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Can't use satellite dish as in listed building

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1. I am thinking about getting an LX2000 pipe antenna as the new flat that I have bought is in a listed building and doesn't allow satellite dishes. I want satellite so that I can watch sky TV etc. I am buying an expensive TV so I also want good reception thus good picture. I would have gone for cable as a good alternative but there is no cable in our area M20 8PY. Has anyone used the LX2000 pipe antenna?

2. Does anyone know of any other good alternatives to a satellite dish?
 

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saw a picture in a satellite mag recently where the guy had installed a standard sky digital dish INSIDE, facing a (closed) window. He reckoned it worked fine. Don't know if the window was double glazed or anything though. Worth a try as a last resort i suppose.

ha ha ha
 

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Yes, internal dishes can work, but you need a conveniently placed window and a good quality dish.

The pipe antenna may not be the solution, but it is often possible to conceal a dish in the garden, on the roof or in other locations.

Can you give us any photos of the location and building?
 

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Theres a few options for disguising antennas..... Hiding them too......
I have heard about the pipe antenna, (None of it good tho) ...... I'm no expert mind

Find out if perhaps you could mount a dish on its back on the roof? ....... or maybe even do it anyways ....... I can't see em using a helecopter to keep an eye on ya........ Unless ya in Strangeways of course :-)

I saw an ad for a dish mounted inside a smoked plastic sphere thing...... I guess it depends on what design your area is
 

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How about one of these. The actual dish is that half cube on the floor. The makers website can be found here.
 

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cjgall said:
How about one of these. The actual dish is that half cube on the floor. The makers website can be found here.
I wonder if they do a 4 Meter Version O-Ha

Well I thought it was funny anyways ;)
 

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I don't think they do. The reason they don't is because they seem to be targeting Dutch appartment owners, a 4 meters version would not fit through the lift doors.
 

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I like the dish rock, I'm thinking of getting one and fit it on the roof so that it moves with the dish motor. That will get the neighbours thinking ...
 

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Hmm, an H to H boulder. ;)
 

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Surely you have all seen the moving boulder monsters on Dr Who....and there was a dish too.............what was her name?...........
 
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My dish is located within my house and we get good 2D reception- I have full length windows with an unobstructed line of sight to the satelite. It will not pick up a signal through the double glazing though- so we have to freeze our particulars off on a cold night or horror of horrors (for my girlfriend and to my delight)miss eastenders- jobs a good 'un.