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?

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  1. May 8, 2009 #141 of 164
    dodge boy

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    Yeah all this over something that if you don't want to look at them you do not have to, and if what your neighbor does displeases you that much they are selling 40 acre ranches for $1000 bucks an acre buy one and move away from anyone who can annoy you.
     
  2. May 8, 2009 #142 of 164
    NFLnut

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    The old circular dishes, irca 1994, were not an eyesore. They were small enough to place between two bushes. These new 5-LNB Slimlines and their predecessor are HUGE and stick out like a sore thumb.

    Back in 1994, I was the only person in the 'hood that had DirecTV. It was a status symbol. Now? I just don't want to see that big-ass dish!
     
  3. May 8, 2009 #143 of 164
    spartanstew

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    Yes. Everything you mentioned is also an eye-sore and I believe most people would rather not have them on their house/property if they didn't need them.

    For some reason, when people say it's an eye-sore, others assume (incorrectly) that it means it's the biggest eye-sore imaginable. That's not the case. There are plenty of other eye-sores that have to go on houses (like heating/cooling units you mentioned). Some are bigger eye-sores than others, but they're still eye-sores.
     
  4. May 9, 2009 #144 of 164
    P Smith

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    After seen the building, you should rethink :D


    Directv rules !
     
  5. May 9, 2009 #145 of 164
    Tom Servo

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    Why on earth would they need all those dishes? Couldn't the same thing be accomplished with multiswitches and amps? That must be one heckuva large MDU.
     
  6. May 9, 2009 #146 of 164
    dirtyblueshirt

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    Actually, that's an experimental micro-SETI array :lol:
     
  7. May 9, 2009 #147 of 164
    Ken S

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    My guess is there are people here that would pay extra to have the Dish or DirecTV logo light up in neon on their dishes.
     
  8. May 9, 2009 #148 of 164
    jclewter79

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    Actually, they quit making them a couple years ago. Saw it on CBS sunday morning, I think.
     
  9. trainman

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    And I thought this ground-level grouping (next to an apartment building in Dubuque, Iowa) was bad...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. djrobx

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    OK, but the OP wrote:

    So, based on that, it seems like the OP finds it decorative and is wondering what other people's feelings on it are.

    I find that, like your air condenser example, it does not "add" to the aesthetics of my home. Both of those things are "eyesores" that I'm perfectly content to live with.
     
  11. Tom Servo

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    Looks like little mushrooms sprouting after a rain. :lol:
     
  12. loudo

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    What kind of fertilizer do you use to make them grow so nice? :lol:
     
  13. paulman182

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    It's the kind you get when you call a CSR...:)
     
  14. P Smith

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    At least it's not taking much space like that 'field' what I posted.
     
  15. Aztec Pilot

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    Still beats "old timey" cable
     
  16. Nation2540

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    The life couldn't lack TV It make life colorful.Dish like an eye to TV[​IMG] Don't think Dish looks awful
     
  17. dodge boy

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    Yeah that would be sweet.... :lol:
     
  18. loudo

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    I was thinking along the line of a solar cell, to light it up.
     
  19. DawgLink

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    First off, I am a DirecTV man who loves it and has to have it.

    With that said, I own property that I rent out and we allow those who want DirecTV to set it up out back (which is fine)

    We did not want a Dish on the front of the house.

    I just didn't like it to be honest. I prefer having the front of the house to be clear of it when others drive by it.
     
  20. Kojo62

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    I see the dish itself as having no aesthetic value whatsoever, so I guess that qualifies as an eyesore.

    Fortunately, mine was placed on the back side of the house and is tucked away in a corner hidden by the chimney. So you basically can't even see it unless you're standing in a specific place in my backyard.

    This made my Home Owner's Association happy enough, although there are other lots in my neighborhood where the dish still had to be placed out front. The HOA doesn't like it, and tries to "discourage" having dishes visible from the street, but by FCC regulation, there's nothing they can legally do about it.
     

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