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The little man in the sky

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Cara, Jul 4, 2006.

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  1. Cara

    Cara Cool Member

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    Would it be totally pathetic if I wasn't quite sure? Yeah, it would be ... sorry. I wanna say it was the SuperDish 500 ... does that sound right?

    Oh, and the tech guy said watering the dish works - he said we could have come home every day and hosed it off and everything would work. I think one of you suggested that ...

    And Richard - next time I sending a direct plea to you ... all those connections with the little man in the sky ;)
     
  2. micklewhite

    micklewhite AllStar

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    Simple solution. One satellite = One dish. Anytime you increase the number of elements in a system, you increase the chance of failure. Dish 500 in most cases can do an adequate job (let's not talk about 500+, 1000, 1000+, and any hint of Superdish will send me screaming into the night). Now this does make the switch a key portion but it is much easier to lose alignment on a multi-dish system that have a switch fail.
     
  3. chainblu

    chainblu Legend

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    Good summary.

    Cara, now that you don't have that crappy SuperDish anymore and assuming 'Dude' properly peaked your new Dish 500 and brought your system up to proper DNS specs (ie. changed poorly made fittings and made sure all connections and ground blocks are 2.2 Ghz rated) it should be a long time before you have any problems.

    There are millions of Dish 500s out there performing perfectly.
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Cool Member

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    Best thing about all this is that the tech was definitely not a "dude." Finally got one who knew what he was doing and he stayed 2.5 hours re-working the whole shebang. AND, he gave us his local contact info so we wouldn't have to go thru the 800 number.

    Just to show the squeaky wheel can be nice, I fired off a very nice letter about him, too. Figure you should give kudos to those that deserve it, right? And this tech non-dude definitely redeemed DISH for me.
     
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