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 5, 2009 #121 of 164
    jclewter79

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    Well, actually my place is kept neat and clean as for some of my neighbors not so much. But, there again that does not concern me in the least. That is their business. I guess if one of my neighbors painted their house neon green it could be annoying but, it would not concern me. Thats just the risk you take living HOA and city limit free.
     
  2. May 5, 2009 #122 of 164
    dodge boy

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    Funny we should be discussing this, my neighbor just comment on my dishes on my garage and the one on my house while we were talking today. (I have 2 18" dishes on the garage 1 for 101 1 for 72.5) I have the Slimline 3 on the roof of my kitchen. He said he hoped they didn't get any bigger, I told him I hope the same for his wife's butt... :D
     
  3. May 5, 2009 #123 of 164
    Tom Servo

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    Oh now that's just gross. :)lol:)

    Interesting to note that the further from the big cities we live, the less that coathanger works. Where I live an indoor antenna will get you bupkis. And by bupkis I mean TBN and FamilyNet in analog via translators.

    Personally I'd love to have a big antenna on a nice tower but this isn't my house and an attic-mounted antenna gets us two networks and PBS occasionally, which is good enough.
     
  4. May 6, 2009 #124 of 164
    paulman182

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    Right on, brother!:)
     
  5. May 6, 2009 #125 of 164
    trainman

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    Sherman...
    Incidentally, I should mention that I'm glad the owner of the apartment building where I live considers dishes an eyesore. A dish wouldn't work on my balcony due to trees, but I was allowed to put a dish on the roof (where it's hidden from the street).
     
  6. May 6, 2009 #126 of 164
    bobcamp1

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    The HOA can also evict you. That's how I got one of my houses for such a cheap rate.
     
  7. May 6, 2009 #127 of 164
    jasonblair

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    And his fictitious reply to your fictitious statement?
     
  8. May 6, 2009 #128 of 164
    mikhu

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    I don't think of mine as an eyesore, in fact I could have put it on the back of my house but I chose to put it on the front. Like I tell everyone who sees it and asks about it - I consider it a big middle finger aimed at all the TWC (and more recently, U-verse) trucks driving by. :D
     
  9. May 6, 2009 #129 of 164
    gfrang

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    You want to see a eyesore just look out of my window in living room.
    Power lines and i am sure that one of the lines belong to Comcast.
     
  10. May 6, 2009 #130 of 164
    dodge boy

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    His real reply was, "yeah she has been packin' on the pounds over the winter"....

    He has been my neighbor for 10 years, he knows my sense of humor.....
     
  11. May 6, 2009 #131 of 164
    Lee L

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    Ok, this is the stret I was talking about in the neighborhood I used to live. These houses all face nearly due West except the one on the end with the dishes on the garage roof. It faces south. This clip from Google Maps is correct compass wise. The houses with the red dots are the ones with dishes out front and are in order from top to bottom of the picture, the ones with the green dot are from the last picture, that is from the back side street. Proves that the dishes can easily be mounted on the back if the installer is not lazy.

    A couple of theese are DirecTV round dishes so who knows if they are being used. The second picture the dish is actually about 10 feet out into the front yard. THe third one is slightly obscured by bushes, but still no reason not to put it on the back of the house.
     

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  12. May 6, 2009 #132 of 164
    DX9100

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    Yup thats where mine is on the backside roof of the house. Out of site out of mind.:)
     
  13. May 7, 2009 #133 of 164
    bobcamp1

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    I think the dish and mounting hardware should come in different colors. The main problem is that no house has gray siding or trim, so it always stands out like a sore thumb. Maybe if they made it beige instead -- but maybe that doesn't hide dirt as well.

    Anyway -- it's an eyesore. And this is coming from a male partially color-blind engineer!
     
  14. May 7, 2009 #134 of 164
    Greg Alsobrook

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    I'm still holding out for one of these... :)
     
  15. May 8, 2009 #135 of 164
    dirtyblueshirt

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    Woo, all these complaints about the mainland teeny little dishes... I've been out here in Hawai'i for the past week (working) and you should see the 1.2 meter monsters they have to use out here! And if you want HD... you need two!
     
  16. May 8, 2009 #136 of 164
    jclewter79

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    I see nothing tacky about those installs. Sure, they could have been put in the back but, they could have been put in the front too. I don't see what difference it makes. I see nothing in those pictures that detracts from those houses.
     
  17. May 8, 2009 #137 of 164
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    As an earlier poster mentioned they aren't meant to be decorative, they serve a utility function and frankly aren't really that noticable. I grew up with a giant OTA antenna on our roof and a 9 foot stainless steel dish in the backyard.

    I don't believe the, "if you wouldn't buy one for decoration then they are an eyesore" arguement. There are lots of things I wouldn't buy for decoration so are they all eyesores too? Hmm no more garden gnomes, no more colorful orbs on pedestals, no more valentines day decorations in the window, no more kids toys all over the yard, no more silouettes of fat women bent over, etc.

    I mean seriously, no one would by a loud noisy box and put it in their yard next to the house for decor but central air sure is nice and nobody seems to complain about that.
     
  18. May 8, 2009 #138 of 164
    Lee L

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    Then again you don't see very many people putting their condensing units in the front yard either.
     
  19. May 8, 2009 #139 of 164
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    Both houses I have owned had the central air unit on the side of the house, clearly visible from the street and much bigger and louder and my dish.
     
  20. May 8, 2009 #140 of 164
    gfrang

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    What ever happened to the pink flamingo's must have gone in stint:confused:.
     

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