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Bummer!

sean
03-23-2005, 09:31 AM
Well, the installer came out yesterday to hook me up with HD. Unfortunately, in my location--Blue Ridge Mountains--it was a no go. Evidently, the HD satellite (or whatever satellite they're using) sits a little lower in the sky than the STB. So, although he really tried--spent about an hour on the roof--he just couldn't find a good location that would give me a signal. Bummer! Oh well.

Anyone know if the new HD satellite[s] will be higher in the sky? I hope so!

hdtv4me2
03-23-2005, 12:45 PM
Well, the installer came out yesterday to hook me up with HD. Unfortunately, in my location--Blue Ridge Mountains--it was a no go. Evidently, the HD satellite (or whatever satellite they're using) sits a little lower in the sky than the STB. So, although he really tried--spent about an hour on the roof--he just couldn't find a good location that would give me a signal. Bummer! Oh well.

Anyone know if the new HD satellite[s] will be higher in the sky? I hope so!

Were there trees or mountains blocking your view of the satellites? I have many big trees on my lot and I had to pole mount my dish on the ground since there was no where on the roof I could get a clean shot.

sean
03-24-2005, 09:04 AM
Morning hdtv4me2. I'm at 2400 feet and surrounded by mountains and trees. I'd have to top a tree at this point to get a signal. Certainty don't want to do that. He could have put the dish on a pole--possibly--but I thought it better to wait until DTV launches its satellites and see if they will be positioned higher in the sky. Let's hope so! :)

hdtv4me2
03-24-2005, 09:54 AM
Morning hdtv4me2. I'm at 2400 feet and surrounded by mountains and trees. I'd have to top a tree at this point to get a signal. Certainty don't want to do that. He could have put the dish on a pole--possibly--but I thought it better to wait until DTV launches its satellites and see if they will be positioned higher in the sky. Let's hope so! :)

Unless the new satellites are significantly closer to your locations longitude then they will not appear to be at a higher elevation angle. If there is a place on your property that you could mount a pole so as to get a clear shot then I'd take it.

RSawdey
03-25-2005, 10:09 AM
This is a big issue in Alaska... they can't see the DirecTV sat at all... check what the latitudes of the Dish & VOOM satellites, they are higher I think...