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Anonymous
April 30, 2005 5:28:31 PM

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Hi,
I'm moving soon and want to move my Directv. I won't do the move
deal with them as it requires a 1 year contract. I've recently lost
my job and don't want any contract.
I want to move my own dish. Or buy a new one. Any sites where I
can order a new mount, dish and LNB?

Thanks.
Mark P.

rockville md na terra solsys orion arm....

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Anonymous
April 30, 2005 5:28:32 PM

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In article <42738781.352198324@news.verizon.net>, Mark P.
<mmmm@00000.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm moving soon and want to move my Directv. I won't do the move
> deal with them as it requires a 1 year contract. I've recently lost
> my job and don't want any contract.
> I want to move my own dish. Or buy a new one. Any sites where I
> can order a new mount, dish and LNB?
>
> Thanks.
> Mark P.
>
> rockville md na terra solsys orion arm....


It's your dish. You own it. Take it with you.
Anonymous
April 30, 2005 5:38:00 PM

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take yours with you.

"Mark P." <mmmm@00000.net> wrote in message
news:42738781.352198324@news.verizon.net...
> Hi,
> I'm moving soon and want to move my Directv. I won't do the move
> deal with them as it requires a 1 year contract. I've recently lost
> my job and don't want any contract.
> I want to move my own dish. Or buy a new one. Any sites where I
> can order a new mount, dish and LNB?
>
> Thanks.
> Mark P.
>
> rockville md na terra solsys orion arm....
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Anonymous
April 30, 2005 7:06:02 PM

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C what I mean wrote:

> take yours with you.

Dr. Personality wrote:

> It's your dish. You own it. Take it with you.

There are some issues to consider:

1. We don't know how Mark's dish is installed. If it's roof-mounted,
its removal will require a patch job (and might leave behind cosmetic
imperfections).

2. The next resident might prefer that the dish remain in place. If
Mark owns the house/condominium/apartment (and plans to
sell/lease/rent it), this would be a consideration.

3. We don't know what type of dish Mark is using. If it's a circular
model, he might want to replace it with the elliptical type
(particularly if he happens to be relocating to a DMA in which DirecTV
transmits local stations via the 119° W orbital slot).

If any of the above applies, Rod's eBay suggestion probably is the
best advice.
Anonymous
April 30, 2005 8:37:34 PM

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In article <42738781.352198324@news.verizon.net>,
mmmm@00000.net (Mark P.) writes:
>
> I'm moving soon and want to move my Directv. I won't do the move
> deal with them as it requires a 1 year contract. I've recently lost
> my job and don't want any contract.
> I want to move my own dish. Or buy a new one. Any sites where I
> can order a new mount, dish and LNB?

Your cheapest option is probably to take your existing dish with you. The
second-cheapest is probably to check on eBay; lots of people sell used
dishes there, and you can even pick up new ones pretty inexpensively. The
third option would be to check with a DirecTV dealer; I'm sure most of
them would be quite happy to sell you a dish.

--
Rod Smith, rodsmith@rodsbooks.com
http://www.rodsbooks.com
Author of books on Linux, FreeBSD, and networking
Anonymous
May 1, 2005 12:45:33 AM

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In article <qah771p550fg1mlmqnpct43kk305k7hqtj@4ax.com>,
d_levy@lifeisunfair.net says...
> C what I mean wrote:
>
> > take yours with you.
>
> Dr. Personality wrote:
>
> > It's your dish. You own it. Take it with you.
>
> There are some issues to consider:
>
> 1. We don't know how Mark's dish is installed. If it's roof-mounted,
> its removal will require a patch job (and might leave behind cosmetic
> imperfections).

Screw them. Let the landlord deal with it. Or caulk it.

>
> 2. The next resident might prefer that the dish remain in place. If
> Mark owns the house/condominium/apartment (and plans to
> sell/lease/rent it), this would be a consideration.
>

A satellite dish will neither make or break a deal for a house.


> 3. We don't know what type of dish Mark is using. If it's a circular
> model, he might want to replace it with the elliptical type
> (particularly if he happens to be relocating to a DMA in which DirecTV
> transmits local stations via the 119° W orbital slot).

He's happy with the one he has. Take it. Why would you want to pay 75
bucks for a new dish when you have one sitting there?
Anonymous
May 1, 2005 12:45:34 AM

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theyak wrote:

> > We don't know how Mark's dish is installed. If it's
> > roof-mounted, its removal will require a patch job (and might
> > leave behind cosmetic imperfections).

> Screw them.

Screw whom?


> Let the landlord deal with it.

If mark has a landlord, part of his security deposit could be withheld
to cover the repair. If Mark owns the residence, he'd be devaluing
his own property.

Again, however, we don't know how Mark's dish is installed. It might
not be roof-mounted.


