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Source for 60cm round dish???
Posted 10 January 2006 - 05:20 PM
Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:56 PM
Funny I looked over there earlier today; I guess I missed that page. I am finally about to complete the house I am building, which has been in one stage or another of planning, construction and lawsuits since before I joined here almost three years ago (long story). I am at the stage where I need to mount a dish and bring the feeds into the home-networking panel before I close off that wall. We are at 1200ft elevation yet just 50-miles from the ocean, a combination that seems to attract every rain and snowstorm there is, and fog with 1/8-mile visibility is very common. So I was thinking the 60cm dish might give me an edge on those moisture-laden days compared to the standard 46cm (18”) dish, now whether that would play out to mean anything in the real world I am not sure.
Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:26 AM
Dish technology changes. Right now today, you could find yourself in a situation with the new D* dish plus a couple of outboard dishes where you need 6 runs, not counting an over the air antenna. Who knows what that might be in a couple of years.
Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:48 AM
I don’t anticipate bringing six pairs of coax into the building for TV anytime soon, or at all for that matter. Verizon is busy rolling out their FTTP, trade named FiOS, in communities not too far from ours and I have been told they will be heading our direction this coming summer. The pattern is to start with the internet service, and bring the television online about three to six months later. I am most interested in the internet service because Comcast won’t come out our street into the woods (they might to compete with Verizon) and we are out of range for DSL, so our only option is dial-up because I am not paying the fee for Direcway not to mention the equipment cost and service commitment.
But I will tell you guys, in my opinion when Verizon gets their FiOS TV up and available to the masses I have little doubt it will dominate!
James – K1JMD