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Unhappy Need to move dish - mounting help required

After 8 years of great signal, some trees have finally started to block my dish. Time to move it... Currently it's mounted on my home's south facing wall and my only recourse is to mount it on the west side of my house on the rafter or on the west wall under the eaves. Dish faces SSE. I tried to attach my current mount to my rafter, but because of my cement roofing tiles and length of the dish pole, couldn't turn the dish far enough south. It appears that I'm faced with having to purchase another mount. Any suggestions?

I did try calling DirecTV. For $99 they'd have someone come out and move the dish. I told them that was out of line, so they offered me $60 off of Starz over the next 6 months. Still not worth the hassle for me.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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IMHO you can easily rack up $40 in just materials, let alone the time involved.

I'd take up DTV on the offer of sending out an installer, unless you know that the installer(s) in your area are lousy.

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Re: Need to move dish - mounting help required

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...they offered me $60 off of Starz over the next 6 months.
I would have snapped up that offer real quick.

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IMHO
There's no guarantee the "pro" installer is going to do a "pro" job. You'd be better off doing it yourself.

They usually just come out and slap the thing on your house and get to the next place as fast as they can. You've already put more thought into it than they will. The "pro" that did my bro-in-laws house didn't even mount the bracket on a stud. It was installed right into the thin roofing boards.

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"Still not worth the hassle for me."

I agree with the posters who have suggested letting DTV do the work, for a net cost to you after the Starz credit of $40. It is not too difficult to monitor the work the installer's doing, and usually if you suggest a couple places to him where you'd like to have the dish installed he will oblige.

On the other hand, if you've had your dish for 8 years it is probably the older round 2 LNB model. Often DTV will supply and install a new 3 LNB "multi-sat" dish w/o charge if you plan to add some revenue-producing programming. I too have been a subscriber for about 8 years, and when they added the Tucson locals, for which I will need the multi-sat dish, they offered to provide one free, although I did have to talk to customer retention to get it free - the first CSR insisted I would have to pay $50, and sometimes they try to add a $15 s/h charge.

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