Can you get the 9/10 channels on Galaxy 19?I can't recommend a sat receiver because I haven't used many. And the ones I have tried have been a hassle. I'm going to try a DVB PCIe card in my PC next because I haven't seen any reviews on STB's that convince me to go buy a new STB.
You might not need a 12 footer. I'm using a Paraclipse 12 footer with hail and wind damaged reflector with 1 missing panel and I'm still able to receive DVB-S2/8PSK up to 2/3 FEC with at least 58% SQ with no pixeling . So, my guess is that even an 8 footer will pull in the signals. I don't know if my damaged dish will pull in 9/10 FEC but if I find a feed at that FEC that locks in I'll let ya know. Anyway, based on your comments, you probably can't do an 8 footer anyway.