The Ice on My Direct TV Dish - Froze My TV
I had a satellite TV phone call from a gentleman we’ll call Bumbling Bob for the purposes of story telling.
“Hi, this is Gail from Direct TV. How may I help you with your satellite TV service?”
“Hi, Gail, this is (Bumbling Bob), and I have a question about this fan-dangled contraption my wife just came home with.”
“Absolutely Bob, what can I help you with?” I asked.
“Well Gail, this is how it is…” (Insert mental note-that statement is usually when I know something less than stellar intelligence is coming.) “We live in a very cold area of the country, you see. I’m a little worried about this satellite TV dish thing being on our house and giving us television.”
“Okay, that’s not a problem. Our services are just like having….”
“No, no, Miss Gail, I’m worried about the ice.”
“Well, sir, if you sweep off your dish before ice forms…”
“Well it’s on top of the house, now how do you expect me to get up there and sweep it off?”
“Most times sir, the ice isn’t a problem for satellite TV dishes unless it’s on the LNB.”
“Will my picture on the screen freeze? Will it help if I keep my television warmer?
Maybe I should point a heater at it.”
“No, sir.” I replied, trying desperately not to giggle.
“It won’t freeze your television in the true sense of the word. You may have some interruption if ice forms on your LNB, but otherwise everything should be just fine.”
“Won’t my TV get cold with all this ice?”
“Not unless your television is outside, sir.”
What else was I supposed to say? Big shrug from me…bigger shrug from my Direct TV supervisor. I still have a job as a satellite TV rep, and Bumbling Bob still subscribes to his satellite TV programming. Life is good.
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