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Thinking about Dish
Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:46 AM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:00 PM
The DISH Network dishes use a 1-5/8" OD tube. The 2" OD tube is pretty much a DIRECTV Ku/Ka dish exclusive.
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.
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).
Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:05 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:13 PM
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.
Which dish do I need for HD?
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.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:14 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:35 PM