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HD Dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by cspenny, Sep 11, 2006.

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  1. cspenny

    cspenny New Member

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    I would like to know if anyone knows if the new Slimeline dish is worth
    waiting for or should I go ahead and get the 5LBN? I had placed an order
    for HD TV and they came out and told me they couldn't install the dish
    on the side of my house. There was no other place to put it. I can make
    the side of the house solid anought to install a 5-LNB if it is worth it.
    I do want HD with my new Vizio 32 Flat Screen.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Why can't they install the AT9 5-LNB dish on the side of your house? The new Slimline dish will be a bit lighter, but who knows when it will be available.
     
  3. cspenny

    cspenny New Member

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    They said it was to big and heavy and the only place they could install it
    was one the patio. But there was no line of site from the patio. If AT9 is
    good I will put a 2x10 on the side of the garage for them to attach it to.
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The behemoth 5LNB dish is what you're going to get for a while. Rather than using a 2x10, you may be better served with a 20"+ square piece of 1" exterior plywood. This will allow the surface area to grab plenty of stud and limit rocking or twisting. You should also ask about the possibility of using a ground pole sunk in concrete.
     
  5. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    If they only wanted to mount it on the patio I would guess you had a lazy installer. If they can locate the stud on the wall of the house they can mount the AT9 wether they could aim it or not I can't tell you.
     
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