Okay so my apartment complex screwed me over. I told them that I have dish network and that I'd need to be able to point the dish to the southwest sky. Unfortunately the lady who got us the apartment didn't do it right so now I'm stuck and I'm looking for input. I had a tech come out & look at my situation and he told me that I'd need to have the dish out about 4 feet from the building so that i could shoot sideways & hit both birds. The apartment complex manager suggested that I get a tripod and lay it down on it's side - running the long pole out perpindicular to my balcony railing. The end of this pole would have to be bent 90 degrees to create a vertical rise to put the dish on. He said someone else had done that & put sandbags on the tripod legs to keep it steady. I mentioned this idea to one of the technicians who came out to look at my situation and he didn't think that would work. Does anyone have any ideas? I really love dishnetwork (specially the PVR). I thought aobut DirecTV (maybe their satellites are within view) but I don't have a land phone line and if you don't have one of those they screw you over. Ideas? Suggestions?