I now own a Direct TV dish ...now what?

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  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    So we pulled the plug on Direct tv...they said send all the boxes back .... you get to keep the dish. WTF?... Well the nice thing is the dish is cemented in the ground ... something they did free of charge.
    I want to blow it up...my wife said no.
    Who wants it? ...just the dish... I will deal with the post and cement no charge :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
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  2. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Have done this a few times. I seriously doubt anyone will want it. There are maybe 4 on my dock that are unused. When we moved in the current home, I dug down about 2” to the top of the concrete and cut the pole off with a sawzall.....

    Bennett
     
  3. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Well-Known Member

    493
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    I did the same thing. I was tired of getting ripped off every month. The only bad thing now is I’m stuck watching liberal news.
     
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  4. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
     
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  5. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Well-Known Member

    493
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    Now that’s redneck!
     
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  6. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Indeed. Now I understand why some lawns look like they do.
     
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  7. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I attached an over-the-air antenna to the front of my dish when I unplugged. Even used the coax they left to connect it to the house. Best thing DirectTV ever did for me :)
     
  8. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    But, for the record, blowing it up would be the most logical thing to do in 2020...
     
  9. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    You will finally hear some truths for once. :p
     
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  10. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Well-Known Member

    493
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    OMG! Like no evidence of voter fraud? Let’s not even go there!
     
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  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    You can’t get CNN on a antenna ...you have to go to an airport.... any airport :)
     
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  12. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    At the closing of my last home, I told the buyers that I was leaving the dish for them. I think they rolled their eyes.
     
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  13. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    2011 Nouvarania 360DL
    QSM11's,
    5.0
    40 Yamaha
    I wish our old dish was in the ground in NY they mount them on your roof it’s been there for over 10 years and I hate it.
     
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  14. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    Recently sold and currently buying a 2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    I am about to unplug myself, I have been in reactivation purgatory for over a month getting a new sim card activated. so far I have had two sim cards and two servers fedexed to the house and have spent over six hours on the phone with techs and I still do not have a replacement working. I am researching other wireless carriers to finally cut the cord completely with AT&T. Ive been a loyal customer for 25 years but finally gotta say I'm done. Does anyone use T-Mobile and their Tvision service? Supposedly its pretty popular out in Nor Cal.
    Carpe Diem
     
  15. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    2011 Nouvarania 360DL
    QSM11's,
    5.0
    40 Yamaha
    we just left TMobile cell plan after years of service we started experiencing dropped calls no service so my experience with T-Mobile is not a good one. we have a Verizon gigabit fiber line at home now and it’s awesome on average we have 33 devices on the network and no buffering
     
  16. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    Recently sold and currently buying a 2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    Thanks, Verison is on my short list to vet as well.
    Carpe Deim
     
  17. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Russia!!
     
  18. Soulshine

    Soulshine Well-Known Member

    708
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    I have a Direct TV dish on the roof and a new one in the box in the garage. When I moved here in 2004 the installer just used the old one and left the new one behind.

    I finally dumped them last year and that in itself was hard. They were like a tick that wouldn’t let go. I get “we miss you” mailers from them weekly with offers no better than what was there before.

    Trouble is that internet is sparse here. My previous DSL provider was providing less and less and charging more and more so they got the boot too.

    Now there’s a Hugesnet dish cemented on a pole in my front yard and despite the assurances of the hot girl walking around in the commercial, the service stinks.

    Streaming is tedious at times but with country life comes comprise.
     
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  19. CaptRonn

    CaptRonn Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2016
    on a large body of water
    1999 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Convert fuel into noise
    Simple. You now have a nifty bird bath. ;)
     
  20. Siboatguy

    Siboatguy Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    337
    Mar 28, 2016
    Holmdel,NJ
    2004 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    1999 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    2005 Sea Ray 320 Sundancer
    Boatless!!!
    Twins V-Drives
    2017 5.7 Mercruisers
    I have Verizon at home and getting ready to cut the cord... Just not sure what to do either.... How does everyone watch tv, shows, News, movies... Gonna cancel everything but Wifi I guess... Paying 300 a month for 4 boxes and all channels... Just way too much!!!!!
     

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