Where did you get the dish from?
Just look on his profile, under the avitar area.Grentz said:Where did you get the dish from?
Actually no, but I've family there.Mike500 said:Just look on his profile, under the avitar area.
He's from "Canuckistan."
Heh... I still have my original Sony 18" single LNB dish from 1996! Just moving to HD now.bigwad said:I'm surprised you haven't found a dish somewhere that's not being used. I have a couple at home that I picked up from friends that either discontinued Directv, or moved. I even found an old Dishnetwork one a guy had that I saw laying on the ground and asked if I could have it. I don't know if I'll ever need them, but just in case!
And this is the real problem, because a dish that has had that much stress to an edge could actually be significantly warped. Because of the curve of the dish, it's really not that easy to tell if it's warped just from casual observation. I recently received a shipment of two Slimlines which were damaged in shipping. The damage to the edges didn't look that serious. However, sliding a yardstick across one side of the face of the dish while viewing another stationary yardstick placed across the opposite face, revealed that both dishes were definitely warped.eakes said:Operationally, those dents will cause no great problem. If you took that dish and a "perfect" one, set them side by side, aligned each and checked signal strength with the same receiver, you would find not a dimes worth of difference.
If it were mine, I would use a hammer and a block of wood to get the dented area back to the contours of the dish, primarily for appearance.
However, if the dish is warped, ie twisted or flattened out, then that is a big problem.
I second that. Once I went on a service call not too long ago. Worldirect dish had dislodged due to poor mounting but seemed fine. Remounted properly but still did not get 95 bird after ten minutes. Got another reflector and the dish must have hit the roof in such a way to warp the dish. Wit the new reflector all was A OK in 2 minutes. :grin:K4SMX said:Because of the curve of the dish, it's really not that easy to tell if it's warped just from casual observation.