varies widely across Madrid, due to the many possible environmental factors detailed above, we prefer to recommend a 180cm dish in all areas. And if you want to be a 100% sure to not lose any channel during bad weather, a 240cm dish is the solution.
Of course, it may not always be possible to mount a 180cm dish in every location, and although it does give great results, a 120cm can be a good compromise in those situations.
In order for us to guarantee a good reception pattern, we only install the very best fibreglass satellite dishes and premium quality LNB’s. Although fibreglass dishes are more costly than metal ones, they are worth the extra investment simply because they generate a stronger, more reliable signal.
If you are unsure about what dish would best suit you, feel free to get in touch with us by clicking here, or give us a call. After installing so many dishes over the years, we've found a solution to pretty much every possible problem.