Why do people think of the Sat Dish as an eyesore?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lee78221, May 1, 2009.

Do you think your Dish is an eyesore?

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    75 vote(s)
  3. Other

    428 vote(s)
  1. May 1, 2009 #1 of 164

    lee78221 Godfather

    Sep 25, 2007
    I "love" my DirecTV Dish. IMHO, it adds to my house. Not a eyesore at all.

    The reason for the thread was some of the post in the FIOS thread, I see some of the members see their Dish as a eyesore and would go to Verizon FiOS just to ditch the Dish because it's a eyesore to them.

    Do you think your Dish is an eyesore?
  2. May 1, 2009 #2 of 164
    Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    I think of it kinda like a status symbol. I like it out there off the deck.
  3. May 1, 2009 #3 of 164

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    When we selected the lot for our house, we intentionally chose a lot who's backyard faced South. We did this because we didn't want our dish to be seen from the street.

    Yes, I think they're eye-sores.

    There's a house a few blocks away from me that has 4 DISH receivers on his roof that you can see from the main road. Looks tacky as heck.
  4. May 1, 2009 #4 of 164

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    I like the way my dish looks :D My only concern would be for would-be thieves.....if they are up with tech and know the difference between the round, 3lnb and slimline dishes, they'd know I have at least one HDTV and more than likely a decent home theater setup in my house (even though in my case its more than one) :(
  5. May 1, 2009 #5 of 164

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Everyone in my neighborhood has at least one HDTV, so that's not a concern.

    And why would having D* (or even HD) make you more likely to have a home theater setup?

    I've had a complete surround sound system in my living room for 10 years and a dedicated Home Theater for over 5 years, but I've only had HD for 18 months.
  6. May 1, 2009 #6 of 164

    mx6bfast Hall Of Fame

    Nov 8, 2006
    I chose no. Mine's on the back of the house. You have to be in the backyard to see it. There is one problem though, it gets in the way of me throwing the ball up on the back of the roof when it comes down.

    However if I could place the dish in my attic and have it work reliably, I would.
  7. May 1, 2009 #7 of 164

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Well let's see.....scum bag thug that happens to know a little about technology (more specifically DirecTV dishes) cruisin a neighborhood....drives by some houses, sees a couple round dishes, few more 3lnb dishes and 2 slimlines....which house you think he's gonna look at?? My point was more specifically for the slimline dishes....
  8. May 1, 2009 #8 of 164

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    If some think the DirecTV dish is an eyesore they should see my very large OTA antenna on my roof. :D
  9. May 1, 2009 #9 of 164

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I don't think my two dishes are eyesores.

    I don't think my 62' tower with 6 element log periodic (33' wide) is an eyesore.

    I don't think my 5 antenna az-el controlled 6m > 70cm antenna system on a 4x4 in the yard is an eyesore.

    I've never seen an intact antenna system in place that I didn't think was a thing of beauty.:)
  10. May 1, 2009 #10 of 164

    tcusta00 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Hmmm, looks like you and I are in the minority here. :eek2:
  11. May 1, 2009 #11 of 164
    Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
    I'm not sure I'd call it an eye sore...but I very much dislike having to display an advertisement for DirecTV on my home. They could and should make the dish far less visible than it is. The cables running to the dish are also sloppy.
  12. May 1, 2009 #12 of 164

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

    May 29, 2007
    Chicago -...
    I think it's an eyesore, for sure. But I put it on the back of the garage roof and there are trees all around to hide it from almost everybody. Of course, there are no trees where I have LOS, but only a couple of neighbors have to see the dish. Oh, yeah, there is also the coax and ground wire running up and over the driveway to the house. It was worse before the SWMLine.

    Now, the real eyesore is the 103" x 111" multiband OTA antenna on the 10' mast on the house roof.
  13. May 1, 2009 #13 of 164
    dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    I used to have a 10' BUD and thought it looked cool, so sool because you could see it from the closest gas station, and I'd tell people go to McQuaid's and you'll see a Big Satellite dish, that's my house bring the beer. :D
  14. May 1, 2009 #14 of 164

    djrobx Godfather

    Jan 26, 2009
    I voted yes, although "eyesore" is stretching things a bit. I don't mind it, but it's certainly not decorative. My house wasn't in need of a DirecTV hood ornament.
  15. May 1, 2009 #15 of 164
    Game Fan

    Game Fan Baseball Is Life

    Sep 8, 2007
    My DTV dish is in my wife's flower garden, in our back yard, about 50' from the house. Not an eyesore to me.
  16. May 1, 2009 #16 of 164

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    People who think satellite dishes are an eyesore are Luddites!

    They are like people who would park an easy chair in front of a $1000 speaker... unforgiveable!

    Tech Rules!

  17. May 1, 2009 #17 of 164

    Brandon428 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2007
    I don't think its an eyesore,but I do feel your house would look better without it.
  18. May 1, 2009 #18 of 164

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    Not an eyesore at all. On my present home and two previous houses, my sat dish looks straight out from the corner of my front porch. Only dish I ever had in the backyard was a 10-foot Channel Master.
  19. May 1, 2009 #19 of 164
    Aztec Pilot

    Aztec Pilot Legend

    Oct 11, 2007
    I vote other. I wouldn't call it an eyesore. But I could do without it.
  20. May 1, 2009 #20 of 164
    Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

    Oct 16, 2006
    I just installed an SL3 SWM for my buddy last weekend, and he wanted to make sure his next door neighbor and others on the street wouldn't have to see the dish.

    All this while he had overhead cable, power and telephone lines running from the pole at his back fence line into a pipe sticking out of his roof - and so did all of his neighbors.

    Just IMO, but I thought the SL3 I put up looked a lot nicer ;)

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