ME? I already have the okay from my wife for a 14-16 foot dish if I can find one, and I think we will need it...LOL
Any chance with a 7.5' dish?
That are a lot of mixed reports on this. Some people are getting the ABCHD DVB S-2 8psk signal fine with at least an 7.5 foot dish. And others report they can't get the signal at all or barely get it. I am just wandering if it has more to do with location then anything. I am wanting to save money and get smallest dish possible. I had in mind one of the soild 6(1.8m) or 8(2.4m) foot dishes. Would a dish being soild help that much with DVB-S2 signals?
after all most women can not tell size any way once you got it up in the air.
IMO you are thinking exactly backward. You want the LARGEST dish possible. Never go with the smallest acceptable dish for anything. I understand the need for aesthetics and all, but too small of a dish will hound and haunt you until the day you replace it.
Location does play a part, of course, but you can bet the guys that are getting it with a 7.5 are guys with experience under their belts.
I have been tuning a bit on my Birdview 8.5 lately and I have picked up a few points on the ABC-S2 channels, but I haven't tried the CBS, because the Vantage doesn't do 4:2:2.
Save yourself some headaches and get a 10' dish. And save yourself some money and find a USED one, put a little 'sweat equity' in it, and have yourself a nice dish. I intend to do the same, which is why my BV is up for sale. It works, but I want a BIGGER dish for more headroom on those weak signals.
What are you trying to suggest here?
My 10' mesh is getting 90% quality with an orthomode chaparall feed and pansat 9200