Goodbye DISH, at least for now

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dmspen, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Jun 9, 2021 #1 of 16
    dmspen

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    I am moving. My new house has a lifetime concrete tile roof. I have decided I do not want a dish mounted on it. The eaves are coated/sealed and I don't want bolts stuck through them. I know there are poles I could use and such, but I have decided against it. I'm sure the HOA will be happy.

    I am going to try Xfinity. They made a good deal for 2 years (locked for 1 year), TV and Internet. The house is already completely coaxed for Xfinity. If I hate it I'll go back to DISH, or maybe go streaming only. No need to decide now.

    I've been with DISH for 21 years and it is difficult to let go. I was reviewing the movies and shows I have on my external HD. I think I can pretty much watch any of them via streaming if I need to.

    So long DISH.
     
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    James Long

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    I'd suggest a non-penetrating roof mount (if one would work on the pitch of your roof), but it sounds like your mind is made up and you are committed to Xfinity.

    Enjoy!
     
  3. P Smith

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    I've seen NP rooftop mount with two angled parts to sit on an edge of the roof. Loaded by a few cinder blocks
     
  4. NYDutch

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    I did a non-pen peak mount last summer for a fellow, and he painted the patio block weights and the mount frame to match his roof color. Looked pretty good!
     
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    I have done both flat and peaked non-pen mounts. Not sure the HOA would like one on the peak. :)
     
  6. krel

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    HOA'S are funny. there like people upset from sitting in traffic all day :Do_O. wasn't there a poster on here in an HOA and they had there dish in the same place for years and they didn't say anything about it and then one day they made him move it:confused:o_O
     
  7. NYDutch

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    Yep, you're likely right!
     
  8. scooper

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    HOA's are NOT the ultimate authority on dish placement / aiming. You are only obligated to follow as long as your reception is OK for your chosen provider - be that Dish, DirectTV, or OTA.
     
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    Roofs and outside walls are often "common areas" not protected by OTARD.
     
  10. P Smith

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    It was Dart Vader !
     
  11. NYDutch

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    Dmspen mentioned a new house, so my impression was that there would be no common area's related to the structure. The grounds maybe. The HOA still might not like the placement of a roof mount, but whether they could make their objections stick or not might need a legal opinion.
     
  12. James Long

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    "My new house". I got one of those in the 2000s that was built in the 1970s (and one in the 1970s that was built in the 1910s). New to you! :)
     
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    Heh! Been there, done that several times, but fortunately there were no HOA's involved with any of them. ;)
     
  14. dmspen

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    HOA rules vary from place to place. They CAN state that a dish may not be seen from the front, or mounted on the front of a home. HOAs are all about maintaining uniformity among the homes. They cannot prevent you from installing a dish, but placement cna be tricky because in many places they own the roof and exterior walls.
     
  15. scooper

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    They can state that - but if you can't get reception in an area they consider acceptable - the HOA is SOL. They are NOT considered the experts on dish/antenna placement.

    If I could avoid it - I would not put a dish on the outside / roof unless was no other place with reception - what if it snows and you need to clear the dish off ?
     
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    If the only place you can receive reception is a common area (not under your exclusive control) you can be SOL. :(
     

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