Not only are the current dishes an eyesore, but a lot of owners move and leave their dish behind. Evidently this is not regulated by anyone. Because of these problems some cities are considering a ban on the dish. Boston was the first large metro area to ban them, and other cities may be following their lead:
Boston may be one of the first cities in the nation to ban satellite dishes. The problem is that many think they look awful. "A satellite dish is a dish-shaped type of parabolic antenna designed to receive microwaves from communications satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts, such as satellite television."
The blog posting is here