Posted 30 April 2010 - 08:28 AM
It's the same as U-Verse essentially, the big difference being a condo complex might have the dish system within, say 1000 feet of the unit or a lot less, not 3000 feet like AT&T, and the copper is in-building, not the older stuff out on the poles.
It's a sort of shoe-string and bubble gum solution, but it's a brilliant system for DirecTV to fall back on if a condo/ apartment owner/ association won't let their installers in to drop RG-6/RG-11.
Does anyone know what dishes they use? I can't imagine them just using a Slimline 5, but is there anything bigger, or do they have a 5-dish solution that uses bigger dishes.
I know someone who lives in an apartment (off-campus for a college) where they have DirecTV over a QAM-Modulated cable system, and they must be using an SL5 and a shoddy installation because it goes out all time (weather related, locals are fine).