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Thinking about Dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by quadmandan97, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. quadmandan97

    quadmandan97 AllStar

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    I was thinking of going to Dish Network from Directv but I don't want any more holes in my roof. Do you know if the Dish can mount on a Directv Slimline mount? It is 2 in diameter.
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The DISH Network dishes use a 1-5/8" OD tube. The 2" OD tube is pretty much a DIRECTV Ku/Ka dish exclusive.

    It may be possible to mount the dish somewhere other than on the roof (ie facia, wall).

    I would make sure to leave the DIRECTV foot in place rather than tearing it out. The mast can either be removed or tipped down.

    In a fit of ingenuity, you might try shimming the smaller tube into the DIRECTV foot with a piece of 3/8" metal plate. I would then slather it in metal protector or roofing goo to prevent oxidizing (rust stains).
     
  3. quadmandan97

    quadmandan97 AllStar

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    Which dish do I need for HD?
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    DISH Network will provide you with the necessary dish and installation. Depending on where you live and where your local HD stations come from it may be one of three dishes: 1000.2 (110W, 119W, 129W), 1000+ (110W, 119W, 118.75W, 129W) or 1000.4 (61.5W, 72.7W, 77W). In some isolated cases, there may be two dishes required.

    A city would help us determine what market you're in. You can find out for yourself what satellite slots are involved by visiting http://www.dishuser.net.
     
  5. quadmandan97

    quadmandan97 AllStar

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    I'm in akron oh area. Zip Code 44221.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Akron is part of the Cleveland DMA so I would expect that you would get a DISH 1000.4 (aka Eastern Arc dish). The HD locals (WEWS, WOIO, WJW and WKYC) come from 61.5W.
     

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