Originally Posted by lobosrul
Assuming you really live in NC (I'm using Greensboro as the location since its near the middle), then the elevation for Dish eastern arc is 47.5 degrees. So unless your neighbors hour is towering above you, then it should be fine. Western arc is still at an elevation of 31 degrees which should be workable.
Well, there are a lot of factors.
In my case, if I were 100 yards down my street, I couldn't get satellite service. Where I am, I have open sky. Down the street, the dish would be pointing at the house across the street which is a 3 story turn of the century monster and sits 15 feet higher. I live on a steep hill and the street runs around the perimeter of it like a belt. If you tried hopping my back fence to leave the property, you'd get a heck of surprise (for a couple seconds, anyway) when you fall to your death. Then you'd get run over by the next train that runs by way down there.
100 yards the other direction, and I wouldn't need the dish on the roof to shoot over the trees since the back porch would provide perfect line of site. While I currently get to see a perfect sunset from my back porch every night, the corner of the house blocks a bird or two when the dish is mounted on it.
BTW: that same hill prevents me from getting good signal on most of the stations - they're on the other side of it, one hill over.