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Thread: Can I get a signal?
03-06-2008 09:04 AM #1
Can I get a signal?
I just moved into a condo in Chicago, and was looking at the TV situation. The prices for Comcast seem too expensive for my taste, but I liked the deal that Dish offered. The problem is that the condo association won't let me mount a dish on the roof, because of some "membrane" problem. I can however mount it on the balcony, but I happen to be on the first floor. There's also a rather big tree 30-40 feet or so away. I would figure the dish would have to point SW or NW to have any chance of a signal. Is there a way I can check if I could get a signal without having to waste some installers time? Also, if I can get a signal, does the 29.99 hd package include my RSN (comcast sportsnet hd)? Thanks
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03-06-2008 11:04 AM #2
The dish will need to point SW and you need a open line of sight. The signal actually hits the top of the dish at about a 45 angle, not the direction the dish appears to be pointing. There is not really a sure fire method, your best off to just order and let the tech try and get it installed.
03-06-2008 11:34 AM #3
Non Penatrating mount
I am assuming from you post your apartment has a flat roof. (that is usually the case why they would use a membrane) anyway. you can get a non penetrating mount for your dish. This is basically a flat metal tray with a couple of concrete blocks on it to keep it from moving. I am an installer and I use these all the time for Apartments. Call up Dish and tell them that then the installer can talk to your apartment management.
03-06-2008 11:53 AM #4
So you know, the elevation in Chicago is around 36.5 degrees, not 45.
03-06-2008 02:34 PM #5
Hey, don't laugh too hard. It worked.
03-06-2008 03:46 PM #6
So that YOU know, I dont care what the elevation of Chicago is.
Last edited by WiCkeDuDe; 03-06-2008 at 04:14 PM.