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Do dish covers work?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by twcbrandon, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. twcbrandon

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    What is your experience with them?
     
  2. RickDee

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    Do you have any examples?
     
  3. scooper

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    At what ? keeping the dish clean - yeah. Preserving signal from precipitation - not so much.
     
  4. Jason Nipp

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  5. FTA Michael

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    Why? Are you planning to get a dish?
     
  6. BattleZone

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    Dish covers will reduce snow build-up on the dish, but it won't do anything for rain/cloud fade.
     
  7. RickDee

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    That thing is UGLY!
     
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    I agree. I thought he meant more like these.

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    http://dishskinz.com/
     
  9. DavidRobert

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    I have used the full cover as shown by Jason since 2000. It was sold from Canada, I think, and was advertised in the DISH Monthly guide back then. I no long can find out who sells it, as mine is getting old. I am happy with it and no issues.
    It has protected it from the sun/elements and I hoped it would protect the LNBF. I'd buy another if I could. Does any one know who sells them now??
     
  10. jsk

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    It is very effective in protecting your reciever from getting satellite transmitted diseases.

    Seriously, I would think that it would keep snow from collecting on your dish. I don't have one and haven't had too many problems will signal loss due to snow (my dish is on the ground anyway so it is easy to remove snow/ice). Maybe it would be effective for someone who lives in a snowy environment.
     
  11. Jason Nipp

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    Those are skins not covers. They are decoration only.
     
  12. Jason Nipp

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    They work great if you live in an area with significant snow and ice accumulation.

    In the summer I have issues with wasps making nests in LNBF's, and the 4 years I used a dish cover I never had a nest blockage issue.

    So Rick you may think they are ugly, but I'd bet I have less outages than you do.
     
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    http://www.wedgiecovers.com/
     
  14. Cap'n Preshoot

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    In southern climates the dish covers do a good job at protecting the face of the LNB from becoming discolored and eventually cracking from the intense sunlight.

    They do nothing for rain fade, as the rain fade occurs in the atmosphere, NOT at the dish.

    A heavy-duty plastic garbage bag and a little duct tape works equally well at 1/100th the cost. In fact, in areas where snow is not a concern you need only cover the LNB assembly, not the entire dish.

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