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I have *D and I want to know if they sell the Dish Covers?

I dont know the exact name of it but is it worth buying and where can I contact a legit company that sells them?

Any help would be great...
 

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What is your intent in adding a dish cover?
 

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I remember last year when it snowed a lot, I had to climb and clean off the dish and the lnb's? So I figure this year a cover would be better?

Any suggestions would be great....
 

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Not that I have much of a snow problem, but I understand that a snugly fit plastic garbage bag will do the job with no loss of signal strength.
 

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But... instead of wiping some snow off when you want to watch TV, you need to add on a cover before, and then take it off after while you watch? Seems about the same amount of trouble either way.


wjbjr's idea about a snugly fit garbage bag seems smart if you keep the signal. Snow would fall off the plastic much easier.
 

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A garbage bag? Do you guys have neighbors?


Buy a decent looking cover instead... please. :)
 

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I had no idea you could get a picture with this on your dish: http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...PROD=SADSC1820


I figured you had to take it off to watch TV, which defeated the purpose of having a cover to stop the snow because it would still be a pain to take that off.
 

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A garbage bag? Do you guys have neighbors?


Buy a decent looking cover instead... please. :)


That's funny. About 7 years ago when I got my first DirecTv sat. I was living in an apartment that didn't allow them but I really wanted satelite tv. So... I mounted the dish any. I was on the second floor and I mounted the dish on the balcony railing then I just put a black garbage bag over it and noone ever asked what it was. People stored all kinds of things on their balcony. It's funny now :D
 

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I would not use a garbage bag but if my neighbors complain of my 3 dishes and OTA antenna I would just put another up :)
 

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What do you have three dishes for? DirecTV and Dish and something else?
 

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What do you have three dishes for? DirecTV and Dish and something else?
Many of us who started DirecTV years ago with an 18" dish when it all came from Sat A added a second dish for Sat B and still later a third dish for Sat C. (Fear not, my neighbors cannot see them -- not that it matters).


And, as for your deprecation of garbage bags, a properly fitted and trimmed one results in the appearance of no more than a dish tightly covered in plastic. It in no way resembles a bag of garbage.


For those concerned about signal problems, know that plastic, whether it be a cover or screening, will not diminish the signal going to the dish(s). Removal is not necessary.
 

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What do you have three dishes for? DirecTV and Dish and something else?
10' C-band/KU BUD :)
 

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10' C-band/KU BUD :)
Big Ugly Dish? :D


JK, C band sounds cool with a little patience and no wife to complain about

the dish in the yard.
 

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Big Ugly Dish? :D


JK, C band sounds cool with a little patience and no wife to complain about

the dish in the yard.
I cannot wait to turn off D*, my committment date is Jan 1 (happy new year) and I can subscribe to all the SD channels that interest me ala carte for a little over $100 a year and I get to watch them at "full bandwidth" with out all the compression and maybe grab Voom since I already have a dish pointed at 64.5...


Your right, no wife to complain about my hobbies :)
 

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I installed the solidsignal dish cover about 3-4 weeks ago and it

actually has helped with rain fade. There was no signal loss, and

it's an easy install with 2 bungee cords.
 
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