Keep in mind that WildBlue has to transmit and receive while DirecTV only has to receive. I have both and the pattern is consistent, the WB goes out first and a minute or so later the TV goes out. Once the TV comes back on solid the WB will follow within a couple minutes. Your WildBlue should not go out unless there is heavy rain or thunder storms in the area.
Ron ~ Wildblue Select Pak since 01-2006, Anik F2 Beam 26, service through NRTC, Dell XPS, 2Gig Ram, XP Pro, Router DD-WRT- WRT54GL, Laptop, Dell XPS - Windows 7