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horisontal oval dishes..... Sky ones :-0

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What is the benefit of these dishes being in this orentation?

Allways wondered :)
 

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If they are 'fat' dishes, the amount of unwanted noise from satellites next to the one of interest is less

With 28 East there is little chance of picking up stuff either side, but on satellites near to say 16 East, a dish thats wider than tall removes the adjacent signals from 13 and 19 East better than a tall one.

Additionally the impact of the dish to objecting neighbours is reduced.
 

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So as we stand.......... There is no benefit?........... Wonder why they did it?
 

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Channel Hopper said:
Additionally the impact of the dish to objecting neighbours is reduced.
err nahhhhhhhh :rolleyes: Pipe type maybe ........... But a bloody ugly "Zit" slap bang in the middle of a terraced house, looks freakin nasty what ever orientation its in...... Don't Skys installation chaps go to "Good Taste School" ? :p
 

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'We' benefit ?

It reduces the amount of metal in the dish, and so the price is cheaper than a slightly larger vertical one, so everyone benefits.

Problem is though, the dish is now so small, even satellites in the same orbital slot suffer from trouble on a few channels, as you can see from the BBC Freeview 'I cant' threads
 

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I would say that the lower impact was a pretty major benefit. When Sky decided to go to digital, the major objection they had heard from analogue customers (aside from price), was the obtrusive nature of the dish, so by making it considerably smaller, that was one objection to having satellite, partially dealt with. The zone one minidish also appears to perform pretty closely to a standard 60cm dish.
 

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j.m. said:
ugly "Zit" slap bang in the middle of a terraced house, looks freakin nasty what ever orientation its in...... Don't Skys installation chaps go to "Good Taste School" ? :p
Its a lot better than the white ones of ten years ago/

Anyhow any dish looks good, what do you think Im in the business?
 

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Granted the old white dishes were pretty nasty .............

Mind you if the old "Squarials" were retained & Black...... I guess we wouldn't of had a problem at all ;-)
 

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Squarials were just too expensive, and failed regularly.

Active electronics in an array is asking too much trouble when mixed with
1) An aerial rigger
1a) A Sky installer
2) A domestic installation
3 The power supply of the consumer electronics connected to it