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

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Do you think your Dish is an eyesore?

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  1. May 3, 2009 #81 of 164
    Ken S

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    That's great. What I was trying to emphasize is OTARD has limitations. People don't have the right to put a satellite dish up unless they own or have exclusive access to the area. If you live in an high-rise condo for instance you probably don't have the right to put on on roof. If you live in a townhouse you may not have the right to put one on your roof. It all depends on how the documents are drafted. Just as people don't bother to read the DirecTV agreement they also rarely bother to read the HOA documents prior to buying.
     
  2. May 3, 2009 #82 of 164
    Tom Servo

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    Not an eyesore, but I'm a nerd and would be happy with a Channel Master deep fringe antenna (or something custom-made) on a 50 foot tower, if I had the space. :lol:
     
  3. May 3, 2009 #83 of 164
    heisman

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    Of course it's an eyesore. No one would put it on their homes strictly for decor.
     
  4. May 3, 2009 #84 of 164
    ansky

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    I just don't want a dish being drilled into my roof or anywhere on the house. On my current home we ended up having a leak in the roof because the installers did such a shoddy job. I won't even consider a dish when I move into my new house in a couple weeks. The house is conveniently already wired for Fios so it's a no-brainer.
     
  5. May 3, 2009 #85 of 164
    gfrang

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    The only people that think sat dishes are eyesores have cable,to sat sub's it is eye candy.
     
  6. May 3, 2009 #86 of 164
    thestaton

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    The majority of dish's look ghetto, and tacky. There are a few who choose to do it right, and to you I applaud you.
     
  7. May 3, 2009 #87 of 164
    PKII

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    I have both a DBS small dish and a C band. If anyone thinks its a eyesore I'll put up 5 more C bands. :lol:
     
  8. May 3, 2009 #88 of 164
    bridge

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    Eyesore...I thought they would have figured a way to better integrate it into the roof line or fascia of a dwelling by now.
     
  9. May 4, 2009 #89 of 164
    linger

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    i only think they are an eyesore when people mount them on the front of their house
     
  10. May 4, 2009 #90 of 164
    gfrang

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    Cant be to much of a eyesorer,about 3 years ago Comcsast called me up and wanted to buy my dish they were going to give 500 bucks for it,
    i told them if i sold them my dish i could not watch tv and hung up.
     
  11. May 4, 2009 #91 of 164
    ansky

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    Not to mention that the dishes are actually getting larger now (oval vs. round) so that they can accommodate more (HD) channels. It just looks like outdated technology compared to Fios that is basically invisible on your home.
     
  12. May 4, 2009 #92 of 164
    pfp

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    :lol:

    but for $500, I'd imagine you could be another one.
     
  13. May 4, 2009 #93 of 164
    jfeheley

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    Something that can pick invisible waves out of the air and help turn them into moving pictures is not an eyesore to me.
     
  14. May 4, 2009 #94 of 164
    paulman182

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    No, it is not an eyesore. In fact, it shows your intelligence in choosing entertainment.

    You guys who think homes with multiple dishes are eyesores, knock on their door and ask the owner what they think is tacky about YOUR house. You might be surprised.
     
  15. May 4, 2009 #95 of 164
    durl

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    I don't think my dish is an eyesore and it's on the front corner of my house. (Not where I'd prefer it to be, but that's where it had to go.)

    I DO, however, think that seeing a couple of them stacked together at one house with one pointing toward the ground is a bit of an eyesore. I probably wouldn't think that if they were both pointed toward the sky. My thought is if it's not hooked up, just take it off the pole.
     
  16. May 4, 2009 #96 of 164
    RCY

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    They don't sell faux dishes at Home Depot to decorate your house. :lol:

    But it's not a big deal to me, so I voted "other".
     
  17. May 4, 2009 #97 of 164
    loudo

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    Many of the channels that DirecTV carries are also invisible on FIOS.
     
  18. May 4, 2009 #98 of 164
    Lee L

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    A dish in and of itself is not an eysore, but some lazy and/or stupid people and/or installers can sure make them an eysore. In my old neighborhood there were several dishes mounted right on the front of houses that easily could have been mounted on the back, away from teh central veiw of the house. I will have to go take pictures and post them because the Google Maps truck decided to just drive down the main drag and not go down those streets.
     
  19. May 4, 2009 #99 of 164
    ebockelman

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    The dish is an eyesore. It's not a decorative element. The same goes for the electric meter box on the outside wall of my house.

    While they aren't pretty to look at, I wouldn't get rid of either one.
     
  20. May 4, 2009 #100 of 164
    gfrang

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    Yea if they were going to pay me in cash they would have it,what they wanted to do was take the dish run a line to my tv and pay me in cable service. No thanks i will keep my eyesora.
     

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