I agree with you partially, but I'm not sure who is to blame. Obviously in keeping on topic that shoddy installers are to blame mostly. But one explanation is that Dish stacks 4 installs deep some days, pays less then what they could make at McDs, and gives them no incentive to do a good job.DWS44 said:AMEN! Attention to detail (in anything...not just satellite installs) is slowly becoming a thing of the past!
Anecdotal example: My parents were getting a SuperDish and a 522 installed. The SD was mounted on the roof. The installer drills a hole halfway down the side of the house to enter into an attic to drop down into a empty space created by a fireplace surround. I asked him why he was going to run the cable down outside of the wall 8 feet from the roof instead of just drilling a about 6 inches from the roof. He just said it was quicker. He ended up going the "longer" way.
I think that are also to blame. We expect everything to be done for free and now. We have had to compromise on aesthetics and form in order to get things quicker and cheaper. If we were willing to pay the price, things would look better. But people don't want to pay the higher costs. They want things installed quickly so that they can watch their HD or go back to work.
Another example: I originally installed my D500. It was barely visible anywhere around the house, wires were neatly ran, everything worked wonderful. When I got by SuperDish and had to have "professional" installation, the installer refused to put it where the D500 was (no reason given), practically mounted it on the peak of the roof where you have to try a find a spot where it's not visible, and just let wires run down the roof. I had to remind him 3 times to ground everything. I eventually settled to have it working then I fixed it. I realize that I was to blame for not insisting on how everything was to be installed and the installer was just doing things the quickest, most convenient way for him, but it would have taken an extra 15 minutes to do things right.