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I think this is why Apartment owners hate Satellite.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Manctech, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. txtommy

    txtommy Icon

    Dec 30, 2006
    Is it normal for all Directv and Dish antenna to be pointed in exactly the same direction. My Directv dish and my neighbors Dish dish are not aimed identically. Could this picture be staged?
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    But they all appear to be Dish.

    Nevermind, I see the one DirecTV
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    There's another on in the back corner.
  4. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    The Dish 500 dishes point at 110/119. The DirecTV Triple-Sat dishes point at 101/110/119. In reality, there's only about 5 degrees of difference.
  5. Valve1138

    Valve1138 Legend

    Apr 26, 2008
    Looks like a lot of the student apartment complexes around here.

    For some reason Comcast is allergic to revenue and just simply isn't available in a lot of areas around here, and I'm talking big developments with thousands of units. The only alternative is NTE which isn't much better than some rabbit ears covered with tinfoil.
  6. joe diamond

    joe diamond Hall Of Fame

    Feb 28, 2007

    DISH has what they call an eastern wing. They have some sats at about 70 degrees W long. that they can use to help with their LOS situation.

    Directv has or had some sats at the same line for their international service but I think they moved it or got it into the cluster around the 101 position.

  7. Eskimo

    Eskimo AllStar

    Aug 2, 2010
    Ohhhh, pretty.. it's a satellite garden! :sure:

    All our garden grows is weeds...:grin:
  8. bsprague

    bsprague Legend

    Feb 24, 2007
    This may be the "new normal".

    My condo association requires the owner make a best effort to hide any dish from common view. The developer provided small second story decks that do this perfectly. My antenna can't be seen from the street at any angle.

    Two weeks ago I got a new HDVR. An installer came to drill a hole in the wall to run a wire to the antenna. (Drilling a hole is a condo violation, but that's another story!)

    The contract installer said that he had to inform me that DirecTV no longer allows their people on the roof. The reason, he said, was that someone fell off a roof in Portland, OR and died. There are now problems with L&I (Labor and Industries) insurance.

    He said, as a favor, he would complete the addition of a HDDVR to the existing antenna, even if it was on the roof!

    If DirecTV strictly sticks to the "no roof" policy all our home will look something like this.
  9. joe diamond

    joe diamond Hall Of Fame

    Feb 28, 2007
    Not to worry,

    With Directv there are policies and there are policies. Mostly they accumulate somewhere and are dragged out to cover ass when something goes wrong.

    Get it done v.s. do it right has a variation that goes something like go do it...if you screw up you have had it.

  10. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Now, that is Funny!!! :lol:

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