> Or caulk it.

That wouldn't address the potential cosmetic imperfections (visibly
damaged/missing shingles, etc.)


> > The next resident might prefer that the dish remain in place. If
> > Mark owns the house/condominium/apartment (and plans to
> > sell/lease/rent it), this would be a consideration.

> A satellite dish will neither make or break a deal for a house.

No, but its presence adds value (and assures prospective residents of
signal availability). And are you unfamiliar with the concept of
being a nice person?


> > 3. We don't know what type of dish Mark is using. If it's a
> > circular model, he might want to replace it with the elliptical
> > type (particularly if he happens to be relocating to a DMA in
> > which DirecTV transmits local stations via the 119° W orbital slot).

> He's happy with the one he has. Take it.

Evidently, you failed to comprehend the above point. It's possible
that Mark...

* presently resides in a DMA for which DirecTV carries local stations
at 101° W (their primary orbital slot) or doesn't offer local
stations.

* owns a circular dish (which is incapable of receiving transmissions
from more than one orbital slot at a given time).

* is relocating to an area in which DirecTV carries local stations via
the 119° W orbital slot.

This would mean that Mark would be unable to receive local stations
from DirecTV without purchasing either a multi-satellite dish or a
second circular dish to use in conjunction with the first (an
illogical option).

As an aside, it should be noted that DirecTV uses the 72.5° W orbital
slot for retransmission of some DMAs' local stations (the reception of
which requires a second dish or a relatively expensive unit, such as
those offered by WaveFrontier).


> Why would you want to pay 75 bucks for a new dish when you have one
> sitting there?

I've cited several reasons (any of which might or might not apply to
Mark).
Anonymous
May 2, 2005 11:58:57 AM

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"Mark P." <mmmm@00000.net> wrote in message
news:42738781.352198324@news.verizon.net...
> I'm moving soon and want to move my Directv. I won't do the move
> deal with them as it requires a 1 year contract. I've recently lost
> my job and don't want any contract.
> I want to move my own dish. Or buy a new one. Any sites where I
> can order a new mount, dish and LNB?

Use moveing as an excuse to get a new upgraded multisat HD + locals dish.

Lots of sites on google sell dishes and mounts.


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Anonymous
May 2, 2005 4:27:09 PM

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On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 16:37:34 -0000, rodsmith@nessus.rodsbooks.com (Rod
Smith) touched these keys:

>
>
>Your cheapest option is probably to take your existing dish with you. The
>second-cheapest is probably to check on eBay; lots of people sell used
>dishes there, and you can even pick up new ones pretty inexpensively. The
>third option would be to check with a DirecTV dealer; I'm sure most of
>them would be quite happy to sell you a dish.
>
>--
>Rod Smith, rodsmith@rodsbooks.com
>http://www.rodsbooks.com
>Author of books on Linux, FreeBSD, and networking

It's a circular dish with dual LNB. It's mounted on the detached
garage roof. I'm Probably going to take it with me. Caulk up the
holes in the roof.
Problem is new house is dense with trees. I wanted a pro to deal with
finding the best spot. Heck, It may not even work there.
It's a 20 mile move.



Mark P.

rockville md na terra solsys orion arm....
Anonymous
May 8, 2005 6:38:16 PM

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Use an FTA receiver like the fortec lifetime ultra. you can unscramble the
subscription channels with information available on the internet and receive
free satellite channels. this is for DISH networks. However it will work
with your existing direct tv dish... like I said this info is available on
the internet just search for FTA...

Happy viewing,
Flomaster



"Mark P." <mmmm@00000.net> wrote in message
news:42738781.352198324@news.verizon.net...
> Hi,
> I'm moving soon and want to move my Directv. I won't do the move
> deal with them as it requires a 1 year contract. I've recently lost
> my job and don't want any contract.
> I want to move my own dish. Or buy a new one. Any sites where I
> can order a new mount, dish and LNB?
>
> Thanks.
> Mark P.
>
> rockville md na terra solsys orion arm....
Anonymous
May 9, 2005 4:34:56 AM

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> "Mark P." <mmmm@00000.net> wrote in message
> news:42738781.352198324@news.verizon.net...
> > Hi,
> > I'm moving soon and want to move my Directv. I won't do the move
> > deal with them as it requires a 1 year contract. I've recently lost
> > my job and don't want any contract.
> > I want to move my own dish. Or buy a new one. Any sites where I
> > can order a new mount, dish and LNB?

I missed the original post.

You can move your dish or install a new one and just call DirecTV and
give them your new address and phone number.

I found dishes on eBay. I got a complete 3lnb dish with mounting
hardware for something like $30-35, delivered.

A while back I bought a tripod for something like $30.

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bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
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