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Rusty areas on satellite dish.

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by roughcaster, 15 Jun 2010.

  1. Monkeh

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    You posted an opinion (your assumption about mesh dishes). He posted his. And of course, because his isn't the same as yours, the post is contemptuous?

    Y'know what, never mind, I'm not going to start this at nearly 4AM.
     
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  3. Mickymoody

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    Congrats! You learned how forums work! Someone posts their opinion, you disagree, then a 3rd party disagrees also, that being you, that has no idea of what was discussed, and have nothing to add.
     
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    your all wrong !!!!


    most dishes have holes in them PURELY for cosmetic reasons - it helps them to blend in with the background.

    you can paint your sky dish ANY colour you want - it won't make a difference.


    Metallic paint....The metalic flakes are in the micrometres.....The wavelength of sky's signals are in the centimeteres. Should not really make a difference to the signal.....certainly no more difference than RUST !!!

    also, the sun in the uk isnt that strong, and would be focused on the lnb around the equinoxes - so i wouldnt worry about frying the lnb....however some gloss paints are VERY reflective, and under certain circumstances might over heat the LNB.



    So, as long as the finish is MATT, not GLOSS, then you can use any colour of paint you like. my next door neigbour used to have a dpm camo'd dish, as its in his garden.
     
  5. Mickymoody

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    Most dishes DON'T have holes in them, only consumer dishes, ie Sky have, hard to paint mesh, when a new dish costs £15 with a free LNB, you contradict yourself when you say sunlight won't damage an LNB, but then you say it can, I've seen many sun damaged LNB's in the UK, can you backup your statement? The mesh dish isn't for blending into the environment. I visit a radio club on occasion, and they disagree with you, but agree with me. Have you any evidence to backup your claims?
     
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  7. k13wjd

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    My post was badly worded - I should have read it over before posting it.



    what i meant was that metallic paint wouldnt make a difference in terms of overheting the LNB, but GLOSS would.


    as for blending in - I beleive that was sky's idea when they switched from solid round dishes to meshed "minidishes"
     
  8. streetlighter

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    Think the mesh dishes first came on the scene around 1991 ive seen loads with a blue cap LNB that where supplied by Amstrad with there early Satellite systems.
    The minidish was introduced with Sky Digital in October 1998
     
  9. Mickymoody

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    I think you must be mistaken there? I got my first analogue sat setup around 1993-5, when BSB were still running, and got a 80cm dish with Grundig receiver, and Amstrad decoder on top.

    At the time there was great debate about the look of the dish defacing properties, and I think it must have been far later when BsB and Sky merged, that mesh dishes came to be the norm, (ie the oval dishes of today).

    Another betamax vs VHS argument, betamax was technically better, and had a better picture, but the poorer won, same with Sky vs BSB, BSB was better quality, smaller receiver, but the poorer won again!

    Get a bit of rain, and Sky goes off. Unlike the old days, when at least you could still see the picture, albeit through a sprinkling of black and white sparkles! Now the picture is lost completely. Cancel Concorde, lets move backwards in technology stakes.
     
  10. mointainwalker

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    k13wjd

    "your all wrong !!!! "

    technically no idea but gramatically certainly ( should be you're ) try harder next time k13 or it wil be two years in the coal -cellar/.
     
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