Mpeg-4 dish install

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  1. CurtE

    CurtE New Member

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    Anyone have info on any limitations of install of the new mpeg-4 dish? Only reason I ask is because I spoke to an installer (he's yet to actually see or install the new dish in our market) who is fearful (because of size) of installing the new dish on a roof? He said he thought it would be more stable as a ground mount?

    I don't think it is because he is lazy...he installed my phase-III dish on the roof and even came back a few months later to realign...at no charge or complaint?

    I know I ran across some photos of a recent install of the new dish...I thought they showed it on a roof?
     
  2. minorthr

    minorthr Your Ad here

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    I know some people have been having it fastened directly to the top of the roof. My current dish is on the side of my house. I'm thinking when I got mpeg 4 I will probably have to move it to the ground.
     
  3. andbye

    andbye New Member

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    My triple LNB dishes have been installed with an under-eve mount fastened to exposed rafters because the roof is tile and the walls are stucco. Looks and works good. Pictures I have seen of the new 5 LNb dish show the under eve mount has the base attached to the wall. Looks bad and may present a problem with stucco, Is there an under-eve kit for the new dish that doesn't mount the base on the wall ??
     
  4. IOTP

    IOTP New Member

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  5. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    Do you think the dish is sooooooo big it will rip off the entire roof in a windstorm or come crashing down into the attic one day ?
    :)

    That's pretty funny.
     
  6. andbye

    andbye New Member

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    Thanks IOTP for the info and pics -- looks like a good solid mount. I can't go that way because I have gutters all around so have the current dish mounted on an exposed rafter under the eve with a curved tube. Since I have to contend with wife, Homeowners Association and installers; it is not pretty funny.
    Will try to find out if there is an under-eve kit specifically for the new 5 lnb dish
     
  7. IOTP

    IOTP New Member

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    REMEMBER HOAs cannot FORBID you from having a DISH. If its the ONLY logical spot for you to receive a signal, and they don't like it, tough cookies. (Fax them the FCC ruling).

    :)
     
  8. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Installing the new AT9 5-LNB dish can be tricky. It's larger and heavier than the 3-LNB dish, and requires a signal meter to properly align reception of the MPEG4 satellite. Check out the installation videos here ....

    http://www.solidsignal.com/dtvkuka/
     

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