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I finally got Bluegrass to install my dish. DirecTV ordered them to install the new Slimline 3 dish yesterday. Bluegrass said I was the first in our area to get it. They also said they have not received their training on the unit yet. The supervisor and the installer showed up at 3:30 and actually were done at 5:30, except the installer was on the phone trying to activated my second receiver for an hour, which was not his fault. I also helped with running the cable in the attic, and it was pretty hot up there. The two men did a great job. I ended up knowing the supervisor from years ago as I used to deliver to him (UPS) at his resturant he owned. As of right now, everything is running and looking great.:D
 

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jb1 said:
please explain to a novice why this dish is better than slim 5
The installers will actually install them without LOS to 119. 119 is impossible to get a Line of site to for a lot of people (disproportionate to the amount of people not being about to get 99/101/103 because of the angle of 119).
 

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jb1 said:
please explain to a novice why this dish is better than slim 5
miketorse said:
The installers will actually install them without LOS to 119. 119 is impossible to get a Line of site to for a lot of people (disproportionate to the amount of people not being about to get 99/101/103 because of the angle of 119).
and 110 ;)
The SL5 needs 99/101/103/110/119 while the SL3 only needs 99/101/103 LOS.

Since 110 and 119 are only being used for a few local markets and international programming in the future, most only need to see 99/101/103.
 

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kevinm34232 said:
The reflector is the same size as the Slimline 5?? Crap.. What is the mast diameter? Need monopoles?
Its the SAME dish, just a different LNB. So same mast. Still need monopoles.
 

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tkrandall said:
I've still yet to find a retailer with the SL3 LNB unit available for sale.
On eBay, someone is selling the LNBs by themselves (i.e., without the Slimline dish). Store is "queenshebascloset."
The LNB is an "Eagle Aspen SL3P" [or SL3-P].
Advertised with tag line: "LOSING LINE OF SIGHT 4 110/119? THEN THIS IS YOUR CURE!"
On eBay.com, search for "slimline-3 lnb".

I have no other information on it. Google is currently unavailing. I cannot find it on the Eagle Aspen site.

P.S. Cannot post a link, due to being post-count-challenged.
 
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