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    Direct tv dish

    Any value in these? Thanks for your help.



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    Everything metal has value and it would depend on the yard you take it and their pricing as to what its worth.
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    As for resale? Not really, there are so many available, due to the fact that when you move they install a new one for you. Twice in a month at two different houses I picked up 3 off the curb. The pieces that stick out (sorry, don't know the technical term) that have plastic around them are cast aluminum, other then that the dish is magnetic so I throw it in the shred.

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    Open the box on the antenna I believe you will find a board that has value and some of the parts are Al as I recall, Mike.
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    The pieces that stick out (sorry, don't know the technical term) that have plastic around them are cast aluminum, other then that the dish is magnetic so I throw it in the shred.
    Yep, there's some gold plating on the lil board, but I notice quite a few dishes laying around don't have the LNA (low noise amplifier) on the end. I think the dish company either takes them back in or puts them back on the new dish, not sure which. Can't imagine them putting a used product on a new dish but maybe their recycling them.
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    M88, the LNA is the piece that sticks out in front of the dish right? (sorry i sound stupid, lol). I know there is a cover on the bottom of the cast, but I couldn't get into the ones I have because their all epoxied shut, so i just threw them in the bucket. I'm guessing this is where the board is?

    And no, the dish companies don't reuse them, at least not around me anyway. I think people just keep them "in case theirs breaks"

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    the LNA is the piece that sticks out in front of the dish right?
    Yes your correct, 88. To be politically correct, it is called an LNB.


    Here is a description according to Wiki; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-noi..._downconverter
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    You van sell those on ebay. Especially if you have a triple LNB or dual feed. It seems to be about a 50/50 chance on Ebay....... if anyone likes those odds.
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    Hypo, works well for you ebayers...lol. I don't mess around with ebay. If I can't sell it on C/L or a yearly rummage sale, it's not worth my time

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    Dude, I hate Ebay too, I know some people like to use it so I thought I'd throw that out there. I rarely sell anything anymore, cost way too much for me..... I just buy stuff now!

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    [[/PHP]It is a triple, lady says it is good for HD and all. It is on a nice tripod. Two big for me to bother with eBay,I don't enjoy shipping and packing. I will try Cl then just separate it and scrap it.

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    If it's HD it should say right on the dish. Even if the whole setup won't sell on CL, try selling just the tripod. I have one right now in the rafters of my garage I want to throw up once it warms up. Figured someone could use it, either for a dish or mobile flag pole for tailgating or something...figure right now I'll survive without the 30 cents it would get me over the scale

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    I've heard they have a dice high grade board in them. I've got a couple just hangin here in the garage

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    I think that was mentioned up in #5

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    Sold it on CL for 46.00 -3 gas =43 .00 profit. Thanks for your advice,great site.

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    I rented a house years ago and It had 4 dishes on the side of the house. and when I orders dish TV They came and put another one on the house and left the others. LOL!! It really made the house look tacky after that.

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    that's funny! IYG

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    Thanks for the update johnnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by imyourgirl View Post
    I rented a house years ago and It had 4 dishes on the side of the house. and when I orders dish TV They came and put another one on the house and left the others. LOL!! It really made the house look tacky after that.
    And the other 4 did not,,, Really!

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    True story! I think every time the house was rented out then a new one would go up. Must have been the same installer cause he was too lazy to take the old ones down.


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