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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

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  2. No

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  3. Other

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  1. May 2, 2009 #61 of 164
    bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
    Its loveliness increases; it will never
    Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
    A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
    Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
    Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
    A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
    Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
    Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
    Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darken'd ways
    Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
    Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
    From our dark spirits...

    -- John Keats
     
  2. May 2, 2009 #62 of 164
    kevinturcotte

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    Doesn't bother me in the least. In fact, before Directv added our SD locals and we got everything from the 101, I had a 36" dish pointed at it for rain fade protection. Wouldn't mind mind going even larger!
     
  3. May 2, 2009 #63 of 164
    Hutchinshouse

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    Wow, your backyard looks like NASA. :D
     
  4. May 2, 2009 #64 of 164
    MRinDenver

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    I. too, had a BUD in my backyard for 10 years,

    So the DirecTV dish seems like an upgrade!

    (in both appearance and functionality)
     
  5. May 2, 2009 #65 of 164
    kevinturcotte

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    Outside...
  6. May 2, 2009 #66 of 164
    TheRatPatrol

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    We want pictures. :grin:
     
  7. May 2, 2009 #67 of 164
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    You didn't do a self-install? Losing some repect here Tom. ;)

    Actually, my dish looks no worse that the electrical transformer, phone box and cable box in my next door neighbors yard.
     
  8. May 2, 2009 #68 of 164
    loudo

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    It is close but NASA is about 15 miles up the road from me. :hurah:
     
  9. May 2, 2009 #69 of 164
    igator99

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    We have become a nation of whining spoiled little B*#chs. I had to fight my neighbor to keep mine. He raised hell and turned me into the HOA police. I won and it remains. I later found out that he had tried to get D* but didn't have a LOS. He has also ticked off just about everyone down the street for one reason or another. There is a lady that likes garden gnomes which I think are hideous. My poor tortured eyes have to look at that about 1 second each day as I head out. We are all one heartbeat away from leaving this world. Let people enjoy what they want as long as it does no real harm. Are dishes beautiful? No but they are no uglier than gnomes, mailboxes or basketball goals.
     
  10. May 2, 2009 #70 of 164
    spartanstew

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    Hmmm.

    I don't think the topic was "are they the ugliest thing people can put on or around their homes". It was "are they an eyesore", which according you the end of your post, you agree with.

    Not sure what the rest of your post has to do with anything.
     
  11. May 2, 2009 #71 of 164
    loudo

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    If anyone wants to argue about if a dish is allowed or not. They can find out all they need to know from this FCC on line Fact Sheet. http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html
     
  12. May 2, 2009 #72 of 164
    Grentz

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    I dont mind the look of mine.
     
  13. May 2, 2009 #73 of 164
    CliffV

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  14. May 2, 2009 #74 of 164
    dave29

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    My dish cannot be seen from the front of my house, that's how I try to keep it everytime I move.
     
  15. May 2, 2009 #75 of 164
    igator99

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    Eye sores are in the eye of the beholder. It is an excuse for people to poke their noses in your business.
     
  16. May 2, 2009 #76 of 164
    Lem

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    I live in a rural area of Maine in a town that has no cable access. Just about every house in town has a dish, so they're commponplace and people do't even notice any more. In fact houses without a dish are an oddity.
     
  17. May 3, 2009 #77 of 164
    MLBurks

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    I love my satellite dish. It is my eye to the world. I love the look and the technology. What's not to like? I still have an E* dish on my roof pointing to 61.5. I just recently had my roof redone and my roofer asked if I wanted him to get rid of the dish (he knew that I have D*) and I said "No I want it back up". I have a fascination for the technology so I'm not going to think it's an eyesore. When I'm on the road, I always check out houses who have dishes. I can tell right away if they have D* or E*, if they have HD, internationals, sat internet and so on. It's COOL! It's not an eyesore.
     
  18. May 3, 2009 #78 of 164
    bidger

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    Voted No, I don't think my satellite dish is an eye sore. Feel the same way about my chimney-mounted antenna too.
     
  19. May 3, 2009 #79 of 164
    Ken S

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    Well, they also need to also read their HOA/CA documents so they can understand if they have an argument that can be made under OTARD.
     
  20. May 3, 2009 #80 of 164
    igator99

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    I actually not only won my fight but got the satellite dish rule dropped for everyone in a subdivision for over 800 homes! They had not updated the rules since the 1980's.:)
     

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