I was having a variety of troubles with my dish alignment and cabling and though I had got it back working myself (with help from folks here) I never got the dish peaked to my satisfaction so I had D* send a tech out. I ask him to simply align the dish. He goes further than that, diagnosing a few cable problems - at the dish and in my house. He does peak the dish - though the signal strengths aren't to my liking yet. But more interesting - he replaces the lmb - had the 5lmb setup, with three distinct heads (two off-center to the left) with a new single head lmb. I assume it's a 3 lmb setup and challenge him on what the impact will be - he claims the 5 lmb hardware causes a lot of problems and that any satellites that might be lost aren't needed unless I subscribe to international programming (and I don't.) When we go in the house to confirm all is working - he doesn't change the dish setup - leaves it at 5 lmb and sure enough it's getting signals on 109, 110, 119, 99 and 103. So obviously my previous understanding that you needed the 5 lmb setup to get all those satellites was wrong. Does this make sense to anyone? Now at this point the signals are not what I want (indeed they're lower on the 99 and 103 conus satellites than I had self-adjusted them to be) and we discuss the mast being out of plumb and he volunteers to come back to fix that, perhaps by moving the dish. Since I'm up and running, I'm okay with that - his visit was at 6:30 on Friday and he doesn't have everything he needs to do the work. So we'll see how it goes when he returns.