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Dish Network and DirecTV: Satellite dishes could be banned

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by espnjason, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    I didn't pay much attention to the Philly law, but the Boston law states dishes can't go on the front of a house unless the installer certifies it has to because of LOS. I think the FCC would say that is OK. But the Boston law requires the dish companies to remove unused dishes -- and both DISH and DirecTV have basically said (through the SBCA) they don't own the dish and have no authority to remove unused dishes.
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I was calling you at the time on my cell phone per your request...

    Point-Set-Match. :)
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I think power lines are 10x uglier than dishes, yet no one is talking about banning those.

    East Boston needs to investigate why their cable company is doing such a poor job of serving the public. That's the reason dishes are so popular.
  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Yes, in one of the pictures there were so many wires you could barely see the dishes that were "an eyesore".

    I also think that the local power companies donate money to their politicians -- DirecTV and Dish probably don't help those same elected officials. And with the Philly ban, I wonder if COMCAST had anything to do with that law?
  5. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    With respect, the discussion is in fact ended.


    The OTARD rules prohibit restrictions on a property owner or tenant’s right to install, maintain or use an antenna to receive video programming from direct broadcast satellites (DBS), broadband radio services (formerly referred to as multichannel multipoint distribution services or MMDS) and television broadcast stations (TVBS).
  6. txtommy

    txtommy Icon

    Dec 30, 2006
    Around here they just hide all those eyesores with big billboards. :grin:
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    No discussion is truly over until it has been diligently interpreted by the judiciary. The law may seem very clear but there are cases where OTARD has not been the final word.
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Discussions are not over on the 'Net until there are no more posts in the thread. (Heh, and even then they're likely to pop up elsewhere.....):nono2:
  9. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    The problem with "the law" is that it doesn't work automatically.

    The HOA forces you to move a Dish, you say no... they fine you, take a lien on your home, or whatever... you then have to go to court and pay for that... and yeah, you probably win eventually... but not without time and money (and maybe you get money back in a counter suit)... but it's a lot of aggravation AND then you win but your HOA is pissed so they start micromanaging you and measuring your lawn with a ruler and try to catch you slipping on something else.

    Sometimes people aren't fun.
  10. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    That would be retarded to have a town or state tell you what you can have on your roof. So do they have a say on other things that are on the roof? Whats next, someone gonna decide what cars look good on someones drive way? Home owners should have the control over a freaking dish for crying out loud. It would be different if it was the old dishes that people had in their yards that were huge and we were putting those up on our roofs. I don't feel like a town has the right to restrict my television subscription. That could severely hurt the satellite companies. I hate the Cable Co in town and do not want to go back to them for any reason.
  11. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Yes... depending on where you live. There are sign ordinances.. and HOAs also will fine people for needing general roof repair or sometimes even for a flagpole to fly even the US flag.

    Oh... and a HOA around here has a ban on commercial vehicles... so if you drive a cab or work for AT&T or Dish... you can't bring your vehicle home and park it in your own driveway.

    Sucks... and maybe you'd win in a court fight... but you would have to fight it.
  12. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Also from the FCC OTARD
  13. Justin23

    Justin23 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I believe D* started a pilot program for satellite dish removal in Boston that started sometime last year...
  14. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    :) Thank you!

    I suppose it's rather amusing to bring up the topic of a major city considering a ban of satellite dishes. And that's because there are important issues for Boston and other major American cities to, say, ponder.

    The poster stating that people who are bothered by satellite dishes need to get a life is correct. But I would prefer to expand on that ever further by stating that such shallow people should "go *f* themselves!" (And they just might.)
  15. kenglish

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    I remember hearing Paul Harvey (many years ago) talking about a town in Florida, which banned anything but sedans in your driveway. If you owned a truck or SUV, it had to be hidden away in a garage.

  16. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Let me know when they are the one that decide boxers or briefs!
  17. kenglish

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    There is also a fight going on in some small town in the UK, where a guy wants to put up a Ham Radio antenna, something like 23 feet above the ground.

    The town OK'ed it, but a few neighbors declared war on him, calling it a "Flying Bedstead", and saying it would distract drivers on the nearby road, who would then crash their cars.:rolleyes:
    He's decided to keep applying for the permit, with different modifications each month, until they let him build it.

    (The UK doesn't have the same rules that we do...OTARD and PRB-1.)
  18. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    I am sorry but I think this is ugly as hell. http://www.vawind.org/

    I would take a few satellite dishes over this any day.

    Oh, but I guess I am very non PC. :D
  19. Redbullsnation

    Redbullsnation Mentor

    Apr 16, 2012
    This exceeds stupidity especially for the people in Boston, to those who don't want to get cable or FIOS will be forced to do so by the so-called democratic government :eek:

    Fortunately for me, I live in FL...
  20. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

    May 22, 2012
    Constitutioin protects our rights to any receiver. Granted they are going about it by saying it should not be visible. Personally when I see a dish on a house, I think to myself, "They've got good TV!". I think it looks more modern and up-to-date with technology. But, of course, there are some people out there who have left a dish sit there and rott over 10 years of no use and that could be taken care of.

    Radar detectors were originally banned in almost every state. In states where radar detector manufacturers saw enough consumers to make an investment, they sued the state and the law was removed per our right to own any receiver. Though the law is there does not mean the states will abide by them. They will be unlawful until someone stands up and points it out. Love this country! Break your own laws until the public says something(not bashing America, I really do love this place).

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