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Is there a proper name for the new Slimline 3 LNB dish? In the past, slimline referred most often to the 5 lnb slimline. The reason I am asking is that I am eligible for a free dish upgrade (not receiver or dvr, just the dish). When the installer came, he told me that I could not get it because of trees. I have in the past used Litzdog's Sun web site tool to determine that I could in fact have LOS to a few locations on my house (looks like either a roof mount on a second story or perhaps one other location). I admit that there are not many spots that see all 5 sats, but it could be done. When I called back to request a second opinion, the local installer did a no show. So, called Directv back and informed them of the no show and asked about whether I could substitute the new slimline 3 lnb instead of the 5 lnb to perhaps remove the issue. I was told that this was not a problem, and install scheduled for 10/24 (a month out - but since I already have a dish currently, not a huge deal). However, when I looked on the website a few days later, I saw that it said Slimline LNB dish not a 3 lnb. So I called this morning, and when I finally got someone in the proper department - I was told that they ONLY have 5 lnb dishes (slimline and sidecar) - no Slimline 3 listed. The only 3 lnb listed are the older ones. I respectfully asked again - saying that I believed that this was a new dish and just saw the 99, 101, and 103 locations. I was told no. I left the 5 lnb as is, and will try to deal with the installer when they show up on the 24th, but wondered if there was an "official" name for the newer dish?