Dtv Green Dish

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Jared

Guest
#1
Hey eveyone the HT Guys completed their tests of the GreenDish in Trabuco CA and Irvine CA and will do a full review this week on their next podcast. Looks like the experts on this sight aint gonna like what they here. Stay tuned:)
 

Dorothy

DTVUSA Rookie
#3
I bought it, it works great, am getting stations from 74-90 miles away. And the review from HT was excellent. We put our dishtenna 50 foot up a tree (professional tree climber) plan on going 10 foot higher. We went from 2 channels to 9 so far. which is remarkable considering the distance, I can't even get hgh speed internet where I live, using dial-up takes forever to get online to write a post.
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
#5
I bought it, it works great, am getting stations from 74-90 miles away. And the review from HT was excellent. We put our dishtenna 50 foot up a tree (professional tree climber) plan on going 10 foot higher. We went from 2 channels to 9 so far. which is remarkable considering the distance, I can't even get hgh speed internet where I live, using dial-up takes forever to get online to write a post.
Also, what is the URL for your TV Fool "radar plot", which direction is the antenna pointed, and what stations are you receiving?
 
#6
Dorothy! You can't imagine how hard we've been trying to get ANY objective data on this new antenna. Pulling teeth doesn't begin to describe it. :yell:

Please, please respond to dkreichen's request and post your tvfool report. It shouldn't take more than five minutes. Since you are on dialup, I want to make it as easy as possible for you. Please click on this link:
TV Fool

Now enter your address on the form provided. Enter your antenna height, which you say is 50. Then click on "Find Local Channels".

A little way down the page you will see this:
If you would like to share these results with others, this page can be referenced as:
http:[etc...)

Please copy the entire link and paste it into a post on this forum, along with a list of the 9 channels you are receiving and the direction your Dishtenna is pointing, just as dkreichen requested. This will not give us your address, which is why this has become the standard way for people to communicate this information.

I know a lot of people (including me) don't have the right equipment to get a photo into the computer. So if you can't get us a picture of the installation, I can understand (although a picture would be great). But anybody can do a tvfool report, and so far, not a single Dishtenna user has done this simple thing!!!

Thanks In Advance,
Rick
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#7
Hey eveyone the HT Guys completed their tests of the GreenDish in Trabuco CA and Irvine CA and will do a full review this week on their next podcast. Looks like the experts on this sight aint gonna like what they here. Stay tuned:)
The experts on this "sight" "aint gonna" like what they "here"?

Oh, my...
 

Fringe Reception

Super Moderator, Chief Content Editor
Staff member
#8
... Looks like the experts on this sight aint gonna like what they here. Stay tuned:)
Wrong: In fact, every "expert" on this site is waiting for ANY documentation and if it works at all or if it works well, we would promote it! What else could any Company want for free advertising?

So far, nothing with any substance has been provided and that's a fact. No gain figures, no beamwidth, nothing at all.

Jim
 
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momby9

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#9
Sorry it took so long getting back here. Had some problems with my installer and not being able to tweek the adjustment myself at 50 ft. up, so we took it down, and I put it 15 ft. up another tree. This morning I received 8 digital and 1 analog channel WNEM 75.4 miles, CKNX 113.1 miles, and WCMZ 111.7 miles but of course I kept messing with it and ended up with WNEM, WDCQ 68.4 miles, and WSMH 95.1 miles. No I do not have a picture, but you can look it up on tv fool yourself, I live in Mikado, MI 78745, I am so far out in the sticks that I can't get high speed internet here. I'm lucky to get a cell phone signal. The antenna works, I have never met Dan Rivera, but he is very helpful on the phone, and will answer any questions. Like everyone else he wanted an antenna that worked, since he had a background with ham radios and was a working engineer he came up with a working idea and decided to market it
 

momby9

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#10
I did my research online for a few months before I contacted Green Dish, then I talked to Dan 2 or three times before I received the antenna. I myself was amazed this morning when I picked up the signal 111 miles away, I had the dish pointed at 198 degrees and got a station at 189 degrees also, pretty weird, plus I always get my local station WBKB at 14.1 miles and 336 degrees. He did good with it. I tell everyone who will listen. I will try to check back here in a week. Did anyone read the review from HDTV
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
#12
I think I came fairly close.

20 feet: TV Fool

50 feet: TV Fool

Are your signals reliable, or do they just come and go? Why are you mounting this thing in a tree?

It should be noted that the signals are traveling largely over water.
 
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#13
You know, I guess we expect too much. I thought a tvfool report with the exact address entered, would be easy, but yesterday I talked to a 50+ year old RN who works with computers several hours every day and has her own Vista computer at home. She had to go to a computer class because they're updating their system at the clinic. She says she learned, at that class, how to cut and paste for the first time in her life.

Ieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

We're never going to find out anything.
 

dkreichen1968

Moderator
Staff member
#15
Based on what I saw, the exact address will probably not give you any better results than what I came up with. The real test is whether a conventional antenna mounted in the same locations would do better or worse.
 

Jim5506

DTVUSA Member
#17
Triangulating between channels 2, 9, 11 and 28, he appears to be on F-41 about the center along the east side of a section with a grove of trees to the SW and a few to the south. North is pretty open, south is, too after a few trees near the house. More trees about a mile south. Golf course about 2.5 miles east.

But, once again all we have is anecdotal evidence, no controls, nothing but testimonials.

The wizard of Oz gave out testimonials, I need more.
 
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momby9

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#18
The problem with my installer was that he is a tree climber by trade and doesn't understand what moving an antenna half an inch means. That said I had him take it down so I could adjust it as needed. The signals are not traveling over water, look at a map of Michigan, find Oscoda, then go west to Mikado. Here is your link I will borrow a laptop and take pictures tomorrow.
TV Fool
No a regular antenna does not pick up as well in this area. My antenna is pointed to about 200 degrees on a compass, it is angled to the horizon. I get WBKB at 344 degrees without moving the antenna.
 
#19
The problem with my installer was that he is a tree climber by trade and doesn't understand what moving an antenna half an inch means. That said I had him take it down so I could adjust it as needed. The signals are not traveling over water, look at a map of Michigan, find Oscoda, then go west to Mikado. Here is your link I will borrow a laptop and take pictures tomorrow.
TV Fool

No a regular antenna does not pick up as well in this area. My antenna is pointed to about 200 degrees on a compass, it is angled to the horizon. I get WBKB at 344 degrees without moving the antenna.
Wow, thank you for posting your tvfool report. Can you list the exact stations you get with great reliability with the dish pointed at 200 degrees? Did the tree climber come from the Green Dish company, or did you hire him yourself? Didn't Green Dish have any installers in your area?

You say a regular antenna doesn't do as well. What make and model antenna did you have before? If you don't know that, how big was it, and how many elements/reflectors? We'd like to make an objective comparison. Many of these guys are professional installers and can get signals "on vapors."

Rick
 

momby9

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#20
Would not accept the entire link, auto shortened it to tv fool. You don't need the exact address to figure out the distance to the towers, and the strength of the signal that the tower is putting out to determine what stations I can pick up. The only thing I can say is buy one and try it. If you don't its your loss. If your not smart enough to work with it and point it correctly it will not come in you have to be able to follow directions. I am a stay at home single Mom, my son has Asperger's Syndrome and Intermitten Explosive Disorder so I really don't have time to argue with people about things I know to be true. Good Luck guys. The facts are in front of your face open your eyes and see them. You'll find my pictures on the Dtv Green Dish website after I send them to Mr. Rivera. I came on this site hoping to educate some people about something good, because there are so many scams and cheaply made throw away products.
 
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