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Long cable run.
On Wednesday, I'll be having my third DTV tech come out. The first two saw the trees behind my townhouse and immediately said a dish wasn't possible. After a friend a few doors down with the same tree issue had a successful installation, I was a bit annoyed that my techs didn't try a little harder to help me out.
My friend a few doors down has his cable running ~150 feet to an area where the line of sight is better. That area is ~300 feet from me, which I realize is a long distance, but I've been reading up on long cable runs on the DTV forums and people were saying it can be done. There's also an area about 150 feet from me where a neighbor's dish currently sits, but the tech who did my friend's installation said he has no idea how they're getting a signal.
I've signed up for a custom installation this time (probably what I should have originally done, but I didn't know any better) so that the tech knows this isn't going to be a typical 100 ft. or so installation. Am I going to have major problems if I have to run the cable 300 feet? I'm hoping to somehow get a decent signal where the closer dish is, but like I said, that other tech said he doesn't know how they're getting a signal.
Also, at this point I'll just be glad to finally have TV, but I was really wanting NFL Sunday Ticket...but will potential signal loss from the long distance prevent me from receiving those higher channels?
Any general advice on this subject would be appreciated. Sorry if these are dumb questions. I'm just a 20-year-old female college student desperate to get DTV to work because I don't really have any other options!
09-20-2010 05:06 PM