If your TV picture momentarily turns snowy or blurry on March 20, the date of the spring equinox, it's probably from a sun outage. This is a natural phenomenon, which occurs twice a year (in the spring and fall).
During these brief “eclipse” periods — when the receive antenna on the earth, the satellite, and the sun are in direct alignment — the sun's focused “noise” energy overwhelms the video signal from the satellite. Reception becomes degraded and eventually impossible for a brief period of time, usually less than 15 minutes. All communications providers using satellites experience this effect.
There is nothing that can be done from a technical standpoint to prevent the sun outage effects. Fortunately, however, sun outages are a short-term problem and end when the equinox is over. Please contact us if you have any questions.