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keeping snow off the dish this year


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#41 OFFLINE   Stanley Kritzik

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 12:45 PM

With the new signal bands and HD digital pictures, every bit and pixel is important. So, I continue to recommend Hot Shot for those of us in snow country. The power consumption is small; it is thermostatically controlled and automatic; and, if you can get to your dish and take the platter off to install it (which is really the only practical way to do it), you can install it on the backside and not worry about signal strength.

Once it's on and connected, you can just forget about it. All in all, a well-engineered and useful product.

Stan
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Slimline feeds an SWM-8, diplexed with an OTA Square Shooter SS2000, using a Sonora AD14 active diplexer, plus a Sonora LA141R amplifier and a 4-way splitter (3 used).
Results distributed to two H20 receivers plus an HR21-Pro feeding three Sharp Aquos LCD screens, the largest being a 57" unit. Diplexers used for all receivers to split off OTA signals. HR21-Pro has an AM21 OTA receiver, and feeds into a Sony STR DA5200ES receiver. Also connected is a Sony Blu Ray player.

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#42 OFFLINE   TBlazer07

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:34 PM

With the new signal bands and HD digital pictures, every bit and pixel is important. So, I continue to recommend Hot Shot for those of us in snow country. The power consumption is small; it is thermostatically controlled and automatic; and, if you can get to your dish and take the platter off to install it (which is really the only practical way to do it), you can install it on the backside and not worry about signal strength.

Once it's on and connected, you can just forget about it. All in all, a well-engineered and useful product.

Stan


And for those concerned about "removing the platter/dish" it is very simple. Just take off the 4 nuts/bolts on the back and it slips right off. The LNB Arm remains firmly in it's position and the 4 bolts are "keyed" so they go back in the exact position and it doesn't change the aiming of the dish (unless you hang on it). It was like 3 minutes to remove it and 5 minutes to put it back on because I dropped one of my nuts on the ground and had to look for it. Fortunately it was large enough to easily spot.




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