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I currently got intersted in satellites and dishes recently for some odd reason, but anyways, I need some insight and advice on if I should go ahead and plunge into this orbital broadcasting world. I currently have Regular Cable and Cable Broadband and I am also thinking of getting some sort of Digital Cable maybe in two or three rooms and then splitting the regular cable to all other rooms. I live in the Northeastern part of Ohio in the mid-eastern U.S.A. I am basically new to all of the satellite stuff. I don't really want to order programming with my dish. I really just want to experiment with something new and get some channels that I like. My property is mainly surrounded by trees and the space between the side of my house and the trees is very little. I also have a picture, notice that the distance between the tree house and the fire pit is much more than how I drew it, the same goes for the house and the end of the backyard. Also, the green stuff to the left of my house are just bushes, but I have my neighbor's property starts on the other side. On the other side of my house, my neighbor is much farther away, but the property is owned by a Plant Nursery. What I basically want to know is if this is really worth it and if so, what size and kind of dish should I get with minimal assets.
>Thanks for any help.

[EDIT] These are my coordinates for the town I live in. (41.7710N,81.0500W) :( I think that's what I should have posted, sorry, noob here.
 

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You may want to post your co-ordinates, you can get them from www.heavens-above.com Oops sorry, missed the compass bearing in the middle. :rolleyes:
 

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South (between SE and SW) is where all the important satellites are

Looks like the bushes will be little problem, and may offer some camouflage between what you fit ( hopefully one of the dishes that takes the sun away from the house) and the neighbours.

Satellites above the US require two bands , C and Ku, and so a solid dish is preferable to a mesh. www.Lyngsat.com has all the informnation , look for satellites in the America / Pacific region in yellow (the clear ones) and you should be fine.

Be open in your required choice of channels when you reply, as a lot of channels are affiliated with the broadcasters and many will be encrypted - subscription - monthly payments - whether it be sports, fun, family, late night or whatever, and the rest here will reply as best we can

Bigger dish(antenna) is usually best
 

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That firepit looks remarkably like a flying saucer to me :)

All you need is a clear view of the satellite, it does not matter if the dish is on the ground or on a roof so long as you can get a clear view of the sat you want, i believe there are meters you can buy that can detect this for you. Not sure about those trees blocking anything but a meter would help in this situation though i dont think they are cheap and are more for the professional market, is that correct?
 
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Channel Hopper said:
South (between SE and SW) is where all the important satellites are

Looks like the bushes will be little problem, and may offer some camouflage between what you fit ( hopefully one of the dishes that takes the sun away from the house) and the neighbours.

Satellites above the US require two bands , C and Ku, and so a solid dish is preferable to a mesh. www.Lyngsat.com has all the informnation , look for satellites in the America / Pacific region in yellow (the clear ones) and you should be fine.

Be open in your required choice of channels when you reply, as a lot of channels are affiliated with the broadcasters and many will be encrypted - subscription - monthly payments - whether it be sports, fun, family, late night or whatever, and the rest here will reply as best we can

Bigger dish(antenna) is usually best
I wouldn't be able to put the dish on either side of my house, especially the southern end, because there is basically not enough space to put it there.
 

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So where do you expect to put it then, in the neighbours yard ?
 
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I don't know what size dish I should get and kind. If I get an 8 ft. or more one, it would be impossible to put on the southern side of my house. I have seen 4 ft. ones but I've also heard that those would have terrible reception. I wouldn't mind putting it somewhere in my back yard, but still trees would always get in the way, especially in the summer when the leaves come out. How much of a nuisance would some trees in the way pose for my reception?
 

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◙Olly_OrbitΘ said:
How much of a nuisance would some trees in the way pose for my reception?
Lots, its really not a good idea. You are going to have to get more inventive in the final location
 
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