lk40, Seems you have two questions to find answers to. First, will a 2-dish configuration actually work. Second, assuming yes to the first question, can you find two dish locations that will work for you. A third question actually follows - if you are that tight on clearance (trees/bushes/anything alive), how long before growth will take away your peek-a-boo view of the three orbital slots? I've got 2 slimline dishes and one regular (not swm) 3-LNB assembly (along with a variety of 5-LNB units). If anyone in the (Seattle) area has a 3LNB unit I could borrow for a few days, I will set up the 2-dish configuration to see if it will actually work.