I also have had the same types of problems with my sat. tv. off and on most of the year. Same with the cpu. I suspect that it is caused by the wobble.
This has been exactly my experience with my Directv for over a year now. Even when we're not in the middle of a storm, there are constant disturbances but I haven't marked down the times of day it happens. I wonder if it's 3pm and 8pm. I know for sure that it also happens much later....to a point where its useless to even keep the tv on. The technicians have been to my home at least twice in the last 3 months and I asked the technician if he was getting more phone calls. It was the day after the tornadoes that ripped through Alabama and I pointed out that he would probably be slammed with work because the grid would be magnetically disturbed. He looked at me like I had 2 heads. I also asked him if his supervisors had discussed the possibility in an uptick of disturbances due to weather etc. He said they had not and it doesn't seem to be the policy to inform the techs of anything other than where to go.
Lately, I'm having a very difficult time staying on many news articles and sometimes when I have 2 or 3 links open at once, I seem to be confusing my computer and it brings me to a Vision Net connection failure page. I've been booted off CNN news and The Washington post with this same message. I never had problems directly between myself and this ning until today. I posted a couple of things and when I hit add comment it didn't. About 10 minutes later I had a double posting. Now I really have to pay close attention to the posts to see if my add comments link is actually adding the comment. I suspect we're all having technical difficulties, with all of our gadgets but today I wanted to share my thoughts. I'm in rural western SC