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number of dishes on a roof
Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:44 AM
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:53 AM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:03 AM
I would guess that if you tried to pick the worst combination, you could need three dishes.
What is the record number of dishes dishnetwork had to install for a customer
I suppose that if you were trying to shoot through a 2' hole in a wall, you might need four if you subscribed to just the right internationals and HD.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:05 AM
Or if someone wanted some PI content that was only available on an one satellite.
There should never be a situation where more than 2 dishes are needed, though someone could *choose* to use more, for example, to solve a line-of-site issue.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:21 PM
When he came there was one E* dish from the former owner of my townhouse, another one from my neighbor who didn't use it because switched to cable, and a new one was installed. They are all Dish 500. I wasn't (and still I am not) very happy with 2 dishes on the garage roof and one more on the deck, but apparently there was no alternative.
I thought the installer was lazy and instead of removing/replacing the existing ones, he went for the easy route.
Are there any disadvantages (PQ) in combining signals from three dishes?
Do you think I can ask E* to streamline the installation?
Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:27 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:30 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:26 PM
As far as signal quality, it's likely better since each dish/orbital is peaked individually.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:34 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:16 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:07 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:41 PM
All installed myself and all on the roof, flat as it is.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:54 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:02 PM
We have apartment buildings around here with a dozen or more dishes. There should be some way to use one or two sets of dishes for everybody.
There's a way, but it means that the apartment complex owners must pay for the installation, upgrades, and maintenance, and work with a company to manage connects and disconnects. Most complexes don't want to spend the time and money, and end up letting their customers have their own dishes.
And, no, it would NOT be possible to do it any other way. Without management and rules, you'd have tenants disconnecting other tenants, people "upgrading" or completely removing dishes that others needed, etc. And since most smaller apartment complexes don't want to pay for anything, and since all MDU jobs are subcontracted out, there's not much money in them to make it worth doing all the work.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:09 PM
Getting pretty common here in Puerto Rico with HD channels (110, 119, 61.5).
Then again we have cement roofs...
Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:44 PM
Not sure where this came from. No, it's not me lol
I think he's trying to steal tv
Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:00 AM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:19 AM
i've seen 2 single LNB Direct dishes used to pick up 110 and 119 from Dish. i would have thought LNB technology would be proprietery.
Some is, some isn't.
Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:49 AM
All I see is the dreaded red X.
I have had my fair share.
I tried typing the picture URL directly into my browser, and got a message that I don't have permission to view that page. It looks like maybe you've stored the picture in a place that we mere mortals can't see it?
AT250, Locals, Platinum HD
Dish 500 (110 & 119) plus wing dish (61.5)
Living room: ViP612 to Yamaha receiver and JVC 42" 1080i 16:9 plasma
Bedroom: ViP612 to JVC 32" 1080i 16:9 CRT
Motorhome: ViP722, to Sharp 32" 1080i 16:9 LCD (TV1) and SD 4:3 CRT (TV2)