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New dish ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kcn823, Oct 9, 2006.

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  1. PoitNarf

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    Looking at the way it's mounted in the pics again, that would never fly here in the northeast. Just 1 big blizzard and the dish would be buried in snow for a few days :lol:
     
  2. f300v10

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    I noticed the same thing. My guess is it is cosmetic so that the LNB assembly is symetric, i.e. it is for visual use only and may improve the WAF.
     
  3. BillPear

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    Yeah, it might be buried in a blizzard in the Northeast, but I live in the always Sunny O.C., if it ever snowed here it wouldn't matter because the world would have stoped spining!:lol:
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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    I am loosing my touch... I didn't even see this thread, until it was linked from TCF..

    I don't know much more about it... but I will see if I can get some more info... and maybe an INSTALL :)
     
  5. PoitNarf

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    I was wondering why it took you so long to look at this thread again :D
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    Okay... Here are the answers:

    Primary goal of the Slimline Dish:
    Reduce the weight and the Size of the dish (compared to the AT9)

    Performance of the dish is the same as the AT9... you won't see any signfican changes in your signal strengths, or rain fade issues

    The "blank" space on the LNB arm:
    Purely Asthetics... (sp?)
    It was to make it look balanced and symetrical.
     
  7. cmoss5

    cmoss5 1960'S NOSTALGIA

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    Looks like you have the Wingard Squareshooter 2000 beside your dish there
    for your OTA...I have the same...great ain't it??
     
  8. Proc

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    Nice to see the Slimline is out. It doesn't seem to be that much different than the AT9. Other than the integrated LNB assembly, it appears to be just about the same size. Nice job BillPear, you are the first to post installed pics of the new dish.
     
  9. BillPear

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    Thanks, I did it at PoitNarf's request I didn't even know there was a new dish coming.
     
  10. PoitNarf

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    Still no info on how much the slimline weighs.
     
  11. PoitNarf

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    It's very much appreciated Bill. Many many many people have been wondering about the slimline ever since it was announced many months back.
     
  12. tonyd79

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    Reason?
     
  13. PoitNarf

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    The AT9 looks more likely to assimilate you!
     
  14. mikhu

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    PoitNarf, you don't believe the D* salesmen? :)

    "15% lighter weight than the AT-9"
     
  15. paulman182

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    "The AT9 looks more likely to assimilate you!"

    Well, it does, but that's not why I like the AT9 better.

    I like the shape of the AT9 more, squarer and less angular...

    And I would rather have the two LNBs hanging off to the side, which is an imbalance for functional reasons, than have the LNB enclosure stick out sideways with no LNB in it, to balance it out for purely cosmetic reasons.

    The dish itself looks a lot like a Dish1000, doesn't it?
     
  16. matto

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    err, isnt that for the optional LNB's which are labeled as 'flexports' on the WB68?
    I believe one of the two is for "Para Todos".
     
  17. litzdog911

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    I wondered, too, if perhaps it was for the 95-deg or 72.5-deg LNBs, but it's not obvious how it would attached.

    It's certainly not for the ParaTodos Spanish package because that's beamed from the 119-deg satellite that's already received by the existing LNBs.
     
  18. Earl Bonovich

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    From what I was told, it was to give th LNB arm a balanced look.
     
  19. Smthkd

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    I feel the same way! I love my AT9, it looks way different than the "normal" dish. Plus, I've gotten used to the unique design.
     
  20. Blitz68

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    The Slimline just looks cheap, like a cardboard dish.

    I wonder how the Slimline and AT9 compare as far as rain fade.

    Anyone?
     
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