I'd like to set up a second receiver in a condo, however, I've got no balcony and I can't mount a dish on the exterior of my building. Is it possible to set up a dish and get a signal through one of the windows? TIA
I've only had satellite once and never tried this, but having searched a few forums it looks like the answer is that it's likely it will work, depending on the type of glass in place, whether it's double-paned and whether you have a clear view of where the satellite is in the sky.
I'll let sarah_sd, our Shaw Direct moderator, get back to you on this one as well for a more official answer.
This is definitely a situation unique to satellite and we have had some very creative solutions to finding signal! Pointing your dish through a window isn't something that we would recommend and we can't say that you won't have unique challenges going this route. There are already external factors that impact satellite signal with any provider and adding a window to the situation can have an impact. I just can't give you guarantees here...I've seen it work and I've seen it cause headaches!
Is your condo open to having a dish accessible for all units? We may have an opportunity to set something up through a multi-unit complex system. Are there other restrictions to mounting the dish? Maybe with some other information on your building we could find a creative solution! Please let me know if you want to explore this further and I can put you in touch with some great folks.
Thanks so much,
Community Moderator - Shaw Direct
Really, it comes down to the window if it will work or not.
Satellite signal is radio-frequency, not light. Light passes through a window without too many issues, but sound for example does as well, but not nearly as well.
Your best option would setting up a single dish on the roof that everyone could use that was interested...
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