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    Default WANTED: nearly invisible sat dish - please help !!

    I have moved house and the neighbours here aint very receptive to the 90cm dish with TRIAX written on it being on the wall that they look at, so i need something a little less obtrusive. I rang round some of the sat places and one of em had an almost clear dish, didnt know the make and wouldnt post it.. I had to collect, anyway, being 250 miles away, i decided against it...

    Any1 got any ideas what i can do....

    I would like... a dish, almost invisible, pole mount so I can put on my existing motor, and at least 80cm dia...

    any useful ideas will earn a pint @ blackpool

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    I think your looking for a bit of a miracule m8. You could paint the dish to blend into the brickwork, and maybe the pole etc, but it will always be visable.

    There is a dish that looks like a street light, but it's not motorised and I think it's only 45cm or so. Not much use, but maybe a start.

    Can the dish be placed somewhere else ? Maybe on the ground, on another wall looking over the roof. You would be amaxed where I've put dishes in an attempt to get a signal.

    AFAIK, your neighbours can't actually stop you as in the UK you can have 90cm without permission, but I guess you want to keep them happy.

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    First of all I would remove the name off the dish. this can be done by using a hair dryer to warm the label and you can then peel it off, I would then consider painting the dish with a matt emulsion paint which is easy to put on .

    Hope this helps

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    Hello.
    Spray the dish with a Non-Metalic car spray paint to match the background.If it is up against a brick wall,paint little stripes to match the brickwork.
    It will make a big difference & will not affect the signal.
    Emulsion paint is a no no as it will get very shabby after a while when the weather gets at it.Make sure whatever you use is Non-Metalic.
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    in my local sat shop in london i have seen what looks like a 80cm dish that is totally clear, it looks like clear perspex, funky or what...

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    thats it !! please try to find out the name, make or whatever, or better still, buy it and sell it to me, there's a drink in it for ya !!

    failing that it'll be paint, but i don't like that idea much :/

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    Have a look at this site, some pretty well camoflaged dishes.

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    Don't know if the painting thing is the road u r going to take maltloaf but i think it will be the cheapest....
    Here's a pic of a painted dish and some tips on how to go about it.

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    yeah i might have to look @ that but my house is like a grey pebble dash effect and i'm not sure how well it would be hidden by painting
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    The company that make the transparent dish are Vector industries of France [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] if you mail them I'm sure they'll give you a supplier.

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    well, i've sprayed my dish with some speckled effect paint, it might be time for a poll to see if the DF massive thinks the whinging old bag (and I dont mean the missus this time!) will let me keep it.

    Keep you posted, and i'm still interested in that ellusive clear dish
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    thanks neverallocat, i'll do that

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    quote from a trade show about vectorind


    "For example, our company was the first in the world developing and selling transparent satellite dish that combine aesthetics and performance."

    /me gets excited
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    maltloaf you have mail

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    maltloaf, if you get any piccy's of this transparent dish, could you post them or send them as I'd love to see it, assuming you CAN see it

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    waiting for a reply from the manu now
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    Here's a snap of the brochure....Sorry about the quality.

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    looks spot on... if only they'd get back to me.... perhaps a phone call is in order
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    Do you have the phone numbers Maltloaf? If not, I have them here.

    Tel: +33 1 64 10 34 09

    Fax: +33 1 64 10 34 10

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    thanks i'll try tomorrow...
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