Sadly heading to cable

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by blazewon, May 2, 2009.

  1. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

    Jun 9, 2006
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Yes. The HOA can "ask" but in reality they can't enforce it if the home owner has no other choice. So I guess we are in agreement. :)
  3. randyk47

    randyk47 Icon

    Aug 21, 2006
    San Antonio, TX
    The operative words are "if the home owner has no other choice" and therein sometimes lies the problem. Our HOA seems to be very understanding and I'm not aware of any specific problems. There are a few dishes that are quite visible from the street and while I'd prefer they not be on the front of the house that happens. I'd rather that than cutting down a bunch of live oaks up here.
  4. blazewon

    blazewon New Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    GOOD NEWS!!! I got the original DTV serviceman back out after the storm passed and he found a spot that worked! I'm now hitting all of the satellites in the sky and have my glorious HD just in time for the fight!

    No Comcast for me!!! WOO HOO!!!

    Thanks all for the great suggestions. You guys made me fight even harder to get it fixed today.
  5. FlBillsfan

    FlBillsfan Legend

    Apr 22, 2008
    To me a HOA is like a government. Rules can be CHANGED if the majority agrees, or an exemption can be made.
  6. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    Awesome news blazewon! Glad it all worked out!! :)
  7. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    I am a member of our HOA BOD. When we first took over the community from the developer, the covenants demanded dishes be put ONLY on the rear of the house. Several of us on the board told the rest that that covenant was against the FCC Guidelines for dishes. After some debate we had an attorney look at the HOA covenant's section on dishes. He came up with this one that follows the FCC. In short, it says we can ask that the dish be placed on the rear of the house, and if LOS to the satellite is obtained on the rear of the house, it has to go there. But if the LOS can't be obtained, from the rear, it can be moved to the closest point to the rear of the house, where it can be obtained.
    I have lived in non HOA communities, as well as HOA communities. After loosing thousands of dollars when I sold my home in a non HOA community, because of the condition of surrounding homes, I will always perfer to live in a HOA community. They are maintained better and the home values are higher.
  8. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    That's great news!
  9. Mertzen

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 8, 2006
    As long as the downlink frequencies pass whatever material is between the satellite and dish you can put it there.
  10. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Oops, I didn't check that I had cut and pasted the wrong info.
    anyway, it was covered by bonscott
  11. RVD26

    RVD26 Godfather

    Oct 12, 2007
    My wife and I are looking to purchase our first home in a few months.
    I've already let her know that if there is a LOS issue with a particular home, then that will be a deal breaker. :nono:
    I'm just gonna take a compass with me when we go house-hunting. :lol:
  12. igator99

    igator99 Godfather

    Jul 28, 2006
    Your story sounds very much like mine. I was told by a Bruister Ass. that they would come and mount a pole in my front yard and that was the only way I could get D*. They never showed and refused to come back. I bought the dish and cable myself and hooked everything up. About a month later my HOA rep came to my door right before my daughters 16th birthday party telling me I had to take it down. I refused and gave him a copy of the HOTARD laws. He returned a week later with the HOA president. The president didn't have a leg to stand on and was actually a nice guy and made my neighbor look like an a$$. Two years later it is up and running and the HOA has had to change their laws. I'm slowly getting treed out so I will be leaving D* as soon as U-verse comes to town. The law is on your side.
  13. mjwagner

    mjwagner Icon

    Oct 8, 2005
    Always remember, different strokes for different folks. I for one prefer to live out in the country where I only have to deal with the local zoning ordinances, and frankly I even find some of them intrusive on private property rights. I moved out of my old house last year (built a new one farther out in the woods) cause the local Township started talking about running sewer lines. Don't want any part of that and I certainly would never want any part of an HOA.
    Some people love city life, some people hate it. Some people like living in communities in close proximity to other folks, some people like living way out in the woods among the wild life. One isn't right and one isn't wrong, just different strokes for different folks.
  14. rabit ears

    rabit ears Legend

    Nov 18, 2005
    I don’t think the existence of an HOA should keep anyone from purchasing a home, particularly in the current market. We began looking for a second home last spring and I was adamantly opposed to anything in an HOA community.

    Working with our realtor we found a lovely home and put our stated objections (including the no dish rule) to several HOA restrictions into the offer agreement. We got everything we wanted and the exceptions are all noted in the title documents.
  15. mobandit

    mobandit Hall Of Fame

    Sep 4, 2007
    Some HOA's are better than others. The one where I live is about useless. They try to enforce stupid rules while allowing wealthier (newer, far more expensive homes) owners violate the covenants. I do not like HOA's...
  16. briloop

    briloop Cool Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I know this is off=topic, but if you are living in a neighborhood, subdivision, etc., a HOA can be a good thing.

    I am living in a subdivision with homes built in the last 6 or 7 years - during the housing boom. The builder offered financing. About 20% of the houses appeared to have been purchased by sub-prime borrowers. The subdivision was invaded by real estate investors; about 30% of the houses are rentals. Consequently, we have people living in my subdivision who, in an economic sense, do not belong here.

    Some of these people don't care about the appearance of their properties. Some don't mow their lawns. Some don't move their garbage cans out of sight after the trash is picked up.

    I have filed dozens of complaints with the HOA about this. It usually takes several complaints before they start mowing their lawns on a regular basis and moving their garbage cans.

    Maybe you don't like HOAs, but for some of us, the HOA serves a useful purpose.
  17. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    If I were shopping for a home all over again, I wouldn't worry about LOS. You could possibly be living in the home a lot longer than satellite TV will be around. I honestly think that all TV content will eventually be online making LOS a non-issue in the long run.

    Shop for a home that you both like but don't let LOS be a "dealbreaker". Besides, making the wife happy will pay off much more than LOS. :)
  18. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    LOL. If a future home of ours doesn't have LOS my wife will be *unhappy*. No LOS, no deal. For both of us. :)
  19. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Understood. However, I can do the same thing in my city. Call them up and they'll make the homeowners/renters comply with city regs which state you must mow, can't have vehicles parked in your front yard, must have garbage cans off the street other then day of pickup and so forth. You'll get fines and such if you don't. So I don't need an HOA to get those benefits. :)
  20. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Rules can be changed but it is usually very difficult. I am on the board of my HOA and there are some changes we want to make, nothing very contentious just changing some of the clauses so the Architectural Control Committee has a few days longer to respond to a homeowner request. But it's impossible to make them because we need 75% of the homeowners to vote in favor of the change, and many homeowners can't be bothered to vote at all.

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